Adam Beyer


Swedish techno producer and DJ, born May 15, 1976 in Stockholm.

He is the founder of Drumcode in 1996, sidelabel Truesoul in 2002, Mad Eye in 2004 and co-founder of Planet Rhythm Records.
Started DJing and producing around the middle 90's, he was interested in things like acid, gabber, speedcore, hard house and he made numerous records in those styles together with his good friend Peter Benisch under various aliases. After he met the local and fresh-born Swedish culture, he co-founded Planet Rhythm, worked in their record shop and moved towards analog techno, releasing at labels like Loop Records (4), Rotation Records, Svek and Primate Recordings as well. He released his first album at Planet Rhythm in 1996 Decoded and the (remix version Recoded in 1997).
In 1996, after he began to experiment with more distorted and raw sounds, he decided to sell his part of Planet Rhythm and founded Drumcode. At first, it was a primarily Swedish-only label with local colleagues like Jesper Dahlbäck, Cari Lekebusch, Thomas Krome, Fredrick Almquist, Joel Mull and so on. Occasionally he invited international friends like Oliver Ho, Marco Carola and various more to the remix compilation Stand Down. Regarding to the previous, the small collective followed Adam on the more experimental road of sounds, earning themselves the often-mentioned reference as pioneers of the "Swedish Techno". Adam's third album Protechtion in 1999 was said to be an example to this sound. These experiments continued on sublabels such as Code Red, Truesoul in 2002 (where he released his fourth album Ignition Key) and Mad Eye in 2004. He invited more artists from Sweden with the likes of Hardcell, Pär Grindvik, Patrik Skoog, Hertz and Henrik B; strengthening the "Swedish Techno" sound with compilations like Swedish Steel E.P. and Swedish Silver - 10 Years Of Drumcode.
Around 2004, beside his open-minded friends like style-founder Richie Hawtin (or Plastikman), Henrik B and Jesper Dahlbäck; he became a defining responsible of refreshing the techno sound with a more minimal approach. One of his first tries was the 17th release which have been followed with collaborations with the latter in this growing new direction.
Around the end of 2006, began with the release I Want You by Pär Grindvik, Adam extended the label worldwide and open to the new minimal movement. Beginning with artists like Perc, Ortin Cam and the uprising of digital distribution, he made the label more active with the number of releases.
In 2013, he let the label and his own productions not necessarily related to techno, with becoming open for tech, deep and progressive house. This turn was marked with the Swedish Silver Vol.2 compilation and began to push out releases in a monthly frequency. Beside the criticism received, he and Drumcode could remain successful definers in electronic dance music. , Facebook , Mixcloud , MySpace , Soundcloud , X , Bandcamp , Wikipedia
Aliases:2 Bonk, Conceiled Project, Midas (4), Mould Impression, Mr. Sliff, Tall Guy
In Groups:Adam Beyer & Henrik B, Adam Beyer & Lenk, Alien Resence, Audicom, Co-Habits, Genecom, Hemlock, Marco Carola & Adam Beyer, Mental Glue, Rubber Duck, Safety Session, Slaughterhouse, The Syncapator, Wave Slaves, Midas & Hermes
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