For more than a decade, Dutchman Alden Tyrell has been tirelessly crafting away on a range of electronic sounds. Recalling the motifs of Detroit and Chicago clubs and radio stations gone by, combining robotic basslines with rich synth lines and doing it all alongside peers like I-F and Legowelt, it’s not too bold to say Tyrell is one of the leading names in his field, despite his modest claims only to “push buttons until I hear something that rocks.”
From his Rotterdam base, there have been hot anthems like 1999’s ‘Love Explosion’ landmark collaborations with old school heroes like Egyptian Lover and plenty more pumping electro-fried offerings on esteemed labels like Clone and Viewlexx. Often taking his live sounds and arpeggiator love on the road, highlights have included appearances at festivals like Lowlands and BLOC as well as clued-up clubs all across Europe and the States.
Not content with all that, Tyrell has also released under the aliases A Visitor From Another Meaning, EOG, Partisan MIDI, Sumerian Fleet and collaborates with fellow Countryman DJ Overdose as the ironically entitled ‘The Hasbeens’ who have had well received releases on labels like Clone. Forever sticking together, fellow Dutch producers I-F and I-G also call on Tyrell’s services when performing live shows as The Parallax Corporation, whilst Italo legend Fred Ventura does the same when he performs live…
But the Dutchman’s investment in his art also runs deeper: a large part of his time is spent mastering music for Clone Records, the associated Dutch imprints as well as for a range of international labels. Tyrell’s unassuming approach – “I just want to enjoy myself in the studio…if people enjoy what comes out the other side then I very much appreciate it” – coupled with his love of crafting the past in the here and now; combing elements of futurism with streaks of retroism, are the things that make him quite the indefinable talent he is.