Angel Alanis (aka A-squared, Subsonic) is one of today’s most diverse and consistent producers of dance music to come out of Chicago. With an uninterrupted flow of releases since 1997, he has unleashed explosive tracks ranging from funky disco workouts to tribal house, through the depths of hard-house and minimal techno.
Angel’s distinct production style has given him the opportunity to collaborate with and re-mix for artists such as Sinead O’Connor, Kool Moe Dee, Felix Da Housecat, Julia Fordman, DJ Dan, Robbie Rivera, and a re-mix for Joey Negro, which occupied the #1 spot on Billboard.
In 1997 Angel released his debut EP «Advanced Therapy» via Contact Records. The record caught the attention of Bad Boy Bill’s infamous label group, Mix Connection Multimedia (MCM). Angel delivered his next track «Reverse Polarities» (1997) which launched the MCM label Contaminated Records. Soon Angel was officially signed to MCM and went on to release numerous classic tracks through Contaminated, International House Records (IHR), and Moody. In 1999, Angel delivered his full-length debut album The Subconscious State of Techno, which received outstanding reviews from publications like URB, BPM, and MIXMAG, as well as critical acclaim from artists like Armand van Helden, Judge Jules, and Laidback Luke.
In 2001, Angel formed his independent label, A-Squared Muzik, and released his underground hit «Do You Like the Way You Feel When You Shake». It was featured on numerous compilations world-wide, including Darren Emerson’s «Global Underground: Live in Singapore,» Charles Feelgood’s «DJ Mixed,» Christian Smith’s «Tronic Treatment», and DJ Dan’s «In Stereo.»
A-Squared Muzik also gave Angel the chance to showcase other DJs and producers that he felt deserved a chance to be heard. “The reason I wanted to start my own label was to be able to put out the music I am passionate about and also give other producers a chance to release their music” Angel has said. Other producers that have released tracks on A-Squared include Robbie Rivera, Advent, Jon Pegnato, Bryan Cox, and Trevor Rockcliffe.
2004 proved to be a plentiful year for Angel. He secured a spot on BPM Magazine’s Top 100 DJ List, produced DJ Colette’s Dancestar Award winning song «Feelin’ Hypnotized» which was showcased in a Motorola commercial and released on OM Records, he released brand new tracks on DJ Dan’s In Stereo, Donald Glaude’s Eden, and released the funky floor filler «InternASStional» on his own label A-Squared.
Starting 2005 off with his track «Knob Job» getting licensed to John Digweed’s Fabric 20 CD, and completing a remix of “Don’t You Go” for Felix Da Housecat on Subliminal Records, Angel is spending most of his time in the studio working on his full length artist album titled “Jukebox” which will be released in April 2006 on his label A-Squared Muzik. The album will include a remix of “Knob Job” and a wide variety of sounds from all genres of music. Angel has become one of the pioneering artists in today’s dance scene, having helped carry techno and house music into the new millennium as he continues to push the boundaries of dance music into the future.