John Rigas is the man behind ‘ALWOODS’. He first dipped his musical toes into the psytrance scene at the beginning of the new millennium, starting with local parties and then expanding to bigger events in his native Greece. Soon after, he found himself playing psychedelic music alongside movers and shakers such as Tristan, Dickster, DJ Lucas, Laughing Buddha, and FrankE on a regular basis at the biggest events happening in Thessaloniki.
Experimenting with the sounds and imagery of psytrance (and psybient) via computer based production and programs, his passion for the world of the digital arts continued to grow. In 2009 he decided to take things a step further and enrolled in a music technology program to learn professional sound & engineering; this introduced him to his DAW of choice: Logic Pro.
His initial artist name was “Atreus’’ and "Another Fine Project#7" (2010) when he was learning music making at school. Over the years he’s kept himself busy in the studio, perfecting his craft, and has built up a collection of tracks -some of them still unreleased. Several of his best pieces found their way onto the debut album ‘’AEOLIAN MODE’’ released on Altar Records in 2011. From that day forward, Alwoods has been a major success story on the festival circuit and for the record label as well.
Coming up in March 2017, "Stardust" is the new opus composed in his studio and during the last 3 years of touring in festivals around the world. An exceptional album full of good Alwoods groovy vibes not to be missed!
Aeolian Mode (2011) Altar rec.
Long Life Forest (2013) Altar rec.
Stardust (coming soon) Altar rec.
Suntrap Remixes EP (2014) Altar rec.
VA - Fall (2015) Altar rec.
VA - Summer (2014) Altar rec.
VA - Organic Beats vol.1 (2012) Altar rec.
VA - Top 30 Progressive tracks vol.1 & vol.2 (2015) Altar rec.
Astral Waves / Astropilot / Lemonchill / The Bhaktas / Erot / Dreamstalker and more…
John & Gabriel (Dj Zen) are also making music and performing together as ASTRALWOODS project (Astral Waves & Alwoods)
The project has performed at:
Canada ORION (2014) Psymind (2012)
Mexico Ometeotl festival (2014 & 2015)
Russia Aristofreaks / Systo festival (2013 & 2014)
Switzerland Summer Never Ends festival (2015)
Israel Exploring The Stratosphere (2015)
Italy Sonica festival (2014)
Cyprus Exodus festival (2015)
Greece Dance Experience Halkidiki (2013)
Seli Gathering (2014)
Hungary Spirit Base Festival (2012)
Malta Modern shamanism & Ritual (2013)
Ukraine The Xperiment (2012)
Bulgaria Tangra Festival (2012)