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Freche Fruchte recordings is a new digital label run by Alex Alterskye that will soon be available in download stores. The labels goal is to capture the spirit of raw underground house music with a major influence from the sound of Chicago. The label gets its inspiration from producers and DJs such as Mark Farina, Chez Damier, Derrick Carter, Huxley, Delano Smith, and Jimpster and will release tracks from up and coming producers along with a mixture of tracks and remixes from some more... Read more
Freche Fruchte recordings is a new digital label run by Alex Alterskye that will soon be available in download stores. The labels goal is to capture the spirit of raw underground house music with a major influence from the sound of Chicago. The label gets its inspiration from producers and DJs such as Mark Farina, Chez Damier, Derrick Carter, Huxley, Delano Smith, and Jimpster and will release tracks from up and coming producers along with a mixture of tracks and remixes from some more established names. The mission of Freche Fruchte recordings….…to bring you fresh, raw underground house music!!!!
Alex Alterskye - Label boss
From an early age Alex has had a huge interest in electronic music from the jacking sounds of Chicago through to Germanic tech house. Alex’s musical style has been heavily influenced by the burgeoning underground house scene in York, Leeds, and Hull (United Kingdom). Alex has been producing his own original productions for the last few years, he doesn’t like to pigeonhole his sound – it’s just house music that he likes to keep tracky, groovy and accessible but with a major underground edge. He has been a DJ for over 10 years and has also recently been awarded the runner up position in “International DJ” magazines raw talent DJ competition. Alex runs the new digital and vinyl label "Freche Fruchte recordings", and also runs the “Freche Fruchte” house podcast which is regularly in the top 50 house podcasts in Europe. When Alex is producing his tracks and DJing he works on the principle that people want to go out and dance, but they want to have their musical boundaries expanded with forward thinking underground tracks that really get the floor moving.
Nick has been DJing for about 10 years. Nick got his first break playing every week on York's pirate radio station KLFM, which led to one off guest spots in and around the York scene.
After DJing at another popular event in York called Widescreen, Nick played alongside another guest, Alex Alterskye. Before long the pair realized they had a similar style and it was from then that Nick was invited to become a resident at Alex's new night Random.
Moving from the small venue of the Little John in York to Judges Lodgings through to Victor J's the Random night firmly sits every month at Dusk. Now Nick and Alex play back to back bringing their unique music style to any night they have played at which includes Brass Monkey in Nottingham.
Whilst having simiilar influences to Alex, Nick’s other influences include Hugo, Worthy, Chris Duckenfield, Gorge, Jet Project, Sis, and Brett Johnson.
Also with an IDJ runner up award in his belt Nick's DJing style, that’s best described as a jackin techy spice of tribal house, is definitely worth a listen!
David Hoggard - Label artist, graphic designer and webmaster.
David Hoggard is an underground house and techno producer from Hull in the United Kingdom.
Between 2000 to 2010 he produced music under the guise of Part 12, covering a wide range of different styles including, techno, drum ‘n’ bass, ambient and experimental.
Part 12′s remixes of Bright Little Light by Alex Alterskye, taken from Alex’s Ride The Seahorse EP, was released on Shufflemood in 2010.
In 2009, in conjunction with Alex Altersyke, Nick Minardi and Matti Kiviniemi (SysteMattiK), he set up Freche Früchte, a collective of underground house DJs and Producers. After taking a break from Freche Früchte in 2010, to pursue other interests, he returns to Freche Früchte assisting with the running of this site and also involved in the design of the label's artwork.
2011 sees David return to music production with future releases planned under his own name.
David has a wide range of influences not just from today’s world of underground house and techno. Heavily influenced by the 70′s punk scene, he is a firm believer in the “do-it-yourself” way of thinking and plans to release further material in the near future.