• --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Alex Picone 2006年イタリア、ベニスを拠点にDJ、プロモーターとしてキャリアをスタートさせる。 2008年活動拠点をベルリンに移し、Lucianoのレーベル、Cadenzaに所属した事により複数のEPをリリースし、世界各国のイベントにDJとして招待されることとなる。またMus RecordsやIllegal Seriesなどの複数のレーベルにも関わる。 現在はMaayaan Nidamと共にThe kicksというグループを立ち上げており、音楽性の似た仲間と機材や楽器の新たな使い方を今もなお探り続けており、グループ重視の音楽が期待される。 直近のプロジェクトseekersはレーベル兼イベントとして成長し、刺激的で新しい音楽を探している者とその情熱をシェアしたい者とのプラットフォームになりつつある。 seekersのパーティーでは、レコードをより深く掘り下げ、忘れ去られた素晴らしい音楽を発掘する事が出来るDJがラインナップされている。そして、リリースされるレコードにはアーティスト情報は掲載されていない。アーティストに興味を持ち、リスナー自らがアーティストを探し、彼らの事を知ってほしいからだ。seekersの活動は関わっている者にとって親密で実に意味深い経験となり、有名になる事が成功の全てではないという事を教えてくれている。 He first emerged as a producer in 2006 with the famous Berlin Dub on Mixworks Detroit, the label run by Buzz Goree of Underground Resistance fame, before appearing on Bosconi and Bass Culture and delivering some releases for the Cadenza imprints. Working with Luciano’s label led to multiple EPs and time spent DJing at events the world over from Ibiza to Romania to Mexico. In his time Alex has graced the decks at Panoramabar, Club der Visionaere and Watergate in Berlin, Club Quinto Sol festival in Chile, D-Edge in Sao Paulo, the DEMF festival in Detroit, Fabric in London, as well as a pivotal experience at Burning Man. Based in Berlin since 2008, Alex has taken advantage of the thriving artistic community around him to kick-start many different projects, including the Hands Up studio collaboration with The Analogue Cops and the Vae Victis label they worked on together. In the mean time his MUS imprint showcased his own work and that produced with long time friend Mass_Prod as Brothers In Low, while under-the-radar bootlegs on the Illegal Series have fueled many a sun-baked terrace or sweaty basement thanks to Alex’s handiwork. Now as ever Alex has many schemes on the boil, not least his jam-based studio venture The Kicks with Maayaan Nidam. Based around an ever-changing cast of like-minded friends cutting loose on instruments and hardware, the second release finds artists such as San Proper and Tobi Neumann joining the pair in a celebration of groove-based experimentation. At the same time his latest project Seekers is emerging as a record label and event that harks back to his burning desire to discover more about music, and to share that passion with those who feel it too. The line-ups of the events, which have already graced Ibiza Underground and TAG Club in Venice, champion lesser-known DJs whom Alex recognizes as digging deeper than the average club spinner. Likewise the releases on the Seekers label will feature no artist information, at least not for those who aren’t interested in searching to find out more for themselves. It’s a project that comes at the perfect time for someone who has achieved a lot in music, but will always be hungry for more. With Seekers aiming for a more intimate, meaningful experience for everyone involved, it’s a sign that sometimes the most satisfying route through music is not always the biggest one, and that’s what keeps driving Alex Picone on. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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