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ALIAS – REMIXES (Electronica/Breakbeat – US)

Alias

Portland-based musician and beat-smith Alias (born Brendon Whitney) has been active on the abstract hip hop scene for almost ten years. With a handful of albums under his belt, he is one of the pillars of the avant-guarde hip hop / electronica label anticon.

In 2002 Alias concocted his first album, a rap-heavy, poetic and brooding introspective record called The Other Side of the Looking Glass, which was  followed by his moodier Eyes Closed EP and Muted full-length (2003). In 2005, Alias collaborated with little brother Ehren to produce an instrumental LP named after their grandmother, Lillian. 2006 brought a new Alias-anchored duo, this time in collaboration with New York electro chanteuse Tarsier (Rona Rapadas), and the album Brookland/Oaklyn. Finally in 2008, Alias released Resurgam, an album of heavy, intricate rhythms and impressive melodic breadth. The album is also notable for its two collaborative tracks, such as “Well Water Black” which features the falsetto croons and low-toned poems of WHY?’s Yoni Wolf.

Alias - Well Water Black (Featuring WHY?)     

Alias is also a talented remixer, whose work has been embraced by critics across-the-board. His list of contributions includes remixes for the likes of The One AM Radio, John Vanderslice, Christ, My Brightest Diamond, 13 & God,  Son Lux, Lali Puna and Lunz.

Lali Puna - Alienation (Alias Remix)     

If you like what you hear, check out Alias on MySpace. Buy his music on

LALI PUNA – ALIENATION (Electronica/Indie – Germany)

Lali Puna

Experimental electronica outfit Lali Puna team up with Portland-based beat maker Alias and the result of this collaboration is an entrancing remix of “Alienation”, taken off Lali Puna’s fantastic new album Faking The Books (Morr Music, 2004).

Lali Puna - Alienation (Alias Remix)     

A fine remix by all standards, “Alienation” sublimates the original and perfectly encapsulates the essence of Lali Puna’s music: sobriety and minimalism mixed with intense emotions. The song slowly builds up, one beat at a time, and gently leads you to its breathtaking climax (2’20”).

Find out more about Lali Puna on MySpace and buy their music on Lali Puna