Alton Miller

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Alton Miller
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Growing up in the 1970s, Miller soaked up the musical environment surrounding him in the Motor City, taking a particular interest in the sounds of Motown, Philadelphia, Parliament-Funkadelic, and Santana. It was during the early '80s once the "dance music crazed" Alton became friends with a young Derrick May that he decided to start spinning records, citing Chicago DJs such as Ron Hardy and Frankie Knuckles as prime influences. By the latter part of the same decade, Miller joined forces with George Baker and Chez Damier to start the Music Institute, a short-lived but legendary Detroit club that has since become near-mythical, thanks to the pioneering techno efforts of figures such as May. Following the demise of The Music Institute, Miller took an interest in Conga drumming in addition to DJing, which led to a period between 1989 and 1991 where he toured the world with his music. He then joined forces once again with May, first as an employee of the artist's Transmat Records label (he also played bongos at Silent Phase's early shows), then as Aphrodisiac, the title under which he would begin releasing his music. Besides his EP on Transmat's sublabel Fragile, he also released his music on Kevin Saunderson's KMS and a series of EPs on Serious Grooves. By the mid to late '90s, he had increased his presence in the Detroit area through a number of DJ performances and a stream of stunning twelves. His debut album for Distance has been highly acclaimed as all things house. His current peacefrog album 'Stories Of Bohemia' is a powerful, moving collection of mature jazz tinged, soulful house grooves with flavors of African and roots music.
Alton Miller is picking up from where he left off in 2015 and rolling in 2016 on mission to make this year one of his most prolific ever. 2015 saw him re-introduce his label InnerMuse Recordings with his own signature sound on Whereabouts Known. During Movement 2016 in Detroit, Alton Miller played with Chez Damier for the first time since the Music Institute closed in 1989, during a party organized by fellow DJ Kai Alce. Alton Miller also inaugurated the new Adeen Record label with a first EP, called “More Positive Things”. He released another EP “The Vault” on Italian DJ Volcov’ record label, Neroli early October 2016.
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Albums

DI1332, DI 1332, MD838 Alton Miller - Rhythm Exposed album art Alton Miller Rhythm Exposed (Album) Distance, Distance, Distance DI1332, DI 1332, MD838 France 2000 Sell This Version
PFG044CD Alton Miller - Stories From Bohemia album art Alton Miller Stories From Bohemia (Album) Peacefrog Records PFG044CD UK 2003 Sell This Version
OTLCD-1054 Alton Miller - Souls Like Mine album art Alton Miller Souls Like Mine (Album) R2 Records OTLCD-1054 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
MSMLP-001 Alton Miller - Light Years Away album art Alton Miller Light Years Away (Album) Mixed Signals Music MSMLP-001 US 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CA 1006 Alton Miller - I Like Havin' You album art Alton M* I Like Havin' You Cyren America Records, Inner Child Records CA 1006 US 1993 Sell This Version
SG 007 Alton Miller - Pleasure Baby album art Alton M* Pleasure Baby Serious Grooves SG 007 US 1993 Sell This Version
1BC Alton Miller - Sometimes I Feel Like / Jack Another Day album art Last Session Feat. Alton M.* And Kim* / The Innocent Last Session Feat. Alton M.* And Kim* / The Innocent - Sometimes I Feel Like / Jack Another Day(12") Blue Cucaracha 1BC US 1994 Sell This Version
KMS 058 Alton Miller - It's Gonna Be Alright album art Miller* / Scott Project* Miller* / Scott Project* - It's Gonna Be Alright KMS KMS 058 US 1994 Sell This Version
SG 31US Alton Miller - B-Line album art Alton M* B-Line(12", Promo) Serious Grooves SG 31US US 1994 Sell This Version
VIS012 Alton Miller - Lolita album art Alton Miller & Urban Farmers Alton Miller & Urban Farmers - Lolita 20:20 Vision VIS012 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SUB 4815.6 Alton Miller - Sky Musicaux EP album art Alton Miller Sky Musicaux EP(12") Distance SUB 4815.6 France 1996 Sell This Version
M3-005 Alton Miller - Jazzin' It E.P. album art Alton M.* Jazzin' It E.P. (EP) M3 M3-005 US 1997 Sell This Version
SLSS-015 Alton Miller - Get It Up / Big Phreek / You Were There album art Marc Pharoah* vs. Alton Miller vs. Greg Cash Marc Pharoah* vs. Alton Miller vs. Greg Cash - Get It Up / Big Phreek / You Were There Soul City SLSS-015 US 1997 Sell This Version
M3-007 Alton Miller - Blue Funk album art Alton M* Blue Funk M3 M3-007 US 1997 Sell This Version
PE65243 Alton Miller - Untitled album art Alton Miller Untitled Planet E PE65243 US 1998 Sell This Version
GDR 031 Alton Miller - Progressions / Time & Space album art Alton Miller Progressions / Time & Space Guidance Recordings GDR 031 US 1998 Sell This Version
TM-017, tm017 Alton Miller - Spaces & Places EP album art Alton Miller Spaces & Places EP (EP) Track Mode, Track Mode TM-017, tm017 US 1999 Sell This Version
Di1336 Alton Miller - Sweet In The Morning / Vibrations album art Alton Miller Sweet In The Morning / Vibrations (Maxi) Distance Di1336 France 1999 Sell This Version
MG-001 Alton Miller - Song Of The Drum album art Alton Miller Song Of The Drum Moods & Grooves MG-001 US 1999 Sell This Version
LL-1009 Alton Miller - Glory album art Alton Miller ft Dorothea Lynn Sharon Alton Miller ft Dorothea Lynn Sharon - Glory Life Line Records (2) LL-1009 US 2000 Sell This Version
CHORD 4-44 Alton Miller - Deep Experience EP album art Alton Miller Deep Experience EP (EP) Chord 44 Records CHORD 4-44 US 2000 Sell This Version
Di1337 Alton Miller - Love Ballad album art Alton Miller Love Ballad(12") Distance Di1337 France 2000 Sell This Version
MUSE 001 Alton Miller - Ease Your Mind album art Alton Miller Ease Your Mind Muse Recordings MUSE 001 US 2001 Sell This Version
TM-033 Alton Miller - Paradise album art Alton Miller Paradise Track Mode TM-033 US 2001 Sell This Version
MUSE002 Alton Miller - A Minor - Simple Pleasures album art Alton Miller A Minor - Simple Pleasures Muse Recordings MUSE002 US 2002 Sell This Version