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DJ/Music Producer Yinon Yahel (born August 26, 1978 in Israel), began his musical career during the mid to late 90′s. He was the keyboardist for a famous Israeli rock band ‘Eman’. At the age of 15, Eman was the youngest group to sign a major record deal in Israel.
Following a successful career with the rock band, Yinon garnered respect as he directed towards his current and significant role as a music producer and performing DJ. His recognizable talent lead him to work with another producer by the name of Yossi Sidi on the most successful talk show in Israel known as ‘The Dudu Topaz Show’.
Shortly after the arrival of the new millennium, Yinon had become an established producer in Israel. Around this time, he teamed up with a well known Israeli DJ/Producer, Offer Nissim, as well as a talented singer, songwriter and composer, Maya Simantov also known as “Maya”. Yinons’ musical artistry brought about international recognition in 2004/05 upon release of the hit album “First Time” (DJ Offer Nissim ft. Maya) courtesy of Star69 Records USA.
The album ‘First Time’ received a warm debut on electronic dance charts worldwide including the internationally acclaimed Billboard Charts. In a short period, three singles from the album made its way up the Billboard Club/Dance Play charts including “First Time” (top 10), “Searching” (top 20) and “That the Way I like it” (top 20).
DJ Adir Ron from Tel Aviv – started djing about three years ago in local gay venues/clubs and instantly became one of hottest and biggest names in the vibrant gay scence in TLV. Adir is Currently a resident and plays at Israel’s biggest clubs such as HaOman 17, TLV, Comfort 13 and many more. Adir plays a varity of House music and is well known for his original mixes and mashups giving a personal touch to his sets.
I specialize in a variety of House Music with a strong affiliation for the New York genre mixed with oriental and middle eastern sounds. I have a special soft spot for emotional vocals and strongly believe that the dance floor is the best place to lose yourself inside the lyrics & beats.Who are some of the artists/DJs that have influenced your music ?
I think Israel’s DJ’s and producers are the best in the world. I’m proud to be influenced by the Tel Aviv scene especially artists like Offer Nissim and Yinon Yahel. In regards to international artist, my music has been influenced by Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta and the Freemasons.
Where is your favourite place to play ?
Although I have played at the biggest clubs in Israel (such as Oman 17 and Opera), my favorite place would definitely be the TLV club. This is first club I’ve ever been to for a gay party and it changed my life in so many ways. When I play there, I see myself in the crowd and feel a great sense of connection with the audience.
Does being Israeli influence the type of music you produce ? how so ?
I think being Israeli has had a great deal of influence on my musical style. Tel Aviv is a mix between a very modern and vibrate gay scene and an old fashioned and middle eastern place. As a producer and a DJ this mixture helps me create a unique sound.
How are you received internationally ?
Over the years, I’ve focused my career in Tel Aviv and the local gay scene that I love very much. This year, I started working with an International agent which resulted in booking gigs in clubs across North America and Europe. The weirdest place I’ve ever played in was in Ivory Coast while travelling in Africa, it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Would you consider Tel Aviv to be a top LGBTQ destination ?
HELL YES!!! If you’re gay and you’ve never been here: this is a must. The music is amazing, the guys are hot, the beach is beautiful and the sin is everywhere – I say, what more do you need?!
And of course, Does size matter ? (…in regards to Israel of course)
Size definitely matters. However, what Israel lacks in kilometers of land we compensate for elsewhere…
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