Today Live: Alex Rouk – A New Paladin Of The Ibiza Techno Scene
Written by Aaron Mills on August 8, 2014
Is not easy to find people that works so hard every day, putting all the passion and the energies on their music, and Alex Rouk is for sure one of these rare gems. We met him for the first time here in Ibiza nearly one month ago, and has been for sure a lucky shot because is one of the most talented djs and producers of the modern techno scene.
Owner of Sonika Music, Alex is going to perform live for 06AM Ibiza Underground Radio today, Friday 8th August, in Video Live Streaming, and we are very proud to announce his set at 18.00 of this afternoon (to see the live performance click http://06amibiza.com/06amvideo/). A “must see” for our listeners, that will see an amazing dj in action with a so innovative yet classic style which is his personal interpretation of Techno, already played and supported by djs like Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Carl Cox, Marco Carola and many more.
Here it is our small interview to get a little bit more in touch with the artist, trying to understand his particular point of view of the music.
How do you think the underground music scene changed in the last 5 years?
It changed a lot. Nowadays we have more tools to get exposure around the world and that’s something great because you can share your work with everyone. Underground scene now is becoming popular, that underground scene that we had 5 or 10 years ago doesn’t exist any more but underground will be alive forever. Is like a balance you know, people need underground and commercial music. Otherwise everything would be boring.
In which way can you describe the evolution of djing alongside with the evolution of technology?
How I said before, nowadays we have so many tools to get more exposure like the social networks, and a lot of technology like controllers or softwares that make the job easier. If you have creativity you can make most of this things.
Where do you get inspired to make music?
Well, sometimes I listen to other artists that I follow to see what kind of sound they are working on; other times I just go to the beach or whatever, or I just listen to another type of music like Classic, Disco, Hip Hop etc. I’m always listening new stuff and creating loops in my studio. I love make music and be creative.
Which are your further projects?
As a producer right now I’m very focused on my recording label Sonika Music. I’m working very hard on it, and I’m going to release one track in a compilation for the ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) this year, and one EP in a big label that I have followed since forever but I can’t tell you the name right now… (laughs). As a Dj I’m planning a tour around North and South America.
Where do you play in Ibiza? Which artists do you collab with?
I played 3 weeks ago at the Suara’s Boat Party and today I’ll be playing at Sankeys. I’m working with different Djs around the world such as D-Unity, Johnny Kaos, Danniel Selfmade, Kohra, SHFT to name a few.
Alex Rouk, Dj Producer on the genre of Techno.
Living in Ibiza – Spain since 2014, he had performed at national and international festivals and nightclubs throughout Europe, North America and South America.
He had shared scene with recognized internationals Djs and his tracks have been signed by prestigious Labels such as Beat Therapy, Unity Records, Gain Records, Mantide Records, Shibiza Recordings, Attary Records, Los Bandidos Records, among others.
His music has been supported by “M_NUS”, Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Umek, Carl Cox, Markantonio, Roger Sanchez, Steve Mulder, Troy Pierce, Marco Carola, Chus & Ceballos, Jewel Kid, Sabb, Sasha Carassi, Paco Osuna, Dany Tenaglia, Sam Paganini, Stefano Noferini, Marco Bailey, among others.
Alex had been nominated by companies, media and radio stations in different categories as “Best Producer” in different countries and owns, produces and hosts a Radio Show in Mexico called “Distrito Electronico”
In 2013 founded his own Recording Label “Sonika Music” which includes big and upcoming artists of the electronic scene such as NHB, MiniCoolBoyz, Ant Brooks, D-Unity, Gaga, Stefano Kosa, Madutec, Raffaele Rizzi, Michele Pinna, Johnny Kaos, Luca M, Lui Maldonado.,Mr. Bizz, Jonathan Rosa, Kenny Ground, Marc Galindo, Danniel Selfmade, Gaetano C, Tony Guerra, An Beat, among others.