Detroit’s Ryan Elliott has gained international notoriety by programming sets that are as well crafted and sophisticated as they are danceable. From ice cold minimal techno to summery house beats, Elliott has played everything from Fabric to the Guggenheim with equal success. As a DJ, Ryan is adept in the late night hours, finding the balance between heavy floor tracks and elegant crowdpleasers. Utilizing three decks, multiple audio sources, and outboard effects are par for the course, and Elliott employs them with the utmost skill to keep crowds engaged- the only people not dancing are watching him work. With a fervent interest in the emerging international techno scene, he is a walking encyclopedia of artists, labels, and releases. Elliott’s very popular Tuesday night residency at Ann Arbor’s Goodnight Gracie with Matthew Dear lasted from 2002 – 2004, effectively revitalizing the city’s nightlife. Ryan Elliott was also asked to be a resident at Detroit’s weekly Untitled alongside Matthew Dear, Tadd Mullinix, Mike Servito, and Derek Plaslaiko. In 2005 he began a residency at Detroit’s Oslo, and created a stellar 33-track mix for the 2xCD edition of the Spectral Sound Vol. 1 compilation. The ensuing years have found Elliott globetrotting at a rapid rate and trying his hand at remixing including a stealth bomber for Kate Simko’s She Said. Never to be counted out, Elliott continues to surprise and inspire with a bullteproof passion for his craft as his guide.