Alland Byallo (Poker Flat / Liebe Detail / Dirt Crew / San Francisco USA)
Fernando Daxta (Sirius Pandi / Toys For Boys)
Dubbed an “elegant dark lord of the dance floor” by XLR8R Magazine, Alland Byallo is a DJ, producer, label owner, graphic designer and event organizer – a tour de force within the club and underground music scenes.
Born in Los Angeles, Alland began his musical journey at a young age. Trying his hand at piano and trumpet as a young boy and influenced by the experimental electronic sounds of the late 80s and early 90s, Alland grew captivated with the world of dance music, bought his first pair of turntables and eventually began experimenting with basic production. While working at WAX Records, LA’s now defunct authority on dance music, Alland’s tastes matured, and a move to San Francisco in 2003 saw Alland’s star rise quickly; while in SF, Alland honed his talents DJ-ing at respected venues stateside and overseas, started his own an underground dance music label named Nightlight Music and launched one of California’s most inspired techno-focused nightclub events, the monthly [KONTROL].
Gaining global attention producing gems for definitive record labels like Poker Flat, Liebe*Detail, Dirt Crew and Missive, by the time Alland garnered four stars from influential web-based dance music magazine Resident Advisor for his original full-length album release, Brick By Brick (2009), Alland’s devotion to the techno-house sound was plain and his fate as one of dance music’s major talents was reasonably sealed.
At the same time, Alland’s ongoing DJ residency at [KONTROL] found him sharing the stage with a roster of talent that reads like a who’s who in electronic music, leading to a solid demand for Alland at dance music gatherings around the globe – often as a headliner at renowned events and venues like Berlin’s Panoramabar, Brazil’s D-Edge, Detroit’s annual DEMF Movement Festival, Munich’s Harry Klein and Tokyo’s La Fabrique, among many others.
More recently, a move to Berlin has Alland expanding his horizons and focusing not only on DJ-ing and producing but also, adding a greater organic touch to his productions – more vocals, more experimentation, and dare it be said, a little more soul.