Alex Motu (a.k.a. Edo van Randen) has been active in the dutch-house scene since 1989. He started as a light-jockey in de â€œWaakzaamheidâ€ in Zaandam, where he was working together with Eelco Anceaux (Chemistry). Shortley after, he was asked by Jeffrey â€œAbraxasâ€ Porter, for sound and light support at Planet E. A weekly clubnight in the Koggestraat in Amsterdam. When Planet E had to close, Jeroen Flamman and his partner Jeff Porter, opened up the first and famous â€œSubtopiaâ€ after-boat behind the Central Station (scaffolding 14), where Alex, again, was responsible for the sound and lights as well as being a dj. This is where he played together with artists like Gino Lightner, Abraxas, Flamman, Jeroen Homan, Armando (USA), LFO (UK), Eddie â€œFlashinâ€ Fowlkes (Detroit), Juan Atkins (Detroit) â€¦and others.
Around the same time he sqatted a premises at the Joden Breestraat, corner Waterlooplein, together with Harrie Wildeman (â€œSupperclubâ€), and started up another weekly afterparty called â€œMorning Gloryâ€, where he played with artists like Per, Gino Leitner, Crazy Shaunâ€¦.and others.
Shortly after that, at the sqatted Buitenwieringenstraat (the 3 floor premises where part of the â€œSubtopiaâ€ crew was living) there were massive home/house parties with even live-acts by Fierce Ruling Diva, XLR8, Juan Atkins and ofcourse djâ€™s. Also, at the old sqatted porn movie theatre (â€œParisienâ€) across the road, the crew created parties with the most crazy and amazing decorations. These were the best underground parties of the beginning of the house scene in Amsterdam.
Eventually in 1992, Alex and the â€œSubtopiaâ€ crew ended up in the north of Amsterdam where they rented a big loft (capacity 1000+) , and started a new weekly night called â€œTransitâ€. For about 6 months the whole crew played here together with DJjâ€™s like Per, Dano and Keoki (NYC).
Since then Alex organised several underground parties together with DJ Miss Wendy in and around Amsterdam, on locations like â€œMazzoâ€, â€œRepetitiehuisâ€, â€œOkshoofdâ€, â€œAkhnatonâ€, â€œCatacombeâ€ etc.
In the mean time he was also responsible for the promotion, together with Diana, and the decorations, together with Jarmo & Aphrodite (Ibiza, NL) of the hot and busy sunday night â€œHour Powerâ€ parties by Vandy Oâ€™ Mall (Powerzone) at â€œEscape Venueâ€ (Amsterdam) and the â€œAfter Hour Powerâ€ at the â€œLexion Venueâ€ (Westzaan).
And so he was also responsible for the lighting at the one and only number one afterclub of Amsterdam; the â€œDinoâ€™sâ€.
So these days he is producing his own music as well as organising his own TEC909, NOSHIT! and Club Cream parties [Netherlands], together with DJ Miss Wendy. And on thursdaynights to fridaymornings from 02.00 – 04.00hrs. GMT , he presents the Amsterdam Dance Radio show, together with DJ Miss Wendy and Bob Squat. This show is also broadcasted live on Salto 1 TV in Amsterdam and the North of Holland.