Alton Miller

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Alton Miller
Alton Miller, 2011.jpg
Background information
Genres House, Deep house, Soulful house, Disco
Labels Inner Muse Recordings

Alton Miller is a Detroit-based producer, singer, and percussionist.

Biography[edit]

Miller is a Detroit-based DJ, producer, singer and percussonist as well as a pioneer of Detroit house music.

Miller became interested in progressive dance music in the mid 1980s. He came to Detroit willing to create a club dedicated to electronic music. Music Institute[1] was founded in 1988 by Miller, George Baker and Chez Damier.[citation needed]

The Music Institute closed in 1989 and Miller left for Toronto, where he hosted a radio show. He returned to Detroit and started producing on KMD Records, Kevin Saunderson’ record label founded in 1987. He played his first European gig in Italy alongside Derrick May the next year, and worked for Transmat at the same period. He signed some hits outside of Detroit including the track "Energy Flash" from Joey Beltram.[2]

During the 1990s, Miller played in many clubs around the world, and moved to Paris from 1996 to 1998. There, he developed several artistic collaborations and friendships with French artists. He then lived in South African in 2011 and returned the next year in Detroit.[citation needed] 2015 saw him re-introduce his label InnerMuse Recordings with his own signature sound on Whereabouts Known.[citation needed] During Movement 2016 in Detroit, Miller played with Chez Damier for the first time since the Music Institute closed in 1989, during a party organized by fellow DJ Kai Alce.[3] In July 2016, Miller inaugurated the new Adeen Record Japan label with a first EP, called “More Positive Things”. He released another EP “The Vault” on Italian DJ Volcov’ record label, Neroli early October 2016.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Rhythm Exposed (Distance) 2000
  • Stories From Bohemia (Peacefrog Records) 2003
  • Souls Like Mine (R2 Records) 2007
  • Light Years Away (Mixed Signals Music) 2010

Singles[edit]

  • Pleasure Baby (Serious Grooves) 1993
  • I Like Havin' You (Cyren America Records), (Inner Child Records) 1993
  • It's Gonna Be Alright (KMS) avec Patrick Scott 1994
  • Lolita 20:20 Vision avec Urban Farmers 1996
  • Sky Musicaux EP (Distance) 1996
  • Jazzin' It E.P. (M3) 1997
  • Get It Up / Big Phreek / You Were There (Soul City) avec Marc Pharaoh et Greg Cash 1997
  • Blue Funk (M3) 1997
  • Untitled (Planet E) 1998
  • Progressions / Time & Space (Guidance Recordings) 1998
  • Sweet In The Morning / Vibrations (Distance) 1999
  • Song Of The Drum (Moods & Grooves) 1999
  • Spaces & Places EP (Track Mode) 1999
  • Deep Experience EP (Chord 44 Records) 2000
  • Glory (Life Line) avec Dorothea Lynn Sharon 2000
  • Love Ballad (Distance) 2000
  • Paradise (Track Mode) 2001
  • Ease Your Mind (Muse Recordings) 2001
  • Soundscapes & Vibes (Moods & Grooves) 2002
  • A Minor - Simple Pleasures (Muse Recordings) 2002
  • Love Inside (Nite Grooves) 2002
  • Shine On Me (KDJ) 2002
  • Nu Forms EP (Track Mode) 2003
  • Choose To Believe (Mahogani Music) 2003
  • Clouds Are Gone (Deeper Soul) 2005
  • Prelude To A Motion EP (Atal) avec Boddhi Satva 2006
  • Possibilities (R2 Records) avec Lady Linn 2007
  • Inner8 Remixes (Clone) 2008
  • Full Circle (Yore Records) 2008
  • In Flight (Yore Records) 2008
  • Different Hours Revisited (Yore Records) avec Andy Vaz 2008
  • Play The Game / Time On 2 (ProgCity Deep) 2009
  • Seeing Sound (Seasons Limited) 2009
  • When The Morning Comes (Superb Entertainment Records) avec Amp Fiddler 2010
  • Choice Cuts / Selected Works 1991-2009 Vol.4 (Inner Muse) 2010
  • Can't Hide It (ProgCity Deep) 2010
  • Beautiful (Mixed Signals Music) 2011
  • Something 4 You - The Pirahnahead Remixes (Whasdat Music) 2012
  • Ngizo Ku Linda (Moods & Grooves) avec Bantu Soul 2014
  • More Funky Shit (Orange Records)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Advisor, Resident. "Chez Damier: A work in progress". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 2016-10-20. 
  2. ^ "A conversation with Alton Miller, Detroit - High Five Magazine". High Five Magazine. 2016-09-15. Retrieved 2016-10-20. 
  3. ^ "Chez Damier to headline the annual Deep Detroit party". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 2016-10-20. 

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