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Adam Beyer

Questions Top100 DJs 2007 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:20

Best known for: 
Pioneering the Swedish techno scene and still pushing it forward.
Tune of the year: 
Dubfire 'Ribcage'
Producer of 2007: 
Pär Grindvik
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2007: 
Kyle Geiger
Your musical inspiration: 
Travelling, living the music and scene.
Best festival on the planet: 
Labyrinth in Japan and Awakenings in Holland.
Best bit of kit: 
The Cycloops sampler. It's like a third deck and it's saved my ass more than once.
What tune makes you cry: 
Everything by Merzbow.
Naughtiest thing you've done this year: 
I got married!

Swedish techno pioneer Adam Beyer has toured the US, Japan and Australia this year and been a fixture at all of the usual festivals - I Love Techno, Nature One, Awakenings and Mayday - but he's also performed in some more unusual places. One of his favourite gigs was at the Pawn Shop during WMC in Miami.
"It was great to find the Pawn Shop - it was one of my favourite gigs," he says. "Womb in Japan was also superb and a highly-recommended festival called Labyrinth in Japan. It takes place on a mountain and it's one of the best festivals I have ever been to."
Back in Europe, Beyer held down a five-gig residency at Mauro Picotto's Meganite in Ibiza and cites Fabric, Berlin's Berghain and Amnesia in Milan as some of his memorable club gigs.

Despite such a hectic gig schedule, Beyer's also been busy in the studio, providing remixes for Len Faki, Skoozbot, Slam, Michael Ho, Bart Skills, Mauro Picotto and Hearthrob. It's no wonder then that he only released two EPs - 'China Girl' and 'Relapse' - this year.

His plans for 2008 include a mix CD for Belgian club Fuse, while he will also concentrate on his labels.
"I'll have a string of releases and remixes on Drumcode and Truesoul from people like Perc, Joey Beltrm, Len Faki, 2000 and One, Paco Osuna, Kyle Geiger, Hardcell, Pär Grindvik and Ortin Cam," he explains. "I'll also take Drumcode to the next level with more shows and promotion."