A-Lex started to play as a rock and funk selector back in 1999. Learning to work the floor and build energy levels through music he loved, underground electronic music soon enticed him towards the 12" and club lifestyle.
Since moving to Barcelona in 2004, he has determinedly followed his dreams. He established himself in Barcelona's underground club scene, sharing the decks with a number of international artists and producer.
With a passion for music running through his veins, A-Lex sees his production work as an opportunity to explore his entire personality. Under the John Smorto alias, he works with labels such as Minisketch, where his tight, stripped back grooves express his dark, inner persona. For brighter moments, he lets the funk come alive while recording under the
name of A-lex. His energetic Latin grooves have been picked up by labels such as Monique Music.
When he spins for the crowd, he brings with him his own eclectic style, providing atmospheric and powerful sets.
Since 2009, he has been resident and Art Director at BLVD, THE ONE and BLACKOUT, founder of the COMMON PEOPLE collective and of FACT. His policy is forward thinking and underground. In this time he has hosted artists such as Raresh, Dubfire, Davide Squillace, Dan Ghenacia, Pedro, Jose De Divina, Binh, Anthony Collins, Francesca Lombardo, Federico Molinari, Audiofly, Guillaume and the Coutu Dumonts, David K, Luca Bacchetti, Audiofly, Dorian Paic, Boris Werner, Binh, Valentino Kanziani and many more.
He has played big venues such as the Circoloco party at Row14 (Barcelona), Space (Ibiza), Sankeys (Ibiza), The one (Barcelona), Blvd (Barcelona) , Mac Arena (Barcelona), Mac Arena Mar (Barcelona), Ghoa Beach (Barcelona), Rashmon (Rome), Cafeloco (Reggio Emilia), White Club (Toulouse), Velvet (Naples), Magazzini Generali (Milan), Fiesta Privada (Rome) and many more.
Away from the decks, he has worked in the music business as Label and P.R. manager for several labels, such as Minisketch, Titbit, Puas Puas, Hideout, Quartz, Duna and Monique Musique. His managing skills have brought him to work as an agent for booking companies such as NoSleep Bookings, Feelbookings and currently DNF Circoloco.
Look out for his own label project, Kamchakta!