Alex Tsotsos aka GummiHz is a unique creative force and exceptional artist, “the Andre 3000 of Techno” according to the innovator and legend, Derrick May! A natural born DJ and diverse music producer, Alex is the man behind the imprints Claap, C-EDITS and Raw Instinct. Since 2006, he has released music with New York’s Ibadan, Wolf + Lamb Black, Berlin’s Mobilee, Paris’s Realtone Records and eclectic sister label Earthrumental Music, Defected, Fabric and even majors like Tommy Boy. His rich discography also includes the debut album Sleepless Nights (2009) and mix compilations such as Back To Back Vol. Two (2008) and Alles Claap vol.1 (2013).
Alex grew up with a strict sense of his own taste, gifted with musicianship and charisma which were obvious since childhood, leading to his first proper DJ residency at just 15! Although Alex doesn’t come from a Techno or House mecca, it seems that the universe conspired so that, while still a teenager, Alex would get his ears and hands on House and Techno records coming from New York, Detroit, Chicago, London and Paris.
GummiHz has brought his signature sound to clubs and events in much of North and South America, Europe, and Asia, playing at clubs and events in numerous cities across the globe. A Berlin resident since a few years, Alex plays regularly at most clubs in the city; also having lived in London from 1996 until 2006, experiencing both the Electronic music explosion during the mid 90s in the UK as well as the famous Summer of Love in ’98.
A man of exquisite taste, Alex is an avid fan of Jazz, Disco, Soul, Rock, Folk, Classical, or any sort of music that is touching to him. Influences also come from many artists outside Electronic Dance Music. With plenty of releases in the pipeline, Alex Tsotsos is proving to be a never ending source of quality dance music. A man who gives back to the scene he is so passionate about, Alex is not deluded by trends and hype but strictly follows his inner instinct.
"Hi everyone, I am Alex and some of you probably know my music as GummiHz!
This mix was recorded a few months ago at an after party following my set at ://about blank here in Berlin. The event took place on a Wednesday back in July. I was doing the closing slot from 04:00 onwards. We had to stop the music at around 10:00 in the morning on Thursday so we decided to head to a friend’s place and keep the vibes high! It is a short reflection of the six hours of my set on that night! As I am not fond of giving away my secrets, lets just say that the mix features music from labels like Sushitech, Lazare Hoche, Slow House, FXHE as well as the Raw Instinct series, which i produce as part of my imprint Claap records! The mix was recorded on two turntables and a home mixer. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did that morning. Blessings and see you on the dancefloor!"