Alix Alvarez – Elixr EP

Is it any wonder that Alix Alvarez’s music is held in such when we consider that the New Yorker learnt his trade under the watchful eyes and ears of many of house musics true visionaries. During his youth his home city was the heartbeat of house music and having ignited an interest in production he signed up to the Institue of Audio Research. Upon graduating he was given the amazing opportunity to work as an assitant sound engineer at the legendary MAW Studios. Alix took the opportunity to the fullest, learning his trade from the great Little Louie Vega and Kenny Dope Gonzales and befriending further mentors including Sandy Rivera and Osunlade. At MAW Studios Alix also met Mr. V and things really started to take off and the combination lead to his first club hit, 2007s Da Bump.  Alixs debut on Ovum has been a process that goes back well over a year.  Being fans of his production we reached out to him for a remix of Shlomi Abers NY Dreamer.  The result was a multi week stint at the top of the Beatport Deep House Sales chart and incredible support from his peers.  Since that time Alix has been working on his debut release for Ovum, the Elixr EP.  This release shows the diveristy of Alixs amazing production skills and the end result is a spectacular four tracker that effortlessly glides us from the beautiful deep and warm vibes of No Loss to the jittery vocal skills of  Treat Me, via the analog gem BDRK and Josh Wink favourite Champion Sound. Debuts dont get much better. Class.Huge Support from:  Josh Wink, Raresh, Joris Voorn, Damian Lazarus, Uner, Steve Bug, Soul Clap, Lee Burridge, Justin Martin, D’julz, Jazzanova, M A N I K, Sascha Dive, Doc Martin, Till Von Sein and more!!!!

Joris Voorn
 – “I love the No Loss track!! Champion sound also amazing!!”
Raresh – “Champion Sound for me but all the tracks have the ‘touch’ in one way or another J”
Marc Romboy – “Really great tune! Summer can come, no, must come!!!”
Damian Lazarus – “Liking the BDRK and the Treat Me tracks… looking forward to trying these out tonight! J”
Lee Burridge – “No Loss is an absolute WINNER for me!!! Support!”
Justin Martin – “I am absolutely in love with this whole ep! All of it! J”
Joel Alter – “Wow finally a great 4-tracker (thank god no remixes) No Loss is perfect deephouse. Really like Treat Me too, nice vocal house with a modern feel to it. Thanks!”
Sebo K – “Yeah, I’m totally in love with this! Especially Treat Me.”
MANIK – “Awesome stuff here from Ovum. Will def play BDRK and the others are cool too. Thx Alix.”
Sascha Dive – AMAZING RELEASE!!!! I NEED this on vinyl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Psycatron – (BBC Ulster) – “Amazing ep, from deep to melodic this totally nails them all. BDRK is proper killer!”
Fred Everything – “Nice and simple, as it should be and nice variety of sounds from Alix. My pick is No Loss, with its hypnotic mood || style groove. thx!”
Tom Findlay (Groove Armada) – “Someone somewhere will be playing this on a rooftop in Miami and sadly it wont be me L Great record.”
Danny Howells – “Stunning release, and perfect for Miami .. all great but adore No Loss and BDRK – cheers!”
Peter Kruder – “BDRK is a very good record, i like the way it builds. Will play this!”
Dan Curtin – “Awesome and moody techno, with a nice fat sound, definite support!”
Tedd Patterson – “Always been a fan of Alix. This is a very nice sample of what he does best. Deep and sexy and fresh!”
Tobi Neumann – “Outstanding! 4 tracks and all have something special.. a sunny & trippy vibes. Can‘t wait to play this tracks. Another Ovum for my collection. Need this on vinyl.”
Tiefschwarz (Basti) – “This is such a great release from Alix. I like BDRK most on first listen. Support!”
Chris Tietjen – “Champion Sound is KILLER!!! Playing this!”
Lele Sacchi – (InTheMix, Rai 2, Italy) – “Lush beautiful melodies by Alvarez. Love it!”
UNER – “Simply amazing!!! Ovum nails again!! Can’t choose only one track… so will play the full ep!!
Gregor Tresher – “Great & versatile EP! Treat Me my fav on first listen, but quality tracks overall. Can´t wait to play.”
Luke Solomon – “Oh…. Now I like BDRK loads. Support from me for sure… Cool EP overall too. Nice one Alix!”
Dusky – “We are really into BDRK and Treat Me on this release. Gonna try them out! J”

– (CHRY Toronto, Canada) – “The music definitely does the press release justice – this is a quality release, well crafted and executed – very cohesive but sonically dynamic – definitely feel in’ all four cuts here – fave is the addictive soulful house groover Treat Me!”
Jan – (Dance Dept. Radio 538, Holland) – “I smell SPRING!!! No Loss is a lovely tune.”
Larse – (Klubbing, WDR 1Live, Germany) – “Summer vibes!!! I love these… feel good inc!”
Greg – (Magazine Sixty/DMC World) – “Treat Me is ace, really solid groove and great percussive work.”
Alex Barck (Jazzanova) – “How good is this?! A very strong ep from Alix!”
Till von Sein – “Well, what else to expect from Alix.. big fan of all his productions. No Loss and Champion Sound will be hammered a lot in the next weeks/months. Perfect vibe setting jams for my sets.”
Soul Clap – “WOW! Alix Alvarez on Ovum, DEEP HOUSE 4 EVA! WE LOVE U OVUM!!!!! Another unexpected but totally amazing genre defying release. Please dont ever stop J BDRK our fav.”
D’Julz – “Super strong and diverse ep. I’ll play mostly Treat Me and Champion Sound.”
Fritz Zander – “Good to hear new stuff from Mr Alvarez. No Loss and Treat Me are very cool! Thanks!”
Doc Martin – “Brother doing it on a deep and Twisted tip!!! Treat Me!”
Trickski (Daniel) – “I have been a great fan of Alix for quite some time. Champion Sound is my fave to play!”
Satoshi Tomiie – “A cool 4 tracker from Alix and every single one is great! But BDRK works the best for me I think.”
Defected Radio – “Class. Alix Alvarez is a master and it shows here!”
Christillization Radio, Serbia – “Dope release from Alix, ‘BDRK’ and ‘Champion Sound’ are sooo good! Love Ovum!”
DocePulgadas Radio, Spain – “Great package! BDRK is for us!!”
SWR Dasding Radio, Germany – “Like the release and will feature it in the radio show.”
Klubbing – (WDR 1Live, Germany) – “No Love is the winner here.. great tune!”
Scan Mode – (DJ Magazine, Spain) – “Wow! Perfect! All tracks works right for me! Hard to choose one!”
Martin – (Raveline Magazine, Germany) – “Great one. Considering for review!”
Sergio – (Beatburguer, Spain) – “BDRK is wonderful! Amazing track!”
Vicious Magazine, Spain – “Complete release! BDRK and Treat Me are my faves here. Thanks so much.”

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