Proper :: Amir Alexander [USA] :: Friday 29th May


Drawing influence from the cities, sounds, scenes and clubs that have heavily influenced us, PROPER arrives to take Brisbane Clubbers back to the deep underground with a special event that will make you sweat. Taking over Sway for the night, the Proper team will put on a party reminiscent of previous gatherings at the club with the cult like following on Constance St.

Spinning a mostly vinyl set, our guest for the evening, Amir Alexander will be well supported by some of Brisbane’s finest, and the booth setup optimized for the heavy duty throwdown that will occur there. The room will be equipped with a fine custom Turbosound system, and the venue retrofitted to resemble the previous incarnation of the Constance St club that many people will remember fondly. The aspect of the DJ will be returned to the mezzanine level, to better simulate the feel of the room that many of the Brisbane underground have in their hearts.


Amir Alexander ::

Amir Alexander arrives at Proper on a hot streak, having had a terrific year taking on clubs around the world. In between his busy schedule though he has found time to put the finishing touches on a long player that will drop just before he arrives in country.

Following a string of EP releases that have served to broaden his audience, and his own flavoursome output, Amir’s work on record stands to provide a lasting archive of his sound. On the surface, house and techno, in the undercurrent though is where Amir shines, displaying subtle productions techniques that allow his audio full form across the spectrum from minimal, stripped down studies of frequencies, to lush and adventurous soundscapes. Drawing on his own experiences and influences, but produced with “lovers of electronic music” firmly in mind, “Love & Fear” feels like us to be a direct invitation into his studio.

Amir will follow the release with a hectic tour beginning not 10 days after the drop with us here in Brisbane, so we are fortunate to be among the first to hear fresh tunes from him. We are sure the Proper faithful will be right into this, and will show Amir a warm welcome to both his visit, and his new album release “Love & Fear.”

Making his debut in a simmering Chicago scene in the early ’90s, Amir Alexander wasted no time impressing the city with his gritty, chugging, foward thinking, bumpy sound drawing influences from his hometown as well as Detroit and New York. A student of the art, Amir took to both production and selection disciplines, punching out well received releases during the day, while grinding the Windy City’s dancefloors by night.

Amir’s apprenticeship in the electronic scene came to fruition with the regarded Experience EP, and set him on the way to strong releases on Plan B, Argot, Hype Ltd, Secretsundaze and Sascha Dive’s Deep Vibes. Over time, as his remixing duties and collaborations amassed, he launched his own imprint Vanguard Sound in order to better control the direction and feel of his output.

On the road, Amir has taken his underground goodtimes to all points of the globe, including key appearances at Panorama Bar in Berlin, Rex and Concrete in Paris, Arma 17 in Moscow, Secretsundaze in London and more. This visit will be only his second trip to our little corner of the ocean though, and we will be receiving him with enthusiasm as he takes to the floor for the first Proper.

Please join us on Friday May 29 for a Proper underground party at SWAY, 22 Constance St Fortitude Valley.