With his incredible versatility and constant innovation, Technikal (Alf Bamford) is one of the most respected and successful producers in the hard dance world. His extensive back catalogue of produced records are viewed by his fans and peers as some of the very foundations of hard dance music today. Yet still, Technikal strives to push the boundaries of what is expected from a dance floor hit. Incorporating influences from far flung places whilst combining them with the conventional, he has created a unique and club destroying sound of his very own, and is responsible for some of the biggest hard dance records of recent years.
With an amassing interest in dance music, Alf began dabbling in the world of music production at a very early age. He had his first record signed at the age of seventeen and has gone on to sell hundreds of thousands of records across the world. In his mid twenties now, it is fair to say that Alf has written more records and has experienced more success than most other music producers would in a life time.
Technikal has written two artist albums in his career, the first being 2009′s ‘Klubbed Together’. This was a concept album seeing Technikal collaborate with some of his biggest artist influences from the world of hard dance, seeing him write alongside Lisa Lashes, Rob Tissera, Gammer, Andy Farley and Paul Maddox to name a few. More recent is his debut solo album from 2012 ‘Soldier of Sound’. A completely revolutionary new sound was showcased in this album, demonstrating just how far Technikal’s sound has evolved in the ten years of his production career.
Since 2005, Technikal has also established himself as a world class international DJ. Kicking off his DJ career at Heat’s Evolution Birthday event (The Fridge) he has since been around the world countless times, performing as far and wide as Australia, South Africa, North America, Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands, and many more. This goes hand in hand with having performed at the biggest and best festivals the world has to offer, including Dance Valley, Impulz, Global Gathering, Creamfields, Planet Love and many more.
A favourite amongst the pages of high end music publications, Mixmag have given Technikal numerous full page features in the previous years, mentioning him in the same breath as artists such as Deadmau5, Sean Tyas and Chase & Status; whilst also deeming him one of the ‘Best of 2008′. In 2010, Technikal won the Best UK Hard Dance Producer award at the Hard Dance Awards, alongside having come second place with the same award for three years previously. The following year, at the 2011 Hard Dance Awards, Technikal picked up the award for the second year running.
It’s unheard of for someone so young to conquer a dance music scene in such a short space of time, but Technikal’s production and DJ prowess is too mighty for the outcome to be anything less than this.