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About Adam Beyer,
Alongside Stockholms Cari Lekebusch, Joel Mull and Jesper Dahlback, Adam Beyer has become synonymous with the techno sound of Sweden, which has quite literally shaken the world since the mid-nineties.

From the driving percussive force of his Drumcode label to the more open electronic miasma on his current Truesoul and Mad Eye imprints, Beyer remains one of the biggest and most influential producer/DJs on the planet.

Ever keen to continually evolve and develop, his three studio albums Decoded (Planet Rhythm, 1996), Protection (Drumcode, 1999) and Ignition Key (Truesoul, 2002) aptly show the Swedes studio development from raw diamond to the polished article. Hes come a long way from sneaking underage into Stockholms blossoming acid house scene but would also be the first to admit that hes still got just as long and interesting journey ahead of him. From listening to hard rock and Kiss at the tender age of 5, Adam Beyer was always fascinated by music and the black shiny discs he would struggle to save up and buy as a youngster in Stockholm. Whilst getting into hip hop and rap, Beyers young ears were suddenly opened to the new sounds emanating from Italy and the UK in 1987/88 via the "rakt over disk" radio show which played a mish-mash of the blossoming house music scene. I decided that it was the coolest thing on earth, he fondly remembers and listened to it every week. He (the presenter) was manipulating a lot of the records, singing over them - he was in a big fancy studio with all this equipment. It was then that I decided I was going to be a DJ. At the time Beyer was playing drums in one of those youth places where kids hang out. It had a disco in one room with decks, studios, drums and a pool table. However for the young Beyer, buying his own decks and affording all the new dance vinyl he so craved was still a pipedream. Then tragedy struck. At the tender age of 13 his father passed away. A monumental turning point in anyones life and especially for someone still very much in their formative years. With the bit of money he received from his fathers estate he became even more determined to pursue his goal and managed to buy some decks and some records. I think a lot of the drive was that my father was quite well educated, recalls Beyer, and I dont think he would have allowed me to be so sloppy in school and spend so much time behind decks practicing. It was a changing moment in my life for sure. As if to cement this changing moment, later that same year he also went to his first rave. Beyer began frequenting the local specialist dance music store Vinyl Mania which stocked a lot of old italo-disco from the likes of Scotch and Lazerdance. When you are 12 you dont just go for the credible Detroit records, you go for anything thats danceable, recalls Beyer. By the age of 15 he was DJing at school parties and any student gig he could get hold of. When the time came to leave school, Beyers classmates procured work experience in restaurants and offices. Not so the still determined young DJ. At the time there was a DJ school in Sweden and Beyer got some work experience there for two weeks. His contacts at the school helped to get him more gigs and put him in touch with older people who could help him. Beyers school friends had also set him on the path to produce by sparking an interest in the small amount of studio equipment they could afford between them. I met Joel Mull and Peter Benisch in school when I was 16 or 17 and I taught Joel how to DJ, says Beyer. He introduced me to Peter who had a sampler and we started to fool around with that a bit. I didnt have a clue what to do. We started to learn the basics with one thing and then we bought an Atari, then saved some money and bought a Juno 106, a 303 and so on. By 1993 they were confident enough to send demos out and some landed at Drive In in New York which was then run by Adam X and Jimmy Crash. Eight months later Adam Beyers childhood dream was realized. His first record came out. With more records coming out the three friends started to get booked for big

Discography


Releases
catno. title label released format
12NOMU 130 Collabs 100 Novamute 2003 12"
12NOMU 137 Heartbreak Novamute 2004 12"
4KCD Techcommunity 4 Kosovo Phuture Trax 1999 12"
CNFR 012 Lost & Found EP Conform Recordings 2000 12"
CODE RED 03 Remainings Code red 1997 2x12"
CODE RED 07 This Is Code Red Code red 1998 2x12"
COR 025-6 Stereotypes Cocoon Recordings 2006 12"
DC 009 Drumcode 09 Drumcode 1997 12"
DC 01 Drumcode 01 Drumcode 1996 12"
DC 02 Compressed Drumcode 1996 12"
DC 025A Sound Identification Ltd Drumcode 2002 12"
DC 025B Sound Identification Ltd Drumcode 2002 12"
DC 027 Swedish Steel E.P. Drumcode 2003 12"
DC 034 Swedish Silver Remixes Drumcode 2007 12"
DC 05 Tasty Bits Drumcode 1996 12"
DC 051 London / Who's Got The Virus Drumcode 2009 12"
DC 054 Forming Dies Drumcode 2009 12"
DC 057 Lat 2 Take 2 Drumcode 2009 12"
DC 06 Nutcrusch Drumcode 1997 12"
DC 060.1 Remainings III Drumcode 2009 12"
DC 060.2 Remainings III Drumcode 2009 12"
DC 09 Drumcode 09 Drumcode 1997 12"
DC 12 Crispy Bits Drumcode 1997 12"
DC 15A Split EP Drumcode 1998 12"
DC 15B Split EP Remixes Drumcode 1998 12"
DC 17 Character EP Drumcode 1998 12"
DC 18 Short Life EP Drumcode 1999 12"
DC 20 Remainings III Drumcode 2000 12"
DC 20.5 Remainings III Ltd Drumcode 2000 12"
DC 21 The Time Drumcode 2001 12"
DC 21.5 The Time Ltd Drumcode 2000 12"
DC10YEARS Swedish Silver - 10 Years Of Drumcode Drumcode 2006 2x12"
ELP 33055CD Impression Series Volume I/2006 ELP Medien & Verlags GmbH 2006 CD
FIGURE 16-6 Simulated Usage / MOD Figure 2008 12"
HP 1201 Sons And Daughters Of The Rising H Productions 1997 4x12"
ME 006 China Girl Mad Eye 2007 12"
ME 007 California Gold Mad Eye 2008 12"
ME 008 Something Good To Die For Mad Eye 2009 12"
MMCD 032 Fuse Presents Adam Beyer Music Man Records 2008 CD
PAIN 017 Sudden Scene EP Tortured Records 1999 12"
PLUS 8087 A Walking Contradiction Plus 8 Records Ltd. 2005 12"
PRMT 004CD Prime Cuts: Music For The New Electronic Generation - Volume 4 Primate Recordings 1996 12"
PRMT 005 Pump EP Primate Recordings 1996 12"
PRMT 010 6 Hours Primate Recordings 1996 12"
PRMT 019 Drum Code No. 1 Remix EP Primate Recordings 1997 12"
PRMTPACK 002 Primate Salespack incl. 31 / 56 / 70 Primate Recordings 2008 3x12"
SOMALP 039 Soma Compilation 2004 Soma Quality Recordings 2004 12"
SOMALP113 Soma 25 | Limited Edition 5 x Vinyl Boxset Soma Quality Recordings 2017 5x12"
SOMALP113S Soma 25 | Limited Edition 5 x Vinyl Boxset - SALE Soma Quality Recordings 2019 5x12"
SUDAPPX 005 Appendix E Southsoul Appendix 2003 12"
TRUE 1201 Ignition Key Truesoul 2003 12"
TRUE 1213 Relapse Truesoul 2007 12"
TRUE 1218 Pattern 5 Truesoul 2008 12"
TRUE 1220 AWC Part 3 Truesoul 2009 12"
TRUECD 001 Ignition Key Truesoul 2002 12"
TRUELP 001 Ignition Key Truesoul 2002 2x12"
WAG 037 Big Dipper / Marionette Remix Wagon repair 2008 12"

Remixed
catno. title label released format
CLRETRY 001 Analogon EP C.L.Retry 2001 12"
TREIB 085 Choose Your System Treibstoff 2009 12"
PRVL 001 Two Fat Downloads 88 EP Primevil 1997 12"
PRMT 019 Drum Code No. 1 Remix EP Primate Recordings 1997 12"
APE 001 Primate Endangered Species Primate Endangered Species 2001 12"
PRVL 024 Agent Wood Remixes Primevil 2001 2x12"
PRMT 064 Ego Acid Remixes Primate Recordings 2002 2x12"
KRESEARCH 002CD Recreations Kombination Research 2002 12"
ON-OFF 005 On/Off Remixes On-Off 2003 2x12"
TRUE 1203 Deep Inside Truesoul 2004 12"
TRUE 1207 Before It's All Gone Truesoul 2005 12"
SWAY 013 Lucky 13 Sway 2005 12"
TRAUMV 077 Blueten Remixes Traum Vinyl 2006 12"
URC 001 Underworld Remix Collection Vol 1 White Label 2007 12"
DCGAIN 007 Rattler Drumcode 2007 12"
PURE 038 The Running Man 100% Pure 2007 12"
PLUS 8095 Next to monchhichi Plus 8 Records Ltd. 2007 12"
O-TON 008 Mekong Delta Ostgut Tontrager 2007 12"
PURE 038-5 The Running Man LTD 100% Pure 2007 12"
ALCHEMY 019-3 Contaminato Alchemy records 2007 2x12"
TSPORK 030 Screw The Coffeemaker Tuning Spork 2008 12"
SOMA 238 Staccato Rave Soma Quality Recordings 2008 12"
WAG 037 Big Dipper / Marionette Remix Wagon repair 2008 12"
APT 006-6 The GSXR 810 Remixes Apotek 2008 12"
DC 060.1 Remainings III Drumcode 2009 12"
COR 12065 Death By House Cocoon Recordings 2009 12"
MOBILEE 061 Confronted Mobilee 2009 12"
TURBO 080 Overtime Remixes Turbo 2010 12"
TRESOR10224 T.R.I.N.I.T.Y. Remixes Tresor Records 2010 12"
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