Alex Smoke is restless. He’s hungry to explore new electronic ground. And he prefers never to trace his careful steps.
While his music may reside on the dancefloor along with his renowned live sets, it also resonates so much further than this. With a production style drawn from a myriad of influences that blur the boundaries between electronica, techno, classical and hip hop, Alex Smoke's music evolves in new directions with every new project he undertakes. Musically it’s consistently fulfilling, regardless of the listener's preferred genre.
2011 heard him score a production of Faust for string quintet, written to accompany F.W.Murnau's seminal 1926 silent film of the same name. This work was expansive in that it comprised a large electronic and sound design element, interwoven with hidden references to various Faustian pacts of our times, from our devotion to consumerism to Aleister Crowley to Middle East politics.
2012 saw Alex return with a new, more vocal-led alias of 'Wraetlic', a project that focused on shorter song-based structures and a full AV live show created by Arch Project, Japan, premiering at Mutek in June 2012. The self-titled album aired on Convex Industries in April 2013.
He at once sounds utterly contemporary yet strangely alien. It’s an uncompromising work, and one that’s as arresting as all Smoke’s equally singular statements over the last eight years of his dynamic career. ‘Wraetlic’ unifies both sides of his split musical personalities. The classical swoon with a huge understanding of composition, yet grafted to the nocturnal and narcotic wild tendencies of dance music’s continual and vital revision.
Alex Smoke News
10 May 2017
15 Most influential techno labels on Mixmag with R&S and Ostgut Ton
02 August 2016
DJ Mag pick Alex Smoke in their 'Premieres of the Month'
14 March 2016
Popaganda review Alex Smoke’s Love Over will and asked him about 5 influential records.
04 February 2016
RBMA Radio fireside chat with Alex Smoke
25 January 2016
Athens Voice interview Alex Smoke
21 January 2016
Self Titled stream Alex Smoke's Love Over Will in full
19 January 2016
Suru interview Alex Smoke
11 January 2016
Ecoutez Manacles de Alex Smoke chez Tsugi
11 January 2016
Groove premiere Manacles by Alex Smoke
03 December 2015
Alex Smoke shares teaser video for his album 'Love Over Will'
16 November 2015
Alex Smoke announces new album 'Love Over Will' for R&S
15 June 2015
Sonar Festival and Off Sonar Events 2015
27 December 2014
It's the Tailored Mega Mix 2014!
12 September 2013
Exercise One announce 'Tales Of Ordinary Madness' album and EPs