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Alex Reece

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Alex Reece is the Creator of the jazzstep sound, a mix of drum ‘n’ bass and jazz, and one of the artists under the Metalheadz collective, who works also under the alias of Fallen Angel.

Though he’s most interested in acid house and early Detroit techno, Alex Reece came to prominence in the mid-’90s as a jungle star. His interest in techno began in the late ’80s, when acid house was popular. Reece gradually earned enough money to buy turntables and a decent vinyl collection. He then began DJing and worked for Basement Records in 1992, engineering for Wax Doctor. Quitting his job to concentrate on making his own music, Reece first tried his hand at house (recording with brother Oscar as Exodus), but found it too formulaic. He realized that there was much more to explore in jungle/drum’n’bass, so he began to experiment.

His initial releases appeared on the Sinister, Creative Wax, and Moving Shadow labels, but Reece made his name with Goldie’s Metalheadz Records. Singles like “Basic Principles” and “Pulp Fiction” — with its trademark lurching bass line — became jungle standards, showcasing his minimalist style, a sound partly inspired by his fixation with acid house. In fact, the case might be made that Reece’s music isn’t jungle at all, since most of his beats are quite steady. It is only the occasional percussion break and offbeat rimshots that spin his work into jungle territory.

No matter if he’s a junglist or a house maven, Reece cemented his reputation quite well with additional recordings as Jazz Juice (for Precious Materials), Lunar Funk (for Mo’Wax), and the Original Playboy (for R&S).

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  • futureaspects

    I've been on his new site, there are few track for preview and i gotta say that i really like new tunes. I also like the fact that he doesn't changed his style, which is very original. I'm looking forward to this.

    7 Aug 2011 Reply
  • gf80

    yeh was wondering what happened to him as well so had a look round and came across what looks like a new website of his. sounding good... www.alexreecemusic.com

    20 Apr 2011 Reply
  • tompa_fisk

    what happened to him? he hast been makin tunes for a loong time

    9 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Shady_Souleater

    Hi! i ask at fan of Alex Reece if know this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaipQkUPupw It's spot of Solero Algida in 1995. A friend suggest me Mandalay or Alex Reece, but i'm not sure. If you know please say me name of track I try to find from several time Thank who want aid sorry 4 eventually bad english

    11 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Kym-B

    syknyk - Pulp Friction, the album track, is a slightly different track to the 12" release Pulp Fiction/Chill Pill. There's not a lot to choose from between the two versions, but they DO differ. :)

    17 Aug 2010 Reply
  • shadowmajk

    syknyk pulp friction and -/- fiction its not the same track. check it! Peace. ;)

    9 Mar 2010 Reply
  • josecharts

    i love Candles and Feel the sunshine... still remember when both videos where all over tv music chanels like Mtv.... those were the days...

    2 Oct 2009 Reply
  • syknyk

    i think you'll find pulp friction is an alex reece song. Pulp Fiction is the same track incorrectly tagged due to countless idiots thinking that pulp friction is a typo. duh. look at his album tracklisting for proof.

    20 Sep 2009 Reply
  • oskarewicz

    pulp friction is a d'n'b remix of the pulp fciton's (movie) theme, pulp fiction is a classic tune by alexe reece ;)

    24 Aug 2009 Reply
  • joshnodosh

    pulp friction > pulp fiction?

    13 May 2009 Reply
  • neilhobbs

    "Pulp Fricton"... the coolest track ever

    19 Jan 2009 Reply
  • neilhobbs

    I loved Candles when it came out and still very much today! Another one of the iPod!

    19 Jan 2009 Reply
  • bong_ra

    Pulp fiction is classics of dnb)

    5 Dec 2008 Reply
  • funkytechnician

    'Ibiza' is such a great track :o)

    22 Oct 2008 Reply
  • chris050582

    my friend taff tells me this is the best db tune, amaizing tune. i think its smooth.

    12 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Grindfucked

    not bad

    21 Aug 2008 Reply
  • pgjesper

    feel the sunshine ever and ever again

    16 May 2008 Reply
  • topplus

    Superb the Jazz Master track!! even today

    9 Oct 2007 Reply
  • Hodja

    His music brings back good memories of the glory days of D&B wayback in 1996

    19 Dec 2006 Reply

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