Techno / Electronica
Eli Atala was born in Bekaa, Lebanon in December 2nd, 1983. With musical influences from his family and friends he began listening to rock and alternative music in his early years. In the late nineties and due to the vast expansion of electronic dance music, he started to get involved into this genre and collecting vinyls.
In 2001, he began to develop his mixing skills playing at local clubs in the area. In 2004, he moved to Beirut to play in many clubs and pubs in town. He was characterized by mixing a wide variety of styles together and that got a great acceptance from the public. Although he had the opportunity to start playing in many famed clubs in the area but he decided to step up in his career and move to Dubai to study musicology to fulfill his vision into producing his own music. From this moment he entered the circle of IDM as well as playing at Dubai Marine beach resort.
In 2008, he moved back to Lebanon and managed to create his own studio and to boost his professional skills to reach the level that he desires and to release his own tracks.
With his unique revolutionary style, he is looking forward to bringing new sounds and advance with his career to perform in Regional and International events…
From piano to bass guitar to percussions (djembe, xylophone), Alex is no stranger to the world of music.
His musical influences include a wide range of artists and musicians from Pink floyd, Radiohead, Shpongle, Brian eno to Autechre, Boards of canada and Telefon Tel Aviv.
Recent residencies include OM lounge, 33 bar in Boston, and not to forget, his bedroom 🙂
Rabih Hamad-born on the 8th of September 1982 in Beirut city, in the heart of Lebanon. From a young age, Rabih was inspired by music. He started playing the bass guitar when he was in high school, at thee ripe at of 16. By 2000, he was the bass guitarist for ‘Soul Active’. Rabi-H also had a chance to mentor young music lovers. However, in 2005 the band split up.
By 2006, Rabi-H had saved up enough money to buy his own DJing equipment. This gave him the opportunity to experiment with music and to develop different mixing techniques. Rabih started out his career playing in private parties.
Rabi-H and Eli Atala have known each other for many years. However, it wasn’t till the end of 2008, when Eli moved back to Lebanon, that they had a chance to share their musical experiences.
Rabi-H has performed at some of the biggest underground clubs in Lebanon- such as The Basement, Wonderbar, Electro Mechanic,QBar- as well as performing at the International Music Festival and at Kaotik Systems’ Monster Bash. Rabi-H has also created some smashing sets for Frisky Radio, UBRadio, and Beattunes!
Rabi-H is now working on creating his own style of music. He aspires to be a great producer and to be able to share his mind blowing music with the world.