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Anticipation has been running high for the release of Alex B's debut full-length album Moments. Years of focused time in the studio and relentless touring all over the world have earned Alex his due recognition, with hype surrounding the rising producer growing daily. In the Last year alone, Alex received airplay on BBC's Mary Anne Hobbs Show (the authority on up-and-coming bass music) and URB Magazine, who flagged him as one to watch in their highly regarded annual "Next 100" issue, saying,
"Whether he is remixing Dilla or creating patchwork masterpieces, his resourcefulness is as prominent as his passion. Be on the lookout for his full-length album."
The wait is almost over. Moments is set to hit the streets April 6th on Alex B's own Elm&Oak imprint.
To call Elm&Oak a record label would be as over simplistic as calling Alex B's productions "beats". Elm&Oak is a creative hub for web design, graphic design, clothing, graffiti, photography and event promotion, all of which Alex is actively involved in.
Those familiar with Alex B already know that he tends to take a layered approach to everything, especially his music. The tracks on Moments are intricately crafted with painstaking care and attention to detail " a careful mix of analog and digital sounds elevated by imaginative samples and the insight of a classically trained musician. The result is a blend of timeless warmth and future beats that is as easily adaptable to introspective time with one's headphones as it is to group mania on a mobbed dance floor.
This is evident through Alex B's recently produced mix that has been getting huge downloads. "Brain Food" for Flying Lotus's Brainfeeder label, contains 90% unreleased tracks, and has been a nice tide over for those itching to hear Moments in its entirety. The mix includes a taste of the novel sounds in store and clues about guest appearances on the album.
With his work in the studio complete, and interest in his music at an all time high, Alex B plans to tour extensively following the release of Moments on April 6th. The run will begin at the coveted Low End Theory Night in Los Angeles and will cover cities from coast to coast. Check back in with www.alexbeats.com or www.ElmAndOak.com for tour dates and to get your hands on the album as soon as it's released.