Born and raised in the town where house music was born, Neil Montague, better known as Ace Bandiit, is constantly on the move, curating new experiences and bringing people together through his events, music, and sound. Self-taught on the leading industry equipment, Pioneer CDJ-3000s and a DJM-900NXS2, Ace Bandiit is committed to mastering the art of spinning all kinds of music, focused especially on house. Since then, he has held multiple residencies in Tulum, México, and Chicago, Illinois at premier venues and has successfully produced a series of summer boat concerts in Chicago.
Besides DJing and learning music production, Ace Bandiit curates bespoke events. Skilled at reading the room, Ace Bandiit tailors each set to illuminate the audience’s energy and direction. In October 2022, a panel of five judges awarded Ace Bandiit 1st place at BeatMatch, further cementing his ascent into the global house scene.
Setting Ace Bandiit apart from his peers is his laser-sharp focus on becoming a globally-recognized DJ and music producer who transports his audience into a place of positive energy and togetherness. His range includes house music, melodic/tech, minimal/deep house, and the classic, “big-room” tech-house that now dominates the electronic music industry.
Looking ahead, Ace Bandiit is pursuing new opportunities and audiences in the electronic music community on a global level. He is building new relationships and seeking sponsorships, residencies, and DJ opportunities in new venues. An Ace Bandiit DJ experience is guaranteed to take listeners and audiences alike through an unforgettable musical journey, making the people smile and move, reminding us that we are, here and now, where we need to be.
Summer of George Boat Parties Fall 2020 – Fall 2021 Radio Tulum, Tulum, MX. Winter 2020 – Spring 2021 Elixyr Tulum Tulum, MX. Winter 2020 – Spring 2022 RocBar, Chicago, IL. Winter 2021 – Spring 2022 Primary Nightclub, Chicago, IL. Spring 2022 – Current
International & Notable Performances
Spring Awakening Music Festival (closing set) Chicago USA, October 2021
Amansala Beach Club NYE Party (5-hour set) Tulum, Mexico, January 2022
Aura Nightclub (Bahamas’ largest nightclub at the Atlantis Resort) Paradise Island, Bahamas, January 2022
Make-A-Wish Foundation Charity Event (1000 attendees) Chicago, USA, February 2022