*Alex came from Uruguay to New York on vacation in 1992 and never went back. This former Arquitecture student started his career at the legendary underground party XK, where he served the nigh elite goers with his signature futuristic tribal sound. Word quickly spread of his rising star’s potential, and he was offered a prestigious spot on the main floor of NY’s TWILO night Club, opening for Danny Tenaglia, later taking the helm as the headlining act. From there to a residency @ Peter Gatien’s TUNNEL. Alex was approached by grammy winner remixer/prod , Peter Rauhofer who introduce him to the recording studio where they collaborated on several tracks for Peter’s project “Size Queen” album Pimps Pumps and Pushers from where Alex remixed the track K-HOLE, his first studio remix , a joint venture with NYC DJ great Johnny Vicious. When the legendary church turned nightclub LIMELIGHT reopen in the summer of 1998, Alex signed for a weekly spot which would bring him to the attention of the most famous promoters in NYC soon becoming an elite Dj for the circuit scene headlining on the most notorious clubs in the city like THE ROXY . From there Alex shared the DJ booth in many occasions with world renowned DJS like Saha and Diggweed,Kevin Saunderson, Paul Oakenfold, Timo Mass, Junior Vazquez , Diddy Sinclair, to name a few.
*Alexlauterstein.com is born.
*At the get go of the new millennium Alex mixed HX magazine’s debut double CD compilation(Centaur Records), the critically acclaimed “The HX PROJECT” followed by a promo tour soon after through the US, Canada, Japan and South America . Note, this former Arch student and , by extension a perfectionist who would always color inside the lines-insisted on recording the set in a “live”setting in order to enhance its overall energy. According to Lauterstein’s philosophy, ” a mixed set that is recorded in the studio is often going to be too perfect, it’s not going to have the ‘live’feel that you get in the club…for me that feeling it’s very important”.
*Alex records his first original studio project with composer Hayley Moss , in a film soundtrack meets electronica meets house music , under the studio name ” THREE WING BUTTERFLY” for the EP METAMORPHOSIS which features 4 original tracks plus 3 remixes. The group first track was picked up by Peter Rauhofer for a remix project of his classic works.
*Alex records the second continuos Mixed compilation for Centaur Records for the Global Groove series” FEEL MY DRUMS” followed by a US/Canada tour.
*Alex appears at the Electric Circus @ MUCH MUSIC TV , Toronto, Canada.
*Alex puts out his 3rd continuous mix (Centaur Records) for Global Groove series but this time he switches gears and presents for the first time for the label the ” CHILL OUT” getting amazing reviews , 4 out of 5 stars. As this review from About.com tells:
“It’s a fine line that DJs walk between mixing Chill out and Dance music. Although both are related to the same Electronica family, they’re more like distant cousins. Each needs and deserves a different kind of attention, and has almost opposite points of view. Dance music is all about exciting partiers to their feet with thumping beats and rousing vocals, while Chillout generally entices us with quieter bedroom vibes. Few DJs have had success trying to jump from one style to the other. Luckily, Alex Lauterstein makes a smooth transition with his second Global Groove release “Chillout”. Here he puts together an intelligent and impressive collection, including tracks from downtempo darlings Alex Gopher, Zero 7 and Groove Armada. The compilation is deliciously inviting and perfect for setting the mood—whether you’re trying to unwind or unzip. Starting out the mix is the ethereal “Float On” by Mystic Diversions, a warm, jazzy track that evokes the feeling of a relaxing, sunny afternoon on a beach. As with other types of Electronic music, escapism is an important part of Chillout—it’s easy to get lost in it’s flow. Lauterstein continues this ambiance by almost seamlessly melding Tim “Love” Lee’s swanky “One Night Samba” into Goldfrapp’s strangely beautiful “Pilots.” This simple movement sets a good pace, demonstrating his ability arrange a solid compilation. He ends the disk nicely with “At The River” by Groove Armada followed by Mandalay’s “Not Seventeen”, two modern classics that are truly representative of the genre. The problem with most Chillout mixes is that DJs rely far too much on popular hits, forsaking the easy flow of music for safe, overplayed tunes. Clearly, Lauterstein does not fall into this trap. And even though he might have honed his skills in the New York House scene, on “Global Groove: Chillout”, he also shows us he’s not afraid to explore greener pastures.”
*Alex creates the soundtrack for the DOLCE & GABBANA 02-03 Fall Winter Show in Milan, Italy, including one of his remixes , GET IT READY , as the closing theme song for the show. Alex artsy sensitivity to the fashion world and good taste is evident to many designers , leading him to work in several projects in the coming years for the likes of CALVIN KLEIN, VERA WANG , FRANKIE MORELLO, ARMANI X as also with magazines like OUT, GENRE, PAPER, SPIN to name a few.
*PARIS NOIR. 2002- Alex headlines the first European TOUR in the city of love, bringing a full on production from NY to Paris for a 3 day club tour @ the most prestigious parisians nightclubs like LA LOCOMOTIVE, THE RED LITE and THE MONKEY CLUB .
*PARIS ROUGE. 2003 – Alex 2nd european tour through Paris which becomes a residency for the next year and then Amsterdam ,playing at the one and only legendary SUPPER CLUB and CLUB IT.
*PARIS NOIR 3. 2004 – Alex 3rd european tour playing FRANCE, HOLLAND, GERMANY.
*For the next 6 years to date Alex tours playing around the US @ the best nightclubs ,covering over 15 cities, including NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, MIAMI, ATLANTA, DC, CHICAGO, PHILADELPHIA, BOSTON, ORLANDO, SAN DIEGO, HAWAII; Canada, TORONTO , MONTREAL where he resides for over 4 years at club STEREO and UNITY ; Europe/Asia/South America, MOSCOW, TOKYO, TEL AVIV, RIO DE JANEIRO, BUENOS AIRES, PUNTA DEL ESTE, BRUSSELS, PARIS, STUTTGART, AMSTERDAM,CANCUN, etc.
*In the recent years Alex has been devoted more to the studio production in NY than traveling around the world…Mastering this craft he has put out several remixes and original tracks. He is been working in his solo album for the last 4 years then titled “SMOKING SIGNALS” . An original production that has brought him back to his 3WingButterly roots, to his love for mystery movies , all things Bond , all things Warhol, ambient/house/electronica, and the over the top glamour of the 80′s music,…a merge of all these in an aesthetic that only Lauterstein can conceived in his mind. He continues to work on this project till its release as "Cinématique" in october 2014.
*2008 Alex starts working with ARMANI XCHANGE, where he performs monthly providing the perfect soundtrack for shoppers in all the manhattan locations, creating a “club” like feel experience.
*Alex performs/DJ at the ACE FASHION AWARDS 2008 , 2009 ,2010 , 2011 , 2012, 2013, @ Ciprianni in Manhattan NY, with special honorees Stella Mc Carthy , Lady GAGA , Pharrel Williams , Kanye West, Iman, Joan Collins, to name a few.
*In the studio he released on itunes Sirpaul’s ” SWINGER, THE ALEX LAUTERSTEIN DREAM PROJECT”, an EP with 3 original remixes. Has worked with folk rock group THE FLYING CHANGE on a remix for the song “BURNING A HORSE” .
*Exploring and experimenting is what Alex enjoys the most and being a musician is the next logical step for him. For this he has formed with fame producer and performer SIRPAUL, the studio Band SIMULOVER, a blend of dance/pop/80′s/electronica .The project was recorded in 3 recording studios in NY, Manhattan .
Simulover's first double single UNBROKEN and GHOSTBOX was released digitally on itunes in february 2011 .
SIMULOVER the album is been digitally released worldwide on ITUNES on march 29th 2011 .
SIMULOVER releases second single TOURNIQUET with various mixes in a double remix pack . Shoots a video directed by Andreas Anastasis to go with the release http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBOJJ66rb30.
SIMULOVER releases 3rd single SO ALIVE a cover of the Love & Rockets.
*Alex Djs the FIFI AWARDS @ The LINCOLN CENTER.
*Alex creates the soundtrack and plays the show for fashion icon RALPH RUCCI at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2013 Spring Summer Collection as seen on YouTube :
*Alex resides for a year at the famous BOOM BOOM ROOM @ The TOP of The Standard High Line in NYC on friday nights.
*Composes the score for a short film , "3", written and directed by Andreas Anastasis.
*Alex starts a new partnership with the PENINSULA HOTEL at 5th Avenue , Manhattan for a series of brunches and rooftop parties over the summer .
*In the studio Alex is putting final touches on his new album to be released by late spring/early summer.
*In a long spam of 16 years of DJING, touring and producing fresh beats, Alex reputation has won him fans both here and abroad.
Alex’s current creative partnership is by his own admission “the most natural collaboration ever”. Approaching dance music studio fixture Konrad Carelli for help in mixing his original solo effort, they found themselves on creative common ground. The creative synergy between the duo spawned a full collaboration to round out the songs on Alex’s debut album, “Cinématique”, released october 21st 2014 worldwide .
About the album-
“Cinématique” is the first phase in the release of over a decade’s worth Lauterstein’s yet un-released studio work.
“2013 came around and my focus shifted from touring to the studio. I really wanted to finish so many of these projects I started over the years and made the decision to give them the attention they deserved. As any producer/touring DJ can tell you, staying focused is almost impossible on the road, especially before laptops became powerful enough to be portable studios”!
The album is an aural journey reflecting the journey that is Alex’s life and career in New York. From the late night clubland imagery evoked from “Dreaming Romantics” to the introspective and metaphysical “Life in the 4th Dimension”, the album chronicles Alex’s shift from sometimes being conscious to spiritually and consciously being aware, of be-ing.
Some have described it as a concept album, some as a trip through sound but everyone agrees, it’s listenable and best enjoyed from start to finish.
A specially packaged, very limited edition 6 pack of colored vinyl is planned for release, Q2 of 2015, featuring the full length, unmixed album singles on the A side, remixes on the B side and quite possibly a surprise or two!
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...Watch this space for more…