Born in Sonora, Mexico and raised in Arizona, Ele has always been influenced by a multitude of sounds. Even though she goes back and forth between mixing platforms, she spent her first 10 years DJing strictly vinyl – seamlessly blending deep house, drum and bass, hip hop, downtempo and much more. With a solid vinyl education and base, she understands the intricacies of sound – how each melody, rhythm and instrument comes together to create a feeling or mood
In 1999, Ele gained momentum in the underground house music scene in Arizona and became a resident at several well-known clubs like Batucada and underground warehouse parties such as Red Monkey, Rythm & Form, and Golden . In 2002 Ele took a trip west to sunny San Diego and fell in love with the culture and music scene and decided it was time to make some moves.
2008 marked the DJ’s relocation where she quickly became a house-hold name at weekly and monthly events and earned herself a DJ spot on San Diego’s Jazz88 Illfonix show. Ele joined Illfonix as DJ number 6 in the rotation adding a new level to San Diego’s 8+ year old weekly radio show that linked Bebop to hip hop and spilled into genres of house, hip hop, soul, down tempo drum and bass and spoken word.
Now Ele is one of the most respected DJ’s in San Diego and go-to for party promoters and friends alike who want a good music vibe and with a sense of humoR. Ele currently holds residencies at the popular Art In The Park monthly – which fuses music and art, and has teamed up with Andre Power (Soulection) to bring a new night “Essentials” to San Diego.
Ele has had the opportunity to share the stage with some amazingly talented creators like as Charles Feelgood, Natural Self, Nortec Collective, DJ Z-Trip, Pete Salaz, DJ DRM (Bastard Jazz NYC), DJ Beatnick , Simply Jeff, Def Sound, Nortec Collective, Z-Trip, Sachamo, Esta and the list goes on. These days you’ll find Ms. Ele spending most of her time in the studio working on production.
With music as a means, Soul Circle Radio takes you on a weekly journey. For two hours every Saturday, take a mind trip on a musical quest, exploring sounds with soul. Each show has a different destination, ranging from the samba of Brazil to the garage house sounds in New York to the afrobeat of Nigeria, searching for the perfect blend of soulful music. Past show destinations have been Brazilian uptempo, funk, and house melodies. Broadcast live in Los Angeles at The Artform Studio, Soul Circle Radio realizes that soulful music spans past a specific genre, pushing past genre barriers and blending sounds into one heavy soulful concoction. Tune in every Saturday from 12 to 2 p.m. pst LIVE on WWW.SOULCIRCLERADIO.COM.