The electronic scene in the US is at an all time high, so your recent move here seems fitting. Where did you move to in the states, and what made you choose that city?
Well first we moved to Los Angeles in January after The BPM festival. It’s somewhere I had always wanted to spend a bit more time as I’d been to New York and other cities a bit more but only really passed through LA; plus it’s a bit warmer down south at this time of year. Then we were supposed to go to New York, but the weather was horrible so went to Miami instead for the last month.
You played a 10 hour set at Pacha NYC to kick off your North American tour… how was that show and will you be planning any more announced extended sets this year?
The show was amazing. It was completely sold out, great vibe, nice open minded crowd so I could play what I wanted. We’re still finalizing dates for the end of the year so watch out for more info soon.
In the past year, have you seen a growth in your US fan base and an interest in Drumcode and techno here on your tours? Also, what has become your favorite city to play here?
Yes, for sure. A lot! I‘ve been overwhelmed by it I have to say. It’s really exploding here in the US and I can’t quite believe how fast it has gotten so big here. The amount of love and appreciation we get from the US is enormous. It’s also our biggest market in terms of listeners for Drumcode Radio. I think New York would be my favorite city to play in.
The Drumcode showcase at Treehouse last year at WMC was one of the standout parties of the conference. What do you have in store for this year?
Yep, that was a great party! We have stepped it up to another level this year and are doing Sunday 30th March at Space on the terrace and in the loft. We have 9 acts from across both the Drumcode and Truesoul rosters playing across 2 floors so musically it gives us a great balance. I can’t wait!
How is it touring with your significant other (Ida Engberg)? You and Ida have two beautiful children together. Do you guys bring them on tour with you often?
It’s amazing. When we do longer tours like this together we do bring the kids with the nanny. At home in Europe sometimes on shorter weekend trips if Ida and I are both away they stay at home with their grandparents.
We’ve really been digging your more recent, housier sets on Drumcode Radio along with the “You Know” release you did with Ida. Do you think you will be exploring this sound more in 2014?
Yes, I’ve been playing occasional sets like that for a long time. I love to play them so the answer is definitely yes!
Your last artist album was “Ignition Key” in 2002 on Truesoul. Will we finally get to hear a new album from you this year?
I’m still working on it but we are planning to release it early next year. There will be more info coming soon on that topic…
Who are your favorite up-and-coming producers and DJ’s at the moment?
There’s a lot of talent out there right now and we have a few new hot signings for Drumcode this year so watch this space….
What does your current studio setup consist of, and what is your favorite piece of gear?
I use Cubase with a variety of software and hardware. My favorite piece of gear is my mind….
*Catch Adam Beyer along with Paul Ritch and Kedd Cook Saturday, March 22 at Exchange in Los Angeles.
Event Info: [HERE]