performing this year
as a relentless collector of music, the entry point to djing was in place early for dj ariel. classically trained in dance, she found sounds to move to in her growing collection, and from there encouraged others to do the same. these interwoven disciplines became a natural extension of her tastes. now a consistent explorer of the sounds of different eras, cultures and genres, ariel often finds the convergence between songs that most would find little connection in.
ariel applies this distinct signature to her search, saying she is "looking for music that isn't constrained by time." drawing from a sizable record library and unconventional digital sources, ariel moves between vinyl and serato with apparent ease.
through her start in vancouver and the last number of years in toronto, she has shared stages and booths with a number of like minded artists. she has an extensive, continuous and evolving relationship with music and community engagement, one that brings her to a variety of cultural and educational events. ariel has played sets at venues such as the art gallery of ontario, the vancouver art gallery, and yonge and dundas square, at events including manifesto and imaginenativeE, as well as opening for artists like anderson .paak, kaytrananda, daniel caesar, and tanya taqaq.