It’s no surprise Alex Fino is a DJ and producer. Having picked up his first instrument, a guitar, at age thirteen, music has always played a very large role in his life. Growing up in Mexico, Alex absorbed all the provocative and alluring sounds of the region. That deep-rooted influence is heard today in both his productions and live sets.
At eighteen, Alex left Mexico to attend college in Los Angeles. It was during his time in Southern California that Alex joined a band, began to hone his skills as a performer and developed a general love for stirring a crowd and thrilling audiences. While attending college, his band performed throughout California at well -known venues including Whiskey a Go Go, Roxy, Viper Room and local universities. It is also during this time that Alex was introduced to the world of electronic music at a variety of venues, including weekly staple events like Marques Wyatt’s “Does Your Mama Know” and “Deep”, super clubs like Spundae, and Giant and rave events all over the Los Angeles area.
Alex began DJing over twenty years ago and has never looked back. He has performed for audiences in South Africa, London, Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles and everywhere in between. From the late 1990’s to 2008, Alex held residencies throughout Los Angeles, including Dragon Bar, Shane, Republic and Cruz Room.
Alex met his production partner Gabriel D Vine at one such event, and together they began producing House music under the moniker “Monkey Bars”. Monkey Bars has seen a tremendous success, releasing tracks on many major House labels – Subliminal Records, Om, Moonshine, Warner Brothers and more recently Slip’N’Slide, and Delecto. Monkey Bars tracks have received considerable support from a diverse group of fellow DJs and producers, including: Erick Morillo, Mark Farina, Seb Fontaine, Steve Lawler, Pete Tong, D. Ramirez and Christian Alvarez. Additionally, Monkey Bars have produced music for TV and film.
Whether it’s Funky, Jackin or at times Disco beats chugging beneath his whimsical, rich melodies, Alex Fino never fails to conjure a seductive sound. Physical beats meld with dense harmonies and musical layers of jazz, rock, disco, funk, samba, and there’s always a surprise. With his proficient musicianship bolstered by raw innate talent, Alex Fino shines in the DJ booth. His taste is unparalleled, his technique flawless, and his energy irresistible.
While many artists have lost sight of what it means to have fun with music in clubs, Alex Fino brings the playground to the floor and even the adults out there will be taken to a magical place of musical rapture.
Tracks and playlists liked by AlexFino (Monkey Bars)