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Alton Miller

Alton Miller

It was once said that art is an expression of life. The way in which we choose to view it, hear it, dance to it, speak it and write about it is the passion that drives an artist to create. Alton comes to the world painting a musical canvas. Molded, shaped and reared on Stevie Wonder, Santana, Parliament Funkadelic and the Philadelphia sound, he grew to be an avid clubber. On a frenzied tour of clubs in North America Alton began honing his skills under the electrifying energies of Ron Hardy, Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan and Timmy Regisford. Alton, along with his friends, set out to recreate the energy and atmosphere they experienced in the clubs and opened the world renowned dance club The Music Institute.

The Music Institute was one of the epicenters of the underground House Movement where Alton and Chez Damier shared a residency on Saturday nights helping to create the musical volcano that erupted worldwide in 1988. Alton’s affinities for rhythms inspired him to take up conga drumming, leading to an accompaniment for the locally based Katherine Dunham Dance Company. Drumming and its connections to rhythms of all music have proven to be influential to his musical growth.

In 1991 Alton recorded his first release “Pleasure Baby” for Serious Grooves/KMS Records. His second release, “I Like Having You” was a debut for his vocal talents. “Dusk” was recorded under the pseudonym Aphrodisiac and was critically acclaimed on both European and North American charts. Since his early recordings Alton has amassed worldwide success and exposure as a House music producer / dj.

Alton has recorded and released music for some of the best independent labels in the industry. His third studio album released spring of 2007 has garnered him a nominee for album of the year award in New Zealand. Guidance Recordings and BPM Records were plateaus for Alton’s inner growth as a musician and songwriter / producer. Past and recent releases include recordings for Planet E, King Street/Nitegrooves, Trackmode Records, Moods and Grooves and KDJ. Alton teamed up with vocalist / playwrite Dorothea Sharon on their debut single “Glory” for the Japanese label Life Line Records. In September 2003, Alton debuted on Peacefrog, with his first album “Stories from Bohemia”.

Alton’s remix credits to date include: Sean Deason’s “Allegory Metaphor” on Intuit-Solar, Jacob Desvarieux’s “An Di Adie” on Distance, Kenny Carvel’s “Rise” featuring the late John Redmond on Music 101 and Lorca’s “I Cry” featuring Mandel Tuner on F-com and Amp Fiddler’s “Move On” on City Boy music.

From 1989 to present Alton has toured Canada, Chile, England, France, Japan, Switzerland and various other countries defining House music as he has experienced and lives it. His intimate connection with the drums and varied African influenced rhythms result in compositions that move people physically and emotionally. Hearing Alton dj defines what House music is all about!

ALTON MILLER DISCOGRAPHY

ALIASES: Alton M, Aphrodisiac (2), Man Friday (2)

IN GROUPS: Miller/Scott Project, A- Minor

RELEASES:

Glory (12”) Life Line
Lolita (12”) 20:20 Vision
Spaces & Places EP Track mode
More Funky Shit (12”) Orange Records
Sky Musicaux EP (12”) Substance
Blue Funk (12”) M3
Get It Up/ Big Phreek/ You Were There (12”) Soul City
EP (12”) Planet E
Progressions / Time & Space (12”) Guidance Records
Song Of The Drum (12”) Moods & Grooves
Sweet In The Morning /Vibrations (CD5”) Distance
Sweet In The Morning / Vibrations (12”) Distance
Deep Experience (12”) Chord 44
Love Ballad (12”) Distance
Rhythm Exposed (2×12”) Distance
Rhythm Exposed (CD) Distance
Rhythm Exposed (CD) P-Vine Records
Ease Your Mind (12”) Muse Recordings
Simple Pleasures (12”) Muse Recordings&
Paradise (12”) Track Mode
Paradise ( The Remixes) (12”) Track Mode
Love Inside (12”) Nite Grooves
Shine On Me (12”) KDJ
Soundscapes & Vibes (12”) Moods & grooves
Choose To Believe (12”) Mahogani Music
Nu Forms EP (12”) Track Mode
Stories From Bohemia (2xLP) Peacefrog
Stories from Bohemia (CD) Peacefrog
Choose To Believe (12”) Deeper Soul
Clouds Are Gone (12”) Deeper Soul
I Like Having You (12”) Serious Grooves
Dusk (12”) Serious Grooves
Tulum (12”) Third Ear
Aphrodisiac (EP) Fragile
Prelude To A Motion ep Atal Music

REMIXES:

In Her Arms (12”) Muzika Flower Records
Listen Without Games (CD) Muzika Supreme Sounds
Menage Trois (12”) Menage Trois Throw
Best Of House Volume 5 (LP) Let’s Let’s Dance Serious Records
The House Story So Far (10×12”) Let’s Let’s Dance Serious Records
Feel Da Rain (12”) Feel Da Rain KMS
Aerobic Compressor (12”) Les Brigades Du Tigre Fiat Lux
Should da Been U (12”) Scott Grooves Feat. Thornetta Soma
Allegory+Metaphor (12”) Sean deason Intuit Solar
Panatone Warm Mixed By Tom Thump Menage a Trois Cosmic Flux Music
Paradisiac 3 (3×12”) An Die Adie ULM Electro
Classic And Rare-La Collection Chapter 3 I Cry F-Communication
New Comer ( Limited Edition ) I Cry F-Communication

DJ MIXES:

House Proud Vol. 3 Mixed By Alton Miller (CD) Distance

APPEARS ON:

The Choice (12”) The Choice (club mix) KMS
London Calling (CD) This Be House Distance
Hott (12”) Hott From The Studios Of Scott Grooves
Boddi Sattva Music Speaks To Me ACF Recordings
Shade Love So Strong Pschent
Sundiata O.M. Come Together Presciption
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Alton Miller [DJ] at rungrooves 28.06.2008