ebb + flow

Music is our passion. It pushes and pulls us to create sounds and environments. Music, like ocean waves carry vibrations in and out to create harmony. We seek to share our perspective with all. The ebb + flow created will bring together people of all kinds for music that is innovative, intelligent,

Brooklyn, NY

(646) 703-1034

Our vision is to create gatherings and events dedicated to our love of dance music, art, culture, self-expression and our community.

JUSTIN MARCHACOS

NEW YORK


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Based in frenetic New York City, Justin Marchacos is a versatile music composer whose roots originate in film. He has composed and performed original music for award-winning films on the Sundance Channel as well as in film festivals like the Tribeca International Film Festival and the San Francisco International Film Festival. His expertise of music composition extends to advertising and fashion in which he has created music for notable fashion designers including Filipina Josie Natori during NYC Fashion Week.  Justin counts his musical influences as a vast array of artists all with the commonality of evoking real emotion and telling a story through their music. His crossover into dance music took off when collaboration with Gavin Stephenson and Iman Rizky, founders of ebb + flow music, started during the summer of 2014. Together, the trio has produced tracks with driving bass lines and catchy, danceable hooks under the moniker Second Format. Justin currently holds rank as a core artist in both the ebb + flow family and Cityfox, and he is managed by listed bookings.

 

Justin made an unforgettable debut solo performance with his live set on New Year's Eve at The Cityfox Experience: Studio AV 2015 in New York City, which catapulted him into the heart of the dance music scene. Since then, he has moved dance floors packed with partygoers all over the world - at ebb + flow, Cityfox, and Blind Colors in New York City as well as at the BPM Festival in Mexico, the Envision Festival in Costa Rica, Cityfox in Zurich, and Katerblau in Berlin. He has shared the stage and been billed with industry legends like Lee Burridge, Tale of Us, Bedouin, M.A.N.D.Y., Âme, Mano Le Tough, Robag Wruhme, Cassy, Apollonia, Tim Green, Job Jobse, Frankey and Sandrino, Behrouz, Atish, Jay Tripwire, Patlac, Tara Brooks, John Charnis, Mikey Lion, Brian Cid, and Hoj, among countless others. On his production of original tracks, Justin has worked with some innovative artists such as Julia Govor and Jay Tripwire, with EP releases on NOSI Music. His Giants EP with Second Format, which was released on the Cityfox label, charted in the Top 10 onBeatport within its first week. Justin has a number of upcoming tracks in the pipeline, including another collaboration with Jay Tripwire, one with Brian Cid, and one with SamJaspersohn, along with more releases on Cityfox.

Releases on: 
Cityfox | NOSI Music

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KELLAM

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KELLAM, aka Kelly Kellam, is a DJ, music producer and event producer out of New York City.  He has held residents in NYC, Las Vegas, as well as holding the position of music director & resident DJ for the W Hotels in south east Asia in 2015. While there he produced and played events with Thugfucker, Eric Volta, Signal Flow, Tara Brooks, My Favorite Robot, A Guy Called Gerald, Graham Gold, the Robot Heart crew and many others.  He is also the founder & curator of Access Underground; a select podcast series supported as a featured channel on Mixcloud.com.

He has played all over the world and along side an incredibly long list of industry icons, from Asia, Europe, Africa, to all over the United States. His dynamic sound ranges from warm sunrise sessions with a deep melodic groove, to dark funky grooved deep tech house. Whether it be a sunset on the beach, 3am in a warehouse, or a mellow sunrise, he will have you tuned into the moment with special selection of tunes that will capture and direct the vibe appropriately. He integrates sounds that will always keep you moving & in a euphoric rhythmic groove bridging vibes between deep house, techno, progressive and ethno-world sounds. He has an incredible ability to tune into the vibe of the room and sculpting the energy through his music threading together a dynamic range of melodic and syncopated rhythms that seem perfectly fitting.

His positive energy and knack for weaving together deep grooved melodic tracks has made him a rising star in the dance music world. He has played the world over and been featured on notable underground house podcasts such as; Musicis4lovers.com, Electronic Groove, Frisky Radio, Bespoke Musik, Global Mixx Radio, Dilate Recoords, Sedation, Nimo Recordings, and LA Underground Radio to name a few. He has also played some incredible festivals, warehouse parties, top clubs and events internationally; In the past two years they include the USA, Singapore, Germany, & Morocco and some artist he has recently been billed with include: MANDY, Tim Greene, Blond::ish, Miyagi, Behrouz, AME, Eduardo Castillo, Bedouin, Desert Hearts all in 2016.

Keep an eye out and ears open for KELLAM.  

 

Releases on: 
MOTEK | Faceless Recordings | Dilate Recordings | Electronic Groove | Music is 4 lovers | Keep Moving Records

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SECOND FORMAT

NEW YORK


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Second Format was conceived when the friendship and love of dance music of three dynamic artists converged. Justin Marchacos, Iman Rizky, and Gavin Stephenson joined forces in the summer of 2014 to begin producing electronic music together. Justin touted expertise in music composition for award-winning film, luxury advertising, and high-end fashion, while both Iman and Gavin brought extensive experience from decades of DJing and party promotion and production dating back to the legendary days of the Tunnel, Limelight, and Twilo in New York City. Their collective musical influences span from the Beatles to '70s soul to Depeche Mode and the foundations of dance music in the '90s to artists across various genres who all evoke emotion and tell a story through their music.

Together, the trio has been producing tracks with driving bass lines and catchy, danceable hooks. Their compositions are multi-dimensional, layered with elements that take the listener on an intense musical journey in which movement never ceases. Voices, soundscapes, and percussion energetically weave in and out of every Second Format track, creating intelligent music for not only the body but the mind and the soul as well. Justin's unforgettable debut live performance on New Year's Eve at The Cityfox Experience: Studio AV 2015 in New York City showcased a number of these tracks spawning from Second Format collaboration. Justin and Second Format's Giants EP was released on the Cityfox label earlier this year and charted in the Top 10 on Beatport within its first week.

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GAVIN STEPHENSON

NEW YORK


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Gavin Stephenson grew up influenced by an eclectic range of music spanning from the Beatles and Led Zeppelin to the Clash and the synth pop of the '80s.  When he discovered dance music in the late '90s, it all came together and took off from there.  Gavin has been involved in dance music since he started DJing and produced his first party in 1998.  He was the resident and a co-founder of the Spectra and Positive Pressure parties in New York City.  By 2003, Gavin was DJing both stateside and internationally, with stops all over the U.S. and Europe, in Canada, Central America, South America, and North Africa.  Between 2004 and 2006, he traveled throughout the U.S. and Europe playing as a label DJ for the Swedish dance label, Digital Structures.

In 2013, Gavin Stephenson became one of the founders of ebb + flow music, an NYC-based production company known for some of the best underground parties in the scene with consistent high quality music and an undeniably contagious vibe.  As an ebb + flow resident, Gavin graces the crowd with funky bass lines, deep grooves, and forward-thinking music in every one of his sets.  His ability to read the crowd and give it the necessary energy to thrive is a trademark of the musical journeys that he creates.  During the summer of 2014, Gavin took his love of dance music to another level with collaboration on music production with Justin Marchacos and ebb + flow co-founder, Iman Rizky.  Their work together spawned Second Format, a trio which has been producing tracks with driving bass lines and catchy, danceable hooks.  Track releases are slated to come out early this year on Cityfox and beyond.

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IMAN RIZKY

NEW YORK


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Iman Rizky was bred on house beats from the early '80s and '90s. His relationship with dance music back then was a transcendental experience every weekend at places like New York City's Red Zone, the Tunnel, Limelight’s Disco 2000, the Sound Factory, and the legendary Twilo. Iman became a promoter for the Tunnel, Limelight, and the Palladium during the club scene era of the late '80s. His immersion in the heyday of club culture in NYC prompted the pursuit of his true life-long passion of DJing. With his extensive knowledge of dance music from both participation and promotion, he was able to cultivate a unique DJ sound to call his own. As the club scene era wound down and the dance music scene went underground in the early 2000s, Iman formed the party production group, Ku-Deta, which put together events stateside as well as internationally. Around the same time, he started his weekly DJ residency at SEA in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where he continues to play on Fridays and Sundays.

Ku-Deta provided a precursory template for ebb + flow music, an NYC-based production company that Iman Rizky founded with Gavin Stephenson in 2013. The underground parties of ebb + flow music have brought consistent high quality music and an undeniably contagious vibe to the dance music scene. As an ebb + flow resident, Iman's DJ sets are laden with minimal groovy beats layered with melodic sounds that build in a cycle of high peaks and low valleys. He takes the crowd on a thrilling roller coaster ride of music that elevates the mind, moves the body, and satisfies the soul. In the summer of 2014, Iman took ebb + flow to another level with collaboration on music production with Justin Marchacos and Gavin Stephenson. The trio became Second Format and has been producing tracks with driving bass lines and catchy, danceable hooks. Justin and Second Format's Giants EP was released on the Cityfox label and charted in the Top 10 on Beatport within its first week.

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V

BERLIN


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Designer by day and DJ by night, V is a New Yorker who loves photography, Berlin, travel, karaoke, Legos, and everything design/tech-related. Based in NYC & Berlin, she is one of the artists from the ebb + flow family. 

Recently V played at Plötzlich am Meer Festival (Poland), UNA Festival (Switzerland), and events/festivals across Germany, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Mexico and El Salvador. V plays for various NYC events such as I FEEL, Bushwick A/V, and REsy & PONY’s Thursday series at Macao. More recently, she has DJ’ed for ebb + flow, Bushwick A/V, Midnight Society, Gratitude Migration Festival, Freeform Arts Festival, Blind Colors, GlobalmixxTV, Wobble, and MASS series. 

She is currently being showcased regularly at the ebb + flow Sunday Reboot sessions, which started in March 2015. Expect an energy from V's DJ sets that only her unique personality can bring. She is known for creating magical melodic journeys through diverse beats and engaging the crowd with her infectious vibe.


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CAROL FERRAZ

NEW YORK


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Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, Carol Ferraz developed her love affair with music at a young age and grew up listening to rock music, an influence from her guitarist brother who taught her about intelligent, artistic music from the likes of Joe Satriani, Greg Howe, Steve Vai, and bands like Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. She was later exposed to the underground electronic dance music scene in Brazil, where she explored the best of techno, progressive house, and progressive psytrance as well as had the opportunity to discover unparalleled outdoor events and warehouse parties. This music genre and scene quickly became her favorite form of entertainment, and Carol immersed herself in the work of DJs, producers, and bands from which she drew inspiration: Sasha, John Digweed, Dnox and Beckers, Carl Cox, Guy J, The Orb, Orbital, Underworld, and Depeche Mode, to name a few.

Upon arriving to New York City in 2005, Carol Ferraz casually began learning how to DJ and advanced her craft to the next level in 2009 when she started a residency at the famed Sullivan Room. She became involved with the Positive Pressure parties in 2011 simultaneously, with a year of DJ residency overlap at both. Positive Pressure propelled Carol's friendship with Gavin Stephenson, who recognized her talent and precision with music and ultimately brought her along when he co-founded ebb + flow music with Iman Rizky in 2013. As a member of the ebb + flow family of artists today, Carol is a principal organizer and resident of the Sunday Reboot events, and has been instrumental in coaching others on the art of DJing. She has shared the stage with Hoj, Naveen G, Corey Baker, and her own colleagues, Justin Marchacos and Kellam, among others, and performed on the ebb + flow stage at the Gratitude Migration festival in 2015 and 2016. Revered for her technical know-how and perfectionism in mixing, Carol is masterful at blending a wide range of house rhythms - progressive house, tech house, and deep house - all together for beautifully layered and thoughtfully sequenced tracks that take you on an intense journey with every set.

KINNER G

NEW YORK


Born and raised in France, KInner G, a.k.a Guillaume, was always fascinated by the way music, nature and the mind interact in strange ways. This led him far off the beaten path : playing at raves in the bucolic french countryside, next to monks in the Himalayas, or all the way on top of the art cars of Burning Man. In 2014 he co-founded Atlantis as an experiment to use electronic music and dancing to naturally enhance your senses.
 

Expect very melodic and uplifting deep/tech-house, with some occasional goose bumps.

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A-KINTERO

NEW YORK


Guided by his passion for music, A-Kintero, always dreamed of leaving his native city of Medellin to pursue what larger cities promised. Landing in New York City, 8 years ago, he has achieved more than what he thought possible for a young artist. He has played numerous venues across Queens, Manhattan, The Hamptons and fortuitously landing recent
involvement in the rising Brooklyn scene. AK, as his close friends know him, is not only a talented DJ but a creative mind that unleashes consistent and fearless sounds that capture people’s attention. AK is a multifaceted artist, playing as part of a duo named intimate Project which ultimately co-developed into a production partnership and record label with his long time friends Andres Acevedo & Mateo Holguin, together they continue to regularly work releasing evolving productions. Releasing on labels such as Jyre Records, Monophonic Records, Yuma Label, Cloak Records, and presently intimate Project Music, AK continues his artistic journey incorporated into the ebb + flow team as he looks to bring a versatile sampling of his trademark sounds.


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SONCEZ

LOS ANGELES


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His musical roots began long time before he start djing in late 90’s, by collecting records music from any genre heavily into funk and soul. He developed his own style, forming originally from heavy downtempo, moody techno, heavy-synth jazz to warm deep house. His deeper sound and bassline driven from to techy house to sweetly funky with burst of energy. Using that platform and versatility with unique style prompting him to try his hand at producing. He currently active as rotation artist at Moonshadows, a west coast beachfront deck venue Voted #11 CNN top bar/lounge in the world rendering his mid tempo oriented DJ sets. Typically groove building and mood conscious-set, his dance floor friendly skill has given him to play at several LA’s favorite venues. 

VINCENT CASANOVA

SWEDEN


Somewhere between the sublime moods of European trance-influences and the urban abstraction of New York’s underground, lies the space occupied by Vincent Casanova’s productions and DJ sets. Keen on merging opposing forces in Dance music, Vincent welds melodic synth-textures with clean, restrained drum programming– all the while maintaining a characteristically Minimal vibe. Characterizing himself as a warm-up and afterhours specialist, Vincent continually applies his focus to sustaining smooth and accessible music that both builds steadily and scatters warmth. 2014 saw the release of Sublime Subculture on Montreal’s nascent future-house stable Archipel, a foray into the hypnotic, tracky and eclectic palettes of a producer whose own musical subculture dances the fine line between the intrigue of form and the sensibility of function.

 

Releases on: 
Archipel | EpsilonLab | Mina Records | Miniature Records | Park Recordings | City Life | Kindisch | Tzinah Records

→ Vincent Casanova on Beatport

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