Puesto

Brothers Alan and Eric Adler along with their cousin Isi Lombrozo are the brains behind Puesto, the highly popular Mexican restaurant located in San Diego.  Since 2013, the trio has expanded what once was a counter-service taco eatery to a full-service restaurant.  Now with five locations in the works, Puesto has established a reputation as one of the best Mexican eateries in southern California.  El Media Group is currently working with Puesto to design custom background music for each location that will speak to their Mexican roots and traditions.  

Amanera Resort at Playa Grande | Dominican Republic

Amanera Resort is a luxury resort nestled on the pristine coastline of Playa Grande’s mile-long beach in the Dominican Republic.  The exclusive destination features stunning ocean, golf and mountain views that can be enjoyed at every turn.  El Media Group is providing custom background music to the resorts common areas and restaurants.  The playlists are a mix of lounge, café del mar, and traditional music of the Dominican, which reflect the serenity that comes with experiencing one of the top destinations in the world to be and be seen. 

Union Square Cafe

For New Yorkers, Union Square Café has been one of the most highly anticipated restaurant openings this fall.  Restaurateur Danny Meyer opened the original Union Square Café back in 1985, and has since partnered with award-winning architect David Rockwell to lead the design of the new space.  Although many design elements of the original concept will stay in tack, new components will be integrated into the space, such as a top of the line K Array sound system and a custom background music playlist, both provided by El Media Group.  We are thrilled to be the lead audio visual integrator and music provider for Union Square Café and look forward to their grand re-opening.  

Maison Kayser

We are excited to announce our partnership with Eric Kayser, who is known around the world for his authentic artisanal French boulangerie, Maison Kayser.  Eric has spent the majority of his life dedicated to the art of baking, which led to the opening of his first bakery in Paris in 1996.  Now, with over 100 locations across the globe, Maison Kayser continues to remain true to its traditions.  To honor this, we designed a music playlist consisting of French classics and jazz that accentuate the Parisian chic environment.  

New York City Wine & Food Festival 2016

The 2016 New York City Wine & Food Festival has officially kicked off, and El Media Group is proud to announce that we are the exclusive music providers to most of the events at this years festival. Aside from DJ’ing numerous events throughout the four-day festival, our team of music stylists curated a variety of custom playlists for all the premier events, including the Grand Tasting and Chef After Party.  Our music will keep the party going all weekend long for the thousands of festival-goers and our favorite celebrity chefs, from Rachael Ray to Guy Fieri.  We’re looking forward to another amazing weekend celebrating with our friends at NYCWFF. 

The Oliver Hotel

The Oliver Hotel is a sophisticated boutique hotel located in a renovated 1876 building.  Steps from the heart of Knoxville on Market Square, The Oliver Hotel features 28 elegant rooms with handcrafted furniture, an on-site restaurant and Prohibition-themed bar.  El Media Group has partnered with The Oliver to provide a custom soundtrack for both the restaurant and bar.  Our music team has curated a mix of chill, fun and up-tempo genres that appeal to every demographic.  The Oliver Hotel is a place where locals and tourist can enjoy one-of-a-kind East Tennessee hospitality. 

Roy's - Pacific Rim Cuisine

Roy’s is an upscale American restaurant centered on Hawaiian and Japanese fusion cuisine.  In 1988, James Beard Award winner Roy Yamaguchi opened the first Roy’s in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Now, with over 20 locations around the world, Roy’s offers patrons one of the most unique fine dining experiences.  Our music programmer Ben has created an eclectic mix of chill out, folk Balearic, and a touch of Hawaiian classics.  We look forward to growing our relationship with this one of kind brand.  

Riu Plaza New York Times Square

RIU Hotels and Resorts just launched its first hotel in New York City with the opening of Riu Plaza New York Times Square.  Located in the heart of Manhattan, Riu Plaza New York Times Square is an amazing destination for travelers looking to immerse themselves in the New York City experience.  El Media Group was tapped to provide custom music for the hotels main entranceway, lobby, Grab & Go Café, and restaurant.  Our playlists complement the contemporary atmosphere perfectly, and we’re proud to take part in welcoming Riu Plaza New York Times Square to the Big Apple.  

Dan's Taste of Summer - ClambakeMTK

The party continues this weekend at Dan’s Taste of Summer with music provided by El Media Group.   Our very own DJ Tommy Virga is headed back to the Hamptons to spin at ClambakeMTK this Saturday at one of our existing client locations, the legendary Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa.  It’s going to be another amazing weekend filled with awesome food and wine and we look forward to keeping the energy up and party going all night long.  

Go to www.DansTasteofSummer.com to buy tickets before they sell out.

AVRA ESTIATORIO MADISON AVE

El Media Group’s long-standing relationship with premier restaurant and nightlife company TAO Group has lead to our partnership with their latest venture, Avra Madison Estiatorio.  Patrons have eagerly awaited the launch of the popular Greek restaurants second location, which is set to open in a few weeks on 60th Street between Madison and 5th Avenues.  For years, Avra Estiatorio has served guests traditional Greek cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients imported from all across the Mediterranean within a warm atmosphere that is unmatched.  Our team has worked closely with TAO Group to ensure that our carefully selected music program continues to engulf guests with a sensation of being transported to a Villa in Greece. 

Dan's Taste of Summer | The East End's Premier Food & Wine Events

El Media Group is excited to announce that we are providing music for Dan’s Taste of Summer, an amazing food and wine event that is taking place this weekend in the Hamptons.  Our very own DJ Tommy Virga will be spinning on Friday night at GrillHampton and again at Taste of Two Forks the following night.  We’re looking forward to keeping the party going all weekend long and creating an unforgettable experience.

Go to www.DansTasteofSummer.com to buy tickets, they’re selling out fast.

Rhein Haus

El Media Group is partnering with Rhein Haus Seattle to provide custom background music for the massively popular beer hall.  The 10,000-square-foot space is located in the trendy neighborhood of Capital Hill and has been described by The Seattle Times as “boisterous playland” that serves a classic German inspired menu paired with an expansive beer list.  Our team of music programmers is in the creative porcess with Rhein Haus to establish the proper soundtrack that will suit the restaurants atmosphere and overall brand. 

Heyday

This August, the facial shop Heyday is set to open their second location on 92 Reade Street in Tribeca.  Our team of designers has been working closely with Heyday to ensure a seamless opening.  The sound system consists of speakers from Tannoy and Soundtube and provides a sonic quality that is unmatched.  Our music programmer Chris has created a playlist with a similar vibe to their first location that features a fun mix of acoustic, indie folk and downtempo electronic genres.  We look forward to Heyday’s grand opening and continuing our relationship with this fantastic brand.    

Megu

The Japanese club-restaurant Megu is making a comeback to New York, this time in Chelsea’s luxury Dream Downtown hotel.  The 5,000-square-foot. 145 seat, upscale “clubstaurant” is opening under the new ownership of Jon Bakshi of Beautique.  Chef Francis Tariga-Weshnak will helm the kitchen and will feature a menu largely similar to past Megus, known for items like their staple Kobe beef.  Our music team has put together a dynamic playlist of indie dance, deep house and disco that we’re confident will create the perfect balance between a restaurant and club atmosphere.  

'How Restaurants Make Music Go With Food'

It was an honor for El Media Group to be featured in The Wall Street Journal’s article, “How Restaurants Make Music Go with Food”.  The article reveals the creative and analytical process that goes into curating custom music playlists that shape restaurants dining experience and overall image.  It’s a great read for those interested in learning more about our company and the industry as a whole.

Full Article: http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-restaurants-make-music-go-with-food-1467751370

Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall & Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

El Media Group is welcoming two Caribbean resorts to our roster with the addition of the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall located in Montego Bay, Jamaica.  Leading developer Playa Hotels and Resorts was the mastermind behind the two distinct luxury experiences that invite guests to explore an array of all-inclusive activities and relaxation.  To complement the pristine location, our team of music programmers are curating a variety of music playlists that consist of a mix of everything from reggae to dance hall for over twenty of the resorts’ zones.  With the addition of our music selection, Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall will continue to revolutionize the all inclusive luxury resort experience.     

Cyclone Anaya's

El Media Group is excited to announce our partnership with the world-class Cyclone Anaya’s Mexican Kitchen!  For the past 40 years, Cyclone Anaya’s has been a Texas legacy, serving traditional, family inspired Mexican cuisine using only the finest ingredients.  Our music programmer Tommy is curating a music program for all seven of their locations, located in both Texas and Virginia.  Tommy’s list of classic rock, R&B and Top 40 is a list for all ages that will continue to extend Cyclone Anaya’s warm and inviting atmosphere. 

Prime

Opened in 2006, Prime quickly established itself as one of the best restaurants not only on Long Island, but throughout New York.  With the amazing success of the brand over the past 10 years, Prime has recently opened its second location in the up-and-coming community of Stamford, Connecticut. Stamford locals are in for a treat as Prime will maintain its sophisticated setting and offer diners the finest selection of seafood, sushi, steak, and much more. We are excited to continue the relationship with the brand and curate the soundtrack which consists of modern soul, classic and indie rock.

The World's 50 Best Restaurants

The World's 50 Best Restaurants list a prestigious selection of the world's top restaurants evaluated each year by over 950 chefs, restaurateurs, restaurant critic, and food writers from the Diners Club World's 50 Best Restaurant's Academy determines the finest and best eateries globally. Tonight 50 of the best restaurants for 2016 will be announced and awarded in New York City at Cipriani Wall Street and likely to include some of our top favorite past finalists such as El Celler de Can Roca, Osteria Francescana, Noma, Central, Eleven Madison Park and many more. El Media Group has the honor of being the official music provider of this event and having our DJs offer an amazing night of music to honor "The World's 50 Best Restaurants".

Parm Williamsburg

Originally a sandwich shop that opened on Mulberry Street in Nolita in 2011, Parm has quickly become one of New York City's hottest and most talked about restaurants.  Parm has been serving up some of the best Italian food in the city so it comes as no surprise that the brand is experiencing such amazing success. With locations on the Upper West Side, Battery Park, Nolita, and Yankee Stadium, Parm will soon be opening its fifth outpost in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  We look forward to continuing our relationship with Major Food Group, and providing the new Brooklyn location with a top-notch playlist comprised of Classic Soul, Classic Rock, Oldies, and Old School Hip Hop.