SF Bay Area native Marc Barrite created the DJ/Production alias Dave Aju as a vehicle for his fresh and expressive take on electronic dance music. Though raised on a steady diet of Jazz and Soul music, and several years of paying dues in the South Bay via various B-Boy and Hip-Hop crews, it wasn't until he moved to the city of San Francisco that the final ingredients to the Dave Aju recipe were added. Immediately drawn to the open-mindedness of the SF underground scene, he soon found himself on the vanguard of contemporary dance music - gladly straying further into left field from the traditional house and electro styles he had been getting down to in earlier years.
Equipped with a sampler and microphone, Aju began carving out his own musical niche with unique and adventurous concoctions of outsider art-styled concepts and handmade sonics blended with naturally deep- rooted soul and an undying love for the dance floor. Diversity is key in the Aju sound, as he easily goes from deeper and darker moods to sun-kissed warm weather jams.
Working at a quality-over-quantity pace, Aju has earned much respect and kudos from like-minded peers with his original releases and flavorful remixes...