Evol Ai & Mother Band are:
Alan Ropoša - production, arrangement, guitar, synth guitar
Aleksander Varga - bass guitar
Peter Oslaj - keyboards, vocals
Maj Meden - acoustic & electric guitar
Vesna Potokar - vocals
Tomaž Marič - vocals, guitar
Danilo Ivanusa - cahon, percussions
Evol Ai, artistic moniker of Slovenian based musician, producer and dj Alan Roposa, represents the emotional half of his musical orientation, while the other half Qualiass aims more at his energetic soundscape. Evol Ai is smile hunter and emotion cultivator, knowing that smile and tears come from the same place. It’s the love in reverse, it is love in chinese and it’s what the “I” loves.
Evol Ai sound could be described as a feel good dance music with mutant disco vibe, smile’n’drive groove, lush melodics and a touch of deep melancholy, drawing from the binary oppositions between darkness and light. Eclectic in nature with organic touch it could be labeled progressive disco. To sum it up, it sounds like summer having sweet memories of winter, while dancing in the spring.
Background wise, Alan’s first major 12” Qualia release titled Qualia Nation EP came out in 2004 on Minimal Records and got some serious attention from the big names of progressive house era, being charted and played by the likes of Nick Warren, James Zabiela, Chris Fortier, Anthony Pappa, Kingkade and many others. Thru the past decade, he’s been musically evolving his aliases from Qualia, Qualia Six, Qualia 6, Qualias Dead to Qualiass and Evol Ai, wrapping over 20 releases on various labels around the world, from D-Nox’s Plastic Park, Amniotik, VPR, Side Chain, Axum, K4 Format, Bit Records Mexico to Pete Bone’s Red Ant Records and in-house Qualiass Records.
Besides distinctive live shows with the band, Alan also tends to put distinctive element in his dj sets, which are a kind of a hybrid mix between dj, live and re-edit approach from tech to disco. As such, Evol Ai and Qualiass sets always leave the dancers satisfied and fulfilled with eclectic and broad range selection of music, feel-good attitude, creative mixing, “fu*k the genres” storytelling and “let’s have fun, because we are not rocket scientists” stage presence.
In 2012 he started doing music under the name Evol Ai, debuting with first ever track La Fu on Nang’s Beach Disco Sessions 3 compilation by Ilya Santana. His first solo release, two track La Fu EP came out few months after on respected label Nang Records and got support from many big names in nudisco, deep house and house scene, with the track La Fu selected as one of the favorites at the time by Bottin and heard on numerous mixes and dance floors around the world. Following with stream of remixes for 5Reasons and LaserTom, Evol Ai signed with the legendary Compost Records followed by globally acclaimed vinyl/digital release Dark Disco EP, supported by Tensnake, Kasper Bjorke, Brandt Brauer Frick, Peter Kruder, Kraak & Smaak, Claude Monet, Agoria, Timo Garcia and many more, while the Mixmag praising review labeled Evol Ai as the future of disco scene....Yes, the future looks bright as long as we appreciate the present moment....
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