Atish occupies a rare space in dance music. At a time when most DJs rise to prominence primarily through their work as producers, Atish’s success has been realized through his total devotion to the art of DJing. What began at a small gig back in 2010 in San Francisco has since flowered into a magical journey around the world at clubs, festivals, and afterhours on six of the seven continents.
His sets are deep, emotive, ecstatic, an expressive journeys in melodic deep house that create lasting emotional experiences for the listener. Atish is also a natural performer, engaging the crowd with a mixture of charisma and charm. He’s been known to don costumes and wigs when he spins, a playfulness that balances the strict discipline and obsessiveness he has for DJing.
As a performer, he’s taken things to the next level with his Late Night Tonite project. “The idea of Late Night Tonite is that in addition to a great night of dance music, a talk show style 20 minute interview with an artist I really respect,” he said. Atish is bringing the show to NYC for the first time at Good Room this Friday night, February 19, with British house producer Jozif.
“About an hour into the party, we’ll take a break from the music and I’ll conduct an actual sit-down interview with this chap, and we can explore what rocks his socks, makes him tick, honestly, who knows where the interview will go,” Atish said. “Suffice to say, if you know Jozif, you’re excited. If you don’t, I think you’ll love him. After that, we’ll get right back to me playing music followed by Jozif, and then maybe play some tunes together through the end.”
We asked Atish to share five of his favorite tracks with us ahead of his party to learn what inspires him and what kind of vibe we can expect on the dancefloor this Friday night.