LABELS: 8bit, Terminal M, Leena, My Favourite Freaks Music
One of the first things you’ll notice about Alexander Aurel is his mental and emotional flexibility, constantly chasing him to discover fresh musical pastures. This flexibility turned out to be an effervescent source of inspiration. He presents a wide musical spectrum that sounds percussive, melodic, pushy and groovy. Don’t be surprised if you meet him in the middle of the dancefloor while playing a set – Alex enjoys to be truly „at eye level“ with the crowd. His sweeping sound, paired with an open mind and congenialness, cleared him the way to tune in to a successful DJ career: He was long-term resident at the famous U60311 in Frankfurt and along with his residency at Level 6 in Darmstadt and at the „Großstadtliebe“ events, numerous bookings all over Germany fill his agenda. Besides DJing Mr. Aurel spends a lot of time at the studio, producing his own tracks and releasing them on Labels such as Terminal M, Frequenza, Soap, Circle Music or Harthouse. Currently he is one of the Residents at the hip „As you like it“-events, where he is playing together with DJ Karotte, doing what he knows best: Simply celebrating the moment and letting the music speak for itself.
Hello mate! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
Fine, enjoying the sun and working in the studio on new tunes later in the evening when the sun is down.
Please tell us a bit about your latest releases!
I did some cool remixes for Ramon Tapias Label Say What?, for Dachshund on RYM and an EP on My Favourite Freaks.
Which release was the one who gave you the most attention so far?
I think it was my first EP on 8Bit. Recognizing that my tunes where charted an played by acts like Hot Since 82 and Guy Gerber was definitely a highlight!
Tell us a bit about your upcoming releases! Is there anything special planned?
Looking forward to my first remix EP on MFF. Being remixed by respecting Artists Ramon Tapia, Miguel Bastida and Gunnar Stiller is dope!
As you are touring a lot, please tell us something about your experience. What is your favourite city or country and why?
Every country has his own special vibe but in the end I can’t tell there is a special one. What matters most is we are all dancing to electronic music and we celebrate life together!
What were your TOP 5 gigs so far?
There are so many great parties, but these were something special:
B2B with Mathias Kaden at The Electric Grooves
Playing first time at Sisyphos Hammahalle
Mzesumira Festival in Georgia
What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
Let me tell you my Top5 Producers:
Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Interview by Lars
1) Yotam Avni – Jorniel
2) Dani Sbert – Empathy
3) My Cat Snoop – Repeat
4) Hilton Caswell, Brett Gould – No More Games
5) Oscar L – Konfusion
6) Ferdinand Dreyssig – Träumerei (Sven Tasnadi Nightmare Dub)
7) Cosimo Mele – Religion
8) Emanuele Inglese – Blanc Tape
9) Dan Caster – Yo
10) James Campbell – Faith (Siege Remix)
11) KiNK – Organ
12) Riva Starr, Hyperloop – Resilience
13) WoodS – Desert Storms (Joris Voorn Remix)