RESUMÉ

 

URI DALAL

 

DJ – MUSICOLOGIST – MIXOLOGIST

NYC

P 646-853-9000

E djuridalal@gmail.com

 

BIO

 

            Born to an Israeli record shop owner and off-Broadway dancer, professional musician, drummer, producer and DJ URI DALAL has influenced NYC dance culture and nightlife for over a decade. Most DJs could hardly imagine growing up in their very own record-shop, and Dalal never took a single moment for granted.

            “…I spent my childhood literally burying myself in music, combing through every single record, devouring every album, artist and genre in my father’s Brooklyn record shop Music Factory, where we catered not only to the local DJs but to the big names like Danny Tenaglia, Frankie Bones and Todd Terry.” 

            His knowledge of popular music is second to none, making him a favorite ‘go-to’ DJ for his corporate clients like The Walt Disney Company, BBC America, Susan Komen For the Cure, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week events for VIP Clubber and Boutique Artists.

            Taught the wheels of steel by a who’s who of NYC DJ royalty, his ability to mix any genre and satisfy music lovers of all ages is simply uncanny.

            In addition to his corporate work, Dalal held popular residencies at midtown’s YOTEL, working closely with CEO Gerard Greene and Music Architect DJ Tom Middleton to develop his weekly ‘YO! SATURDAY BRUNCH’, ‘BACK 2 MINE’ and ‘THURSDAY NIGHT KI-KI’ events draw a consistent sexy mixed crowd of leading scene makers, fashionistas, celebrities and music lovers, directly linking themselves to his extensive music catalogue ability to entertain any crowd regardless of age or ethnicity.           

            Dalal says his favorite Yotel moments weren’t necessarily playing for celebrities or huge events,  “…My favorite moments are when hotel guests would bring their children to Saturday Brunch and let them dance! There is nothing more beautiful than having a dance floor filled with kids, smiles ear to ear bouncing off the walls!”

            In 2012 Uri Dalal remixed Electro-pop trio Dragonette’s “Easy”, a light, sexy vocal that according to Dalal, “…needed some juicy, crunchy elements…” to satisfy his dance floor, earning him some attention. Followed
by a mash-up for South African Rap-Ravers Die Antwoord and a dark and bouncing tribal drum rendition of French Dance-Pop diva Yelle’s beautiful “S’eteint le soleil”.

            As a member of the live instrument band Café Negro Dalal scored a hit for legendary NYC dance label King Street Sounds with their 2004 smash ‘In Your Eyes’ peaking at #1 in Turkey and #2 on the Swedish dance charts.

            In the early 90’s Dalal started out strictly as a drummer for several Synth-Pop bands and soon caught the ear of good friend ‘Superstar’ DJ Keoki, earning them opening slots at Michael Alig’s Disco 2000 events at the Limelight for artists like Moby and Information Society.

            After several band attempts and a short-lived movie career, Dalal made the transition from drummer to DJ.

            “…I have always been enthralled with the concept of DJing, which to me is more difficult and challenging than playing in a band. I’ve had the privilege of playing for thousands and for an intimate group of ten or twenty. It’s the same to me. I love the idea of telling a story through music, exciting the dance floor with a clever hook, drum part, or simply making people happy playing their favorite song. It’s very challenging and extremely rewarding to unite a group of people through music. It can be a very spiritual thing, or just plain fun to provide a soundtrack for people to groove to while their evenings play out.

            Being a DJ is like being a master painter, the dance floor a huge canvas in which to create. I don’t know the reason but this seems to be my gift. It’s who I am.”

            Dalal is more than a DJ. Uri Dalal is your world leading Musicologist and Mixologist.

 

SAAM ISHI-DALAL

ISHISYNTHESIS MUSIC

 

 

SKILLS 

Comprehensive knowledge of all DJ Equipment, Controllers

Fluent in all DJ Software, etc.


·     Extensive music Library and Catalogue for wide ranged clientele of all age
groups.

·     Extremely versatile, an expert in blending all genres of music – House, Electro, Techno, Trance, Progressive, Trap, Indie House, Dubstep, Pop, Rock, Reggae/Dancehall, Latin, Rap and R & B, specialty genres like ‘Electro-Pop’, ‘Indie Dance’, ‘Nu Disco’, Chill’, ‘Lounge’, ‘Dream Pop’, ‘European’, ‘World’, 80’s, 90’s, etc.

 

CORPORATE EXPERIENCE

 

BR GUEST

KIBO 111 EAST 18TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10003

RESIDENT DJ 2010-2011

Resident DJ/Music Architect/Director for high volume upscale restaurant/lounge. Events included all corporate private parties.

GERBER GROUP

STONE ROSE TIME WARNER BUILDING 10 COLUMBUS CIRCLE, NEW YORK, NY 10009, NEW YORK, NY

RESIDENT DJ 2009-2011


Resident DJ/Music Architect/Director for high volume upscale lounge overlooking Central Park from the top of Columbus Circle. Events included all corporate private parties, holiday and Fashion Week events.

·   

BRYANT PARK HOTEL/CELLAR BAR 40 WEST 40TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10018 NY

RESIDENT DJ/PRIVATE/CORP EVENT DJ 2008-2011


·     Tuesday night resident DJ for over three years, holding the weekly event “BACK 2 MINE” which featured music based on the DJ’s influences and what he/she would listen to at home as opposed to in a major club. Events included all corporate private parties and Fashion Week events.

 

CORPORATE HIGHLIGHTS

 

·      WALT DISNEY COMPANY – ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ Movie Premiere

·      GLENN FREY (The Eagles) Tour Closing Party

·      WARNER BROTHERS – Batman: Arkham Asylum premiere

·      BBC AMERICA Staff Christmas party

·      MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK events at Bryant Park

·      2K SPORTS/X BOX – NBA video game release party sponsored by HP

·     CYNDI LAUPER – SANDRA BERNHARD – BENEFIT FOR TSUNAMI VICTIMS – BED NY
Benefit to raise money for Indian Ocean Earthquake & Tsunami victims

 

YOTEL, 570 TENTH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10036
RESIDENT DJ 2012 – 2013


 

·      YO! EAT YO BRUNCH! featuring music by resident DJ URI DALAL who commands a small but fiercely loyal crowd. $40 Free flowing plates and cocktails 12pm-5pm

 

·      YO! THURSDAY NIGHT KI-KI (DRINKS + DINNER + DJ in DOHYO)  Featuring resident DJ URI DALAL with ‘Eccentric Sounds of Genres from around the Globe’ from 7pm


      2012 SUSAN G KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE ‘CITY IN PINK’ featuring music by URI DALAL – DJ Services donated for benefit to raise money for Breast Cancer research

·     YO! THURSDAY NIGHT KI-KI MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK NEW YORK Official Yotel Closing Party Honoring Dex Phillps of Dex Cosmetics

 

VENUES:

 

ANTIQUE

LIMELIGHT NYC

BARNA/HOTEL GIRAFFE

LOVE

BED NY

MANSION

BRYANT PARK HOTEL/CELLAR BAR

MOOMIA

CENTRO-FLY SUBLIMINAL SESSIONS

MOCCA LOUNGE

CHASE NYC

MR BLACK

CHELSEA ROOM

NATIONAL UNDERGROUND NYC

ESCUELITA

PACHA

FALUCKA NYC

PALLADIUM

FLAVOR LOUNGE

PARAMOUNT HOTEL NYC

G LOUNGE

REBEL NYC

GREENHOUSE

REMIX/ROCKITRONIK/MACHINE

HAVEN NYC

RETREAT NYC

HILTON PARK AVENUE NYC

SASHA NYC

HUDSON HOTEL NYC

STONE ROSE NYC

HUDSON TERRACE NYC

THE PEARLE NYC

IRVING PLAZA NYC

VELOUR

KEYBAR NYC

YOTEL

LE SOUK NYC

WEBSTER HALL NYC

 

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