ALEX HEXXEN

ALEX HEXXEN

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Alex Hexxen began his musical journey around 1989 attending parties like Wirl-y-Gig and early house parties in West London. Musical tastes were always varied with styles su... read more
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Biography

Location: London, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Genre: Breaks, Techno

Alex Hexxen began his musical journey around 1989 attending parties like Wirl-y-Gig and early house parties in West London. Musical tastes were always varied with styles such as Heavy-Metal, US House and Hip-Hop alternating on the walkman. By 1992, Alex moved to Manchester to study a degree in engineering where he started attending the world-renowned Hacienda and other club havens such as: The Paradise Factory, Home, The PSV and Herbal Tea Parties at the New Ardri amongst others. After the purchase of a pair of Soundlab DLP3 decks in early 1993, he began to establish himself as a sought-after student DJ where he got his first break in the second room at the fantastic Acid Rock parties at The Phoenix pub playing Progressive House and US Techno as well as many local after-hour venues such as the amazing 4-story Cane house-parties around Manchester’s bustling student community in Fallowfield. Playing everything from Funky UK/US House, Detroit Techno and even Ambient, Alex rapidly gained a reputation for delivering solid party sounds wherever needed which also led to a set in the Hacienda’s then second club: The Fifth Man. After graduating in ‘96, Alex returned to his native West London and was asked to work at the now legendary Kinetec Records store then in Goldhawk Road. More underground parties ensued, mostly in Brixton’s infamous 414 Club, which led to a penchant for harder European Techno and Trance and then after a promotion as Head Dance buyer at Kinetec, a spectacular party at Camden’s now defunct C.I.C. Club, called Microcosm, was put on with many guests from London’s underground scene: notably The Liberator Crew and a whole host of other talented performers. In this time, Alex has also written Techno reviews for an underground fanzine called In Sync and more recently for Upfront magazine and the excellent www.Technosisdjs.com website as well as numerous top ten charts in national magazines such as Wax and iDJ. Other work includes a special one-off internet web-cast with Ninja Tunes record label on: www.piratetv.com performing with Aardvark Sound System and Ninja Tunes DJs back in 1999 as well as guest slots playing Nu-Skool Breaks on Belgium’s www.Urgent.fm internet radio and London’s Interface internet radio show Locked Groove. Today, Alex specialises in Hard Progressive Techno and Funky Nu-Skool Breaks, occasionally finding time to dust off his old skool house and hardcore records ! Alex has played for almost every London underground sound system and party you can think of in the last 7 years and you can see him most weekends playing at parties in London’s more ‘underground’ venues. Alex has also played at various international events including Teknivals all across Europe such as in Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Spain and Switzerland. Recent UK events include an Unknown Forces night called Drumworks with Dean Rodell and Jason Swales, as well as helping to promote Louise Plus One’s very successful Techno and Old Skool event with called Re-Rave-All. Alex’s only studio output to date has been the Peppermint 253 release for Liberator label Maximum-Minimum with more releases scheduled for the latter part of 2004.