Interview

DJing and the Electronic Music Production world

Why this name?

The name came to mind watching Ean Golden's tutorials on DJ mixing on the internet. Ean is a great instructor and although I already had music production experience, I took all this knowledge in the DJing techniques videos to learn and be inspired.

Did you play live with bands as well as a DJ?

Yes, my live shows started when I join the Dirdam pop band as a teenager keyboardist. Later with moer mature musical taste I founded the band RETURN without GOSUB with JoseBLS in Madrid, Spain. We relased a CD in 2004 and played with EBM, Dark and Goth bands in many festivals across Europe.

How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?

The Internet has already changed the music industry. It gives the opportunity to share music and be known as a musician in all the world. Unsigned Bands can control their destiny, compose when ideas are in our mind and play live when we have the energy.

Would you still sign a record contract with a major label?

I am are more centered in finding new distribution channels and increase the fan base than signing with one of the mayor labels.

Your influences?

Apoptygma Berzerk, Paul Van Dyk, Depeche Mode, Front 242, Nitzer Ebb, And One, Aphex Twin, Hermann und Kleine, Kosheen, Mesh, Covenant, VNV Nation, NIN, Kraftwerk...

Favorite spots?

Copenhague, Madrid and London.

Equipment used:

A rested mind and the following: Creamware Pulsar 2 equipment, Mackie mixing and effects. Yamaha e-drums, Korg KINGKorg and Roland Jupiter 80 Synths. Guild Jumbo Acoustic, Epiphone electric and Jose Ramirez (spanish) guitars. Akai APC MIDI control surface. Korg Wavedrums Oriental + Global. 2 Technics SL-1300 GLD units.

Software used:

Sequencing software with Ableton Live for PC and live performance in Mac. Native Instruments KORE Komplete suite of VST. Waves Mercury VST suite.

Anything else...?

I like music, music is my passions. People like our music. What else do I need????!!!!!

Bio

DJing and the Electronic Music Production world

Born in Madrid, Spain; Alejandro G. Menéndez (a.k.a Al Platino & Alex Platinum) is a DJ and Producer based out of Bogotá, Colombia. Al creates and performs electronic dance music, including mashups and remixes of house, trance, dubstep and amalgamations of other electronic music styles.

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Management:

Multipistas Management, S.A.

Alicante, 2 - 4th floor

Madrid 28045 - Spain

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Email: alexrm1x@hotmail.com

Tels.: +34 600428581 (Spain) &

+57 3102614443 (Colombia)

 

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