The history of Adam X dates back to 1990 in New York City, where he teamed up with his brother Frankie Bones to start Groove Records, which later became Sonic Groove Records, the first all-techno record shop in America. DJ Heather Heart joined ownership shortly after.
Throughout the 90s and into the first half of the millennium, Sonic Groove was one of the top techno record retailers for DJs & vinyl collectors across the world and the Sonic Groove team also took part in the organization of seminal techno events, including the legendary Storm Rave series. Starting in 1991, Storm Rave were the first all-techno warehouse parties organized on the East Coast. Line-ups included then up-and-coming artists like Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin and Damon Wild, with attendance reaching into the thousands.
In 1995 Adam launched the Sonic Groove record label which he continues to run solely by himself. Releases thus far have come from a wide array of artists including highly prolific names such as Kevin Saunderson, Dave Clarke, Abe Duque, Orphx and Dasha Rush to lesser known but equally talented artists such as Realmz, Northern Structures & Diagenetic Origin. Adam's lengthy discography of solo and collaborative releases dates back to 1990. His work has appeared on such respected labels as CLR, L.I.E.S, The Corner, Prologue, Peacefrog, Magnetic North, Wax Trax, Hands, Sativae and Scandinavia over the last two decades
During his DJ and live act career, Adam X has performed alongside many of electronic music's most revered names, including the likes of Aphex Twin, Derrick May, Richie Hawtin, Nitzer Ebb, Andrew Weatherall and countless others. His performances have been greeted with widespread acclaim at thousands of events and international club nights from Berghain to Mutek, Mayday, Movement, Rex, Tresor, PS1, Fabric and Monox. At the present time Adam X calls East Berlin his home base. Most of his time is spent traveling and performing across the world and you will find him busy producing, running his label Sonic Groove and organizing techno and industrial events in Berlin, booking the likes of Monolake, Biosphere, Dopplereffekt, Surgeon, Legowelt, Sleeparchive and many more high profile artists.
Currently Adam has several solo side-projects: ADMX-71, Traversable Wormhole, X-Crashed & Mass-X-odus. His downtempo experimental industrial project ADMX-71 first debuted on the legendary Industrial label Hands Records in 2009 and now calls cult label L.I.E.S Records home. Sci-fi laden techno project Traversable Wormhole has released on Chris Liebing's imprint CLR and Traversable Wormhole Records. The project found vast success in the techno scene with its highly innovative sound and was one of the leading projects that helped kick start the techno renaissance/revival period near the start of the decade. X-Crashed delves into Adam's early 90's acid techno sonorities and infuses it into his present day sound. X-Crashed has appeared on Anthony Parasole's label The Corner with the Where Were You In '92 EP in 2014 and a follow-up release is currently in the works. Mass-X-odus, Adam's hardest project, pushes the envelope in the rhythmic noise industrial genre.
In autumn 2015 Adam revealed Coherent Abstractions, his latest downtempo, experimental Industrial album under his ADMX-71 guise. The album was released on L.I.E.S Records and is available on Vinyl, CD and digital.
Between him being on a never-ending tour which has seen him play all over the globe, Adam is curating Sonic Groove Records with distinctive taste and passion. Always finding new talents -like the newest addition to the roster Blush Response- to combine them with the legends of their fields, the latest are Beta Evers and Rhys Fulber. Taking inspiration from working with great musicians like this, he always goes back into the studio to give us a new hammer or an extraordinary ride out if earth's atmosphere. His latest releases were Adam X "Bedeviled" (Sept. 2016) on Sonic Groove Records and "Traversable Wormhole No 11" which was released in August 2016 by Vatican Shadow's highly acclaimed Hospital Productions imprint.
We almost have reached 2018 and Adam is working on special editions, finding new sounds and keeping the industrial vibe alive. He will be in your town soon.
Adam X by Marie Staggat, 2014
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