Nach erfolgreichen Releases von SCSI-9 und Lee Burton, präsentiert Klik Records aus Athen nun das zweite Album des 24-jährigen griechischen producers, DJs und live-acts Alex Dimou.
Bereits auf seinem Debutalbum „One Of Us One Of Them“ (2010) bot Alex Dimou den Liebhabern elektronischer Musik das ganze Spektrum von clubby tracks, cinematic sounds und indie-ästhetik. Sein neues Album trägt den Titel „Halemweg“.
Beeinflusst von seiner Zeit in Berlin und den weltweiten DJ-Bookings atmet es die Luft und den Rhythmus der Städte in denen es entstanden ist. „Halemweg“ hat klare House Wurzeln und bringt den Glamour der Nu Disco zurück.
Das Album spiegelt die Intensität und Energie der vielen Parties, aber auch die Einsamkeit auf seinen DJ-Reisen, was durch die Tiefe der Sounds und die latent düstere Atmosphäre zum Ausdruck gebracht wird.
Back in 2007, a track titled “Mini Man” was released by a stranger to the audience 18 year old artist named Alex Dimou. The title might have been the best one to describe the person behind the track, the mini man, a kid with such a passion and will to demand a place in the grown up’s world. And he made it. “Mini Man” charted 7 out of 9 tracks included in the release, something that could not pass unnoticed from the Tech house community.
A couple of years later his first full length album is released through Klik Records and this was meant to be the consolidation of what was on everybody’s mind. Alex Dimou was in fact miles away from the mini man’s definition. He was a conscious man, knowing exactly what he wanted to do and with the maturity needed to do it the right way. “One Of Us One Of Them” came as a complete option for the lovers of electronic music. From it’s clubby moments to the cinematic trips and the indie aesthetics, everything said a story in the most beautiful and tidy way, which kept on amazing people having in mind the young of his age.
His career from then on could be nothing less than upward. Having a total feel of the electronic music’s trends, his remixes and edits always manage to be updated and be placed in the playlists of the world’s best djs. Trips and appearances from Berlin and Cairo to the Ministry of Sound’s main room and WMC’s closing party in Miami on a weekly schedule, releases from Plastic City, Parquet Recordings,Mangali, Funk Farm, Rhythmetic, Kitsune, Quantized Music, Elite Records establish Alex Dimou among the world’s best producers and grows expectations for something new.
Finally this “something new” came to life and is entitled “Halemweg”. Influenced by his Berlin days and from all those that happened after his first release, his new project carries the air and rhythm of the cities were it was written, the energy of those that he worked with, the intensity of the parties and the loneliness of the trips.
Halemweg has clear House roots. Alex Dimou alternates the sound of Chicago and Detroit, giving a European touch and keeping a dark atmosphere that cause awe to the listener and allow just one thing, a trip inside the track. He brings back nu disco’s lost glamour in a new form and has the ambition to sneak in the club’s speakers not just for a night,…but for years.