All great music reaches into your very soul, captures the mind and touches the heart. It can tell a story, take you on an incredible journey and target many different types of emotions. Music such as this can only come from the hard work of a great artist, an artist such as George Acosta. With over 20+ years of experiences as a DJ and Producer, George can certainly be considered a driving force in the dance music industry. He is one of the few original EDM artists that has managed to keep up with the evolution of dance music, reinventing himself and coming on stronger each and every time.
Born in Cuba and raised in Miami, George Acosta showed an interest in music at a very young age while watching his father play records at home and at parties. Music was definitely a staple in the Acosta household. George began his career as a local DJ in his native Miami, spinning anywhere from high school parties, to clubs on South Beach. He would spin any type of dance music, from techno to house. In the early 90’s, as his popularity on South Beach grew, and house DJ’s such as Erik Morillo and Roger Sanchez were becoming rising stars, George began gaining an interest in producing dance music. “Honestly, it was when I first heard Josh Wink that I made my decision to produce my own music,” says Acosta. A trip to Germany is where George’s creativity flourished and Planet Soul was born. Signed under Strictly Rhythm, Planet Soul gained its stardom for the well known hit, Set You Free, earning Acosta the Gold Record status. Gaining international status with the success of Planet Soul didn’t stop George from forging ahead.
Once again, he returned to his roots and began DJing as the well-known George Acosta, transitioning from house to trance music. He then began his residency at the very famous Shadow Lounge on South Beach, solidifying trance not only in Miami but also in the U.S. Week after week, George mastered his craft as a trance DJ. Many of his fans say that George Acosta has an innate ability to read the crowd and know what they wanted to hear. He was also notorious for having the ability to take his audience on a wonderful, emotional roller coaster ride during their visit to the club. While at Shadow, George continued producing some of his own original work. Some of these songs were: Emotions, Taking Over Space, and The Reaper. He also released several compilations under the Ultra Records Label which included: Awake and Release AM & PM, just to name a few. Between touring around the world at popular events, such as Berlin’s Love Parade, Miami’s Ultra Music Festival and world renowned clubs such as, Space Miami, Exit, Prividege and Pacha, he continued releasing more hit compilations such as, Trance Nation America Ministry Of Sound and The History of Trance. This is what made George Acosta a legacy in dance music.
The beginning of the new millennium proved to be a time of change for George. Dance music was slowly making a shift in a new direction. It was now being mainstreamed more often and as new artists and producers began to emerge, dance music was being created to fit a more commercial sound, attracting a new generation of listeners, leaving the popularity of the underground trance scene in the past. Therefore, in 2001, after three years of much success, Shadow Lounge closed its doors giving Acosta the chance to expand his horizons, take on new challenges and projects and make his transition from trance artist to the now phenomenal dj, producer and remixer he is known for today. Acosta wanted to produce and play music that would have a well-balanced, universal sound that all music lovers could enjoy while still keeping his renowned signature style. He was able to find that in the fast rising, popular genre of music known as progressive house. George Acosta says, “I guess what makes me special is that I never stay behind the times. I’m constantly evolving, trying to better myself and challenge myself.” With that being said, George began a new venture, syndicating his own radio show titled The Lost World on the very popular Miami FM radio station, Party 93.1. After gaining much popularity and success, thanks to the show’s loyal listeners, the Lost World Show moved to its new and current home on Sirius XM Satellite Radio’s Electric Area. The show’s concept is to showcase not only other artist’s music, but to also showcase Acosta’s original productions. Throughout the show, Acosta’s host, Double H, identifies each song with its title and artist, as well as, announces all George Acosta news and tour dates. The radio show provided another source for George to reach out to his old fans and gain some new ones. In between mixing shows for The Lost World, Acosta continued to tour around the world spinning at popular clubs and hot spots.