The man behind Alific (a-lif-ic) is artist/producer Brendan Dane. Dane lived in San Diego for six years and played bass in the reggae band Stick Figure. In early 2011, he relocated to Washington, D.C., where he was exposed to the DJ and electronic downtempo scene. His reggae-dub sound began to evolve, influenced by D.C. nightlife and local talent. Recording sessions followed, where he experimented with mixing reggae bass lines and downtempo beats.
In early 2014, Alific joined forces with the reggae-rock group The Movement and embarked on 2 national tours as their on-stage keyboardist and DJ. They played every venue from the East Coast to the West Coast and shared the stage with acts such as Steel Pulse, Iration, Stick Figure, Fortunate Youth, The Green, HIRIE, and others.
In June of 2014, after touring with The Movement, Brendan once again relocated his homebase to Las Vegas, NV where he taught Audio Production to college students and tries to spread the love and knowledge of the recording arts to as many people as he can.
In early 2015, Alific linked up with local Las Vegas drummer Kevin La Fontaine to add another element to the live performance. Alific performed as a dynamic and high-energy act merging the modern sound of a live DJ with live instrumentation and the time-honored rhythm of the drums.
In 2016, Alific made his way back to the West Coast of Los Angeles, CA where he currently resides. On the day to day, Brendan works for a Post Production Studio in the Video Game Audio industry and by night he’s in the studio creating music. Between making music, surfing and eating pizza, life cant get much better.
Alific has independently released 4 full-length albums in which he played all instruments, produced, recorded and engineered. Dub in District was released 2010. His sophomore album Echoes From The Soul was released on Rootfire Records and is a 14-song bicoastal trip featuring guest collaborations with Scott Woodruff and Kevin Bong of Stick Figure, Frank Mitchell Jr. of Thievery Corporation, and others. The album debuted at #2 on the reggae iTunes and Billboards charts and has had numerous TV and Film licensing placements since its release. Echoes From The Soul was released September 10, 2011 on Rootfire Records. Pacific was later released in 2016.