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The best kept secret in music


"Alpha 606 – Electrónica Afro-Cubano E.P. – Interdimensional Transmissions 27"

Author of numerous successful one shot tracks on labels such like Monotone, Touchin' Bass and Transient Force, US Alpha 606 is curiously quite rare on full 12'' format. With "Electrónica Afro-Cubano", this 33 years-old artist from Florida delivers at last his second solo E.P. to date after his "Computer Controlled" debut release on Dopamine in 2004.

Joining the Detroit home of Ectomorph, I-F, GD Luxxe, I.B.M, Perspects (formerly of Le Car) and other pioneers, our electro-acoustic producer introduces here four impressive tunes, plus a bonus cut, showing his early Cuban influences.

Opening the A side with innovative live hand drums, "Samborg" serves up a solid electro bass driving affair, made of crispy tones, frantic rhythm, warm samples and fascinating distortions. Rich and minimal at the same time, this tense jewel combining classic percussive instruments to analogical gears, brings a breath of fresh air to a style a little bit formatted.

Wink and perfect follow up to "Anarchy In China", published on Andrea Parker's untouchable "Subsidence" compilation three years ago, "Anarchy In Cuba" offers a reinforced version, merging with talent sparse synth strings to pumpin' congas.

On the reverse, "Ciudad Debajo" explores the deeper side of electronica, creating a vast, refined and colorful advanced music based upon abstractions and crystal-clear loops.

Finally, progressive "Guajiro" with its classic syncopated tempo and nostalgic layers, returns to dancefloor purposes, spreading a hypnotic hit in Alpha 606's typical trademark.

Fully equipped with a Dj friendly locked groove called "Pressurized City", this 12'', available in black and green limited vinyl edition, reinvents the electro genre thanks to a real forward thinking vision and lots of unusual sounds. Utterly essential!

12’’, electro

Added: June 28th 2008
Reviewer: Nexus 6
Score: 5 stars

- Nexus 6



Computer Controlled e.p. (12") Dopamine Records 2005
Electrónica Afro-Cubano e.p. (12") Interdimensional Transmissions 2008

Metro-Mover (12") Alphaphix (Alpha 606 Guanabana Mix) Dopamine Records 2005
Reworked and Remixed (12") Sleeping With The Enemy Monotone 2006
Freaky Bitches Remixes (First Installment) (12") Touchin' Bass 2008

Track Appearances:

Future Sound Of Breaks (CD) Domino Sound Records (US) 2005
Subsidence (2xLP) Anarchy In China Touchin' Bass 2005
Subsidence (CD) Anarchy In China Touchin' Bass 2005
Nobody's Perfect Part Two (CD, Mixed) "Anarchy In China" Touchin' Bass 2006
Ten Volt (CD) "Rise Of Human Being" Transient Force 2007
Searching For 808 (MP3, Comp) "Rise Of Human Being" Transient Force 2008
Something Simple 1/10 (CD, Mixed) "Rise Of Human Being" Transient Force 2008



Born in Miami to Cuban immigrants, he is a multitalented multi instrumentalist. His innovation is in blending the varied history of Electro, 20th Century Avant Garde and his native Cuban influences, ranging from the ritual music of Santeria to the Afro Cuban highs of 1930's Havana. With this stew of influences, he creates a dense and colorful sound, melding advanced electronics with intricately played live hand drums. His style is the definition of a new sound, known as Electrónica Afro-Cubano.