Dutch DJ/producer Alexis Tyrel (a.k.a. Gideon Hommes) has been burning the creative candle at both ends for over a decade, co-running Lessismore Records while releasing his own melodic techno tracks. Perhaps one of his greatest early musical statements is “Rebecca Loos,” a deep-house classic whose title is the name of a model David Beckham reportedly had a fling with.
Five years after releasing his debut album under his Tyrel moniker, Newtradition, Hommes will unveil his second full-length, Return To Planet Alpha, on March 17. The thoughtful 12-track LP is crafted on vintage synths and flaunts his progression as an artist.
We asked Hommes about the genesis of Return To Planet Alpha, and he had this to say:
“Return To Planet Alpha is sort of a time travel to me; it is about going back to the roots of the Lessismore label and maybe more. Unlike other albums I did on Kanzleramt, Sino (never released, for unknown reasons), Lessismore, Anticlub, and Minimalplus. This album is a more classical ‘techno’ album, which was created more than 10 years ago around the period of doing a Lessismore label Night at Ostgut Berghain. An interview with Ben Klock triggered me to record it at the end of last year.”
Ahead of the album’s release, we’re pleased to world premiere “Plant Deltagema Process.” Hit the play button below and enjoy.