Alek Damyanov joins the radio team

Alek Damyanov joins the radio team

Sunday, 26 February 2017
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No stranger to Example FM having previously played a guest slot on Richard Storm’s show back in June 2016! Alek Damyanov joins the team on a 2 hour monthly slot, airing the Second Sunday of every month, 4pm – 6pm UK time.

Alek Damyanov currently resides in Salt Lake City, USA, joins the team and specialises in a variety of Trance from melodic Progressive w/uplifting & Emotional to Dark & Psychedelic, spreading the love for Trance worldwide.

Born and raised in Pleven, Bulgaria from an early age Alek Damyanov had a strong pull toward music. From a young child Alek was fascinated with artists like Jean Michel Jarre and Ennio Morricone, listening to their albums for hours on end. While enjoying many genres and various types of music it wasn’t until he was about 13 years old when he discovered the 4×4 dance beat and was immediately pulled toward dance music with artists like Music Instructor, Bomfunk Mc’s, Benni Benassi and more. When he was 15 years old Alek had to relocate from Bulgaria to the US. It wasn’t an easy transition and most of all a big cultural shock. There was one constant in his life and that was music. Discovering his passion for Trance Music didn’t really come until he was about 18 years old with artists like Tiesto, Paul van Dyk & Cosmic Gate.. One very memorable moment was going to a spur of the moment show where Paul Oakenfold was headlining on his Perfecto tour in 2008. Seeing him mix vinyl live and play with the crowd in the way that he did was unlike anything Alek had ever seen before. In this moment he had a realization that this is exactly what his life calling is. From then on there wasn’t a day in his life where Trance music was not a part of. Learning how to DJ came unexpected at a friend’s house party using a turntable and a CDJ with an old analog mixer. After the party had died down Alek spent just about 8 hours mixing the same few records over and over and over again. And the result, by 8 am he was finally able to successfully beat match making DJing an every day activity for him. He didn’t even take himself seriously until he had already mixed about 25 monthly mixes over the period of a couple years which were mostly only heard by his friends. Taking all he had learned up until that point while taking every opportunity to DJ at local events and house parties he had realized it still isn’t enough. Dreams do come true. On March 18, 2016 Alek was selected by Aly & Fila as a direct opening artist for the Egyptian trance kings. Alek got the opportunity to play a 3 hour set giving him the ability to slowly build the energy from 120 bpm all the way up to 138 just like in his monthly podcast. This event opened the door to many more opportunities. By The end of 2016 Alek had already opened for World-class Trance artists like Kyau & Albert, Markus Schulz, Paul van Dyk, Jes, Paul Oakenfold and BT. With Alek getting a taste for what’s to come he is aiming to spread his love for melodic and uplifting trance music with the rest of the world making it his life goal to DJ in every continent of World and every dance floor where people are willing to dance. With several productions on the way and new radio show “Ethereal Soundscapes” he plans on doing just that. These are the crossroads where Alek Damyanov stands on today.

Alek Damyanov on SoundCloud

Alek Damyanov on Mixcloud

Alek Damyanov Official Website


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