Sunday Beat pres. pres Alton Miller / Detroit (USA) – M.U.T.O.R.
Detroit DJ Alton Miller has been playing a fundamental role in House Music for over two decades. Alton’s early roots in soul & funk music led to an affinity for clubbing and the perfect storm of music, dance, and skill that is required to create it.
Born in Chicago but raised in Detroit, Dj, producer, singer, and percussionist Alton Miller was raised on Stevie Wonder, Santana, Parliament Funkadelic and the Philly Sound. The artist began developing his deejaying skills under the electrifying energy of House Music founding fathers like Larry Levan and Timmy Regisford, whereas he was oftenly going to Ron Hardy’s Music Box and Frankie Knuckles’s private loft partie in Chicago with some of his Detroit friends including a certain Derrick May.
A few years after, Alton along with his like-minded friends Chez Damier and George Baker, opened the legendary dance club, The Music Institute in Detroit in 1988. Since then, Alton has lived in Paris and South Africa, where he pursued his musical creativity process while representing the Detroit vibe. His travels allowed him to discover other cultures and to make a name for itself all around the globe. He toured in a lot of countries including Japan, Australia, South Africa, Europe and New Zealand. He has also had the pleasure of recording with some of the best independent labels in the industry, including Defected, Planet E, King Street, Nitegrooves, Trackmode Records, Seasons and Octave Lab.
Alton’s eclectic way of mixing, without never being afraid of blending the old and the new, creates a magical vibe. Hearing the DJ perfectly summs up what House Music and Hi Tech Soul is all about.
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