Belgian born Alix Depauw is the face behind production moniker Alix Perez, now regarded as one of the most ground-breaking and innovative producer/DJ’s of his time. Alix released his debut album “1984” to critical acclaim via the much revered imprint Shogun Audio in 2009. Since then he has risen to a constant high, and has collaborated with the foremost names in dance and electronic music such as Noisia, Foreign Beggars, dBridge, EPROM, Peven Everett and many more.
2016 saw the launch of Alix’s own imprint: 1985 Music. 1985 Music got off to a running start. Every release and all merchandise into 2017 having sold out, and the label has firmly made its place as a more discerning and entrepreneurial establishment. Almost every release has found its way to number 1 in the Beatport charts. SHADES (his project with EPROM) has seen Alix tour the US 3 times in 2017, and will see him cross back over the Atlantic a few more times again this year.
Early 2015 saw Alix releasing his Bandcamp exclusive “Surplus One” EP. This is another forward thinking collection of music which pushes the boundaries of the genre further, and solidified his reputation as an experimental and highly progressive artist. 2015 was a big year for Alix with a release (Recall & Reflect) on Exit Records EP late 2015, and highly successful collaborative record with EPROM, released on ALPHA Pup. The project is called SHADES, and saw them tour Europe and Australia in late 2015.
In 2013, along with his highly acclaimed and shortlisted BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, Alix released his much anticipated sophomore LP “Chroma X Chords”. The album saw the ever-evolving artist achieving his singular vision of breaking down genre barriers. The reception of the album surpassed all expectations, and redefined peoples’ perception of Alix as a producer again. In April 2014, Alix released his “U” EP, featuring two collaborations with the late, great DJ Rashad and partner Spinn on the highly esteemed Exit Records, whilst also producing Foreign Beggars’ and They Call Me Raptor’s EP’s via Par Excellence.
Territories Performed in: Belgium, Switzerland, France, Germany, UK, Portugal, Slovakia, Austria, Poland, Croatia, Netherlands, India, Canada, USA, China, Indonesia, Russia, Australia, New Zealand.
Festivals Highlights: HARD LA, Outlook (Croatia), Dimensions, Bestival (UK), Dour, Urban Art Forms (Austria), Tomorrowland (Belgium), Summerlands (New Zealand), Northern Bass (New Zealand), Neopop (Portugal), Springfestival (Austria), Roskilde, Pitch Festival, Pukkelpop, Shambhala (Canada), Basscoast, Origin (Australia) etc.