Born on the last day of the year, inspired mostly by Café Del Mar compilations in late 90’s, the chillout-ambient zone, modern lounge tracks and by tranquility states with sophisticated moods, the summer, cocktails and the ocean, Alex started producing relaxing music at some point in 2009, revealing the Openzone Bar project.
Influenced by artists like Enigma, Electribe 101, Blank & Jones, Lisa Shaw , Afterlife, Lemongrass, Moodorama, Ohm-G, to name a few, he has developed this Chillout project besides his main genre (Deep House), creating profound and stylish sounds at the same time.
After working on his first album “The Tourist” in 2009, it saw the day on February 19th 2010 on Parasol Phonotheque, a German music label. Containing 14 tracks, the album got some lounge flavors, soft ambiance with a little bit of deep design, borrowed from his much known style, Deep House, that he produces under his Addex alias. Songs from “The Tourist” began appearing on various compilations on labels like Luxury House, KJU, Streetlight or Tronic Soundz, and have been gaining a lot of attention.
In March 2012 he signed with a heavy label specialized in releasing lounge music: Lemongrassmusic. The album “Lifestyle” was born after almost one year in the making and marks the 2nd work of Openzone Bar with a total of 15 tracks. For this album, Alex got some help from his mate, Ilias Katelanos, who he has made several lounge tracks with – for Sony Music and Oriental Garden. Now they have produced a collaboration track called “On A Summer Drink” which represents nothing else but the chilling atmosphere in summer with a cold drink.
Another partner on “Lifestyle” is well known vocalist Lex Cameron, who has played alongside Chaka Khan, George Michael, Craig David, Anastacia. “Let it flow” is the track that they wrote together with an R&B feeling around it.
Furtherly Alex has made contact to Airily, a new talented vocalist from Tokyo, who started her music career in 2009 and has been releasing several works on Lemongrassmusic. “Kamome” is their collaboration track.
On “Lifestyle” Alex is expressing his soul and melodic vision, combining deep and lounge worlds in a talented way.