There is a line where the dark fuses with the light, the surreal with the sublime, the graceful with the powerful; it is within this line that Tara Brooks has carved out her truly distinct sound. Whether playing at an intimate club, a packed festival, a dark warehouse, or a sunrise deep in the Burning Man Playa, her hypnotic, cerebral & experimental sounds induce the audience into an altered state, track by track, always leaving them with an incessant lust for more.
Growing up in a house where the warm melodies of old records constantly filled the air, the Southern California-born Tara began absorbing music at a very early age. Music runs through her blood as her mom plays piano & sings, while her English father sings and plays guitar. She grew up having a love and appreciation for everything from indie rock, classic, to 90’s rock, from hip-hop to punk, and everything in between. But it was within the Los Angeles underground dance scene where Tara ultimately found her calling. Struck by the power of the music and the loving vibe of the scene, Tara immediately knew she had to be a part of it.
Being a DJ first inspired her to express herself by making her own music, Tara’s ethos is to help and heal others through sound, to take others on an experimental & innovative journey, and to utilize her passion and gifts. Tara started her production path learning with friends & over the years her hard work, experimentation, and risk-taking created her unique & wide range of sounds & styles. She brings her original perspective to the studio, creating an incredibly diverse infrastructure that ranges from psychedelic soulful house to the heavier side of groovy acid techno, and all things in between. Her focus on the delicate interplay of pleasurable highs and dynamic lows while delivering a blend of trippy & dancing drums, lush melodies, and enchanting atmospherics has created a new breed of sound that boasts a familiar yet futuristic vibe that is unforgettably and unmistakably Tara Brooks.
Having become one of the new breeds of innovative DJs has been a steady ascent from the Underground to performing at some of the most respected parties. Tara has been on the bill for such renowned events such as The BPM Festival, The Cityfox Experience-NYC, and LA, Stereo-Montreal, Rakastella- Miami, Desert Hearts, Coachella, SXM, Lightning in a Bottle, Public Works-SF, Sound-LA, Space-Miami, Ultra Music Festival, WMC, Flash-DC, Kater Blau- Berlin, Sisyphos-Berlin, Watergate-Berlin, OK Cool-Detroit, Rainbow Serpant Festival-Melbourne, Return to Rio-Sydney, Output-NYC, Wynwood Factory, Electric Pickle, and Do Not Sit on the Furniture-Miami, and is a resident for Desert Hearts.
Tara’s sounds spread worldwide and attracted the discerning ear of John Digweed. He regularly requests her for Bedrock showcases & joined him in the closing of the legendary Output NYC. From creating "Eunoia", her first EP on Digweed’s seminal label- Bedrock to her latest EP “Wake Me”, which charted #1 in melodic house & techno February 2020, the releases are critically acclaimed, resulting in a beautiful explosion & greater exposure worldwide.
Tara has a rich tapestry to her sets, and they cover so many different moods and soundscapes, her sets are an emotional expression of a modern and futuristic fusing of genres. She has a range and love for various genres that takes the listener on a storied journey that goes outside the box by connecting to the audience in a very personal and emotive way. Her style is a true mirror of Tara as a person, emotional, sensitive, and full of fire.
ÂME b2b DIXON • ANFISA LETYAGO • ASH LAURYN • ASHLEY VENOM • AVALON EMERSON • BEN UFO • BROTHER DAN • CARLITA • CHLOÉ CAILLET • DARONE SASSOUNIAN • DJ HARVEY • DJ HOLOGRAPHIC • DJ KOZE • DJ MINX • DJ TENNIS • ERIS DREW b2b OCTO OCTA • HONEY DIJON • JAYDA G • JIMI JULES • SISTER SYSTEM • TARA BROOKS • WHOMADEWHO live • WILL RENUART
Rakastella promises to be a diverse and eclectic musical affair with romantic and intimate House vibes from start to finish. A brand new collaborative party concept that will make your heart swell at the historic and picturesque Virginia Key Beach Park, Miami.
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