Aaron began his career in the heyday of the 90’s NYC rave & club scene and spent his formative years promoting famed New York Clubs Tunnel, Twilo, Vinyl and Limelight. Eventually, he relocated to Philadelphia, where he began regularly DJing & producing events at local and regional clubs. Throughout his time in Philadelphia, Aaron laid the proverbial house music soundtrack to weekly crowds and eventually came to co-create the SunDae brand alongside Lee Jones & DJ Dirty. SunDae, one of Philly’s longest running, ongoing, and prolific house event brands, has become a “must play” stop for artists such as Hector Romero, Andy Caldwell, and JoJo Flores as well as hometown heroes like Josh Wink, Questlove of the Legendary Roots crew, King Britt, and Rich Medina.
In early 2004, Aaron translated the success of his promotional career into the launch of a new music label, Dae Recordings. Unlike his own, self-branded style of “soulful funk,” Aaron signed on house tracks rooted deeper in uptempo grooves. “It’s gotta be funky,” he said on signing tracks for his Dae imprint. After a twenty release stint featuring house heavyweights like Derrick Carter, Onionz, Johnny Fiasco, Greenskeepers, Julius Papp, Manuel Tur, Miles Maeda, and Schmoov!, Dae still continues to garner massive support from industry tastemakers worldwide.
In 2005, Aaron deepened his own music career by relocating to Chicago. Producing and performing in the House music epicenter pushed both Aaron and Dae Recordings further into the forefront of the music scene, sharing the stage with Chicago classics like Mark Farina, Derrick L. Carter, Glenn Underground, Mark Grant, Terry Hunter, Ron Carroll, and Diz. In addition to dropping his spacey, soulful sound on audiences, he continues promoting events across the country. At Miami’s annual Winter Music Conference, Aaron successfully hosted “Floatin’” for two consecutive years. The sold-out luxury yacht vessel carried 300-plus party-goers and featured three separate rooms of live DJs. His current outdoor daytime events at WMC and the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Afternoon Delight, Do You Wanna Boogie?, and Now In Stereo, have been rated by Mixmag in the top 5 daytime parties (alongside massives like Ultra) and are considered to be some of the year’s most anticipated events. From Lovebirds, Vincenzo, and Crazy P to Marques Wyatt, Jamie Lewis, and Dj Spinna, Aaron has continued to push the creative envelope within his events.
While Aaron draws influences from the classic likes of Masters At Work, Todd Terry and Joey Negro, he also infuses elements of electronic soul. Artists such as Ron Basejam, Spirit Catcher, Hot Toddy and Lovebirds have all defined an aspect of his playing style. The result is a deep house blend of disco, funk, soul and space. “My live sets are about the journey,” he said. “I like to take people on a trip into the future past.”
In 2010, Aaron has relocated back to NYC and focused his attentions towards a slew of new event productions as well as launching the new Razor –N- Tape edits label. You can also catch Aaron at the local events he co-produces: Galaktik (Brooklyn) & Just For Kicks (Manhattan) as well as every week alongside his co-host, Tortured Soul’s own, JKriv on inthemixradio.com. Tune in to their Electric Avenue radio show for the finest in Disco, Boogie, House, and all things groovy!
Join us as we continue SpinSpinNYC’s 3 year anniversary celebration… and even more importantly, we celebrate the party.
To the Brooklyn Shakedown:
· Address: 81 South 6th Street Williamsburg Brooklyn (Look for the blue light)
· Subway: J, M, Z at Marcy Ave.
· Date/Time: 06/29/2011 Wednesday June 29th 2011 – 10pm – 4am
· Price: Always FREE
· Phone: 347-875-SPIN
· Web: www.spinspinnyc.com
· Lineup: Aaron Dae, Nutritious