150 | alec troniq – early reflexion

Alec Troniq is an artist who feels just as at home at summer festivals as he does in a strobe-fogged techno cellar or a concert hall complete with symphony orchestra. He can look back to countless releases on labels such as SNOE, Complexed, Mo’s Ferry and, most recently, the favorite label project of Laurent Garnier and Scan X (COD3 QR), plus highly acclaimed international tours and various musical crossover excursions. Now it is a good time for Alec to reflect on his twenty-year career with his new EP. Thus, „Early Reflexion“, is dedicated to two pieces that had formed the foundation of Alec’s first live acts, but have never seen the light of day as fully produced tracks, even though they anticipated many of the cornerstones of Alec’s sound already back in the day. „It’s Not A Feature, It’s A Bug“ combines the playful, melody-driven pop appeal of his music with an unconditional drive to the dance floor. With the „Synth Happens Version“ for large orchestra, arranged together with composer and conductor Christian Dellacher, the track also shows Alec’s potential for the big stage. On the other hand, „But Then Life Happened“ already anticipates a peak-time club sound that labels like Border Community have best been known for. Broque companion Counterfly gives the track a deep and very British-sounding dubstep interpretation that grooves along extremely elegantly. With „The Aviating“, an old acquaintance is also on board: a song that was already released on Broque in 2015 and attracted a lot of attention with Gabriel Vitel’s emotional vocals and an open air sound that merged songwriting and dancefloor euphoria blending well into the summer zeitgeist. This time though, Alec turns it into a DMX-Krew-like retrofuturistic electro version that loses none of the pop appeal of the original. This EP is both a personal journey back in time and a look ahead. And that’s exactly what makes great releases stand out among the pack.


  1. but then life happened
  2. the aviating
  3. it’s not a feature, it’s a bug
  4. it’s not a feature, it’s a bug (synth happens version)
  5. but then life happened (counterfly remix)

artwork by Alec Troniq
mastering by Tim Xavier at manmademastering
sorry, no free download – you can use your favorite store for download

some feedback:

PERTHIL / TRAUMUART / FRESHGUIDE Super releaxed Sounds, will try :-) THX! – CHLOÉ / LUMIÈRE NOIRE, BPITCH CONTROL, LIVE AT ROBERT JOHNSON nice ep – CARLOS CMIX / I LOVE RITMO® RADIO SHOW great ep – CHRISTIAN TJABEN / BYTE.FM ok – STUART BRUCE / CHAIN DLK Downloading for possible review on ChainDLK.com – COLIN SPENCER / ARTEFAKTOR RADIO, KANE FM 103.7 Ta, C – ROB ZILE / BRAIN FOOD RADIO (KISS FM) / BRAIN FOOD RECORDS great tunes – MATTIA BESSERO / THE-ZONE.IT Thanks for the music! Support from The-Zone check our next show on techno-club.net ! – VITO CAMARETTA / CHAIN D.L.K That’s a hook to my job as a QA! Jokes aside, very nice release and good level of sound editing! – LAURENT / WTM another wtm’s playlist is coming soon…;) – INVADER FM / INVADER FM Some beautiful sounds going one here :) Liking it all alot! – CHRISTIAN SEITZ / RADIO Z sometimes cheesy, but not too much, sometimes dark, but not too much – TOMAZ / KIOSK RADIO nice and fresh sounding tracks ! – MATHIAS SCHAFFHÄUSER / GROOVE Really like THE AVIATING, pretty good song with a perfect arrangement. Support, thanks a lot. – EDDIE CURTIS / RTR.FMvery cool – STÉPHANE CHAMBORD / RADIO RESONANCE („DEEJAY ACADEMY“ RADIO SHOW) Agréable Repérages : the aviating et les 2 version de But Then Life Happened – ILARIO ALICANTE / COCOON RECORDINGS, ALPHAHOUSE, BOSCONI, PRISM Downloading for Ilario Alicante, thanks for the music! – MARKANTONIO / 1605, ALCHEMY, IMPACT MECHANICS, LOOSE RECORDINGS Thanks for the music, will listen asap ! – JOHN DIGWEED / BEDROCK RECORDS downloading – JU / UPPERBERRY Dope =) – M50 / WNUR 89.3 FM cool cool – NOAH PRED / THOUGHTLESS, BIOTOP, HIGHGRADE Might try the first cut, thanks. – ROB HALL / SKAM slightly unhinged lol – SASCHA SCHLEGEL / FLUX FM delivered!! – ROB WARNER / IBIZA VOICE Love ‚But Then Life Happened‘. Rocking dance floor track. – TRICKYDISCO! / EMF MAG Nice, G – MIX FEED / MIX FEED AGENCY Cool sounds!! thank you – MARC O’NEIL / SONUS FM / NIGHTPLAYERS / NIGHTLPRECORDS nice sounds – STEFAN LANGE / DAS SCHÖNE LEBEN downloaded – VIVIANE BERREUR / RADIO CAMPUS ORLÉANS Tracks 2 and 5 are selected for Radio Campus Orléans‘ playlist – ERICK GASCA / CLUB FURIES There is a rich ambivalence/duality in listening to this work. Between nostalgia and future projections, the sound is at the same time sweet, subtle, delicate exciting, electric, and very danceable. In its synthesis, the result is impressive. Supported. Thank you for sharing your music with us. – CHRIS MAICO SCHMIDT AKA MIKE S. / EVOSONIC RADIO GMBH HURRAY. I play it in my radio show, Evopool Update (Always Thursdays and Fridays, 2-6pm) and i integrate the tracks into our live stream automation at Evosonic Radio. For the first few weeks, it will also run in our daily „New Releases Down“, „New Releases Up“ or „New Releases Upper“ rotation, from 12pm to 2pm. On Evosonic.de. – DJ SPADE Two tracks stand out for me on this one.. The Aviating and the Life Happened Remix hit hard! – STEVEN GOSZMANN / RADIO FUNKWERK, MUSICLOVERZ great – ILUNA / ASCEND / TRIBAL PULSE / EPIKA Will try The Aviating and But then Life Happened – Thank you – TEN IN NAME / TEN IN NAME Thanks – ZUNI / TRIBAL WAVES (DOPPLER SHIFT) It’s Not A Feature, It’s A Bug and Counterfly remix for me, thanks. – FRANCESCA LOMBARDO / CROSSTOWN REBELS very nice thank u x – VICKY MONTEFUSCO / CAVERN, CLOUDED VISION,ITEMS & THINGS The aviating for me. – KLOVN / PHIL, STELLA POLARIS MUSIC, TEAM RECORDS Originals my thing – HEY TODAY! / RAIK / HEY TODAY great thanks – DJ LUKAS (CH) AKA RAIMOND FORD / DJ / PRODUCER / RADIO SPEAKER / A&R SEVENSCALESMUSICGROUP Thanks for the promo. The Aviating is my fav. will try soon. – R3 / M-NUS downloaded for r hawtin – GAI BARONE / AFTERGLOW RECORDS very good – NADJA LIND / LUCIDFLOW RECORDS powerful! thanks – SALAH SADEQ / TECHFUI / THE CRATE / ANDCOLLECTIVE interesting stuff will play on the crate radio show. and maybe some sets – DJ LEO / LORA, OPEN BROADCAST, RADIO4, KANAL K In our playlist from 10.4.2024 on, cheers Leo Swiss radios – ANDREW CLARISTIDGE / WYN&M, BANANAMANIA, RECORD MAKERS, MILLE FEUILLES FUN TO LISTEN TO IT!!! – DMUX / TRANSCULENT RECORDINS/ SUBSENSORY RECORDINGS Liking these, The Aviating is cool. – LIMO / TRANSITION LAB, FACHWERK, COFFEE POT The Aviating sounds very great, thanks