- website: www.blackalley.de
Germany - Black Alley is the latest moniker for Berlin based music lover, record collector, and producer Thomas Pudell. Â Thomas has been a deejay for more than 25 years and a music lover for his whole life. He started listening to the record collection of his father when he was 3 years old. Classical, Jazz, and Motown records laid the foundation for the deep love for quality dance music where today corners the extensive vinyl collection of more than 40k pieces covering the walls of his home.
As a teenager, he started doing his first deejaying gigs at school parties. Soon after Thomas landed a residence at local clubs in his hometown, playing a healthy mixture of soulful disco, funk, r&b and also danceable jazz tunes. 1991 was a turning point in Thomas' life. Attending the legendary Weekender in Southport, England gave Thomas the experience to discover house legends like Tony Humphries, Little Louie Vega, Hippie Torales or Phil Asher, among many others. Hearing the wide range of house music - from soul, jazzy, and tribal influences - made Thomas' love for dance music even stronger and so his style evolved from a more freestyle and jazzy one to the housier side of things. Influenced by the sounds of his rich musical background and the freshest house grooves, Thomas is known to express himself behind the decks and in his productions in style.
As a DJ he had residencies - and travelled - all over Europe. Remix credits include Sean Smit " Pimpin 101", Overdub "Once upon a time",Jimmi Hendriks "Back in the days", Lcaise "Cloudy Beach", Mary J. Blige "Dance With Me", Alexi Delano & Vincenzos "Against The Wall" , Gadjo "So Many Times", Raul Paz "La Mulata". and many others.
Own tracks can be found on Traveller Records,Soul Shift Music,Deurun, Brown Skin Music, Brickhouse, Mindbase Recordings, Freeport, Hott, Edel, UCA, and quite a few white labelse.