Opel & Blasthaus
presents Adam Freeland (Marine Parade / UK)
Friday, April 11th :: Mighty
One of the most versatile and talented names in breaks and beyond, Adam comes back into town after blowing away the crowd with an impressive set on NYE at Sea of Dreams. Having moved well beyond breaks into a much more diverse sound of electro and indie rock influenced electronic sounds (ala’ Boyz Noise / Justice / Digitalism / Diplo), he has continued to push boundaries and defy genre pigeon holing. He remains a taste maker and trend setter as other names in breaks have followed his lead into an expanded sound palate.
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Freeland had become somewhat of a people’s champion of breakbeat. Adam is one of the most well loved name in the Breakbeat scene – his sound crosses over into electro-punk and dance rock – always with a breakbeat backbone. And though he’s constantly touring, and hard at work in the studio when not on the road, remixing everyone from Kelis to Orbital, Freeland doesn’t consider himself a “superstar DJ”. He’d rather like to think he helped kill that idea. “I was never quite one of those dudes trying to pay off a mortgage with each gig,” Freeland explains. “To do that I’d have to play music I don’t like. And I hate being pigeonholed!” This is clear in his Mexico City mix, with a track-listing composed of uber-current dancefloor iconoclasts (Justice, SebastiAn, Phones, Prins Thomas, My My), driving drone rock (Silversun Pickups, 120 Days, Spacemen 3), and unexpected offerings from big names like Mylo, James Holden, Carl Craig and Andrew Weatherall.
His latest release, an EP entitled “Hate”, has been well-received both within the breakbeat scene and beyond. Released on his own label, Marine Parade, the EP is a taste of what’s to come from his forthcoming album release due out this spring.
Adam Freeland Biography by Matt Diehl