Canadian DJ and producer XLS (Alex Beckett) has been pushing his hard dance sounds through the rave and club scenes under various names since the early 90s.
Originally one half of hard trance duos The Alliance and Aponaut, XLS had his first solo release on M-Zone’s Warning Records in 2002. “Destruction” became a free party staple in the UK, and was re-pressed on the LaCargo Most Wanted EP from Deep Mission Limited in 2009. It remains a highly sought-after release all these years later.
With a unique sound taking influence from the various genres he incorporates seamlessly in his DJ sets, Alex’s productions have seen support from top names across the trance, tech-trance and hard trance scenes. Over the last few years he has released Aponaut and XLS productions on labels like Hyper Reality Records, HQ Recordings, Error303 and GT Digital, and launched a new uplifting trance project, Skybreed, with Joyride Recordings. Add in hosting duties for the hugely popular Hyper Reality Radio show on di.fm, and it’s safe to say XLS is eagerly taking up the battle to bring hard trance back to the limelight – where it belongs!