How People Live _ Interview With Alavux

Alavux _ MainGreat mix and conversation with Goran / Alavux.

Alavux is one of the key figures heading the fresh Electro sound from Eastern Europe, along with his E75 Records crew. His vision merges Electro, Techno and unusual sounds into a single matter, known as music. His abrasive subsekt 031 mix is filled with distorted Electro and Techno and is not for the faint hearted. This show was transmitted on Fnoob @ 2200GMT on 29th May 2013.

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subsekt 031 will be available on Soundcloud after transmission and later, on the archive.

We used the interview to find out a little about the man behind the music, the early years and introduction to Techno and Electro. As well as producing and DJ’ing under the name Alavux, Goran has also released several commercial sample packs, so it was very interesting to hear a little about what it is like to work in that industry. During the interview he favourites several Electro classics and modern cuts before discussing his approach to music and the release of his album – Phutura.

Hey Goran, how are you doing? Thanks for taking the time to do the mix and interview with subsekt. I think we should probably get the introductions over first if you don’t mind. Would you mind telling us a little about your background?

Hello, coming from very far away probably most of you never heard 🙂 Joking 😛

I’m from Zemun , part of the capital city of Serbia; Belgrade. Now I’m living with my family in Skopje. My wife was born here as was my youngest daughter Elektra. Her names not related to the Cisco’s track!!! Most of my musical influences are from the 90’s. Hip Hop and Techno; Hard, Minimal, Acid, Detroit, Ghetto Tech, House – whatever sounded good. The 80’s? I’m interested in Hi-Nrg Disco, Funk and some of the Electro Funk classics. I have a deep imagination.

I’ve seen several references to your liking of unusual sounds and ‘music’ – so what are your first musical memories?

Ooh.. there’s a lot from childhood since my Uncles were taking care of me a lot. They did some local DJ’ing and were great collectors of music from Disco to Funk to early Hip Hop and Hi-Nrg, which had the most impact on me and later of course. I started to think about gathering instruments and playing them through effects. Metallic sounds, twisted trough a tornado and similar. Nowadays I have Max.

And when did Techno, or Electro enter your life?

Techno came somewhere in 94/95. Quite accidentally, a friend from the hood gave me some German compilation with a lot Misjah , Franckie Bones , Marusha , and similar on cassette. UR , Jeff and mainly USA Techno / House and much harder stuff, like Gabber came soon afterwards. There was a black market of lots of Bulgarian pirated CD’s and cassettes at the front of the SKC. Fast forward to 99 and I heard and saw the famous X-Mix, by Dave Clarke on TV. Luckily there was an empty video tape, so it was recorded and played back to the death of the VCR! Tape is ok. I think I can still find it! When I played with hardware, there was some jammin’.

I actually recorded some sessions recently. Just a few months ago. Maybe it will be released.


Music production and history are my biggest passions in life. Though people often say that Techno is faceless and should be about the music blah, blah, blah.. I believe in the need to document the people and stories behind it. Techno is a very small world in reality and I think it needs a proper resource. I hope that everyone who is interested in Techno finds this blog accessible in terms of the way that it is written. I personally prefer to hear the artists voice as loud as the music and never enjoy synopsised and pasteurised versions of old conversation; the sort that's peppered with the occasional quote here and there.

One Response to “How People Live _ Interview With Alavux”

  1. Madden Wachsenhoff

    Jun 19. 2013

    Great interview! The next Alavux releases is forthcoming on Vocode Records, out June 30th 2013, 4 tracks of mad Berlin inspired electro entitled ‘Pitch’

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