Born and raised in Manhattan, and a serious proponent of the New York underground scene, Alex Cecil's unique take on performance, composition and transitions comes from him being a classical artist since age 7 - having even playing the main stage at Carnegie Hall.
As a DJ, he understands moments of peace, moments of tension, moments of aggression, and moments of resolution. And he plays them all seamlessly. Alex Cecil doesn’t just make people listen. He makes them move. Ge makes them feel. He takes listeners on a journey.
His sets tell a story from beginning to end, with a surprise here and a surprise there. It’s the kind of trouble you crave. A quiet troublemaker, a mastermind of mischief, always scheming with a smile on his face. Lovable, menacing and undeniably talented. After years of dedication, honing his craft in his bedroom, Cecil’s journey officially began in January 2012 with an underground gig in downtown Manhattan. From this basement venue, he’s worked his way all the way to festivals around the world as well as Burning Man.
He is now the resident DJ for Miki Beach Burning Man Camp, and you can hear him spin at notable NYC venues like The Brooklyn Mirage and Analog BK. If you were lucky enough to have been around when Output, Cielo and Pacha were still open - he played there too. From Paris, to Aspen, to St. Bart’s, Miami; and being featured on events for Teksupport, Elements, BangOn!, iFeel and Members Only - he has shared the bill with the likes of Agoria, Butch, Doc Martin, DJ Tennis, Oona Dahl, Holmar, Brian Cid, Behrouz, Danny Tenaglia, Shiba San and any more.
His work ethic constitutes in constantly pushing his sound to the next level, as he continues to discover what’s new, what’s groundbreaking, and polishes his own kind of “new.” He defines success not by what he does, but by what he does for people, striving to convert people’s perspectives through music.
Cecil’s sound lives in the delicate intersection between dark and uplifting. As he put it, “There can be both, and it can be beautiful.” Some call his style “feel good,” some call it “horizontal disco” and some say it’s “a playful warehouse attitude.” One thing’s for sure, his DJ sets paint a colorful and exciting reverie. As a curator of all musical styles, Alex Cecil has one clear objective: join him and come together in his crazy, fascianting world.