Alam

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Biography

  • Recognised as one of Malaysia’s most prominent figures in the music scene with over 20 years of experience in the industry, Alam has dedicated most of his years embracing the culture.
    Not only is he one of the backbones behind KL's leading establishments, but he has also definitely proven himself to be considered as one of the pioneers of this generation firing up the local and international clubbing scene. With residencies at most of the major institutions, including Kuala Lumpur’s premier underground club; The Backroom KL to the recent Kyo KL. Other worldwide venues include The Egg London, Ibiza Rocks Bar & Eden (Ibiza), JENJA Bali, Kilo Lounge Singapore, Zouk Club KL, Oma Hong Kong (Clockenflapp Festival Afterparty), Mustache Bangkok, Cha Cha Moon Koh Samui (opened for Dubfire), The Lighthouse Saigon & Broma Not A Bar in Ho Chi Minh, as well as Indonesia’s infamous Stadium Jakarta, Embassy & Co2. Alam has always been upfront with what he does; he’s known to be characterised as a house and techno DJ, but his versatile roots explores an endless amount of diverse sounds and unparalleled grooves. Regardless, he always manages to deliver an experience of sound, which always leaves the crowd with wanting more. In 2005, Alam moved to Australia, where he developed an impressive following playing alongside Melbourne’s finest and hosting his own successful nights at some of the city’s forefront venues. It was his residency with Darkbeat that kick-started his international career, leading to opportunities in supporting world-renowned event brands such as Resident Advisor, Balance Music, Future Entertainment and Hardware, followed by a number of appearances on Kiss FM - Australia’s Dance Music Channel. After 7 years based overseas, Alam returned to his homeland and joined Ohrwurm as a partner. The collective have been responsible for shaping the Kuala Lumpur scene over the years, and have featured iconic names from John Digweed to Gerd Janson, to Robag Wruhme, Amelie Lens, DJ T. and Radio Slave, to live acts Guti, KiNK and Stimming amongst countless others. Alam has also had the privilege of playing alongside a remarkable list of artists, which includes the likes of Joris Voorn, Nic Fanciulli, Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones, Stacey Pullen, Hernan Cattaneo, Moodymann, Kenny Dope, Nick Curly, Robert Hood, Deetron, Ashley Beedle and many more. On the production note, his ‘Kaleidosimple EP’ is released on Redflux Cinnabar through Beatport and Juno Download, with remixes from Nick Robson, Rodrigo Soria, and Yuuki Hori. The release has been charted numerous times and received widespread praise with support from DJs on shows like Frisky Radio and Proton Music. In 2014, Alam launched his own recording studio named Decibel Soundlab, which is a one-stop resource for all kinds of audio related productions. Other highlights to mention was playing at Vietnam’s Epizode festival for 2 years in a row, and not forgetting his 9hrs marathon set he did for The Sweatbox KL at Elysium in 2016. Alam was also selected as one of the supporting acts for Circo Loco 2019 in Malaysia. Throughout the years he’s been featured on Data Transmission, Mixmag Asia, United We Stream, Ibiza Live Radio, UB Radio Bangkok, Tribal Mixes, Eccentric Beats, and Malaysia’s very own Red104.9FM & Capital 88.9FM, as well as interviews on KLue, Juice MY, The Star Newspaper, Coconuts KL, and recently on The City List Kuala Lumpur. In conjunction with celebrating his 20 years of DJing, Alam hosted 20 livestreams last year during the Covid pandemic, featuring some of the best local talents and concluded with a finale video filmed by Effilix Production. Two of Alam’s videos were included in Mixmag’s “Top 20 Livestreams of 2020”. His aim was to showcase Malaysia’s talents on a global scale. There is still much to come, as this is only the beginning of his musical chapter as Alam continues to develop and progress immensely across the global dance music culture.
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    Selected discography

    Alam - Kaleidosimple EP (Original Mix, Nick Robson Remix, Nick Robson Dub, Yuuki Hori Remix, Rodrigo Soria Remix) [REDFLUX020] - 2011