Aero Chord

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Aero Chord
Birth nameAlex Vlastaras
Born (1991-11-08) 8 November 1991 (age 27)
Greece
OriginLos Angeles, California
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • DJ, record producer
Years active2011-present
Labels
Monstercat, High Intensity, NoCopyrightSounds, Boonerizing, AllthingsTrap

Alex Vlastaras (born 8 November 1991), commonly known by his stage name Aero Chord, is a Greek electronic trap producer. He is mostly known for his songs within the trap genre, but has also delved into other music genres.

History[edit]

Aero Chord began his career in 2011. In his interview in 2013 with Your EDM, Vlastaras spoke on the origins of the name Aero Chord, stating "Well, my name wasn't something easy to decide on. It took me at least 2 months of looking through name generators and combining their outputs endlessly until something good and meaningful and unique came up. When I saw Aero Chord it just clicked I guess. I started producing at the age of 14 I think, inspired by a cousin of mine who was making Goa and psy-trance back then and who helped me through my first steps with Reason. I've never DJ'ed much in my life before Aero Chord, I just knew I have to go through productions first to gain some recognition so I saw no point in it."[3]

Since he began his musical career, Vlastaras has signed with Monstercat and has released numerous songs under the label, most recently "Borneo" (alongside producer Wolfgang Gartner), "Shadows" (featuring vocals by Nevve), and "Play Your Part".[4]

Career[edit]

Vlastaras has released his music on Monstercat, High Intensity, Trap and Bass and other record labels. His tracks are commonly played on festivals by other popular artists in the electronic music scene, such as Diplo, Skrillex, DJ Snake and RL Grime.[citation needed]

Having performed in festivals including Spring Awakening and Carnival of Bass, he started his first North America tour in June 2015.

Vlastaras' track "Surface" was popularized by YouTube introduction video templates, entertainment videos by various YouTube personalities and the Need for Speed gameplay demo at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2015, gaining over 50 million views on YouTube as of 30 July 2018. Other tracks including "Ctrl Alt Destruction", "Boundless" and "Break Them" are also frequently used in various YouTube videos.

In April 2017, "Surface" was certified gold, marking his first record to do so.[5][self-published source?]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

  • Mechanical Mayhem (2013, Bonerizing Records)
  • New Breed Part 1 (2014, High Intensity Records)
  • Love & Hate (2016, Monstercat)

Singles[edit]

  • "Battle Cry" (2013, Self-released)
  • "Android Talk" (2013, Dominance Records)
  • "No Half Steppin'" (2013, Self-released)
  • "Ctrl Alt Destruction" (2013, Self-released)
  • "Mortar" (2013, Self-released)
  • "Prime Time" (2013, Self-released)
  • "Time Leap" (2013, NoCopyrightSounds)
  • "Shootin' Stars" (with Ddark) (2014, NoCopyrightSounds)
  • "Blvde" (2014, Self-released)
  • "Secret" (with Gawtbass) (2014, Self-released)
  • "Surface" (2014, Monstercat) — #23 on Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists[6]
  • "Bouzouki" (2014, Self-released)
  • "Heart Attack" (2014, Self-released)
  • "Boundless" (2014, Monstercat)
  • "Break Them" (feat. Anna Yvette) (2014, Monstercat)
  • "Saiko" (2015, Monstercat)
  • "Titans" (with Razihel) (2015, Monstercat)
  • "4U" (2015, Monstercat)
  • "Be Free" (with Klaypex) (2015, Monstercat)
  • "The 90s" (2016, Monstercat)
  • "Resistance" (2017, Monstercat)
  • "Borneo" (with Wolfgang Gartner) (2017, Monstercat)
  • "Incomplete" (with Anuka) (2017, NoCopyrightSounds)
  • "Shadows" (feat Nevve) (2018, Monstercat)
  • "Confession" (with Kirsten Collins) (2018, Self-released)
  • "Svnset" (with Norman Perry) (2018, Self-released)
  • "Play Your Part" (2018, Monstercat)

As featured artist[edit]

  • ShikaP - "HangAttak" (featuring Aero Chord) (2014)

Other songs[edit]

Remixes[edit]

  • Televisor - "Old Skool" (2013)
  • Dada Life – "Bass Don't Cry" (2013)
  • Pegboard Nerds & Tristam – "Razor Sharp" (2013)
  • Dada Life – "Arrive Beautiful Leave Ugly" (2013)
  • Dada Life – "So Young So High" (2013)
  • Alex Balog – "Never Stop" (featuring Edward McEvenue) (2013)
  • Bro Safari x UFO! – "Drama" (2014)
  • Pegboard Nerds – "20K" (2014)
  • Bang La Decks – "Utopia" (2014)
  • The Chainsmokers – "Selfie" (2014)
  • Krewella – "Live for the Night" (2014)
  • Scndl - "The Munsta" (2014)
  • The Pitcher – "Savor Time" (2014)
  • LeKtriQue and Seek N Destroy – "Atomic" (2014)
  • Revolvr and Genesis feat. Splitbreed – "Unstoppable" (2014)
  • Excision & Pegboard Nerds - "Bring The Madness" (featuring Mayor Apeshit) (2015)
  • Major Lazer x DJ Snake – "Lean On" (featuring ) (2015)
  • Jack Ü feat. Bunji Garlin – "Jungle Bae" (2015)
  • Bro Safari – "Scumbag" (2015)
  • GTA - "Red Lips" (featuring Sam Bruno) (2015)
  • Above & Beyond – "Fly to New York" (featuring Zoe Johnston) (2015)
  • Jessie J – "Burnin' Up" (featuring 2 Chainz) (2016)
  • Pegboard Nerds & Nghtmre feat. Krewella - "Superstar" (2017)
  • Diamond Pistols – "Twerk" (featuring Anna Yvette) (2017)
  • Kodak Black – "Zeze" (2018)
  • DJ Snake - "Taki Taki" (2018)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 March 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Calvano, Jordan. "Aero Chord Is Blending Genres And Headed To America (Interview)". Magnetic Magazine.
  3. ^ Sachs, Lucas. "Your EDM Guest Mix with Aero Chord – Volume 11". Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Monstercat". www.monstercat.com. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  5. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/BTC56EyDmNI/
  6. ^ "Aero Chord - Chart history | Billboard". 2017-04-10. Retrieved 2018-06-23.

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