BSR015 (March 2022)
AL/SO by name, neck-deep by game, Elmar van Eijk plays many significant roles in this thing we call drum’n’bass.
He’s one third of newcomer heavyweight halftime supergroup Ancient Radius with AKOV and Multiplex. He runs both the Korsakov Music record label and agency representing and releasing music by some of the genre’s most respected and innovative artists. And – after years of fine-tuning his studio skills – he’s become a producer to be reckoned with in his own right. The dramatic theatrics of his soon to be released debut EP ‘Hypersonic’, with High Maintenance, represent everything AL/SO is about: formidable, high-energy, dynamic and musical bass music that crosses boundaries and juices up the dance. In his own words, if it slaps, he’ll play it.
And he’s pretty slap-happy if the truth be told. One of the very few DJs to emerge in the new-gen drum’n’bass movement and achieve international repute, regularly touring Europe, the UK and beyond long before any type of AL/SO release profile developed; his abilities and flare as a DJ alone have led to key residencies at the infamous Prague DNB mischief den Cross Club and the supersized premiership Rotterdam raves Korsakov. Watch him play and you’ll understand why…
A fierce slave to the dark art of mixcraft, AL/SO’s technique is a heady brew of four-deck devilry. Just as his name suggests, there’s always room for one more tune, both in the mix and at the end of the night. Just as his neck-deep game suggests, he is fully immersed in this thing we call drum’n’bass and he’s only just getting started…