Alex Reece

Real Name:
Alexander Reece
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Drum 'n' Bass producer from Ealing, west London,. He was turned on to acid house by hearing Dave Dorrell spin at Love at the Wag club in London. During these early days of 'Warehouse' music ,Alex met up with old school friend Ron Wells (AKA Jack Smooth).
Within a few years Ron had set up his own record label (Basement/Sound Entity) and Alex got offered the chance to help/engineer for Ron and various other artists such as DJ Phantasy, Mayhem, Top Buzz, Alex Hazzard.
It was during this period that Alex also met and worked with Wax Doctor and DJ Pulse.
By late 1993 Alex (by now writing and producing with Jack Smooth) set up his own studio (Acid Lab) with his brother Oscar, and the trusty Ensoniq Sampler (used in many of the early Basement releases) that would eventually be passed to Utah Jazz!
By this time Wax Doctor, Loft Groover and Pulse would be regulars at the Ealing based studio, and in the next few years the Original Playboys (with Pim) would also be part of the team.
After various releases on Creative Wax, Metalheadz and Basement, Alex was signed to Island Records in '95.
After the success of 'So Far' Alex was given the chance to set up a label of his own (Als' Records) with some of his fellow artists.
But by the late nineties the record industry was cooling towards Drum 'n' Bass and a second album, although delivered, was never released.
Alex continued to work with Wax Doctor on the Fallen Angels projects and with the (then) up and coming Utah Jazz until early 2003.
After 10 years away from music, Alex is once again working with Creative Wax Records and various other projects.
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none So Far — Alex Reece Alex Reece So Far (Album) 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway none US 1996 Sell This Version
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524 350-4 Al's Records: Series 1 — Alex Reece Alex Reece Al's Records: Series 1 (Comp) Al's Records, Island Records 524 350-4 Thailand 1997 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

SHADOW 201-6 Two On One Issue 6 — Alex Reece DJ Pulse & Alex Reece / Deep Blue DJ Pulse & Alex Reece / Deep Blue - Two On One Issue 6 Moving Shadow SHADOW 201-6 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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MET 003 Fresh Jive / Basic Principles / I Need Your Love — Alex Reece Alex Reece Fresh Jive / Basic Principles / I Need Your Love Metalheadz MET 003 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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none Frequency / Deeper Life — Alex Reece Alex Reece & Wax Doctor / Chimeira Alex Reece & Wax Doctor / Chimeira - Frequency / Deeper Life(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1994 Sell This Version
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RK02 Frequency / You Got Me — Alex Reece Alex Reece & Wax Doctor Alex Reece & Wax Doctor - Frequency / You Got Me(12") Radioactive Kids RK02 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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EASY DJ 002 Relax / Kind Of Love (The Remixes) — Alex Reece DJ Phantasy Feat. Alex Reece / Hopa & Bones DJ Phantasy Feat. Alex Reece / Hopa & Bones - Relax / Kind Of Love (The Remixes)(12") Easy Records EASY DJ 002 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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BLNCD 16, 854 468-2 Feel The Sunshine — Alex Reece Alex Reece Feel The Sunshine (Single, EP) Blunted, Island Records BLNCD 16, 854 468-2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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MET 003R, 003R Basic Principles (Remixes) — Alex Reece Alex Reese* Basic Principles (Remixes) (EP) Metalheadz, Metalheadz MET 003R, 003R UK 1995 Sell This Version
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MET H 012 I Want You / B•Boy Flavour — Alex Reece Alex Reece I Want You / B•Boy Flavour Metalheadz MET H 012 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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MET H 011 Pulp Fiction / Chill Pill — Alex Reece Alex Reece Pulp Fiction / Chill Pill Metalheadz MET H 011 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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none Fade Away (Alternative Version) / Pulp Fiction  — Alex Reece Prizna / Alex Reece Prizna / Alex Reece - Fade Away (Alternative Version) / Pulp Fiction (Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
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none Chill Pill / Children Of The Ghetto — Alex Reece Alex Reece / Private Productions (2) Alex Reece / Private Productions (2) - Chill Pill / Children Of The Ghetto(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
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none Volume. 1 — Alex Reece Alex Reece Volume. 1 Al's Records, Island Records none UK 1996 Sell This Version
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PRCD 7420-2 Feel The Sunshine (Remixes) — Alex Reece Alex Reece Feel The Sunshine (Remixes) (Single, EP, Maxi) 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway PRCD 7420-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
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ALSCD 2 Al's Records Volume 2 — Alex Reece Alex Reece Al's Records Volume 2 (Maxi) Al's Records, Island Records ALSCD 2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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BRCDJ 344 Acid Lab — Alex Reece Alex Reece Acid Lab (Single) 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway BRCDJ 344 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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12 BRX 333 DJ Candles — Alex Reece Alex Reece Candles (Single) 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway 12 BRX 333 DJ UK 1996 Sell This Version
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12 ALS 3 DJ Volume. 3 — Alex Reece Alex Reece Volume. 3 (Single) Al's Records, Island Records 12 ALS 3 DJ UK 1997 Sell This Version
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CIDDJ 741 Vicious Circle — Alex Reece Alex Reece Vicious Circle Island Records CIDDJ 741 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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Vicious 1 Vicious Circles — Alex Reece Alex Reece Vicious Circles(12", S/Sided, Promo, W/Lbl) Sirkus Vicious 1 UK 1999 Sell This Version
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FA001 Pulp Fiction 2000 — Alex Reece Alex Reece + Utah Jazz Alex Reece + Utah Jazz - Pulp Fiction 2000 Fallen Angels 21 FA001 UK 2000 Sell This Version
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FA002 Back To The Acid Lab E.P. — Alex Reece Alex Reece Back To The Acid Lab E.P. (EP) Fallen Angels 21 FA002 UK 2000 Sell This Version
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REACT LP 201 Eskobar Feat. Lemon D / Alex Reece & Utah Jazz Eskobar Feat. Lemon D / Alex Reece & Utah Jazz - Drum & Bass Arena LP(12", TP) React REACT LP 201 UK 2001 Sell This Version
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FA005 Rollerdisco — Alex Reece Utah Jazz + Alex Reece Utah Jazz + Alex Reece - Rollerdisco Fallen Angels 21 FA005 UK 2002 Sell This Version

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LIFELINE

LIFELINE

August 14, 2020
Important information passed to me by djhaynes that needs documenting:

'In 2009, Stateofbass, who claimed to be the biographer for Reece's unreleased second album, wrote this on Last FM.

'A second album for Island was recorded and released as a promo tape to select people. However, Reece's music had taken what seemed to be a radical departure into old school electro and 80's techno pop territories. In retrospect the album would have been seen as an important development in the drum and bass sound, but the label dropped the album from their schedule when white labels of a lead off single received a very poor response from DJs.

In 1999 Reece once again teamed up with Wax Doctor to record an album for Sirkus. Called 'Part One' it revealed the duo to still be quite a force in the Detroit drum & bass arena.'
Bigchamp69

Bigchamp69

January 25, 2018
Alex was from my manor of West LDN Ealing! A really good producer who should have done more IMHO, he never over did anything with his music, always crisp and well produced. Alex had that Jazz vibe going on, he produced probably the biggest tune of 95 "pulp fiction" which killed everything in its path. It was moody, yet soulful and jazzy. Acid Lab was good, as was Candles, and the co-lab with Wax Doctor on Radioactive Kids. A talented producer who always left you wanting more.
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