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Born in San Diego, Jordan Handel, aka J.Handel, has always been an avid collector of music and a concert enthusiast. But it wasn’t until being exposed to CDJs by a life-long friend in 2010 after submerging himself in the LA rave scene the year previous that he found an entirely new way to interact with music. Mixing became an immediate addiction and since has only strengthened his passion for sharing music.
Moving to Chico, CA in 2011 for college he quickly made friends with those in the music community and began working as a dj/promoter for the local crew Epic Productions as well as throwing his own events. Epic proved an amazing outlet for learning more about music as a business while offering opportunities to expand outward to bigger clubs in San Francisco like the esteemed Ruby Skye and surrounding festivals like Northern Nights Music Festival which he received bookings for in ’13, ’14, and ‘17.
Continuing to frequent the west coast festival circuit in search of sounds that would evolve his style and influence his tastes he developed a strong attraction for the deeper, more spiritual realms of house music heavily influenced by his visits to Burningman. His unique blend of organic sounds and groovy basslines with textural influences from progressive and minimal has since set him apart gaining him access to play major festivals like Northern Nights, Lightning In A Bottle, Lunar Transit, unSCruz, and Burningman along with an array of intimate musical gatherings.
Finally moving to Las Vegas in 2015 J.Handel found a tight-knit underground community where he has been thriving since. Starting his first residency with Cymatic Sessions at Downtown Cocktail Room in late 2015, then, creating his own weekly event “Subtle Sol.” Subtle Sol is a weekly immersive event occurring every Thursday night at Juicy Beets LV where he also bartends and coordinates décor. The night aims to provide a smooth projection of expansive downtempo house music in a comfortably unique environment infused with essential oil aromatherapy and fresh-squeezed organic juices. J.Handel has since signed onto the internationally recognized MNTRA collective as a resident DJ and a key part of the production design team.