Alex Attias Presents Mustang
Alex Attias Presents Mustang
Label: Compost
Genre: Electronic
Online: Artist Website


Mister Attias loves to spend time with his family. He also is fond of eating and cooking: Morroccan, Japanese, Italian and Thai food. Red and white wine. Reading lots of books. Getting all down with sport. Travelling and going to the cinema watching movies: 60s French films, old Mel Brooks stuff, Star Wars, Pixar animation and Kung Fu flicks. But moreover, Signore Alex Attias is a renowned international DJ!

Starting off in the magical 1988, with pulsating sets embracing House, Funk and Disco classics, he later progressed on to the "Eclectic Jazz thing". Throughout the late 80's and early 90's, he established himself as one of Switzerland's top Dj's running his own successful weekly nights –for example as part of the COOP sessions at Plastic People / London--, being booked to play all over Europe, and in return booking top international Dj's to play in Switzerland. Alex also was a long-time collaborator for the magazine Vibrations, writing reviews and compiling their series of albums.

By 1995, he was ready to break into Electronic music production, contributing a track to the "5 Star Galaxy" compilation in the company of producer Patrick "Rollercone" Duvoisin. The following year he set up the Bel-Air Project, and began attracting attention with their first release "Magik", which was featured on one of the famous Sourcelab compilations. Bel-Air Project's next two releases became minor underground cult classics "Jazz with Altitude" and "Dark Jazzor" were both championed by the likes of 4 Hero, Gilles Peterson and Stacey Pullen. At that time, Alex set up his own record stable label Corn-Flex and was busy collaborating under different disguises, with Paul Martin as Beatless and with his Bel-Air colleague as Funkanova.

1997 saw the demise of the Bel-Air Project and Alex moved to England to pursue new musical projects. Mustang and Beatless are currently the main sources of his creative output (plus a few sporadic collaborations: River Plate with his brother Stephane, and Plutonia with Dego from 4 Hero).