Swaying more towards a technological approach to his mixing, even in his very early years Alex preferred to play around with his Behringer BCR2000 and the latest gear instead of focusing on playing vinyl. Such a decision has led to his playing style ev..
Hailing from Germany’s fourth largest city of Cologne, Alex van Ratingen’s honest affection for music shines through in both his intelligent productions and his ability to animate the dance floor. Inspired and influenced by his native city's music culture which spawned exciting acts like Robert Babicz and Michael Mayer, Alex van Ratingen shares the same passion and dedication as his predeccesors.
Drawing influences from fellow German compatriots Stimming, tINI and the endless list of Berlin born techno prodigies, Alex has worked long and hard at honing his distinct sound, which he assuredly defines as a fusion of deep house and techno, emotively produced to touch the listeners' minds.
Beginning his musical career at the age of just 16 years old, mastering both the drums and electric guitar along the way, it wasn’t long before Alex began experimenting with electronic music.
Swaying more towards a technological approach to his mixing, Alex preferred to play around with his Behringer BCR2000 and the latest gear instead of focusing on playing vinyl. Such a decision has led to his playing style evolving with the use of Ableton Live and Maschine, maintaining that special live element in all of his performances.
Alongside spending countless hours curating his own productions, 2013 also saw the establishment of ‘Steppers and Sleepers’, an independent record label founded by both Alex and Augustus Gloop. Assuming the role of Head of A&R, the label strives to provide a platform for something new and different, with this exciting venture further assuring just how devoted to the music this true professional genuinely is.
Founding his vinyl only imprint cпzpт in 2016 Alex has the idea of spreading the music he loves and of giving away a piece of art with every release.