Where It Started: ALRT

Your passion and love for music can start at any age. That’s something that hangs in curiosity for many fans. What did this person listen to when they were younger? Who influenced them?

The ‘Where It Started’ series is a platform for artists of all kinds to speak on the anthems that raised them to be who they are now.

Meet ALRT: Irad Brant’s approach is very simple. Better known as ALRT, no genre is off-limits. Since jumping into the scene in 2018, the Israeli-born versatile DJ/Producer has made a strong impression amongst his peers. Best known for his siren-hitting sound that mixes elements of house, hardstyle, dubstep, trap, and old-school rave. ALRT finds most of his inspiration lies within the ’90s core culture of the electronic dance music scene, and his music draws major influence from acts like The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, Groove Armada, Daft Punk, and more. Praised by DJ Mag as one of “the latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top”, ALRT has continued to catch attention with anything he releases. With all that being said, we’re incredibly honored to have had the time to find out where it started with ALRT. Be sure to check out his newest album “Origin”

Where It Started: ALRT

This list of songs pretty much covers almost all my musical influences. I wish I could add more but that would’ve been over 500 to pick from. MTV back in the 90s really helped me discover The Prodigy and Chemical Brothers, and they really fascinated me, PURE ENERGY. I remember listening to “Smack My Bitch Up” for the first time and it blew me away. It sounded so different, and the visuals were amazing. I always had 3 countries I looked up to musically, France, England, and the USA. From France all the French touch scene was just so fresh I was really attracted to the music of Daft Punk, DJ Mehdi, and everything that was coming from the Ed Banger crew. From England, I fell in love with Faithless, they had that psychedelic vibe to them a little bit trance as well and those hooks were always so simple but so effective, Garage scene in the UK really helped create my overall style in music. From the US I loved the East coast style of Hip hop, the culture back then around hip hop was fascinating and I love to use those types of vocal samples in my music.  – ALRT