We've got something exciting for you today, and it comes in the form of Alexander Aurel's exclusive mix we've got exclusively. Aurel's mix traverses through the world of dance, with special tracks by Max Chapman, Plectroom, Mhek, Danny Serrano, and more.
Listen to the mix below, as well as our interview with the artist below.
1 Raffa FL Freak Out (Original mix) Klaphouse Records
2 Luigi Rocca Sanctuary (Original Mix) Materialism
3 Mhek, Andres Pesqueira Big Dreamz (Freeman & Farelly Remix) Witty Tunes
4 Ziv Avriel & Diablo Up! (Raffa FL Remix) _ Defuse Records
5 Max Chapman Get Freaky (Leftwing & Kody Remix) ElRow Music
6 Mihalis Safras Memo (Original Mix) Cajual
7 Mar-T, Luca Donzelli _ That Freaky Stuff (Original Mix) Moon Harbour Recordings
8 Plectroom Your Love Is Enough (Dub Mix) _ Polar Noise
9 Alexander Aurel & Danny Serrano - Collapse (Original Mix) Leena Music
10 Andrea Oliva Voices (Original Mix) Knee Deep In Sound
11 Format:B Chunky (Riva Starr Remix) Ministry of Sound (UK)
12 Mr. V, Raffa FL How We Do (Raffa FL Re Edit) Criminal Hype
Hi Alexander, thanks for taking the time out to talk to us and for delivering a fantastic mix for Magnetic! Tell us a little about yourself and who or what first turned you on to dance music?
I had some contact with electronic music when I was at school, but the first time I went to a club was in Munich at the Heizkraftwerk a few years later. I know it sounds like a cliché, but Sven Väth was playing - something happened that night and kick started my addiction for dancing to electronic music.
What is your philosophy on DJing? Do you believe in prepared sets or do you like to start with a blank canvas? etc.
There is no prepared set that I play, but I prepare what I might play. I always think about who is playing before or after me and take into consideration my set time and location. Then within those parameters, I decide which records to put in my playlist. But the record I pick to start with depends on the track the DJ before plays. I feel it's more important to continue the flow, instead of doing my thing and force the crowd to follow.
What can we expect to hear in your Magnetic Mix?
A friend of mine said I play power Tech-house - energetic music to keep your feet and heartbeat busy! My new track with Danny Serrano 'Collapse' on Leena is exactly that sound, it's included in the mix close to the end!
How did the collaboration with Danny happen, have you worked together previously?
This is the first time for me I've worked on a collaboration with anyone. I did a remix for Danny for his Transitions Album in 2015. I think he was happy with the result, because he asked me to do a collab together. Our first track is 'Collapse' and I'm really happy with the result. I was playing it nearly in every set and on top of that, it's only day 4 of the release and we just entered the Beatport Tech-House Top 100!
We can hear a lot of different influences across you productions, how would you describe your sound and where do you get your inspiration from?
I love playing various music from House to Techno. It's nice to do both a podcast for listening to at home as well as playing primetime sets to kick people's ass. So why not doing the same with productions? To get inspiration for a track I just have to be in a good mood. If I force myself to make music, then generally nothing good comes out of it.
Where can we find your productions?
Mobilee, Leena, Terminal M, 8bit and many more, you can check them out on my soundcloud page!
Have you got a favorite release of your own that you always love to play?
I always prefer to play my newest tunes. The moment a track comes out, I'm often a step further testing my new ones and develop them during my gigs.
What can we expect to hear from Alexander Aurel in 2017, any plans for an album?
There will be an EP on My Favourite Freaks with fantastic remixes and I'm working on follow-ups for 8bit and Terminal M. And yes, there will be an album in the future, but unfortunately not in 2017.
Finally, if you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?
Start releasing electronic music 10 years earlier.
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