DJ Alex Taylor Podcasts
Rodney Lay [email protected]
DJ Alex Taylor has been at the forefront of Australia’s dance music industry for 25 years. With a passion for quality house music, that is soulful, deep and funky to tribal and progressive. He has forged a name for himself that sees him playing regularly across the country and around the world.
With residencies and guest sets at some of Australia’s biggest clubs such as Arq, The Ivy, Trademark, Tank, Home and Hugos Lounge, The Midnight Shift and The Beresford, to playing to tens of thousands at events and parties across the globe. Alex’s CV reads like the Who’s Who of Australian dance party history. Headlining events such as the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, Fuzzy Parklife, Fierce Angel, Red Raw, Sleaze Ball, Mobile Home, Home Bake, The Harbour Party, Homesexual, Daywash, Love Muscle, Frisky, Ministry Of Sound, Musica Festival and most recently DJing for Spain’s hot party brands, Matinee, La Leche and Supermartxe.
From parties at remote places like Uluru, beach bars in Bali to being invited to DJ at a private party for Madonna during her “Girlie Show” tour of Australia, playing at the pre-gig U2 cocktail parties in Sydney, and most recently supporting the legendary Grace Jones on her ‘Hurricane’ tour of Australia. Alex Taylor has built a huge reputation.
Internationally, Alex has headlined at clubs & parties in Auckland, Singapore, KL, London, Brighton, Cologne, L.A. San Francisco, Shanghai, Taipei, Seoul, Macau, Manila, Bali, & Bangkok and annually spends the summer season on the island-clubbing destination of Ibiza, DJ’ing for “We Love Space Sundays” at the world-renowned super-club Space, playing alongside the world’s top name DJ’s.
As far as awards go, Taylor has earned many. He was named best DJ at the Sydney DIVA awards so many times (five) that he eventually pleaded for people to vote for someone else. Also appearing in the inaugural Nationwide Inthemix Top 50 Australian DJ’s several times #19, #18, #27, #35.
He has supported and headlined with almost every major DJ; names such as, Miguel Migs, Armand Van Helden, Roger Sanchez, Satoshie Tomiie, The Freemasons, Mark Doyle, Sasha, John Digweed, Jon Sa Trinxa, Sandy Rivera, Paul Oakenfold, Frankie Knuckles, Tom Novy, DJ Sneak, Smokin’ Jo, Ben Watt, Laurent Garnier, Kaskade, Masters At Work, Chris Lake, Groove Armada, Miss Kitten, Hernan Cattaneo, Seamus Haji, Victor Calderone 2Many DJs, Funkagenda and many more.
With over ten commercially released mix CDs to his name, for labels such as PACHA, Ministry Of Sound, Sony, Vinyl Pusher + more, Alex also spends time in the studio under the moniker Taylor Square, and has remixed artists such as Australia’s dance diva Zoe Badwi, soul legend Jocelyn Brown, the chart smashing Inaya Day, deep house darlings Crazy P, chill-out master Hi Fi Mike, Australian Idol’s Cosima De Vito and trance duo Blank & Jones. All of which have charted in the ARIA, (Australian Recording Industry Association) club chart top 20.
Taylor Square’s debut single “Something In The Air” ft Katarina signed to Sorry Shoes Records with 2011 Remixes by Nacho Chapado, Hifi Sean and Luke R having chart success and available now.
Their second single “Island Life” signed to Neon Records is out now on Beatport http://www.beatport.com/s/r1lpTf and iTunes http://tinyurl.com/4av5e9v
Alex also plays at many corporate events for brands such as Coca Cola, XYZ Networks, Pacific Magazines and lends his talents to charity events such as Table For Ten, ensuring he gets to give something in return for the absolute pleasure he receives from entertaining with his music.
Alex Taylor’s most recent mixed CD: PACHA 2010 featuring tracks by Roger Sanchez, EDX, TV Rock, Bob Sinclar and more is available online and instores now.