Fresh off the beaches of Playa del Carmen where he hosted an extremely successful inaugural party at the BPM Festival, Adam Beyer is bringing his Drumcode set to Downtown LA this Saturday night. His performance at Exchange LA is all I’ve been able to think about this past week. If Beyer’s social media team is noticing a spike in their metrics, it was probably me terrorizing his sites and devouring every Drumcode set, interview, and article I could find. And why shouldn’t I? That Adam Beyer, international Techno and Tech House wizard, is coming to Exchange LA is tantamount to a visit from Thor himself. I wouldn’t be surprised if Thor does show up, summoned from Valhalla by the heavy thumping Beyer it set to unleash upon the dance floor. The fact that he’s bringing his Drumcode program makes it more special considering he’s been meticulously cultivating this label since 1996. Now it’s an international institution with millions of people around the world flocking to his Drumcode events and listening to or watching the live sets online. Here’s a clip from his New Year’s Eve B2B set with Joseph Capriati live from Awakenings in Amsterdam. Watch for the fireworks.
There’s also a wisdom that is on display whenever Adam Beyer plays. His sets have been described as having the characteristics of “a mesmerizing fluidity that enhances the power and impact of the music he has become so associated with.” He is constantly learning and listening. Recently, he began an online discussion through his social media outlets entitled “Techno Tuesdays”. Every tuesday he provides a track that has become a classic to him and explains its special significance on a personal level. The first track he chose was an older Luke Slater remix of “Positive Education”, which he played during his NYE set. “I played it again at Awakenings on New Years Eve”, Beyer says, “and it still feels like it could have been produced yesterday (it´s from 1995).” You can listen to the whole set here.
We have it on good authority that Adam Beyer will have an artist album out towards the end of summer. After 18 years of working hard, Beyer and his Drumcode program is stronger than ever.Purchase Tickets Here!