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The SF Bay Guardian called Alland Byallo “San Francisco’s very own tidal wave of techno”. XLR8R Magazine dubbed him an “elegant dark lord of the dancefloor,” and all for good reason.
Alland is one of the busiest men in the San Francisco techno community. Having produced electronic
music for over 10 years and DJing for nearly as long Alland has come to be an international talent, releasing original material and remixes on respected US and European record labels such as Liebe*Detail, Missive Music, Dirt Crew, Poker Flat, Hallucination Ltd., Floppy Funk, Utensil Recordings and Dirtybird among many others, and headlining events all over the globe. His music, a blend of old and new elements of techno, house and minimal, is regularly charted and has been licensed to CD’s released by Universal, OM Records, Proton Music and Airdrop Music.
Alland’s involvement with music didn’t just start from splurging and buying some 1200’s. Having been raised with music since the age of 5 playing piano, and adding trumpet at age 11, it only seemed natural for Alland to follow up his skills and training by sharing his taste in quality music with people as a DJ, and pursuing production. Alland is always quite busy in the studio working hard on his own unique take on electronic dance music for his own Nightlight Music imprint and many other labels and he recently dropped his highly acclaimed debut full-length album, which received four stars from Resident Advisor.
Alland is co-founder, resident, creative director and A&R for what is arguably the States’ most respected and notorious techno monthly party, [KONTROL]. Furthermore, 2009 provided two new residencies for him. He is now part of San Francisco’s legendary Forward underground parties and has found a home for his label’s residency, Nightlight Music at the legendary 222 Hyde club. Alland has quickly grown to be one of the most in-demand Dj‘s that SF has to offer and is a strong pillar of the city’s dance music community.
Among many great parties, 2007 saw Alland performing live at Seattle‘s Decibel Festival and DJing at Lovefest in San Francisco. In 2008 Alland played a fantastic DJ set on the Beatport Stage at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF Movement), a DJ performance at Decibel 2008, and played a successful European tour including gigs at such world famous clubs as Panoramabar in Berlin and Propoganda Moscow. His recent tour of Europe saw him play rockin sets and building goodwill at such illustrious clubs as Harry Klein in Munich, Week End club Berlin, Uebel & Gefährlich and Kubik in Hamburg, and Cyprus’ infamous Klub D. Alland has also spread his musical love as far as La Fabrique in Tokyo and the famous D-Edge club in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
In 2006 Alland founded ElektrUS. This private forum is made specifically to increase European interest in the American minimal techno / tech-house scene. By providing a simple, central and easy means of communication, ElektrUS streamlines the booking process and maximizes the productivity of tour booking ventures. The hope is to make the US a more fun and respectable place for the techno community, and a more profitable venture for European talent and agents. This forum was a large part of successful US techno bookings in since it‘s inception, and is set to help more in the coming years. The European sister list, EUlektrus, was founded in October of 2009.
Alland Byallo is showing no signs of slowing down and it’s obvious that the future looks bright for him, his label, Nightlight Music and his party, [KONTROL].