Name: Alex Kerr
Location: Hull, UK
Style: Trance and Progressive
Biggest Achievement: Paul Kershaw’s Rising Star, April 2005
Alex’s interest in music began at the very tender age of 3 when he started to play the violin and piano. He worked hard at both instruments and achieved grade 8 distinctions in both when he was 18.
Dance music had always appealed to Alex, but he didn’t discover Trance until 2000 when he started to attend Gatecrasher at the Republic, Sheffield on a regular basis. Soon after, he taught myself to mix on a friends decks and purchased his own in 2002. In September of that year Alex was ecstatic to get his first gig playing the last set at his local night, Fully Charged at the Fez Club.
Alex says there are far too many good producers in today’s scene to mention, but among the more well known ones, his favourites include, Gareth Emery, Activa, Tom Colontonio, Genix, Maor Levi, Mat Zo, Probspot, Dynamic Illusion, Michael Cassette and Jay Luman.
Alex’s biggest achievement to date is winning Paul Kershaw’s Rising Star of April 2005 on his Solid State show aired on Galaxy Radio. He also took part in the Ministry of Sound Donate to Dance event in March 2005 by being selected to play in the Radio DJ competition, finishing a respectable 4th after the public vote.
Alex has also enjoyed stints on Internet Radio. He got his first taste of this with the up and coming Trancemixers.com where he had a weekly residency for 6 months. Then onto his Trancelated Radio show on the well established EssentialTrance.co.uk.
2007 has been a busy year away from the djing but he hopes to get back on the wagon with a monthly 2 hour set in 2008.
Gigs and Events to date:
Passion Tour, Welly Club, Hull, Oct 2005
Paul Kershaw’s Rising Star April 2005
Ministry Of Sound Radio, London March 2005
Eat Your Words, Fez Club, Hull, 2003
Superstars, Welly Club and Rhythm Room, Hull, 2003-2005
Cyberia, Jazz Bar, Hull, monthly residency 2002-03
Santiago Bar, Leeds, 2004
XS Bar, Wakefield, Monthly Residency 2003
Essential Trance Radio, Every Friday 21.00-23.00 GMT
Trancemixers Resident 2006