deephouse Talent Mix – Alex Kennon

Already making serious waves with productions on labels like Rebellion, Crosstown Rebels and Saved, Alex Kennon has always been surrounded by great music.
As a child, he was classically trained on the Spanish guitar and was, by his own admission, “really good!” Playing for ten years, it not only made Alex focused, it also allowed him to be disciplined because he would play at least two hours a day. Alex was inspired by powerful songs from The Eagles and Led Zeppelin alike. Similarly, the influence of Alex’s father cannot be ignored, not only was his Dad a fan of classic American and English rock bands, he was also introduced to sounds of the era: from Phil Collins and Depeche Mode to Massive Attack. But the biggest influence from his father was soul. “His first love was Earth, Wind and Fire, funk groups with fifteen elements!” Alex also breathed in fumes from his father’s vinyl collection, which was mainly English rock and new wave. It’s a collection he still has today. “I have a lot of vinyl,” he smiles. “My father used to travel and work with military pilots and would bring records back home. For example, he brought back ‘Disintegration’ [by The Cure] and it was my first electronic love. It shook my brain with music and image.”
That emotional, powerful music soon lead him to the house and techno he lives and breathes today: thanks in part to his father’s funk and also down to his own passion for New York and Detroit scenes. Soon, Alex was presenting a show in his own hometown. “As well as Laurent Garnier, I was a lover of New York music and also Detroit, I loved records with acid sounds inside. This is when I discovered Giorgio Moroder.” Alex’s father told him Giorgio was an Italian who was one of the best producers of the 70s, “which is why I admire him. But I also think everybody is a fan of him!”

1 Santos – Fragment 005 ( Original )
2 Danny Tenaglia – Don’t Turn Your Back (Harry Romero Remix)
3 Elax – Bescio
4 Seb Zito – 4 Ever (Dub Mix)
5 Alex Kennon – Gentle Water (Original Mix)
6 Jamie Jones &Daryus Syrossian – Eyes Of The Night
7 Dennis Quin & Edwin Oosterwal – Synth Seller
8 Ben Rau – Out There
9 Alex Kennon – Fandango
10 DJ Sneak & Tripmastaz – Juicyfication Of House (Original Mix)
11 Oliver Kapp – Sketch
12 Christian S – Tannin
13 Kink – RAW
14 Steffi& Virginia – Help Me Understand
15 Steffi& Virginia – Be True To Me