ELLES is an artist, DJ & producer from London. Her first official release came as a celebratory string of female-only covers of acid house classics with Lisbon artist & DJ Violet for International Women’s Day in 2016 and she has since gone on to release on Love On The Rocks, Naive, Fade to Zaire, Ears Have Eyes and Super Drama.
Her acclaimed debut solo EP emo_ecstasy_everything was released on Naive sub-label Naivety in 2019, a predominantly beatless dreamscape encompassing delicate noise and field recordings, her own emotive vocals, oneiric pads, cascading harps and arpeggios – all informed by icy coldwave and lo-fi influences in a multi-layered sensibility. Setting her stall out as an artist with breadth that spans way beyond the dance-floor. Further musical projects for 2020 see her expanding into even more intriguing stylistic avenues, including a concept piece about a love-affair with technology that fuses pop with more experimental sounds.
A Rinse FM and Netil Radio resident, in DJing as in production her influences are eclectic and far-ranging from experimental and ambient to post-punk, Riot Grrrl, UK garage and acid, with the ability deliver long emotionally charged, atmospheric sets as deftly as sweat-dripping club bumpers on respected dance-floors internationally including Lux, about://blank, Wilde Renate, KALT, Corsica Studios and many more.