A Los Angeles native now residing in San Francisco, Russian-blooded Alland Byallo has broken into the House scene with his own unique blend of Minimal Tech funk. Alland’s taste, coupled with his research and digging, always instills an undeniable groove and tickles the chin-scratching trainspotting senses.
Alland’s involvement with music didn’t just start from splurging and buying some 1200’s. Having been raised with music since the age of 5 playing piano, and adding trumpet at age 11, it only seemed natural for Alland to follow up his skills and training by sharing his taste in quality music with people as a DJ, and pursuing production. Lately, Alland has been quite busy in the studio working hard on his own unique take on electronic dance music, blending the ethics of Minimal Techno with the moods and feel of House Music.
Alland has hosted the infamous netradio show Comfort Sessions for four years, and after a brief hiatus has moved the show to an On-Demand format with Proton Radio, the most respected netradio portal in Underground Electronic music. The show is inspired by a couple of things: The admiration and respect for some of the most talented and forward thinking names out there, and the love of enlightening and educating others about dance music and it’s path into the future. Alland has made it his mission to give back to the local and global scene that has given so much to him; to make the world aware of the missions of those around him that truly deserve recognition and respect.
Currently, A&R for his own digital label, Nightlight Music and his upcoming vinyl label Kvadrat Produkt (http://www.kvadrat-produkt.com ), takes up most of Alland's time. Nightlight Music started as a digital label used as an outlet for Alland's personal music projects. But since it's inception, the label has grown to accomodate a few of the world's most talented and passionate Tech-House artists. Kvadrat Produkt is a new label that Alland is creating to fill a certain void. "Minimal Yet Musical" is the motto for this venture. As the name implies (Kvadrat meaning "Square" in many languages), the vehicle is minimalism, yet filled with a powerful mass that supports that minimal structure.
Alland is a resident at [KONTROL], San Francisco's ONLY Minimal Techno/House event. The night has gained a worldwide reputation for being one of the nations most respected nights, and that reputation grows with every guest performer that rolls through. Past guests include: Dan Bell, Isolee, Troy Pierce, John Tejada + Justin Maxwell, Caro, [a]pendics.shuffle, Pheek, Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Mossa, Dafluke, Kenneth Graham, Dave Aju, Galoppierende Zuversicht, and DJ Fragment.
All of these facets, in addition to his work as a graphic designer, make up Alland Byallo's life.