Elissa Polansky is one of Beat Train’s veteran DJs. She has worked by founder Ari’s side since the advent of the NYC branch, learning the ins and outs of private event production both as a DJ, and as an events agent. In addition to overseeing hundreds of bookings per year, Elissa also manages the Beat Train Photobooth & Lighting division, while also remaining active on the DJ roster. Throughout her time with Beat Train, Elissa has performed at over 150 weddings, and worked for numerous corporate clients, including O.P.I., the Harlem Globetrotters, and Benjamin Moore.
When not striving to provide top shelf entertainment in the private sector, Elissa spends her time producing analog electronic music, and music videos for her electronic duo Kodacrome.
Elissa has built her reputation blending the familiar with the obscure, maintaining an energetic indie electronic pulse throughout. Her sets aim to showcase something familiar, be it a beat or a lyric, along with something with which it may not be commonly paired, so you can dance guilt-free to your favorite Kylie Minogue hook, or even break a sweat to some nostalgic grunge. (Think The Smashing Pumpkins over Britney, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs with Daft Punk, or vintage LL over new Modeselektor). All of this is woven with the newest and catchiest remixes and original tracks from the world of underground electronica.
That said, Elissa is, above all, extremely organized and in touch with her clients’ preferences and needs (not to mention being excellent at reading the crowd), so if you are looking for a music selection that is less “edgy” and more “pop” / “classic” she is more than happy to accommodate.
Elissa is happy to travel for bookings across the tri-state area, including NYC, Philadelphia, Boston, Cape Cod and in between.