| Alexander Karbouris|
| 29 November 1979 (age 36)
Sydney (1979-11-29) |
NRG, pop, house, commercial dance
Songwriter, singer, producer, DJ
UMTV, All Around the World, Central Station Records, Hit After Hit
All Around the World Productions
Ultimate NRG 4, ultimate NRG 5, Ultimate NRG 3, Ultimate NRG Megamix, Weepa! (The String Song)
Alana Watson, Ralph Falcon, Alexia
Alex Karbouris Wikipedia
Alex Karbouris, known professionally as Alex K, is an Australian music producer, singer, songwriter and DJ. He is known for being one of the pioneers of the music genre 'NRG', and his Ultimate NRG and Kickin Hard compilations. He has sold over 600,000 albums worldwide, and has remixed and written for over 200 artists across the globe. Karbouris is one of Australia's highest selling hard dance exports. On 20 August 2013 he announced via his Facebook page that he has retired from producing NRG.
Originally beginning his career in 1994 at community radio station 99.3FM, he joined Australian radio station, Wild FM, and was responsible for numerous megamixes that featured on the Wild CD compilations. He signed with Central Station Records in 1998, and released the first of many compilations titled Kickin Hard, under the alias 'Alex K'.
Karbouris moved from his hometown Sydney, Australia to Liverpool, UK in 2004, and signed a record deal with Universal/AATW. Despite the 'NRG' scene being viewed in the wider industry as a regional phenomena, largely assumed to be confined to the North West, Ultimate NRG 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Ultimate NRG Megamix all achieved gold status in the UK, with over 600,000 sales. Karbouris has had several chart hits with his productions, more notably "If you were mine", "Rise Again", and "Moving too fast" – Supafly Inc (under the alias of NorthWest). He has written and worked with many writers and producers, and had writing credits alongside Annie Lennox with his track "Angel in my heart".
His song "My Time", was featured and looped in the freeway chase scene of the movie Hancock in 2008.
He has remixed numerous mainstream and underground artists, including The Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Lady Gaga, Nicole Scherzinger, Slinkee Minx and David Guetta.
His grandfather was Lee Gallagher, who formed the GTV-9 Showband and featured on the Graham Kennedy Show. His auntie is Greek actress Marilena Karbouri, most known from the series Xehase Me. Karbouris currently resides in Sydney, Australia, but tours Europe frequently.