ALEX BAU /// DJ & PRODUCER /// MUNICH

AN AFFECTION TO VINYL AT A VERY EARLY STAGE MOST PROBABLY IS THE PERFECT PRECONDITION TO FINALLY ENDING UP PLAYING THOSE VINYLS FOR PEOPLE. SOMEBODY WITH A MUSICAL BACKGROUND. SOMEBODY SERVING AND EDUCATING THE PEOPLE AT THE SAME TIME. SOMEBODY BEING CALLED DJ.

THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED TO ALEX BAU BACK IN THE EARLY 90`S. HE ACQUIRED A MUSICAL BACKGROUND. HE WAS ASKED TO PLAY RECORDS IN FRONT OF PEOPLE. HE BECAME A DJ.

EVEN AT THAT EARLY STAGE, WHEN STILL BUYING LOADS OF RECORDS OUT OF SEVERAL GENRES, FROM 70`S DISCO VIA LOTS OF 80`S POP, SYNTHPOP, WAVE, GOTHIC ROCK TO 90`S INDEPENDENT, GRUNGE, EVEN HIP HOP AND AGAIN THE MORE DARKER SIDE OF SYNTH-BASED POPMUSIC, ALEX WAS ALREADY VERY MUCH INTO THIS NEW UPCOMING STYLE CALLED TECHNO. LIKE A LOT OF FELLOWS AT THESE EARLY RAVEDAYS, THE FIRST CONTACTS TO THAT SOUND WERE KIND OF CHEESY AND COMMERCIAL. THOSE TECHNOTRAX COMPILATIONS WERE NOT REALLY DIGGING INTO THE UNDERGROUND DEEPLY BACK IN THESE DAYS, BUT THEY BROUGHT HIM FAR ENOUGH TO QUESTION AND TO BECOME CURIOUS ON WHAT COULD BE HIDDEN BELOW THAT SUPERFICIAL SURFACE.

QUITE SOON ALEX DISCOVERED A UNIVERSE OF NEW SOUNDS, NEW MUSIC AND STYLES, RANGING FROM BASICCHANNEL, WHICH STILL IS THE "SOUL OF TECHNO" FOR ALEX, TO THE FRANKFURT SCHOOL OF TECHNO WITH ITS VERY OWN SOUND, MAINLY DEFINED BY LABELS LIKE SVEN VÄTH`S EYE Q AND HARTHOUSE, BUT AT TH SAME TIME ALSO EARLY STUFF FROM THE BERLIN-BASED TRESOR LABEL OR SOUND FROM THE U.S. LIKE JEFF MILLS AND HIS AXIS OR PURPOSE MAKER. THESE SOUNDS SERVED AS A KIND OF BASIC INGREDIENT ON ALEX` FIRST OPEN TO CLOSE SETS DURING HIS FIRST RESIDENCY AT LIBELLA, ALTENMARKT, BETWEEN 1994 AND 1998. A SMALL, DREAMY SPOT CLOSE TO THE ALPS WITH THAT CLUB IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE THAT MADE ITS NAME ACROSS THE COUNTRY WITH ITS ALTERNATIVE, INNOVATIVE AND OPEN MINDED STYLE. BY THE WAY, ONE OF THE FIRST SPOTS THE MIGHTHY DJ HELL GOT TO DJ IN THE LATE 80`S. VERSATILITY WAS THE KEY BACK THEN TO KEEP PEOPLE IN THE MOOD FOR STAYING UNTIL THE VERY END, SOMETHING ALEX PRESERVED UNTIL TODAY. CREATING UPS AND DOWNS, NOT JUST A LINEAR LEVEL OF ENERGY THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT. THIS WAS THE LESSON ALEX LEARNED THROUGHOU THESE EARLY YEARS.

THOUGH THE MEDIUM TO PLAY MUSIC HAS CHANGED FROM VINYL TO A PRETTY COMPLEX DIGITAL DJ-SETUP, THE APPROACH IS STILL THE SAME. TOURING THE WORLD FROM BUENOS TO TOKYO OR FROM NEW YORK TO MELBOURNE, PLAYING CLUBS LIKE U60311, LEHMANN, TRESOR, BERGHAIN OR FESTIVALS LIKE LOVEPARADE, RAVE ON SNOW, NATURE ONE, ALMOST COUNTLESS RELEASES ON NUMEROUS LABELS, INCLUDING SOME OF THE BIGGEST WITHIN THE TECHNO CIRCUS LIKE CLR OR COCOON PLUS RUNNUNG HIS VERY OWN LABEL CREDO FOR MORE THAN TEN YEARS, ALEX IS NOT ABOUT TO EXPECT HIMSELF TO BE THE SUPERSTAR DJ. THE SOUND HE IS PLAYING IS STRAIGHT, POWERFUL, BASSY AND MODERN. ON THIS RESPECT ALEX IS EVEN KIND OF OLDSCHOOL. IT HAS TO BE THE MUSIC TO SPEAK FOR ITSELF AND THE VIBE CREATED BY THE SELECTION OF MUSIC HE IS PRESENTING WHICH ARE THE DOMINANT FACTORS ON HOW THE NIGHT GOES. AT THE SAME TIME BUILDING A RELATION TO THE CROWD IS AS IMPORTANT AS THE MUSIC ITSELF AND THE PLACE WHERE IT IS PLAYED, BUT IN THE VERY END IT`S AS SIMPLE AS THAT:

"EXPECT THE WHOLE PARTY TO BE LIKE A MOVIE, AND WHILE THE PEOPLE ON THE DANCEFLOOR ARE THE MAINACTORS, I´M JUST DELIVERING THE SOUNDTRACK...".

TOUR
INTERACTIVE MAP INCL. CITIES PLAYED AT LEAST ONCE OR MULTIPLE TIMES UP TODAY, HOWEVER PROBABLY NOT COMPLETE.


ALBUMS
credo28 credo16 credo01 tman24
 
EP / SINGLES
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REMIXES 
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