BIOGRAPHY

Alvin K, a pioneer of techno scene in Indonesia and founder of Microchip, started his career in Australia in the late 90s.

Influenced by DJs like Plastikman, Danny Howells, Michael Mayer & James Holden, with a range of music starting from Deep House, Detroit Techno, Minimal Sound of Berlin to Acid House, his unique and varied choices of sound always gives off an epic feel.

His arrival in Indonesia in the year 2006 has proven to give new color to the local music scene.

His ego in the whole scene and his love for the music brought him to create the label Microchip, that then produced a regular event called GLIMPSE, the first underground techno event in Indonesia.

He has shared decks and warmed up some of the big names in the industry like Richie Hawtin, Deetron, Tiefschwarz, Ewan Pearson, Spirit Catcher, Djuma Soundsystem, and Yousef. He’s spun at numbers of underground warehouse rave party and huge festivals, to name a few, Adventjah Summer Festival (Brisbane, Australia), Re Animator (Brisbane, Australia), Godskitchen (Australia, Indonesia), Dance Republic (Indonesia), Soundz Therapy (Indonesia).

Alvin’s commitment in music and his effort in extending the techno scene in Indonesia have been made recognized by the local electronic music industry. He was nominated as “Indonesia Best Techno DJ” at the Ravelex Electronic Dance Music Awards in 2009.

Alvin will continue to expand his insight in music by means of production, spots in Jakarta’s major events and festivals, and international promotion with intentions of displaying the commitment he has in providing true quality underground electronic music to the masses.

ALVIN is a Techno aficionado, an underground hero, pushing the sound of Detroit, Minimal and Acid House with his Microchip party in Jakarta. His DJ career started from Brisbane, Australia in the late 90's, playing various rave party of Adventjah Summer Festival, Re Animator and also Godskitchen. In 2009, he was awarded as "Indonesia Best Techno DJ" by Ravelex Electronic Dance Music Awards. 

Coming in the same roots of electronic dance music, Alvin is a DJ that we can relate to. We like to say that this mixtape is special and definitely an adventure of abstract grooves.

TRACKLIST

09. Relocate – Kauf

10. Chickens In Milan – Cosmonauts

11. Cycle Eyes (Psychemagik Lagoon Nebula Mix) – Cosmonauts

12. Ain’t Coming Down – Junke Wife 

13. Down To You – Lane 8

14. Dreamer I Know (Max Essa Remix) – Visage

15. Kaleidoscope (Psychemagic Sunset Remix) – Mirror People

01. ESL – Suzanne Kraft

02. Wild Combination – Sea Power & Change

03. Back To The Beach – Max Essa

04. Chemise (The Time & Space Machine Remix) – Sorcerer

05. Machins Choses (Ewan Pearson Remix) – Bachar Mar Khalife

06. The Returning feat. James Yuil – Downtown Party Network

07. Neeve – Woolfy & Projection

08. Cruel Intensions (Greg Wilson Re – Edit) – Simian Mobile Disco