Mor Elian never “discovered” electronic music. Growing up in in Tel Aviv, a city where teenagers can get into nightclubs and electronic music is an intrinsic part of the culture, she simply did what all young people there do: she danced the night away to house, techno, and drum & bass.
After moving to Los Angeles in 2005, Elian took up DJing. Although her initial excursions were more focused on what she describes as “worldy” and “synthy” sounds, the call of the dance- floor eventually proved to be too strong, and she began digging for house, disco, and techno records to complement her new wave and world music selections.
Over the past few years, Elian has become a regular in LA’s burgeoning house and techno un- derground. She hosts a weekly radio program on Dublab, has been featured on Boiler Room, and has shared the stage with a variety of top-line DJs, including Matthew Dear, Jamie xx, Claude Young, Roy Davis Jr., Delroy Edwards, Oneman, Ikonika, and Cosmin TRG.
Of all the artists she’s played with, however, it’s perhaps Trus’me who is the most important, as the veteran Manchester DJ/producer signed Elian to his Prime Numbers imprint. The label just released her debut 12″, 323 to Plaza, which comes backed with a remix from Detroit upstart OB Ignitt.
More releases are on the way, but in the meantime, Elian has begun splitting time between Los Angeles and Berlin, a move that’s sure to sharpen her skills even further.
rRoxymore’s music is an intriguing, one-off blend of contrasting textures – organic and synthetic, icy and warm – a fresh step in dance music. Real name Hermione Frank, the French musician and producer has a long history making music in various ways, with various people, before settling in Berlin and concentrating on the solo project that refines it all.
As rRoxymore, she released her epic 10-minute debut “Wheel of Fortune” in the summer of 2012 – half of split a 12” with Planningtorock on the latter’s own Human Level label. Human Level also provided the outlet for rRoxymore’s first EP, Precarious/Precious, the following year. The four tracks combined nervous grooves, bewitching cosmic synths, twisted snippets of acoustic instruments and other intriguing sounds. Live, rRoxymore creates rhythms and sounds with energetic rawness merging with a stirring psychedelia, taking you into a new world.
With her reputation now intact, rRoxymore quickly found new friends and allies in the vast musical landscape of Berlin. Regular sets (both live and DJ) at local favorites like About Blank and Panorama Bar accompanied gigs all over Europe and jaunts to further reaches. Recognized as an artist with future-oriented ideas in a musical capital, she has been presented abroad as part of the Berlin Current initiative – presented by CTM Festival, Berghain, Boiler Room Berlin, The Quietus and others.
2015 saw the release of Decon/Recon #1 – her collaborative project with Paula Temple, Oni Ayhun (Olof Dreijer from The Kife’s solo project) and Aquarian Jugs (that’s Planningtorock under a
different name) – and their subsequent tour of Mexico, organized by Germany’s worldwide cultural institution the Goethe-Institut. She also released her second solo EP of more polished grooves,
Tautologies, at the end of 2015, via Macro, the label operated by Stefan Goldmann & Hard Wax’s Finn Johannsen.
2016 / 2017 was also a prolific year for rRoxymore with involvement in different projects like the « Karachi Files » the release of her 3rd solo EP Organ Smith, via the English label Don’t Be Afraid and collaboration on a dance piece with the choreographer Ian Kaler.