Asheville native Elliot Heller (aka DJ Equal) is based in New York City, but makes regular visits back to his hometown where he not only catches up with family and friends, but throws dance parties. In an interview with Xpress last year, Heller said that he got started as a drummer. Then, “One day I happened upon a turntable at the back of Hip Replacements and asked if I could take a spin and they said sure. It immediately felt comfortable and I loved it.” These days, DJing has him traveling the world. “I think Berlin has impressed me the most as far as the local nightlife scene,” he says. “My other top places, if I had to choose, would probably be Tokyo and Iceland. Iceland is a must. It feels like being in outer space.” He plays The Millroom on Sunday, June 1, at 9 p.m. DJ Audio also performs. $10. ashevillemillroom. Photo courtesy of DJ Equal
Before you comment
The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.