- OrginDallas, Germany
- GenresModern Trance · Progressive House · Progressive Trance · Trance · Trouse
Alex Williamson, known as Stokstad, was born in Germany but spent most of his life in Dallas. Still spending about three months every year in Germany, he started becoming fascinated with electronic music and at age 13 bought his first Korg Electribe-R drum machine. Music has always been an important part of his life, actively learning to play instruments such as the piano, guitar, and drums. Throughout his late teen years he played in several bands as a drummer alongside several nationally renowned bands. When his latest band split up, he decided to put all focus into electronic music, specifically Trance. Influenced by artists such as Above & Beyond, Aly & Fila, Gabriel & Dresden and several more, his goal in this genre is to experiment with new sound-types, instruments, and song structures, while at the same time bringing about the uplifting, emotion-stimulating atmosphere that this genre is able to produce. The name Stokstad is the surname of his family in Norway all of whom are musicians of various genres.