Alex L'Estrange was surrounded by music from a young age. As the son of a classical pianist and a hi-fi speaker designer, it has been a constant in his life in various forms.
As a songwriter, producer and mix engineer, his ambition is to understand what the true character of a song should be, how one could feel, and where the listener could be transported if the art is represented appropriately.
He has been nominated for an ARIA Award, received a number one album for Blues & Jazz and accrued millions of streams for his work with various artists.
Upon moving from his home town of Ballina, NSW, Alex began a Bachelor of Music at the Queensland University of Technology. Not long after graduating he opened his own recording studio in Brisbane. During this time, he toured Australia as a solo artist, as well as a session drummer and bass player.
In 2017 he moved to London where he established his own production and mixing facility in Hackney Wick. For four years he immersed himself in Britain's music scene, working with many different artists across many studios and showcasing at BBC Introducing.
As a music fan with a healthy wariness of being pigeonholed, Alex strives to work on a diverse range of music of many different genres and stylistic dispositions. Now anchored in Eora/Sydney, he works out of his own studio, Sound Aquarium, and teaches songwriting and production part-time through the charity Sounds of the Street.
"Alex is what I like to call a ‘lifer’. Music runs deep in his blood. He is devoted to and has a rich understanding of music, and this will never change. I have performed, recorded, mixed and mastered alongside Alex and all of these endeavours were a pleasure. When we worked together I noted his patience, enthusiasm and focus for the job and I would have zero hesitation in recommending Alex for any musical project."
- Sam Cromack (Ball Park Music, My Own Pet Radio)
"My EP 'Cash Only' was co-produced and mixed by Alex. Working with Alex brought so many incredible ideas and impeccable sound to my vision, things that I couldn't even think of, but knew I wanted in the finished product of my EP. I am always impressed with Alex's work and am so grateful to have had him add so many amazing elements to my music. I can't recommend him enough."
- Hope D
"Always beyond satisfied with Alex’s work, always reliable and quick but most of all he really cares about the art and what you want from it."
- David Versace (First Beige, Solo)