Beirut born DJ and producer aka Elias Merheb, is undeniably one of the most significant artists in the Middle East’s house and techno scene today, and one of its very first pioneers, constantly pushing the boundaries since starting out in the late 90’s.
His tenure at the infamous where he was a resident and head of entertainment, ended a few months ago after a decade long collaboration that started back in 2006 but his mark on the club will forever be felt. 3LIAS plays a distinctive sound that doesn’t pursue trends. Techno, house, broken beats and ambient as well as jazz or funk are of equal importance in his craft and his extended trademark 8 hour sets are a striking assertion of his many influences.
Sharing the decks every now an then with young locals has helped pave the way for a crop of homegrown artists to succeed at home and abroad. His shameless talent behind the turntables has propelled him onto some of the biggest stages, and dance-floors around the world such as Output (NY), Flash (DC) and Kater Blau (Berlin).
Having studied electronic music production and audio engineering, the place where you’ll most likely find him hiding today is his bee hive music studio where daily experiments between people from all over the musical spectrum and talking machines from analog synthesizers to drum machines to samplers to racks and virtual instruments have produced some of his best collaborations to date, such as his most recent “Bring it Back” alongside Ali Ajami released on John Digweed’s Bedrock label.
Anthony J, JAF and NouNa also feature tonight.
: 8, Jalan Bedara, off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur
Cover charge - free before midnight / RM30 after midnight, no guest list.
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