Alex Ross-Iver (also known
as Alexpop or Alex Pop Project) -> award winning Georgian singer-songwriter, UK Top 20 Club Chart Hitmaker , indie film score composer, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, remixer, experimental/background music specialist, scat-singer, magazine owner/music journalist, publisher, digital artist/painter, and online activist, is best known for his 'anti-serious' indie/experimental/electronic music.
Experimental-Music.net Magazine's new avant-guard-sex symbol and One of the only few Eastern European artists to ever achieve success outside of his home country, Alex started his international career as the founder of 'AlexPop.com!', the world's most Eccentric electroindie band. Alex's experimental 'anti-serious' melodies and introspective pseudo-lyrics are catchy enough to stay with you all day/night.
Alex works with Christophe Chantzis (producer behind some of the biggest dance acts that includes Ian Van Dahl, Absolom, Lasgo, Dee Dee and many more) of Alpha Omega Records.
ALPHA OMEGA RECORDS INFO:
Driving forces behind Alpha Omega Records are award winning producers Christophe Chantzis & Erik Vanspauwen. Based in Belgium our gifted writer/producers team quickly conquered the world with their infectious beats and catchy song lines. With accumulated sales reaching 10 000 000 in singles and albums and tracks on over 100 000 000 compilations we can say our prodigious team truly have made their mark on the world of (dance) music.
Christophe Chantzis and Erik Vanspauwen were responsible for one of the biggest dance acts of the last decade, Ian van Dahl. Writing, producing, editing and engineering each track on the album that became ‘best sold dance album of the year’ in the UK and opened the door for dance music in the charts and on the radio all over the world. Actually Christophe Chantzis & Erik Vanspauwen are Belgian’s most successful artists in the UK ever !! iTunes USA number 1 downloaded album. Best sold dance album & dance single of the year UK. Numerous European, UK & German dance number 1’s. The list goes on and on. Example: Christophe Chantzis managed to have a release in the Belgian Dance Chart for an uninterrupted period of 3 years !!
Their music is used in films, series and computer games all over the globe: Ugly Betty, Sex & The City, All my children, Neighbours, Pimp my ride, MTV Hit List, XBox, Nintendo, Konami,...the list goes on and on. Today Alpha Omega Records controls an ever growing sync catalogue of over 4500 tracks !!!
Through the years our talented team collected an impressive amount of awards: Top of The Pops Award ‘Top Dance’ (beating Moby, Basement Jaxx,..), MTV Dance Star Award, DI Award UK ‘Best Act’, Musicbeat Germany ‘Best Single Dance International’, International Dance Music Award USA, etc...
Some of the artists blessed with the ‘Alpha Omega’ touch of our gifted producers are DJ Tiësto, TJ Davis, LeAnn Rimes, Praga Khan, Daddy DJ, Lasgo, Kelly Llorenna, Ace of Base, Milk Inc, Puldriver, Conjure One.
"In a world dominated by one dimensional pop music, Alexander Ross-Iver defines everything that a music maverick should epitomise. He is half Georgian and half Russian, but none of his family had a musical background. In fact both parents had a scientific background, an influence which he thinks, in part, may have led him to appreciate an experimental style relating to all forms of music he created as a youth right up to the present day. Alex has been part of the Moscow club scene for many years, with his Alexpop.com label being marked down as one of the most innovative exponents of avant garde electro pop outside Europe. He was educated in both Russia and the United States, hence giving his music a unique flavour combining experimental pop with an electro edge. His soul mates are the likes of Brian Eno, Phillip Glass, The Knife, Kraftwerk, Yello, through to Yonderboi and La Dusselldorf. In fact pretty much anything that doesn’t fit neatly into a packaged music box that makes the listener feel comfortable and at ease. Alex Ross-Iver truly pushes the boundaries of experimentalism. It was his pulsating experimentalism and thought provokingly complex musical compositions which came to the attention of two equally maverick musicians. The Icelandic pair of Gisli Kristjansson, part of the hugely successful Waterfall production team out of Norway and a Number 1 hit maker in his own right, and the wonderfully talented Eliza Newman, whose band, Bellatrix, gained huge critical acclaim releasing albums on Bjork’s , ‘Bad Taste’ label, turning her into one of Scandinavia’s most talked about and sought after vocalists. Together they tracked Alex Ross-Iver down and asked if they could create a soundscape for one of his most complex tracks, ‘Haused 2′. A track that if it were a book many would say it was impossible to turn it into a movie! Nevertheless, Gisli, Eliza and Alex have ended up creating a track which takes the listener on a magical mystery tour of their imaginations. ‘Fire Inside’ captures a feeling of tripping through clouds, chased by a Bond villain, finally ending up landing on an ice cap of emotion with a breathless vocal that oozes passion and dreams! This track embraces all the most magical elements of pop and avant garde experimentalism and will set Alex Ross-Iver on the road to finally translating success in the UK for a composer of thought provoking music that runs contrary to musical trends and passing fashions " - MusicCrown Magazine
"Fusing cutting-edge beats with distorted vocal samples, Alex
Ross-Iver's music paints soundscapes in the mind and takes Brian Eno's
concept of musical installations to another level for the 21st
century". - Music Week Magazine
Beck, Barry Adamson, Jimi Tenor, Apollo 440, Aphex Twin, Primus, Morphine, Groove Armada, Basement Jaxx, Junior Senior, Orbital, Depeche Mode/Dave Gahan, David Bowie, Seal, Sting, Smash Mouth, Tiga, Mause on Mars, NIN/Trent Reznor, Jay Jay Johanson, Cardigans, Duran Duran, Cake, Bjork, Garbage, Beastie Boys, Funki Porcini, 9 Lazy 9,Chemical Brothers, Towa Tei, The Avalanches, Soundgarden/Chris Cornell, Moloko, RHCP, Rage Against The Machine, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Lenny Kravitz, George Michael, U2, Chris Isaak, Isaac Hayes, Natalie Imbruglia, Kylie Minogue, Jamiroquai, Robert Palmer, Simply Red, Stakka Bo, The Art of Noise, Prince, Unkle, Ian Brown, PJ Harvey, The Verve, Massive Attack, Portishead, Guy Chambers and many many more.
All songs are available for licensing. Instrumental versions are also available for immediate sync licensing.
"To meet and to collaborate with Alex has been a pleasure and very rewarding. I'm sure we're going to see a monster record from this guy very soon " - Steve Brown (Sir Elton John, George Michael (Wham!), Freddie Mercury (Queen), ABC, Alison Moyet, Haysi Fantasi, The Alarm, The Cult, The Manic Street Preachers, The Pogue).
“Cool sounds ! - your stuff is great" - Gary Clark (Songwriter/Producer: Ferras, Natalie Imbruglia, Liz Phair, Transister, The Matrix
Music Productions, Lloyd Cole, SKIN (Skunk Anansie), Mel C, Skye (Morcheba) & more)
"Alex, I like the tracks, I think you are very talented" - Brian Michel Bacchus - Top 10 A&R for 2004 (SoulFeast Music, signed
and A&R'd Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me" and has produced, signed or A&R'd many artists over the years, including: Ronny Jordan, Randy Weston, Terry Callier, James Hurt, Wolfgang Muthspiel & more. soulfeastmusic.com)
"Electro-Funk Soul Brother Alex - Soaring Disco strings, Wah-Wah and vintage synths of Curtis Mayfield and Isaac Hayes for the 21st Century!" - Fran Ashcroft Ccredits: Damon Albarn (Blur), Abbey Road Studios, Trident Studios, EMI Music).
"VERY UNIQUE - STANDS OUT!" - Alex Sales. (Sanctuary Group/Records, Artists: Elton John, Billy Idol, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Groove Armada, King Crimson, WI.lliam Orbit, Pet Shop Boys, Kiss & more.
Experimental-Music.net Magazine's new avantgarde-sex symbol and one of the only few Eastern European artists to ever achieve success outside of his home country, Alex started his international career as the founder of 'alexpop.com!', the world's most Eccentric Electro-Indie one-man-band. Alex's experimental 'anti-serious' melodies and introspective Pseudo-lyrics are catchy enough to stay with you all day.