Splitting her time between Berlin and Los Angeles, Mor Elian produces spacy, obtuse electro-techno in addition to booking underground dance events, running the Fever AM label, and DJ'ing around the world.
EPs such as 2018's Persona Non Grata displayed her futuristic hybrid sound, earning acclaim from the dance music underground.
Elian grew up in Tel Aviv, Israel, a city that has long maintained a thriving nightlife scene. She frequently attended techno and drum'n'bass raves, and started building her record collection, branching out from electronic music into reggae and hip-hop. She moved to Los Angeles in 2005, and started to throw DJ events a few years later, booking DJs such as Detroiters K-Hand and Andrés, who don't normally play in Los Angeles. In 2012, she played at an event held by online radio station Dublab along with Cut Chemist and Duppy Gun (Sun Araw and M. Geddes Gengras), and she soon began hosting a monthly program on the station called Plaza 2 Plaza.
Elian started producing minimalist club tracks that gradually became more unconventional. Her first release was 2015's 323 to Plaza EP on British label Prime Numbers. By 2017, she had moved to Berlin while still regularly flying to Los Angeles for DJ gigs. On releases such as Echopark and Miracle Mind Program, her drum programming became more complex and broken, influenced by electro and U.K. garage as well as techno and house. Along with Rhyw from Cassegrain, Elian founded the Fever AM label, which launched with her Cymatic Ring EP. In 2018, Elian's Fairplex Drive was released by Delta Funktionen's Radio Matrix label, followed by Persona Non Grata on Hypercolour. ~ Paul Simpson, Rovi