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009 Sound System
Alexander Perls
Alexander Perls.jpg
Perls in December 2008
Background information
Alexander Perls Rousmaniere
009 Sound System
Aalborg Soundtracks
Born (1976-05-11) May 11, 1976 (age 42)
Gas, Kansas
OriginBoston, Massachusetts
GenresElectronica, electronic rock, house, trance
Musician, music producer
LabelsTrack One Recordings

Alexander Perls Rousmaniere (born May 11, 1976) is an American musician, entrepreneur, and record producer. His notable projects include 009 Sound System and Aalborg Soundtracks, whose songs are entirely written, performed, and produced by Perls.

Perls' songs are known for their mix of electronic, trance, and religiously themed lyrics.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, while studying as a new student at University College London in 1997, Perls worked with the post-rock collective Piano Magic.[2] Following Perls' graduation from Oberlin College in 1998, he worked briefly for the Barbara Gladstone Gallery,[3] a leading contemporary art dealership in New York, and then settled into a career as songwriter.[4]

Music career

Between 2000 and 2008, Perls primarily composed music for European dance music, including David Guetta, Paul van Dyk, Ian Carey, ATB, and Robert M. He also provided vocals for Cosmic Gate on their album Earth Mover.[5] first in New York City, and after 2006, in Los Angeles. From 2000 to 2003 he was one of the members of the electronic music duo CIRC, which released one album, Love Electric, and several singles and remixes.[6]

Between 2002 and 2004, Perls' music publishing catalog was represented by Bug Music. Between 2004 and 2011, Perls' music publishing catalog was represented outside the United States by the Independent Music Group. Since 2011, Perl's catalog has been represented outside the United States by Kobalt Music.

In 2011, Track One Recordings opened a remix competition for Perls' productions "Dreamscape" and "Born to Be Wasted".[7]

Several of Perls' songs under the artist names "009 Sound System" and "Aalborg Soundtracks" have been included as free soundtracks[8] with Ezvid,[9] a freeware video maker for Windows.

Perls' song "Wings" was created to be the theme song for The Wings Flying Hoodie, a sweatshirt with a built in inflatable travel pillow and eyemask.[10]

Perls is married to Los Angeles jewelry designer Sonia Boyajian.[11]

Perls is CEO of the Los Angeles software company Ezvid.[12]

Notoriety of 009 Sound System on YouTube

As a consequence of YouTube introducing a system called AudioSwap on February 22, 2007, which replaces the audio of copyrighted soundtracks with a different, Creative Commons licensed song, a number of songs from 009 Sound System, particularly "Dreamscape", "With a Spirit", "Space and Time", "Born To Be Wasted", "Holy Ghost", and "Trinity", became widely prominent on many YouTube videos. YouTube commenters at one point jokingly declared one or the other of these songs as the unofficial "national anthem" for YouTube, particularly "Dreamscape" and "With a Spirit".[13] Due to alphabetical sorting, 009 Sound System songs were placed at the top of the AudioSwap list, leading them to be chosen by a majority of users.[14][15]



  • Annex Trax, Vol. 1 (2008)
  • 009 Sound System (2008)
  • The Hits (2010)


  • Holy Ghost (2010)


  • "Space and Time" (2006)
  • "Music and You" (2007)
  • "Trinity" (2009)
  • "Speak to Angels" (2009)
  • "Within a Single" (2009)
  • "When You're Young" (2011)
  • "Dream We Knew" (2011)
  • "Powerstation" (2011)
  • "Wings" (extended edit) (2012)
  • "Beat of the Moment" (2010)
  • "The Hero Waits (Remastered) (2014)


  1. ^ IMO Records. "009 Sound System Biography", IMO Records, London, Retrieved on 25 January 2012. Archived March 19, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Timeline". Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ "Artnet". Retrieved 2011.
  4. ^ "Gothamist". Archived from the original on 27 January 2010. Retrieved 2011.
  5. ^ "Alexander Perls". Discogs. Retrieved 2011.
  6. ^ "Circ Profile on Discogs.com". Retrieved 2011.
  7. ^ "Track One Recordings". track one recordings. Archived from the original on 2011-04-12. Retrieved 2011.
  8. ^ "Ezvid More Info". ezvid. Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^ "Ezvid". ezvid. Retrieved 2012.
  10. ^ "Wings Flying Hoodie". wings. Retrieved 2012.
  11. ^ "Los Angeles Times". Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ "Ezvid Wiki". Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ "YouTube National Anthem". Retrieved 2016.
  14. ^ "Change Background Music in Youtube Videos with Audioswap". Retrieved 2017.
  15. ^ "Know Your Meme". Retrieved 2017.

External links


"Dreamscape" - Le chevaliers du ciel - France - 2005

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