Alpha 606

Alpha 606

 

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Alpha 606, (born Armando Martinez on November 15, 1974 in Hialeah, Florida, U.S.), is an acoustic/electronic artist based out of Miami. The group was founded by Armando Martinez and Rey Rubio in 1998. Martinez is a programmer/composer and Rubio is a performing sound engineer. "Rubio and Martinez ensure that the drums don't 'sit on top' of the track, instead processing the rhythms so that they're subsumed into the rest of it, forming an elastic foundation." The group was joined by two percussionists in 2003, Marino Hernandez and Danny Chirino.

"The music itself... is a futuristic homage to Cuban culture, fusing warm machine tones and crisp bass notes with Afro-Cuban drums."

Their debut ep, Computer Controlled, was released on Dopamine Records in 2004. [Here] "US duo reveals there in three cuts its immoderate taste for a dancefloor minimal electro of a high quality, at once percussive, futuristic, heading and fresh." The group played a few live shows as four, but shortly thereafter parted ways.

Armando has continued touring and performing as Alpha 606 since 2004 with his solo laptop sets. Alpha 606 live shows have been recorded in Barcelona, London, Brussels, Helsinki, Bournemouth, Birmingham and Miami.

Alpha 606 has since then been released on Interdimensional Transmissions and Touchin' Bass.

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Afro-Cuban Electronics
Album
Afro-Cuban Electronics is an album by musical group Alpha 606, released on September 12, 2016.
RMXD
Album
RMXD is an album by musical group Alpha 606, released on April 15, 2016.
RMXD
Song
RMXD is a song by musical group Alpha 606, released on April 15, 2016.
Lunar Passport/Forest Communication
Album
Lunar Passport/Forest Communication is an album by Phil Bolland, Armando Martinez, released on June 1, 2010.

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