Alix Alvarez

Alix Alvarez

In July of 1999, Alix was given the opportunity that lead him to be an assistant sound engineer at MAW studios - “Little” Louie Vega and Kenny “Dope” Gonzales' (Masters at Work) studios in NYC. Like a kid in a candy store Alix literally slept in the studio making beats on the down low, gaining as much knowledge in this musical discourse as possible. It was his experience and training at the MAW studios that helped him to develop his engineering skills as he was beginning to produce and write his own deep house gems.

 While working at MAW studios Alix met now co owner and partner in Sole Channel records, Mr. V, a lower east side local who also worked for the label portion of MAW. The two quickly started hustling their sounds together about town. For the next 2 years Alix and Mr. V jointly held a monthly party calling it “Sole Channel” throwing down soulful, funky, house rhythms into the early morning bringing back the nostalgic vibe of the old school underground house parties in NYC.

 2001 marked Alix's first release entitled "The Nu Breed E.P." on Essence Records UK and since then he has been releasing original tracks and remixes like a mad man! Mr. Alvarez has been sought out and internationally recognized for his remix projects on UK Soul songstress & grammy winner Amy Winehouse's "Tears Dry On Their Own" as well as remixing an impressive array of talent that include James Ingram, Sean Escoffrey, Miguel Migs, Lady Alma, Tortured Soul and more recently Universal Music’s soul songstress, Jully Black. Worldwide success has prevailed for Alix from his production of the world wide smash and highly acclaimed “Da Bump”, in collaboration with Mr. V and Miss Patty released on Defected Records in 2007.

Reinventing house music by combining it with hip hop sounds, Alix’s productions continue to defy the boundaries of electronic music. He is blazing trails and setting precedence for the future of music.

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