Alton Miller

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 flavours of African and roots music.
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Alton Miller Discography

Albums

Alton Miller Rhythm Exposed (Album) Distance France 2000 Sell This Version
Alton Miller Stories From Bohemia (Album) Peacefrog Records UK 2003 Sell This Version
Alton Miller Souls Like Mine (Album) R2 Records Japan 2007 Sell This Version
Alton Miller Light Years Away (Album) Mixed Signals Music US 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Alton M* Pleasure Baby Serious Grooves US 1993 Sell This Version
Alton M* I Like Havin' You Cyren America Records, Inner Child Records US 1993 Sell This Version
Miller* / Scott Project* Miller* / Scott Project* - It's Gonna Be Alright KMS US 1994 Sell This Version
Alton Miller & Urban Farmers Alton Miller & Urban Farmers - Lolita 20:20 Vision UK 1996 Sell This Version
SUB 4815.6 Alton Miller Sky Musicaux EP(12") Distance SUB 4815.6 France 1996 Sell This Version
Alton M.* Jazzin' It E.P. (EP) M3 US 1997 Sell This Version
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 US 1997 Sell This Version
Alton M* Blue Funk M3 US 1997 Sell This Version
Alton Miller Untitled Planet E US 1998 Sell This Version
GDR 031 Alton Miller Progressions / Time & Space(12") Guidance Recordings GDR 031 US 1998 Sell This Version
Alton Miller Sweet In The Morning / Vibrations (Maxi) Distance France 1999 Sell This Version
Alton Miller Song Of The Drum Moods & Grooves US 1999 Sell This Version
Alton Miller Spaces & Places EP (EP) Track Mode, Track Mode US 1999 Sell This Version
Alton Miller Deep Experience EP (EP) Chord 44 Records US 2000 Sell This Version
LL-1009 Alton Miller Feat. Dorothea Lynn Sharon Alton Miller Feat. Dorothea Lynn Sharon - Glory(12") Life Line LL-1009 US 2000 Sell This Version
Di1337 Alton Miller Love Ballad(12") Distance Di1337 France 2000 Sell This Version
Alton Miller Paradise Track Mode US 2001 Sell This Version
Alton Miller Ease Your Mind Muse Recordings US 2001 Sell This Version
Alton Miller Soundscapes & Vibes Moods & Grooves US 2002 Sell This Version
MUSE002 Alton Miller A Minor - Simple Pleasures(12") Muse Recordings MUSE002 US 2002 Sell This Version
KNG 159 Alton Miller Love Inside(12") Nite Grooves KNG 159 US 2002 Sell This Version