One of New York City’s most celebrated exports, Aaron James spent the last couple decades rocking parties across the globe. Both on the private party and club circuits his dynamic repertoire, unique sound, and consummate professionalism are sought after by some of the most influential personalities and organizations in the world.
Aaron's CV reads like a Who’s Who. He’s opened for appearances by Elton John, Beastie Boys, Eminem, Pitbull, Sheryl Crow, TV On The Radio, Santigold, Bootsy Collins, Talib Kwele, The Wailers, PM Dawn, Jack Johnson, Hawthorne Heights, Mark Ronson, Alex Pall (The Chainsmokers), Tomcraft, Groove Armada, ?uestlove (The Roots), Mat.Joe, Vanilla Ace ... House legends Barbara Tucker, Joey Negro, Danny Rampling, Norman Jay, John Digweed, and Detroit Techno founder Juan Atkins, to name a few.
Aaron James has spent almost two decades rocking parties across the globe. With skills forged in New York’s vibrant club scene, he is versatile with a capital V, while still dropping his signature style with every set. His dynamic repertoire and unique sound are sought after by some of the most influential personalities and organisations in the world.Currently based in Bangkokand Resident DJ at CHI Ultralounge, Maggie Choo’s, and Vertigo... Aaron is no stranger to the city having played top venues, party brands, and festivals. Such hotspots as BED Supperclub,Live RCA, Havana Social, Glow, Oskar, Bangkok Betty, Bon Bon, Smalls, Overground, The Club, amWETpool party at AmBar... as well as big launches like ZEN / HORIZONS, and the roll out of Mode Sathorn Hotelas a party destination. He has partnered up with such top acts as House music legend Barbara Tucker, Jeremy Healy, Steven Lee (Lee Cabrera), and Kid Chris... along with top local favorites like Fred Canal, Alex Fischer, Nemo Cools, and Akuma Zidov. This past year saw Aaron playing a peak time slot at Wonderfruit Festivalin Chonburi -on the bill along with such iconic acts as Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Little Dragon, ChetFaker, Fat Freddy's Drop, Damian Lazarus, De La Soul, Woodkid, and FreQ Nastyto name a few. And again this year, Aaron has been confirmed for the Festival.Aaron made his definitive mark headlining 2008’s Rock The Vote Tour, crisscrossing more 50+ U.S. cities, while helping to register over 2.4million voters in the largest youth voter drive in American history. On tour he opened for such iconic acts as The Beastie Boys, Sheryl Crow, Eve, TV On The Radio, Santigold, Bootsy Collins, Talib Kwele, Jack Johnson, Bow Wow, Solange Knowles, Hawthorne Heights, Buckethead, actors Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Laura Dern, as well as Ms. America, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., among others.The rest of Aaron’s resume reads like a Who’s Who. He’s opened for performances by Elton John, Eminem, Pitbull, Lil’ Kim, Kid Rock, Groove Armada, The Wailers, PM Dawn, Michael Franti (Spearhead), ?uestlove (The Roots), Poet Named Life (Black Eyed Peas), Afrika Islam, Graeme Hamilton (UB40/Fine Young Cannibals)... as well as performed along with some of the top dj/producers on the planet including: John Digweed, Alex Pall (The Chainsmokers), Mark Ronson, DJ Cassidy, Tomcraft, Havana Brown, Bart Claessan, and Detroit Techno legend Juan Atkins. Aaron also played post-concert for The Pretenders, Pet Shop Boys, and N.E.R.D... and rocked parties for Barack Obama‘s presidential campaign, then Senator Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Paul McCartney, Tony Bennett, Luciano Pavarotti, porn star Jenna Jameson, Russell Crowe, Derek Jeter (New YorkYankees), Ron Wood (Rolling Stones), and magician David Copperfield
Aaron was the official opening act for Pitbullduring Pit’s first ever India Tour in Dec. 2011. As well, he teamed up with Top 5 U.S. Billboard Chart-topping producer Damian Major, touring 10 Indian cities for the 2011 Republic of Corona Monsoon Project. He also garnered national attention byteaming up with Iraqi soundboy DJ MoCityfor 'Drop Beats Not Bombs' ... and collaboratedwith Dualist Inquiry(2014’sVH1 ‘Artist Of The Year’)on his first ever live performance. As well, Aaron has appeared with Shaa’ir + Func, Midival Punditz,Arjun Vagale, DJ Pearl, as well as multiple performances with the Reggae Rajahs.Aaron also worked events for Maxim,FHM,GQ,RedBull,Jack&Jones,Marks and Spencer; for notable Indian designers Niha Mahmood, Malini Ramani, Raul Chandra, Navin Ansal, Samant Chauhan, Shantanu andNikhil, Prashant Verma, Rajesh Pratap Singh... and headlined Delhi’s premiere of 'Sex and the City 2', the Adolfo DominguezDelhi flagship store launch, as well as Vogue’s Fashion Night Out.In fact, the Indian press ranked him amongthe Top 10 DJs in the country, according to Food and Nightlife Magazine (2010).Aaron captivated audiences in Delhi through his two-year residency atThe Love Hotel/ai, as well with regular appearances at LAP, F Bar, Hype, Shroom, Shiro, Pangaea, Skooter, Raasta, Billionaire, The Zoo, Olive,Urban Pind, Aqua,Zerzura, Out of the Box,Plutos, AquariumLounge, Flying Saucer,Thirty-Nine, Masaya, Bootlegger’s Republic, and NYXto namea few.In Mumbaihe’s headlined Blue Frog, Trilogy,Li Bai, EXO, Dome, Tote, LIV, Amadeus, China House, Alibi, The Good Wife, Shockk,The Pier,Busaba, and Olive(Mahalaxmi + Bandra)... and launchedthe now legendary Thurs.lounge party at Olive Bandra back in 2001 with AD Singh and Henry Tham. In Goa, Aaron’srocked Tito’s, Mambo’s, Marbella Resort, Waters, Bubble Brunch, Katzenuppe, SOMA, Bardo, Cape Town, LagunaAnjuna, Elephant Art Café; in BangaloreSkyye Bar, Church StreetSocial, Indigo Music Bar, Palazo Club, F Bar; in Kolkata PlushLounge, Afraa, Maaya; in Hyderabad Playboy, Kismet,Over The Moon, Bottles & Chimneys, 10 Downing Street;in PuneMiAMi, High Spirits,Terttulia; in ChandigarhBlue Blazer, Kava, 10 Downing Street, Hops n Grains; in Jaipur Lounge18,Orca Lounge, Club Naila;in Chennai Dublin, Leather Bar, 10 Downing Street,as well as10 Downing Streetin Bhopaland Bilaspur