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Alex M

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Alex M

Italy

Biography

Originally from Mexico, Alejandro Martinez (aka Alex M) has had a deep passion for music from a very early age. At 11, he was already listening to industrial, metal and hip-hop groups like Skinny Puppy, Ministry, Metallica, Slayer and A Tribe Called Quest. In 1996 at age 14, he started attending illegal raves and warehouse parties and found himself captivated by the brilliant sounds of Global Communication, Aphex Twin, Underworld, Coldcut and Future Sound of London.

He got his first taste of vinyl in 1998 when his best friend purchased a pair of Technics and would both take turns trying to beatmatch records for hours on end, mixing every type of underground electronic music that came into their possession. Shortly after becoming room mates, they began to play house parties and after parties on a regular basis. When Alex turned 21, he frequented New York City nightclubs such as Crobar, Spirit, Cielo, Sullivan Room and Arc, where Danny Howells, Danny Tenaglia, Sander Kleinenberg and others would play their famous marathon sets.

Alex quickly picked up a weekly residency on Bulgarian based internet radio site, Stream FM. On his show ‘Central Control’ he featured special guest DJs and producers, among them were Dave Robertson (aka Reset Robot) and Anil Chawla (Global Underground). He has been a guest on Proton, Frisky, Danceradio.gr and Innervisions Radio UK many times. His mixes reached DJMix.net’s top mixes on various occasions and he was also given the opportunity to mix progcast 091 for Progressivehouse.com, which became one of the highest rated podcasts on the site.

After making the decision to relocate to Denver, Colorado in March of 2009, he quickly established a name within the local EDM community and founded Hemisphere Groove Collective. With 15 years under his belt, he’s not exactly a lightweight. He’s played at the best venues in the Mile High City, including NORAD Dance Bar, Beatport Lounge, Bar Standard and Funky Buddha, as well as gigs in Las Vegas, Houston and NYC. Together with Hemisphere Groove Collective, he has managed to bring in talent from all over the US, as well as featuring some of the best locals at Opal in downtown Denver, where they hold a weekly residency called Raw Thursdays.

Alex’s unique and versatile mixing allows him to fuse different genres together flawlessly and displays these skills every time on radio shows and live performances. He has had the pleasure of sharing the stage and being a part of multilple events with huge names like Chris Fortier, Erphun and Patrice Baumel to name a few. He was also asked to be a part of the Denver Winter Showcase for a 2nd year. In addition to Djing and promoting, Alex has also taken up music production and recently collaborated with Jan van Lier of Skint and Definitive Recordings and looks forward to launching a new label, podcast and website soon.

CLUBS, RESIDENCIES & EVENTS

Beta Nightclub | Beatport Lounge | Denver

NORAD Dance Bar | Denver

Mix Music Lounge | Denver

Mynt Mojito Lounge | Denver

Blue Ice Martini Lounge | Denver

miniBAR | Denver

Funky Buddha Lounge | Denver

2200 Nightclub | Denver

Palace Of Yin | Denver

Fusion Factory Denver

Absinthe House | Boulder

Opal | Denver

Oasis | Denver

40 Thieves | Littleton

DEFCON 18 | Las Vegas

Club Rich’s | Houston

Katra | NYC

Sullivan Room | NYC

Denver Winter Showcase

Radical Audio Visual Exhibition

INTERNET RADIO SHOWS & GUEST SPOTS

Frisky Radio

Proton Radio

DJMix.net

Progressivehouse.com

Danceradio.gr

RK2 Podcast

Stream FM

Innervisions Radio UK

Clubbers Guide New York

Dance Digital Radio

lowercasesounds.com

Releases

Podcasts