Alex Arnout is a celebrated UK based DJ/Producer with over 20 years’ experience within the music industry. He began his career in Spain where throughout the nineties he continued to hone his skills and knowledge.
His considerable talent and dedication ensured he was brought to wider audiences at well-known electronic music outposts such as DC10 & Pin Up in Ibiza, Dance Valley in Amsterdam, Off Sonar in Spain, Watergate in Berlin as well as regular appearances at London’s Fabric nightclub and London’s CircoLoco parties.
Inspired by the early House sounds coming out of Chicago and Detroit and the electronics of early Grandmaster Flash records during the mid-eighties Alex’s passion took him to the studio where he developed his production skills.
From here successful releases followed with Daz I Kue from Bugs in the Attic on Arthrob Records & with Leiam Sullivan under the moniker Ceramix reaching No1 on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection in the early 2000’s.
Alex went on to release on Adam Shelton and Subb-an’s increasingly acclaimed One Records label with his track “One Nation” featuring Hip-House legend Tyree Cooper.
His track ‘Vanishing Point’ which Underground Source described as a “huge hit” is indicative of his analogue approach and received heavy rotation from the likes of Visionquest. Yet another well-received release was his ‘Sound-Byte EP’ which Chicago based 5magazine described as “an unbelievably good deep house record”.
Collaborations have followed with Jamie Jones and Clive Henry for the Hot Natured affiliated Hot Waves label, as well as EPs and tracks for Fuse, Fear Of Flying, Composite, Turquoise Blue and Vitalik. Independently of all this Alex has also been working on his own separate album. The quality and credibility of his productions have further helped establish Alex as a major player in the electronic music scene.
In 2007 Alex went on to set up his own record label Dogmatik Records dedicated to quality electronic music where his maverick approach and refusal to follow trends or fashion has ensured that Dogmatik remains a revered underground house label.
Alex’s knowledge of the industry and commitment to the integrity of Dogmatik is heard clearly in the high calibre of each release. With a wide spectrum of artists and with varying productions styles on the roster: Maya Jane Coles, Dusky, Jovonn, Rick Wade, Peace Divison, Alison Marks, Mark E, Samu.l, Reset Robot, Stojche, Gavin Herlihy, Claire Ripley as well as remixes from Dyed Soundorom, Dan Ghenacia, Gerd, Ed Davenport, Tom Demac, Laura Jones and Eats Everything to mention a few!
Alex has also been instrumental to the careers of several other artists; his central role in the contemporary electronic music landscape has launched the career of Maya Jane Coles with her first EP “Sick Panda” on Dogmatik as well as featuring her in many label showcases in Ibiza and Off Sonar festival. Over the years Dogmatik has continued to break more fresh talent with EP’s from Dusky, Kuba Sojka & Samu L and now Steve McCready. Expect to see Dogmatik Showcases in Europe & South America during 2014- all A&R’d by Alex himself.
Upcoming releases from Alex, which are set to include collaborations with Burnski, James What, Adam Shelton, & Jovonn, as well as new tracks on One Records, Dogmatik, Decay & RvS Records. Alex has also begun a new side project with vocalist Tempo O’Neil as ‘Project16’ and plans to release tracks later in 2014.
As well as all the above, Alex is currently setting up two new labels, each with an entirely new roster of artists- exciting releases coming up soon.