The wait is finally over for Boston-based house music maverick Alcala’s long-awaited debut ‘What I Want’ EP, out now on KID Recordings.
Melding influences from 80’s synth-pop and electro, classic 90’s house, techno and atmospheric ambient, Alcala’s sound is propulsive, heady and inescapably melodic. ‘What I Want’ is a radiant soundtrack that effortlessly glides between sumptuous “big room” floor-filler (“What I Want”), narcotic disco sleaze (“Day By Day”), driving Latin-flavored 90’s house (“Fuego”) and deep expansive tech-house (”One Of Us”) that succinctly showcase his intricate widescreen musical range and dexterity.
This DJ turned producer/remixer first gained notoriety as the two-time winner of the prestigious Avalon & Satellite Records DJ mix contest in Boston (in 2004 and 2005), which led to coveted opening DJ slots for electronic music powerhouses like Fake Blood, Matt Darey, Viceroy and Yolanda Be Cool. However, it would be his energizing remixes and mash-ups for artists like Crystal Castles, Givers, Royksopp, BT, Dragonette, Nightriders and M83, that would burn up Hype Machine’s Most Popular Songs chart, galvanize the dance music illuminati and propel Alcala into the international spotlight.