Alex Barck’s rise to world fame was as a member of Jazzanova in the late 90’s. Also as the A&R manager at Berlin based label Sonar Kollektiv he was, and still is, responsible for some of the finest ever releases, spanning the horizons from soulful Pop and witty Dance music. His first gigs were at the Club Akbar Lounge followed by the infamous Delicious Doughnuts. Only ten years after his beginnings he has played at almost every renowed club as the likes of Tokyo’s Yellow to Zouk in Singapore, Trouw in Amsterdam, Goa in Madrid, Dachkatine in Zurich, Plastic People in London, Elephant Festival in Croatia, and of course the Berlin landmarks WMF, Cookies, Weekend, Watergate and Panorama Bar – just to name a few. He has also played alongside an endless list of luminaries including but not limited to Francois K., Gilles Peterson, Norman Cook, Andrew Weatherall, Carl Craig and Basement Jaxx. As well as being a passionate, challenging and, oft times, revolutionary DJ for over twenty years, Alex Barck has also worked as a selector, compiling several acclaimed and trendsetting series (Secret Love, Computer Incarnations etc.). He hosts a number of radio shows on different German radio stations and is also revered for his remix work. As of 2011 he and producer Christian Prommer have been recording together as Prommer & Barck (Derwin Records) and have been touring as a club/live act all throughout Europe. So busy is his schedule and so explosive is his constant creative output. There’s probably only one leitmotif to his career: A deep, honest and never ending love for music.
ALEX BARCK IS BACK FROM LA REUNION WITH HIS SOLO ALBUM “REUNION” (RELEASED 13.10.13):
Now, it’s official: Alex Barck is back in his home town Berlin. For a whole year he lived together with his family on the small, remote island La Reunion in the Indian Ocean. To recover from his turbulent life as a DJ, as member of Jazzavoa, as A&R manager of Sonar Kolletiv, as one half of Prommer & Barck and as a busy record digger? Far from it! Now with his debut solo album in the luggage he returns back to the party capital of the world. The island, the ocean, the African influences, the detachment from the hectic club scene must have done Barck especially good. „Reunion“ is a mature club album with harsh pop appeal, lots of soul, a deepness as abyssal as the Sunda Trench and a very unique, characteristic thumbprint. For nine of the total of twelve album tracks Barck invited guests over the ocean.
NEWS: “REUNION REMIXED” OUT NOW ON SONAR KOLLEKTIV (RELEASED 03.10.14)
Almost to the day, a year ago the brilliant solo debut album by Alex Barck, „Reunion“, was released and caused quite a stir amongst the fans of sophisticated and boundaries-exploring dance music. A buzz lasting to this day, only considering all the different remixes that came out over the last twelve months. You can find them now, fourteen in number, nicely assembled in this digital release package. The ten reworks already officially released are joined by another four exclusive remixes, which haven’t been available so far.
24.10. AT Wien // VIENNALE
25.10. SL Bratislava // NUSPIRIT
21.11. DE München // KONG
05.12. CH Zürich // KASHEME
06.12. CH Basel // LADY BAR