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“Music is movement, variation, imagination and eternity. In other words: the future of sustainable energy. As a DJ I try to transfer and receive that form of energy from and to the people on the dance floor – mixing minimal techno tracks with tech house floor fillers. For the rough cases I always carry progressive and electro tracks in my DJ bag.”
Alexander Madness (AM) discovered daylight in 1978 in Koper, Slovenia.Already his mother knew that music is going to be one of his main interests: As a kid he always liked to stand in front of roaring speakers. Before diving into the universe of electronic music, Alexander was listening to rock, pop and all the other genres that are usually popular among the youth. ”I first got to feel the magic of electronic music in 1996, when sounds of fast hardcore hit my ears. Because that kind of music was rare at that time, I soon switched to slower rhythms of chemical progressive.”
In 1998, AM first stepped behind the decks and immediately felt the connection – and it’s still lasting. Like any other DJ he realized that the beginnings were not easy. His first gigs were played at local bars and private parties, but his technique evolved within years, as did his passion for the music. In the past years he was switching from one e-genre to another. Although he has an expansive taste in music, techno keeps intriguing him. Despite techno growing into a bigger genre with its sub-styles in minimal, tech house and hard techno, he still discovers fascinating records in every style. This is the reason AM’s sound is so diverse and surprising.
He has been playing in all the major and recognized clubs, such as Ambasada Gavioli, Lipa, SubSub, K4, The Temple, Fun Academy, Oxygen, Netopir, The Club, The Cube, Channel Zero, Playtime, Forest, Tivoli, Arcade, Impulz, Culture club and many more. He participated also on Final Flash, Fetique-Boutique, SDJF in the city, Maximal, Astrodisco, Born to be Wild, The way of Freedom and Sound Of Summer events.
Throughout his 12 year run and after AM’s guest appearances in numerous venues in Slovenia & Croatia, AM has also shared the spotlight with some of the industries best DJ’s. Some of his collaborations include artists such as Valentino Kanzyani, Andy Moor, James Zabiela, The Filterheadz, Richard Bartz, Len Faki, Bryan Cox, Oxia, Joris Voorn, Matthew Dekay, Desyn Masiello, Seamus Haji, Danilo Vigorito, dA frESh, Marko Nastić, Mashtronic, Criss Source, Electrixx, Ade Fanton, Paul Hazendonk, Petar Dundov, Jamie Bissmire, Virgin Helena and many more.
His production and DJ-ing styles has led to release on Euro Phonix records, Slavic records, Sound Evolution Xtra, 4 Season records, Decoded Mini records, Ecotech records, Sidechain records, Render Obedience records, Sex Panda records, Speca records & Italian Piatto’s label N.O.I.A. which is actually a sub label of well known and respected label Italobusiness owned by Dandi & Ugo, Teggno records, Open records & Sabotage records. & 1605 Music Therapy (owned by Umek).
With the track – People Screaming |1605 he reached 37th place on Beatport Top 100 Techno downloads & 8th place on 1605 Top 10 downloads. His EP (Control Yourself EP | Teggno records) reached first two places on Teggno Top 10 downloads. With the remix on ‘’Tony Weimar – Break’’ for Speca records, he reached 1st place on Speca Top 10 downloads.
His track (Great Stuff – Speca rec.) was chosen for CD compilation ‘’Minimal Techno 7’’ on ZYX records with names like: Pig & Dan, Ramon Tapia, Reiner Weichold, Umek, Alex Bau, John Acquaviva, Dimitri Andreas, Stephan Bodzin, Marc Romboy, Kiko, Ginos, Kaiserdisco, Dandi & Ugo, Nic Fanciulli, Oliver Klein and many more…
He has just signed with Italo Business, Pilbus records & Astrodisco records (owned by Umek) & Sound Of Acapulco (owned by Lucca). With these upcoming releases he’s looking to add another big chapter to his list of releases & things can only get better!!!
AM is currently making a real name for himself. His productions have found him fans that include the likes of Umek, Laurent Garnier, Richie Hawtin, Mark Knight, Igor (Pig & Dan), Axel Karakasis, Anderson Noise, Orde Meikle (Slam), Cristian Varela, Markus Schulz, Jan Van Lier, Subfractal, Eddie Halliwell, Tom Hades, Riccardo Ferri, Thomas Krome, Criss Source, Jan Nemecek, Loco & Jam, Phunk Investigation, Steve Parker, Miniminds, Jerome Ism-Ae, Marco Bailey, Dr. Motte,Dj Pena, Presslaboys, Christian Cambas, Anthony Pappa, Luis Bonias (Factomania), Electric Rescue, Marco Carola, Pedro Delgardo, Tomcraft, Wehbba, Tomy DeClerque, Dyno, D-Unity,Dandi & Ugo, Piatto, dA frESh, Robert Leiner, Markantonio, Maverickz and many more…
He aims high and as written in the biography “beginnings were not easy..”, but it is already obvious, after all these years, that e-music is the thing that keeps him going.