Rony Seikaly BIO
Rony Seikaly producer/dj has made a meteoric rise over
the past few years with his distinct style, regularly performing at some of the
world’s biggest clubs, from Ibiza (Pacha, Amnesia, Ushaia) New York City (
Marquee, Pacha, Provocateur, Cielo) Miami ( Space, Story, LIV, Wall) and many
other cities around the world.
The former NBA superstar, who earned the increasingly appropriate
nickname “The Spin Doctor” on the court, is not new to music or DJing. Since
the age of 14, Seikaly has had a music room in any home he has lived in. Here,
Seikaly plays music for friends and parties. Any type of event, and Seikaly is
the one behind the decks. The more friends and friends of friends were exposed
to Seikaly's talents, the more he was encouraged to share his DJing skills and
selection with the public. In 2007, Seikaly was convinced to play out for fun,
and the DJ rollercoaster ride has not stopped.
"Sports will always be my
love. But music will always be my passion," Seikaly--now an in-demand DJ
Seikaly's music background is diverse. This is apparent n his DJing
style. Growing up on everything from Barry White to Genesis to Kraftwerk,
Seikaly has moved with the times embracing disco at its peak during his teenage
years, moving to R&B and developing a kinship for electronic music through
all its developing stages.
Speaking knowledgeably about various musical eras,
Seikaly has an inherent understanding for the music that has inspired him and
influenced his unique style. Dubbed "Rony Style" by electronic music
"It's underground" Seikaly explains. "But it is also not
music that is going to scare you away. It is groovy, sexy club music."
Pete Tong named Seikaly as one of the most underrated DJs of the year
in DJ Times Magazine's 2009 Top 100 DJs, stating that Seikaly was "on
Seikaly himself is possibly the one having the most fun in any
nightclub. His enjoyment in playing music and seeing the crowd's reaction is a
huge part of the experience.
"When he DJs at LIV or Story, [Seikaly] always brings out
the A-list crowd--both socially and musically," states David Grutman, owner and operator of
the lavish, high-tech LIV & Story nightclubs in Miami Beach.
"It's a showcase," concurs Frederic Henri of Paris' infamous hotspot, Queen. "[Seikaly's]
talent has made him Queen's 2010 revelation. His following is getting bigger
and bigger with each visit. The French are discovering his sound."
Grooving in the booth has extended Seikaly's musical involvement to
original productions. Hes had numerous releases on Beatport and Itunes and maintains
an arsenal of unreleased tracks that he plays exclusively in his sets.
His very popular weekly “SugarFree” Radio show on Sirius/XM is one of
the hottest shows on Radio and further proves his musical diversity playing
more of a downtempo style that has gained many followers.