Eli Escobar is the quintessential New York City DJ. A devoted collector, explorer and connoisseur of music from hip-hop roots, he is hugely well-respected in the New York club circuit after over a decade of mutual love for the scene. Usually found hunched over the decks at some jumping club on a Brooklyn backstreet, he also has production magic at his fingertips and is primed to unleash it on the rest of the world.
As a DJ and producer Eli Escobar references the golden age of disco. While growing up in Manhattan, he soaked up the sounds of New York’s clubbing epicentre and this has strongly informed his take on dance music.
The summer of 2016 marks a key moment for Eli as he pushes through from New York’s underground scene into the global dance music spotlight. Alongside several big dates upcoming in Ibiza, London and at the Defected Croatia Festival. You can discover here the mixtape he created especially for Fubiz Music.
1. Donny Hathaway – What’s Going on
2. Greg Wilson – World Needs Love
3. Roy Davis JR. – About Love (Pezzner Remix)
4. Willie Hutch – Brother’s Gonna Work It Out
5. Coldcut – People Hold On (Blaze New Jersey Jazz Mix)
Crédit photographie : Sebastien Zanella.