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BOOKING INQUIRIES:

Ben Hogan - Circle Talent Agency
ben@circletalentagency.com

GENERAL INQUIRIES:

Marc Brownstein
marc@discobiscuits.com

REMIX/COLLAB INQUIRIES:

Alpha Data alphadata@alphadatamusic.com

James Ristvedt is no typical recent law school graduate. Until a short time ago, James balanced his time between days in classrooms and nights between stacks of speakers. Having completed his final year of law school, James' bass-fueled alter ego Alpha Data may have something to say about what the future holds.

In just under a year, Alpha Data has five EP releases under his belt. His debut release, "Nefertiti" (GruntWorthy Music), hit #1 on the Beatport Glitch Hop chart, and #50 on Beatport's overall release chart. This was immediately followed by a free EP, "Nefertiti Remixes," with remixes of the chart-topping "Nefertiti" by an all-star cast of producers (including fellow #1 Beatport artist Ben Samples). Alpha Data's third EP, ADHD (Tycho Records), also enjoyed commercial success, rising to the top of the Beatport Glitch Hop chart, and hitting #44 on Beatport's overall release chart.

The release of Alpha Data's fourth EP marked the beginning of a new direction. Ominously titled, "I Am the One Who Knocks" was released by Alpha Data for free as a thank you to fans for their growing support. As part of a decided shift from a purely glitch hop sound, "Knocks" contained a variety of styles not previously touched upon by earlier releases (dubstep and drumstep, among others), but maintained Alpha Data's signature sound – a combination of high-intensity bass lines, aggressive drumbeats, and catchy, melodic hooks. Alpha Data's most recent EP, "Archive Data (Volume 1)," is the first release in an ongoing collection of previously unreleased tracks that have been remastered.

With no previous touring experience under his belt, Alpha Data spent New Year's Eve 2011 opening and playing set breaks for the Disco Biscuits at the prestigious Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. In 2012, he played sets at well-known electronic music festivals (Starscape, Camp Bisco) and shared the stage with numerous internationally renowned headliners (Skrillex, Flux Pavilion, Tipper, Paper Diamond, and countless others), consistently showcasing his ability to appeal across multiple genres. His high energy performances and high quality productions have helped Alpha Data develop a steadily growing following amongst EDM fans across the country, and his momentum shows no signs of slowing down.



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  • A Comment on Alpha Data's
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    Radiohead - Karma Police (Alpha Data Remix) - F... at 2.37
    on May 22, 2013 21:12

    @phrozd: Kinda seems like you might be a troll, dude.

  • A Comment on Archnemesis Music's
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    Do You Mind - The xx (Archnemesis Remix) at 1.58
    on May 21, 2013 18:21

    So sick, great work guys!

  • A Comment on Alpha Data's
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    Radiohead - Karma Police (Alpha Data Remix) - F... at 0.55
    on May 21, 2013 05:04

    @Jarrod Stuckenbroker: Tool would be awesome. Huge Tool fan. I'll see if any of their tracks sound promising to remix for me!

  • A Comment on Alpha Data's
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    Radiohead - Karma Police (Alpha Data Remix) - F... at 1.32
    on May 21, 2013 04:05

    @ThisSongSlaps.com: Feel free to post as well, love This Song Slaps!

  • A Comment on SelectFrequency's
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    Radiohead - Karma Police (Alpha Data Remix) at 0.00
    on May 20, 2013 17:20
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    Radiohead - Karma Police (Alpha Data Remix) (Te... at 0.35
    on May 18, 2013 17:51

    @Breakmagos: Early next week!

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    Radiohead - Karma Police (Alpha Data Remix) (Te... at 0.46
    on May 02, 2013 20:51

    @cole-charbonneau: I'll call Thom and let him know ^_^

  • A Comment on Alpha Data's
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    The Most Annoying Sound in the World - NI MASSI... at 2.49
    on April 24, 2013 18:41

    @FaithInTheGlitch: It's totally Alpha Data in a box, too. You'll have fun with it.

  • A Comment on Dubstep - EDM.com's
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    Caffeine by MUST DIE! at 1.05
    on April 09, 2013 20:27

    @Baby Spaceman: The difference is a combination of luck, knowing the right people, taking advantage of opportunities, but most importantly: production quality. There's a difference between advertising and spamming. Most people who are "making it" did not start out on Soundcloud posting "Go check out my tracks" on a bunch of other people's tracks, they started out making tunes that got noticed.

  • A Comment on Au5 (Official)'s
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    ShockOne - Lazerbeam (feat. Metrik & Kyza) (Au5... at 0.00
    on March 29, 2013 21:50

    You're making some of my favorite music on the planet right now.

  • A Comment on Extrude's
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    Hi Zinberg (Original) at 1.21
    on March 14, 2013 23:46

    Really love the lead throughout this

  • A Comment on Alpha Data's
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    Alpha Data & Sovereign Sect - Jack Burton (Orig... at 0.00
    on December 24, 2012 19:22
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    Knife Party - Centipede (Alpha Data Remix) -- F... at 3.32
    on November 16, 2012 04:33
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    Knife Party - Centipede (Alpha Data Remix) -- F... at 0.00
    on November 14, 2012 21:32
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    Muse - Unsustainable (Alpha Data Remix) -- FREE... at 0.00
    on November 08, 2012 21:44
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    Skrillex ft. Damian Marley - Make it Bun Dem (A... at 0.00
    on October 19, 2012 23:58
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    Angus and Julia Stone - Draw Your Swords (Alpha... at 0.00
    on October 19, 2012 23:58
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    Angus and Julia Stone - Draw Your Swords (Alpha... at 0.19
    on October 03, 2012 05:47

    @Nick Bliss: Thanks buddy...I definitely go out of my way to try and make sure the first thing you hear is something that's going to make you want to hear the rest of the track. Glad to see that focus is paying off!

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    Alpha Data - I Am The One Who Knocks at 2.08
    on September 17, 2012 05:05

    @Mr-E: Listen one more minute.

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    Alpha Data - See Ya In Another Life, Brotha (Or... at 0.03
    on September 13, 2012 23:47
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    Spines Entwined at 0.00
    on August 01, 2012 17:05

    I'm seriously loving everything you've been doing lately.

  • A Comment on qebrµs's
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    ༜°༜ ᓭᘳᓆ⊆⊂⊚⊃⊇ᓏᘰᓯ༜°༜ at 0.00
    on July 30, 2012 03:09

    One of the coolest tracks I've heard in recent memory. Not from this planet for certain.

  • A Comment on Paractazor's
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    Song of a Warrior (Album Teaser) at 0.20
    on July 05, 2012 17:19

    I have a feeling this is gonna be awesome.

  • A Comment on BROKEN HAZE's
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    Heartless [BROKEN HAZE Remix] / AUCAN at 1.32
    on July 01, 2012 13:57
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    Mindex - Galaxy Glow feat. Christina Sofina at 1.43
    on June 30, 2012 04:02

    Ridiculous. Absolutely awesome.

  • A Comment on TheUntz.com's
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    2Pac - California Love (Alpha Data Remix) at 0.01
    on June 13, 2012 17:25
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    GRiZ - You Got To Change at 0.27
    on June 11, 2012 21:54

    Already in love.

  • A Comment on Extrude's
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    Double E (Extrude Remix) at 1.10
    on June 09, 2012 15:28

    This is seriously fantastic. Really well done man.

  • A Comment on Sovereign Sect's
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    Far East Meets Midwest at 3.19
    on April 11, 2012 07:34

    @Sovereign Sect: Ridiculous statement. Track is sick. Very well done guys.

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    Ground Lifted at 1.18
    on April 06, 2012 08:11

    Nothing but love for the stuff you guys have been putting out recently. I think it's about time we got a collab going between friends. Brighter Unlimited Alpha Sect? Sovereign Data, Gravity Burn? Soveralphgravurner?

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    MakO - 'The Fixer' Germination E.P- OUT NOW ON ... at 0.12
    on February 23, 2012 23:42

    EQing on the snare is absolutely perfect.

  • A Comment on Unlimited Gravity's
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    Lift Your Spirit at 1.55
    on February 02, 2012 10:56

    I love the things that you do. Period.

  • A Comment on Sovereign Sect's
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    The Weeknd- D.D. (Sovereign Sect Remix) at 1.16
    on January 31, 2012 13:57

    Dirty Diana, no!

  • A Comment on Mouldy Soul's
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    Hedflux/Neurodriver - Energy Vibration (MouldyS... at 1.55
    on January 30, 2012 07:33

    Rich, you've done it again. Let's collab soon, yes?

  • A Comment on Dr. Knobz's
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    Dr. Knobz - Dirty Sunshine [The UNTZ Challenge ... at 0.24
    on January 29, 2012 10:50

    Drums here are awesome!

  • A Comment on Sovereign Sect's
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    Alpha Data - Nefertiti (Sovereign Sect Remix) F... at 0.00
    on January 24, 2012 22:30

    You guys just straight up killed this remix. Seriously. Love you guys.

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    In Favor at 1.03
    on January 06, 2012 06:00

    So many cool noises going on in this track. Killing it as per usual.

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    Ask The Lonely at 1.26
    on November 30, 2011 07:06

    Swaggggggggg.
    Er.

  • A Comment on Sovereign Sect's
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    Serene at 0.49
    on November 29, 2011 21:32
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    Serene at 3.10
    on November 29, 2011 18:09

    I'm in love.

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