BKGD Audio

BKGD Audio

For thirty years Alap Momin has been at the center of sonic innovation. Beginning his musical journey as a kid in punk bands to starting his first recording studio at age 19, Momin’s deep love of music made him gravitate towards a wide range of styles. He found his footing early as a producer and DJ. The list of artists Momin has produced, remixed or collaborated with reads like a who’s who of the underground: Krautrock legends Faust, Tigerbeat6 boss Kid606, UK dub step precursors Techno Animal and The Melvins with Jello Biafra…the list goes on and on. As a DJ/Producer, Momin was one of the founding members of the revolutionary hip hop outfit dälek, a band who paved the way for all noise-infused hip hop thanks to his signature sonic washes and dissonant grooves. He has also done scoring and jingle work the past two decades for brands such as Versace, Digicel, Vuori Clothing, Skullcandy, Sundance Film Festival, and more. In 2016 Momin started his own label called ‘Internet & Weed’ to release his new projects and collaborations. Since then the label has grown to include a stable of artists from around the world covering every genre imaginable from Pop to Club to R&B to Afrobeat to Trap and on, all glued together by a sound Momin calls “Womb Music”
This journey has led him to his first solo project BKGD Audio. It began with remixes for Baltimore Club producer Schwarz, Italian Techno producer Mr3P, Swedish Skweee legend Joxaren, as well as releasing music on Brooklyn based forward thinking club label Sweat Equity. Momin has shaped these early sounds into BKGD Audio’s first album release called Round One available on Internet & Weed Recordings as well as an EP, ‘Fluid City’ on Sweat Equity. A fusion of classic NY club music mixed with sounds and vibes drawn from various burgeoning new skool club styles and 808 lean, haunted by sonic ghosts from his Indian ancestors, BKGD Audio is Momin’s latest incarnation of ‘The New Heavy’, designed to groove and immerse.

BKGD Audio