DJAlchemy is a future jazz, downtempo and ambient dj with roots in techno and trance dating back to 1991. 2003 is when the change in formats came about in his style after being inspired by a compilation called Chill Room released on his record label WE Records. Currently focused on bringing downtempo to a larger audience while still pushing the future jazz sound that continues to expand into the newest genres of EDM.
As a member of Hypersonic Radio and Ambient Camping, DJAlchemy also assists the electronic dance music scene by promoting new artists and creating unique events for the community. Hypersonic Radio hosts a 24/7 EDM station that provides pre-recorded shows, interviews and live broadcasts from clubs featuring some of the world's top artists. Ambient Camping hosts several outdoor events a year, for the past 16 years, that provides an engaging visual show with ambient and downtempo music.
For a taste of the sound of DJAlchemy that has earned him spots opening for Rusko, Colette, Plaid, Hess is More, Q-Burns Abstract Message, Lee Coombs, J. Scott G. and more, then please take a listen to the Best of Chill Beats at https://soundcloud.com/djalchemy/best-of-chill-beats-2012
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I started collecting records in 1988 after really being inspired by a Skinny Puppy show in Houston, TX at Number's. During the late 80's and early 90's I focused on the industrial sound. I had been picking up what would now be considered more of the mainstream techno at the time. In 1991, I was exposed to the real underground techno by Chris Anderson's KTRU radio show. Techno and rave became my focus and I started shopping at Megazone Records run by Andrei Morant. In 1993, I moved away from DJ'ing for a bit and managed a band called Turquoise Insomnia. After a successful year and half managing this band they decided to call it quits and I went back to spinning techno and breakbeats for a bit until 1995. In late 1995, I started managing an indie-rock band called Secret Sunday and in 1996 started WE (Whitmire Empire) Records to release their first album. I focused on band management and running my record label and briefly managed Broken Note Records while I-45 was on tour. Other bands I managed, but not limited to, were Dethkultur BBQ, Alien Swirl and Magic Firesheep.
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From 1998 - 2001 I spun trance, psy-trance, goa, techno, and hard house with shows throughout the US.. In 2002 I decided to take a break when the "scene" started to decline and government agencies tried to shut down as many events as they could. Right before, taking that break I did release a compilation of US downtempo artists titled Chill Room with the release party held at Asylum in Austin, TX.
In 2003, inspired by the compilation I released and the my love for acid jazz of the 90's, I decided to completely change my style to downtempo. I held residences at Whiskey Bar, Foundation and Plush until 2008 when I decided to take a break again and focus on photography which I had also picked up in 2003.
In 2009, I was asked to fill in as DJ for I-45 during several SXSW shows and then asked to manage them again. On Sun. Dec. 27, 2009 I kicked off my return as a future jazz / downtempo dj at Discotronix held at Plush in Austin, TX and moved on to create Chill Beats held once a month at Halcyon in Austin and San Antonio, TX.