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  • Born

    4 April 1982 (age 36)

Although having produced music for more than 10 years Alek Száhala is a relatively new name in the international scene. Still he has truely been one of the key players in the recent development of the new wave of Finnish Hard Dance.

Since his explosive forthcoming in 2003 with tracks like Superstition and Tlaloc he has made a deep impact to both Finnish and international crowds and DJs with dozens of amazing tracks.

He has succesfully created a production style of original sound - Hyperenergetic beats combined with a strong emotional charge creates a memorable and unique atmosphere. © Alek Száhala was voted 4th best in the artist / producer category in Finnish Club Awards 2003, only 9 votes after Carbon Based—the band number one in the Finnish hard dance scene. Orkidea took the 1st place, and JS16 the 2nd.

Alek Száhala got interested in producing music straight after he got his first sound card in 1993. He made lots of minor BBS and internet releases using names BwD (Bryn Wyrnd Ddu) and Apofish during the following eight years. In 2003 Alek was for the first time seriously noticed by Finnish harddance DJs and promoters. Later in the very same year he played his first live set at Säde club and got his first record contracts from Electronica Exposed.

After the year 2003 Alek has gained more reputation in Finland as well as in the international scene. Among the vinyl releases through Camel Records, Finrg recordings and Electronic, some of his most played tracks Ngarnuuk and Man eaten were also included in Proteus' new mixtape: The Hellfire Club released by the brand new Finnish label Teflon Bullet.

Among the gigs played in Finland, UK, and Australia, the most remarkable ones for Alek have been such events as Godspeed (Sydney), Mayhem 2005 (Brisbane), Logic (London) and Koneisto, the biggest electronic music festival in Finland.

Alongside with Carbon Based, Re-form, Epilim and Pain on Creation, Alek Száhala has been one of the key members in the developement of the Finnish hard dance sound (). His music varies from very melodic and to dark, fast and evil .

While being one of the most active producers in Finland, Alek studies computational linguistics, computer science and various ancient languages such as sumerian at the university of Helsinki.

While best known as Alek Száhala he has also worked under several other aliases.
They are as follows: Apofish, Apofis, Bryn Wyrnd Ddu, Paoçala, Aszagarnak.

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