After Recordings featuring Alex Morph – Episode 12
Alex M.O.R.P.H. was born in 1975 in Bochum (Germany). His passion for music began in the very early years. It helped him develop his own musical style. The teenagers of his age listened to “Always On My Mind” Pet Shop Boys or “I Should Be So Lucky” Kylie Minogue. Alex gathered his first experience in Techno, Acid and House music, which at that time they were extremely popular.
Later, Alex grabbed the opportunity to make a recording for Love Parade. The sound was huge. It offers from the organizers began to bang on doors and windows – as a result he was invited to numerous national and international events. However, during his concerts instead of fun, frustration began to appear, as a result of which he was at the dead end. At the age of 21 he found a lot of time to reinvent himself. He gave up success and rejected all proposals.He wanted to spend his free time looking for new inspirations and find the missing link in music.
Two years passed, and finally he found his style corresponding to his personality – morphsounds. It was a combination of calm trance, melancholy progressive sound structures, aided by increasing strikes.
Alex was one of the many DJs in the Ruhr industrial basin eager to get to major clubs or major events in Germany. A breakthrough in his professional career came thanks to events such as Century Rave in Bochum and Westfalenhalle Dortmund (1995), Greenhouse Techno-Tour in Portugal (1997). Also several club events: Tribehouse Neuss, Neuschwanstein Cologne and Katakomben Krefeld.
Alex also played on moving stages, built on trucks during the next editions of Love Parade (1995-2000). In 1997, Woody Van Eyden invited him to cooperate with Club Groove Records. Alex played countless events in many European clubs and finally settled permanently as a resident at Tarm Center Bochum in the spring of 2000. In his career, he published productions under several pseudonyms. It was Alex M.O.R.P.H., Badlands, Discomaniax, Dr. Feeling & Mr. Tree, Hawaian Star, Imagine, M.O.R.P.H., Robert Grand, Santa Cruz and The Unit 2.
In 2009, Alex’s debut album entitled “Purple Audio” is released. Thanks to it, a producer strengthens his position on the club music market. The single promoting this release is “Sunset Boulevard”, which already during the premiere gained the name “Tune Of The Week” in the broadcast “A State Of Trance” by Armin Van Buuren. Alex also continues his radio show “HeavensGate”, which he runs with his manager and close friend Woody Van Eyden.