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Adam Beyer
It’s been another whirlwind year for one of the biggest names in techno. Adam Beyer, the Swedish techno icon behind Drumcode, once again toured the globe, playing massive performances at the world’s biggest festivals, including Connect, Creamfields, Tomorrowland and Junction 2. He also joined Ultra’s Resistance in Ibiza at the world’s biggest club, Privilege, while touring with the brand across South America to countries like Peru, Colombia and Chile.
Beyer also took Drumcode to new heights, bringing the brand and its artists back to Amsterdam’s NDSM Docklands for the Drumcode Festival, extending the event to two days this year. Drumcode is also returning to fan-favourite locations like Tobacco Dock in London for its annual Halloween show, with follow-on takeovers planned in Warehouse Nantes, Avant Gardner in NYC and Depot at Mayfield in Manchester.
When Drumcode the event brand isn’t wowing spectators in-person, it’s churning out hit after hit as a label, with Layton Giordani’s ‘Chrome,’ Enrico Sangiuliano’s remix of ‘Camaruge 2019’ and Luca Agnelli’s ‘Apollo’ all sitting in the Beatport Top 100 charts at time of writing. “I’m not satisfied until it’s perfect,” Beyer told us in a profile earlier this year when talking about his label. His tireless work ethic seems to be paying off.