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Tantrum

Tantrum is Alex Richardson from NSW in Australia. Alex was introduced to psytrance in the hills surrounding Byron Bay over 12 years ago.

After being captivated by the sights and sounds at the parties he attended, in 2002 Alex teamed up with some friends & formed Looney Tunez Productions, an events and decor crew holding underground parties across Northern New South Wales & Southern Queensland for over 10 years. Beginning to DJ at smaller parties around 2003, he slowly built his reputation and gained confidence behind the decks.

Fast forward a few years he is now a live act for iconic label Digital Psionics as well as a label DJ for Replicant Records & South African powerhouse Nexus Media. Well known for his powerful, twisted twilight sets, Tantrum has been fortunate enough to play alongside acts such as Digital Talk, Concept, Scorb, Prism, Shift, Twisted System, Chromatone, Electrypnose, Rubix Qube, Biorhythm, Xatrik, Hydraglyph, Phyx, Dark Nebula, Green Nuns of the Revolution and many more.

Having played at some of Australia's most established festivals and events, Tantrum spent 2008 preparing his “Psionic Force” compilation on Digital Psionics, featuring his official first releases which were collaboration tracks with then label mates Electrypnose & Dark Nebula. Since then Tantrum has been hard at work in the studio defining his sound, helped along by collaboration tracks with artists such as Dark Nebula, Rubix Qube, Critical Mass, Electrypnose & X-Side and Iron Assault.

With previous releases on labels such as Digital Psionics, One Foot Groove, Replicant Records, Planet BEN and Terror Lab Industries, this year has seen Alex compile a full length VA entitled Audio Discharge for Replicant and will hopefully also result in his debut EP release on Digital Psionics.