“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.”
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, Le Coupole, K4, Fleda Club, Bikini Sex Club, The Temple, Gallery, Fun Academy, Oxygen, Netopir, The Club, The Cube, Spacer Club, Channel Zero, Playtime, Forest, Tivoli, Arcade, Impulz, Culture club and many more. He participated also on Cool Festival, Final Flash, Kanegra Beach Festival, Fetique-Boutique, SDJF in the city, Maximal, Astrodisco, Born to be Wild, The way of Freedom and Sound Of Summer events.
Throughout his 14 year run and after AM’s guest appearances in numerous venues in Slovenia, Austria, Slovakia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Swiss, Mexico.., AM has also shared the spotlight with some of the industries best DJ’s. Some of his collaborations include artists such as Umek, Valentino Kanzyani, Andy Moor, James Zabiela, The Filterheadz, Richard Bartz, Christian Varela, Len Faki, Bryan Cox, Oxia, Joris Voorn, Matthew Dekay, Desyn Masiello, Seamus Haji, Danilo Vigorito, dA frESh, Marko Nastić, Paco Osuna, Mashtronic, Dejan Miličević, Stacey Pullen, Olivier Giacomotto, Lucca, Criss Source, Electrixx, Ade Fanton, Paul Hazendonk, Petar Dundov, Jamie Bissmire, Virgin Helena, Olivier Giacomotto, Sasha Carassi, Mark Reeve, Stacey Pullen, Paco Osuna, Matador, Kevin Saunderson, Dj Hell, Sasha Carassi 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 Italo Business owned by Dandi & Ugo, Teggno records, Pilbus rec., Alphawave, Perfection, Manchester Underground Music, Leap4rog, ZYX Music, Open records, Sabotage records, Sound of Acapulco (owned by Lucca), Italo Business, Frequenza, Locomatica, Renesanz, The End, Gain, Yin Yang, Mirabilis, BluFin, Bush, Syncopate, Phunk Traxx, Se-Lek-Music, General Surgery & 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...
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, Sasha Carassi, Pedro Delgardo, Tomcraft, Wehbba, Tomy DeClerque, Dyno, D-Unity, Dandi & Ugo, Piatto, dA frESh, Robert Leiner, Markantonio, Alex Di Stefano, Olivier Giacomotto, Anderson Noise, Amo & Navas, Spartaque, 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.
Selected discography Alexander Madness
•Avalanche EP - Euro Phonix records
•Finally EP - Sound Evolution Xtra
•Mental Madness EP - Decoded Mini records
•Not a movie EP - Ecotech records
•Moment of glory EP - N.O.I.A. records
•Great stuff EP - Speca records
•No text EP - Sex Panda records
•People Screaming - 1605 Music Therapy
•Cool Vibe - Sabotage records
•Without Control EP - Teggno records
•Dirty Mood - Open records (digital)
•Double Trouble – 1605 Music Therapy
•Freak Together EP – Renesanz rec.
•Loud EP - Bush records
•What Now - BluFin
•Good Enough – Mirabilis
•Chase/Wide Awake EP – Phunk Traxx
•A Different Night EP – Se-Lek-Music
•Tronik – Se-Lek-Musik
•Cloud Nine EP - Frequenza
•Nicolai Stephan - New High (Alexander Madness rmx) - Slavic records
•Ivan Komlinovic - Summer 07 (Alexander Madness rmx) - 4 Season records
•Vid Vai - Quiet aspirations (Alexander Madness rmx) - Sidechain records
•Vizar – Axon (Alexander Madness rmx) - Render Obedience records
•Dataminions – Datatrax (Alexander Madness rmx) - N.O.I.A. records
•Tony Weimar – Break (Alexander Madness rmx) - Speca records
•Manu C. & Max Bett - Slugs In My Brain (Alexander Madness rmx) - Italo Business
•Dataminions - Detan (Alexander Madness rmx) - Pilbus records
•Lucca - Hunt You Down (Alexander Madness rmx) - Sound of Acapulco
•Tempered Djs - The GreenHouse (Alexander Madness rmx) - MUM
•Timmo - SouthGate (Alexander Madness rmx) - Locomatica
•Alex D’Elia, Nihil Young - Vacuum (Alexander Madness rmx) – Frequenza
•LxS – Farida (Alexander Madness rmx) – Alphawave rec.
•BALTHAZAR and JACKROCK - Unleash The Beast (Alexander Madness rmx) – Perfection Recordings
•The YellowHeads - More Please (Alexander Madness Remix) – The End recordings
•Dualitik – Fiesta Sonora (Alexander Madness Remix) – Yin Yang
•Tesla & Schuhmacher – Rampage! (Alexander Madness Remix) – Gain records
•Funkbrainer & Lox D - Bodyfake (Alexander Madness rmx) - Yin Yang
•Porter Rhodes - No Way To Threat a Lady (Alexander madness rmx – Syncopate
•Carl Cox, Eric Powel – Morrocan Chant Number 2 (Alexander Madness rmx) – Bush records
•Alex Nemec, Nik Feral – Execute (Alexander Madness rmx) – General Surgery records
•Great stuff - CD compilation - ZYX records (Minimal Techno vol.7)
•Dirty Mood - Open records (CD Compilation - Expansion Pack, OPNCD003)
•Great Stuff - CD compilation - ZYX records (Best In Techno tracks)
•Double Trouble – CD compilation -1605 (1605 Ways to Deal with Christian Cambas)