Guest Dj’s Alex Cid & Lex Lara are Diatonic
Born in Honduras and raised in Miami, music has always played a major role in the life of Alex Cid. Influenced early in life by his grandfather, he used to sit with him in front of a record player for hours listening to an array of music that included anything from symphonies to Brazilian samba. “I remember closing my eyes and drowning in the different rhythms and sounds.” As he grew older he listened to many different genres of music, but it wasn’t until the late nineties that he found his true love, Electronic Music! “I always knew that music would play a very important role in my life. I just didn’t know it would affect me so deeply.” At a mere 16 he began his dream of attaining his first turntables. Just a year later he had a mini-studio set up in his bedroom and he set out on his journey to becoming a distinguished DJ. Climbing the ladder steadily, his first gigs consisted of house parties and special events. Moving up, he began a residency on a weekly radio show called Crash, followed by a guest-appearance on the popular FIU radio station Radiate FM. He has also played at some popular Miami clubs such as After Glow and Skyline in South Beach, and Nocturnal in Downtown. “For me, playing music is not about popularity or the scene. It is a deep love and appreciation for music that I enjoy blending together and sharing with others.” Bringing a creative sound to Miami nightlife Alex Cid blends classic to popular tech house that takes listeners through a heart pumping ride that will get you to let go of your troubles and submerge yourself pure melodic bliss.
Born Harvey Alexis Gonzalez Lara in Managua, Nicaragua in 1981, his family came to Miami during the summer of 1981 and hasn’t left town. At the age of 13, Lex would be teased by my friends for listening to artist like Depeche Mode, Ace of Base and all that freestyle movement, when they were all into hip-hop.
Being raised by a single father he would have to listen to the oldies spanish radio stations. It wouldn’t take long before he wanted to find a sound that had both. By high school graduation he was already into the local DJs like David Padilla, George Alvarado and George Acosta. The turning point came when he got his hands on a cd called Nubreed by Steve Lawler. “I was amazed! The sound of those drums had begun engraving the notes in my soul. I still play that CD at my house.”
As an audio engineer, he quickly began talking notice of the extra effort that had to be done in the studio. Lex owns a small mastering studio that as he describes it, “has meant the world to me, but dj’ing is my first love.” You can find Lex Lara as part of the talended roster of DJs of UndergroundRadio.tv
His sound would be described as dark and sleazy. His inspirations as a Dj are Richie Hawtin, Oscar G, DJ Stingray, Steve Lawler, Sasha, John Digweed, Loco Dice, Saeed Younan and Johnathan Ulysses.