Dj/Producer Ezel has paved his way from the early beginnings as the avid apprentice of afro spiritual house maestros Osunlade & Carlos Mena to become a full blown entity of his own. Constantly renovating itself, Ezel defies definition by pushing forwards the most interest repertoire where afro meets soul and funk all riding the banner of deeply satisfying dance music.
Born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, since an early age, Ezel was exposed to formal music studies where he learned his ropes in music theory and harmony. At a later stage in his life, while participating in local funk & soul bands of his country he started developing a new musical vocabulary and a thirst for music that made the body move. From age to 2003 to his introduction to the scene in early 2009, his focus and intention kept getting aligned with the leading soulful forces of that era and that’s how the universe allow him to grab the attention of musical innovators Osunlade & Carlos Mena who surely helped him shape his approach and understanding of house music for the journey laying ahead. After his debut album Secreto in 2010, a series of highly regarded remixes followed and he was able to establish for the first time his signature in the underground dance musical landscape. Memorable fruits of that era includes his single “In My Lifetime” with songstress Tamara Wellons, which was later remixed by the likes of techno heavyweight Deetron which led to further exposure and opportunities. In the summer of 2011, he landed an scholarship on the prestigious SAE audio engineering school of Barcelona where for the first time he got exposed to a heavy use of cutting edge audio tools, such as high end boards and processors, a sight that would forever change him and prepare further more to what was in store for him as a artist /producer. Once a heavy sought after remixer, by the year 2013, Ezel started shifting his approach to creation and delved into deeper explorations of his being. This lead to a somewhat large hiatus in his production output. 2016 marked the year in which after a period of almost non activity Ezel came back with a series of strong projects portraying one of the quality that makes him so special and unique in the scene: his ridiculous versatility to successfully go back and forth between the deepest of the afro tech tracks and then the funkiest of the soulful jams. Projects as the creole spoken “Mezami” released on Ocha Records, the funky “Get Down” ft Tumelo released on Local Talk, the enigmatic “You Got Worked” ft. Mateo Senolia, released originally on Ocha and then picked up by Defected, started to show the transformation Ezel had undergo during that time of preparation that came into full view with the creation of his own imprint Bayacou Records. During the 2 years of the label Ezel has managed to channel all his creative visions into highly acclaimed projects featuring the likes of Mike City, Ovasoul7, James Germain among others. It is safe to say that it was this last experience of designing and creating his own label that finally allowed him the much desired freedom and structure he always cherished.
In current times Ezel continues to expand on the musical conversation that he has manifested thru his works, drawing in old and new adepts to his sound, a constantly evolving proposal, sonically defying and at the same time deeply coherent with his journey.