Profile: Adam Beyer
- Henry Northmore
- 12 January 2010
Name: Adam Beyer
Occupation: Swedish techno master
Swedish techno you say? I love a bit of Swedish techno And well you should. With names like Cari Lekebusch, Joel Mull, Christian Smith and of course Adam Beyer himself, Sweden has been home to many techno innovators taking a leftfield approach to hard dance beats. Beyer started off sneaking into acid house clubs in his youth and soon caught the bug and since the mid-90s he’s been dishing out hypnotic, driving techno cuts, mainly on his own Drumcode record label.
Who else is on Drumcode then? Obviously Beyer’s own productions feature prominently, including his most recent album Ignition Key, but there are also releases from Joey Beltram, Hardcell, Marco Bailey, Oliver Ho and many more. So pretty much the great and the good when it comes to hard intelligent techno action.
Now that sounds like a decent record label, what else has young master Beyer been up to? Beyer also runs two other record labels. Truesoul is home to a selection of more experimental techno releases while Mad Eye is an outlet for Beyer’s ‘more personal and inventive’ productions.
Any other business? Actually quite a bit of extra info in regards to Beyer’s Glasgow appearance. Firstly, this Pressure date will take place at the O2 Academy, the temporary home for the Arches club nights while they close due to essential rail work at Central Station (Inside Out can also be found at the Academy kicking off with special guest Eddie Halliwell on 30 January). Secondly, it being Pressure, there’s a few other tasty names to add to the bill: Slam themselves will be joined by Silicone Soul, Esa and fast rising Canadian electronica producer Mark Houle (live) for some dark house and minimal techno.
Pressure at O2 Academy, Glasgow, Fri 29 Jan.