DJ style: Techno.
Best known for: Drumcode.
Rising star DJ/producer of 2022: Eli Brown
Adam Beyer and his Drumcode empire have continued to dominate techno's biggest dancefloors in 2022, and he jumps seven places in this year's Top 100 DJs poll to No.51 as a result. Beyer's Instagram page shows his tour diary is as relentless as his label's release schedule, with the head honcho spinning huge sets at the Drumcode party at Gashouder during Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), Creamfields, Awakenings Festival, and Loveland — as well as being a regular at Amnesia Ibiza.
The Drumcode label, a name that has become synonymous with big room techno, has pumped out myriad sought-after releases by artists including Wehbba, Lilly Palmer and Flug. Beyer even found time to put out new music alongside Sam Paganini, Layton Giordani, Bart Skills and Charles D, as well as his solo 'Dirty Lagoon' EP. The artwork on screen at his events read "DRUMCODE4LIFE", and as someone who’s been at the top of his game for the past 20 years, it's clear to see that many of his fans agree.
What’s the best DJ set you’ve seen this year?
"Sven Vath at Zamna in Tulum"
Name one great festival you played for the first time this year...
"The Peacock Society"
What’s the longest DJ set you’ve ever played?