a major player in the New York and international club scenes, Alex Lauterstein
brings his burgeoning talents back to our nations capital for a rare
circuit appearance at the Friday night Welcome Party at Insomnia.
raised in Uruguay, South America, Alex moved to New York City in 1992. Just
a few years later while DJing at a small underground party, he was recruited
by Twilo to open for Danny Tenaglia on Friday nights. This eventually led
to an opening slot on Saturday nights as well the clubs wildly
popular gay night. When Danny left Twilo, Alex proudly took over his coveted
heels of his impressive new residency came another spectacular opportunity
for the young DJ. Peter Rauhofer (primarily known in America under his Club
69 moniker at the time) asked Alex to work with him on his new Size Queen
project. I collaborated on a couple of songs in which I recorded the
vocals, and I was also by his side while he was working on that album,
Alex recalls. I didnt do much, but I learned a lot at that time.
Peter was very open to show me all the different techniques to work in the
studio. This eventually led to Alex remixing his first commercial
single, Size Queens notorious club staple K-Hole, alongside
industry giant Johnny Vicious.
to club impresario Peter Gatien led to a brief stint at Tunnel and a sacred
Sunday night residency at Limelight where Alex currently plays once a month.
He also fills in for Victor Calderone at Roxy, rotating with Peter Rauhofer,
James Andersen, and other guest DJs.
steady roster of high-profile gigs in New York City and around the world,
Alex is following in the footsteps of his mentors by branching out into
other areas of the music industry. He teamed with Centaur Records last year
to record the highly-acclaimed HX Project, a continuous mix double-CD that
aptly represents one of Alexs live sets. Alex also took a turn mixing
Centaurs latest Global Groove CD, a project inspired by last months
Black Party in New York.
hoping another collaboration will help him realize his dream later this
year. The ultimate goal for me is to be able to make my own album
of my own music, he says. I work with my partner, Hayley Moss,
a composer, [to create] atmospheric stuff. Its a little different
than the stuff you hear in the clubs; its more like a chill-out, lounge
thing. Under the moniker Three Wing Butterfly, Alex is planning to
release a full-length album of original material, seven tracks of which
have already been recorded.
leading up to Cherry have been quite crazy for Alex. He sat on a panel during
the recent Winter Music Conference in South Beach discussing remixing and
DJing, and he has played almost every Friday and Saturday in different cities
across the country this month. In fact, after playing the Cherry Welcome
Party, Alex flies out to Montreal to spin at Club Unity on Saturday night.
thrilled to be returning to Washington for Cherry Six. He played Nation
last November (the best club Ive played in the whole country
next to Twilo he says), and hopes for several return engagements
in 2001, including New Years Eve. Alex is also pleased to help The
Cherry Fund raise money for its beneficiaries. Im excited about
the party, he says. Ive seen the ads everywhere. Everybody
knows about it and they all tell me its a cool party, so Im
really looking forward to it. And if its something thats going
to help somebody, it definitely makes me feel even better.
Alex Lauterstein will be touring in support
of the new Global Groove CD this spring, and he is scheduled
to headline MotorBalls Closing Party in Detroit on Sunday,
May 6th. You may also visit Alex on the Web at www.alexlauterstein.com.