ALPHA TRACKS live
Felix Benedikt, alias Alpha Tracks, is a producer based in Vienna, Austria.
At the beginning of the millennium, he received his basic musical education under the wings of Erdem Tunakan at Cheap Records and started DJing. From 2012 till 2018 Benedikt worked at TONGUES, a Viennese record store with an in-house studio, where 2016 the project Alpha Tracks was born. The first release on Erdem Tunakan’s reactivated label Morbid has had a strong international resonance.
The music of Alpha Tracks is mainly produced live on analog machines, often with different guest musicians, focussing less on technical fetishism than on live dynamics of studio collaborations. The result is a sound that refers to the rave era of the early nineties. Alpha Tracks blithely ignores tempo limits or taste doctrines. Aesthetic taboos or even fragments of often maligned genres, are not picked up as a retro fetish but are folded into the contemporary oeuvre with playful Viennese charm.
TIN MAN & LDY OSC live
Of Finnish descent, but born and raised in California, Tin Man now has a home in Vienna, a town perfectly suited to his deep and moody productions. Tin Man has acclaimed releases on the Finnish record label Sähkö / Keys of Life, Cheap Records from Vienna, and continues with new releases on his own imprint, Global A. While Tin Man’s output is diverse in its references, certain underpinnings can be heard throughout. There is always a strong reference to Acid House music, as well as a strong reference to Ambient and Electronic Pop music from the past 30 years. Tin Man’s newer output features his voice and follows a “concept album” format. Tin Man also continues with his passion for Acid House by continuing to produce retro-acid tracks and playing live shows regularly. These live shows celebrate early house music, its hypnotic charm, and its blissful raw energy.
Alyssa Auvinen Barrera is an electronic musician, and DJ since 2007 who was born in Mexico and grew up on the border in Laredo, Texas. LDY OSC became her DJ/Live artist name in 2018 and her other project Artefactos de Dolor is a synth-wave/post-punk band which released a double LP called La Niña in 2017. In 2014, while studying music and sound engineering in NYC, Alyssa began to build DIY synthesizers and eurorack modules. That would eventually lead her to taking a synthesizer repair course by the Analog Lab in 2018 while in the process of moving to Vienna. In September 2020, Alyssa began her second Bachelors degree in Electronics, at the University of Applied Sciences Vienna. Her music discography began in 2018 with an EP on The Bunker New York. Following, in 2019, an LP on Swedish label Kontra-Musik. The upcoming EP release on SF label Squirrels on Film is due to hit record shops in September.