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Alvin Risk

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | SELF

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | SELF
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"A song about broken hearts, plus chipmunk voices"

"the Erasure 2.0 indie-electro of the 2000s to an uncharacteristically dark place. The song, from the pseudonymous producer and singer, is at first svelte and impressionistic, but takes a straightforward lyrical turn and a discomfiting musical one" - Washington City Paper

"Alvin Risk - "Safe""

"it's unreasonable how this hasn't hit the Internet charts and tastemakers' palates. But that will all change as they all come around and hear The Making Of, because it's a stunning debut and even though merely a few dozen minutes' worth of music, it's enough to stave off your hunger for a little while longer." - The Culture Of Me Blog

"Alvin Risk "The Making Of" EP"

"A a collection of 4 songs that highlights his ability to balance great concepts, songwriting, production and musicianship – a task that very few artists are able to achieve these days. Overall great music that should be heard." - Asian Dan Blog



The Making Of" (CD) Night 2010
Back Up In This" (Alvin Risk Remix) 2010


Nova / Monochrome (12", Ltd) Telemetrik Recordings 2003
My Lightyear: Act Two - Black Sun Empire 2008
My Lightyear: Act One - Black Sun Empire 2008
My Lightyear: Act Three - Black Sun Empire 2008


Wicked Life EP (2x12", EP, Ltd) - Moving Shadow 2004
No Room In Hell E.P. - Moving Shadow2005
Corrupt Souls Feat. Hyx - 1138 Black Sun Empire 2005
Samsara / Machines - Circle Recordings 2005
Raiden & Corrupt Souls - Wounds & Plaster - Freak 2006
Sentinel / Skyclad (12") - Disturbed Recordings 2006
Corrupt Souls & Hyx - Brood X (12") Obsessions 2006
Corrupt Souls / Equivalent - Torque / Z Point ? (2 versions) Aesthetics (2) 2008



After years of working quietly behind the scenes, DC-based songwriter and producer Alvin Risk is taking to the spotlight this fall with several high-profile collaborations and his first solo EP, The Making Of. The Making Of is four songs worth of Alvin’s retro/nostalgic vocals layered over intricate rhythms and a hinderance of synthesizer. There’s a chilling quality to these songs, a low-key operatic-ness amongst the electro beats.

For many Alvin is best know for his considerable body of work as a dance music producer (formerly know as "Corrupt Souls" and "Telemetrik"). Alvin between 2003-2009 released drum & bass tracks that climbed to #1 on Beatport on such prestigious European imprints as Moving Shadow, Renegade Hardware, Subtitles, Black Sun Empire and his own Telemetrik Recordings.

Risk is currently working with club-music producers, Designer Drugs, Tittsworth and emerging DC-dance-pop darling Painted Face. He’s been featured by Pendulum on the BBC Radio One Essential Mix, and was recently signed to be the first release on electro powerhouse Designer Drugs' SEX CULT imprint. Additionally he has tracks slated for release on Ultra Records, Plant Music and Sex Cult in 2011.