Alex Reece

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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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Albums

162-531 066-2 Alex Reece - So Far album art Alex Reece So Far (Album) 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway 162-531 066-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
524 350-4 Alex Reece - Al's Records: Series 1 album art Alex Reece Al's Records: Series 1 (Comp) Al's Records, Island Records 524 350-4 Thailand 1997 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SHADOW 201-6 Alex Reece - Two On One Issue 6 album art 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
MET 003 Alex Reece - Fresh Jive / Basic Principles / I Need Your Love album art Alex Reece Fresh Jive / Basic Principles / I Need Your Love Metalheadz MET 003 UK 1994 Sell This Version
RK02 Alex Reece - Frequency / You Got Me album art Alex Reece & Wax Doctor Alex Reece & Wax Doctor - Frequency / You Got Me(12") Radioactive Kids RK02 UK 1994 Sell This Version
EASY DJ 002 Alex Reece - Relax / Kind Of Love (The Remixes) album art 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
BLNCD 16, 854 468-2 Alex Reece - Feel The Sunshine album art Alex Reece Feel The Sunshine (Single) Blunted, Island Records BLNCD 16, 854 468-2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
MET 003R, 003R Alex Reece - Basic Principles (Remixes) album art Alex Reese* Basic Principles (Remixes) (EP) Metalheadz, Metalheadz MET 003R, 003R UK 1995 Sell This Version
MET H 012 Alex Reece - I Want You / B•Boy Flavour album art Alex Reece I Want You / B•Boy Flavour Metalheadz MET H 012 UK 1995 Sell This Version
MET H 011 Alex Reece - Pulp Fiction / Chill Pill album art Alex Reece Pulp Fiction / Chill Pill Metalheadz MET H 011 UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Alex Reece - Fade Away / Pulp Fiction  album art Prizna / Alex Reece Prizna / Alex Reece - Fade Away / Pulp Fiction (Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Alex Reece - Chill Pill / Children Of The Ghetto album art Alex Reece, Nookie Alex Reece, Nookie - Chill Pill / Children Of The Ghetto(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Alex Reece - Volume. 1 album art Alex Reece Volume. 1 Al's Records, Island Records none UK 1996 Sell This Version
PRCD 7420-2 Alex Reece - Feel The Sunshine (Remixes) album art Alex Reece Feel The Sunshine (Remixes) (Maxi, Single) 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway PRCD 7420-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
ALSCD 2 Alex Reece - Al's Records Volume 2 album art Alex Reece Al's Records Volume 2 (Maxi) Al's Records, Island Records ALSCD 2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
BRCDJ 344 Alex Reece - Acid Lab album art Alex Reece Acid Lab (Single) 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway BRCDJ 344 UK 1996 Sell This Version
12 BRX 333 DJ Alex Reece - Candles album art Alex Reece Candles (Single) 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway 12 BRX 333 DJ UK 1996 Sell This Version
12 ALS 3 DJ Alex Reece - Volume. 3 album art Alex Reece Volume. 3 (Single) Al's Records, Island Records 12 ALS 3 DJ UK 1997 Sell This Version
CIDDJ 741 Alex Reece - Vicious Circle album art Alex Reece Vicious Circle Island Records CIDDJ 741 UK 1998 Sell This Version
FA001 Alex Reece - Pulp Fiction 2000 album art Alex Reece + Utah Jazz Alex Reece + Utah Jazz - Pulp Fiction 2000 Fallen Angels 21 FA001 UK 2000 Sell This Version
FA002 Alex Reece - Back To The Acid Lab E.P. album art Alex Reece & Utah Jazz Alex Reece & Utah Jazz - Back To The Acid Lab E.P.(2x12", EP, Promo, W/Lbl) Fallen Angels 21 FA002 UK 2000 Sell This Version
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
FA005 Alex Reece - Rollerdisco album art Utah Jazz + Alex Reece Utah Jazz + Alex Reece - Rollerdisco Fallen Angels 21 FA005 UK 2002 Sell This Version
RAZORS 009 Alex Reece - Terminator / Pulp Fiction (Remixes) album art Rufige Kru / Alex Reece Rufige Kru / Alex Reece - Terminator / Pulp Fiction (Remixes) Razors Edge RAZORS 009 UK 2011 Sell This Version
CWD123 Alex Reece - The ElectroFlyz Series Vol​.​1 album art Alex Reece The ElectroFlyz Series Vol​.​1(6xFile, FLAC, EP) Creative Wax CWD123 UK 2014

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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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