Biography

Ela melds machines with her living body, creating complex electronic music that exudes a vibrant warmth, and a stark, celebratory affirmation that our breaths aren't infinite. Self-made and punk in spirit, Ela uses only hardware synthesizers to perform, write, and record.

Before forging her path as a solo electronic artist, Ela was a drummer in a teenage hardcore band. She joined the band when she was just 12, performing with them for almost a decade. Ela then moved to the United States to attend Berklee College of Music, where she double-majored in jazz drumming and synthesizer design. This roving background instilled in her a belief that we all have the power to change things, and as she delved deeper into her work with synthesizers, she saw a clear connection between the freedom of the DIY scene she grew up in and club culture.

Latest Release

Ela Minus acts of rebellion

Album | 23rd October 2020

Ela Minus’ debut album is a collection about the personal as political and embracing the beauty of tiny acts of revolution in our everyday lives. Throughout, a sense of urgency and a call to arms is mixed with this love and appreciation for reality—because even revolutionaries need to leave space for simple human interaction. 

Latest Release

Ela Minus acts of rebellion

Album | 23rd October 2020

Album Description

Ela Minus’ debut album is a collection about the personal as political and embracing the beauty of tiny acts of revolution in our everyday lives. Throughout, a sense of urgency and a call to arms is mixed with this love and appreciation for reality—because even revolutionaries need to leave space for simple human interaction. 

Tracklisting

  • 1N19 5NF
  • 2they told us it was hard, but they were wrong.
  • 3el cielo no es de nadie
  • 4megapunk
  • 5pocket piano
  • 6dominique
  • 7let them have the internet
  • 8tony
  • 9do whatever you want, all the time.
  • 10close (ft. Helado Negro)
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Live Dates

  • Saturday 2nd OctoberThe Fruit, Durham, US Buy Tickets
  • Sunday 24th OctoberThe Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles (LA), US Buy Tickets
  • Thursday 10th FebruaryWhite Oak Music Hall - Downstairs, Houston, US Buy Tickets
  • Saturday 12th FebruaryStubb's Barbeque, Austin, US Buy Tickets
  • Wednesday 16th FebruaryFox Theater - Oakland, SF Bay Area, US Buy Tickets
  • Wednesday 23rd FebruaryFlash, Washington, US Buy Tickets