Alex O'Rion hails from The Netherlands and is signed to the Terminal-4 label where Richard Durand made his name. If early results are anything to go by then Alex has all the right attributes to follow in the footsteps of Durand with his productions over the past year or so blowing up in playlists of the trance DJing elite and his own DJ career taking off with performances around Europe.
The Alex O'Rion sound can best be described as a mix of trance, techno and electro and first came to prominence with his 'Release The Beast' single getting picked up by Richard Durand and hammered everywhere that summer including on his BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. Labels sat up and took note, and it wasn't long before Alex was signed up to the Terminal-4 imprint under the umbrella of the Black Hole Recordings label empire.
Such a quick signing to a label powerhouse was a clear display of belief in Alex's ability and he repaid the faith by delivering the massive 'Fragile Goods' single, and then by dropping one of the biggest underground dancefloor destroyers of the summer of 2009 in shape of the distinctively titled 'Like A Box Of Fluffy Ducks', a track which was initially championed once again by Richard Durand, but soon every self-respecting A-list DJ such as Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Sander van Doorn, Ferry Corsten, Judge Jules and Eddie Halliwell were all hammering the track in their DJ sets and radio shows worldwide. Further dancefloor bombs dropped from the studio in the shape of 'Stargeezer' and the 'Jellyfish' / 'Lush' EP which all displayed the trademark big room riffs, razor sharp beats and rapturous crowd reactions that Alex O'Rion is fast building his reputation on.
Alex O'Rion is equally adept at rocking crowds with his DJ sets and his dynamism behind the decks, track selection and ability to drop exclusive tracks and mash-ups from his own studio gives him a unique and in demand sound. In 2011 Alex has already left his mark on the main stage at the legendary Nature One festival in Germany, Gallery / Ministry Of Sound and Lush in the UK, Trance Xplosion in Poland, Ultra Music Festival in Russia, as well as being the official resident and support DJ on Richard Durand's 'In Search Of Sunrise' world tour that has rocked dancefloors from Holland to the UK and Finland to Russia and back throughout the summer and autumn of 2011..
Alex laid down his biggest career marker yet at the start of 2011 with the release of his debut artist album 'The Bigger Room' on Black Hole Recordings.
"The title is my 'statement of intent'", says Alex. "I want to make music that'll really find its place in larger and larger spaces. I concentrate on condensing as many effects as possible, into the audio. I think they combine to 'fill' every corner of dance space that they're played in - all in order to create the 'bigger room' effect."
Packed full of delectable dancefloor material, the 'The Bigger Room' spawned several EP releases with heavily supported tracks including 'Changing Pace', 'Jumper', 'Inside The Music Box' and 'Rise Up Again' feat. Cornelis van Dijk on vocals. A remix package of 'Changing Pace' at the end of 2011 will be followed by brand new single material from Alex O'Rion early in the new year - he's on a roll!