Joel Alter (aka Alter Schwede) has been on covers of magazines - fishing magazines! growing up in a small place called Sävedalen, he discovered his love for nature and that certain Swedish melancholia, which is always to find in his music, very early. Taking lessons in Electronic Music at the local music store, no synthesizers he could get his hands on was save anymore. After he started to go to raves when he was 16 years, he explored Jazz, Funk and Disco, and was heavily influenced by Massive Attack, Depeche Mode and Hip-Hop. After coming to Berlin in 2008, he pretty much blessed every club in town with one of his eclectic DJ sets ranging from House to Techno. Still he would state his background and record collection as much bigger influences than Berlin itself. He is totally taken up in being a DJ as he always understood his music as a way to connect with other people.