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 will reveal Coherent Abstractions, his new downtempo, experimental Industrial album under his ADMX-71 guise. The album will be released on L.I.E.S Records and will be available on Vinyl, CD and digital. On a never-ending tour which has seen him play all over the globe, Adam is currently available as Adam X for live and DJ bookings for techno and industrial events. He will also be taking bookings for live sets as ADMX-71 for experimental and industrial based events in support of the release of his new album.
Adam X by Marie Staggat, 2014
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