DJ Adam Freeland Creates and Remixes With the Future in Mind

Updated on January 22, 2018
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Kenna has worked in the entertainment business for over 20 years, promoting special events with musicians, celebrities, and dignitaries.

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Techno DJ Producer

Adam Freeland is not only a techno DJ producer of breakbeat music but a traveler making music wherever he goes. Originally from Brighton, England, Freeland lived in LA where he recorded his second album called Cope. He’s traveled back to Brighton in order to produce with Tsunami One. Kevin Beber and Freeland worked together on Freeland and several hip-hop tracks that the critics esteemed.

Freeland remains as a DJ where he remixes a variety of artist’s work, and he even enjoys taking the solo route by placing his full name in front. He also holds two hats as owner and creative director of Marine Parade record label, which has gone through its difficult times. After releasing Freeland’s How to Fake Your Own Life, in 2010, Marine Parade successfully released material performed by Jape, ILS, Alex Metric, and Evil Nine.

Many Releases

Previous to Freeland releasing On Tour, Tectonics, and Global Underground mix albums, his career-starter Coastal Breaks album hit the streets. FabricLive mix and Back To Mine were released as well, but in 2003 his very first artist album Now and Them arrived.

Quite possibly, Freeland’s first album was swayed by sundry of styles from rock, punk, reggae, electro, hip-hop, techno, hip-hop, and dub. Listening to the single "We Want Your Soul," it very easy to see why the album became a hit. Not surprisingly, his career hit success with a Grammy Award nomination for the remix of Sarah Vaughan's trendy single "Fever."

Requests for Remixes

As anyone can imagine, the nomination brought requests for remixes to his studio’s door from celebrated artists like The Doors - “Hello, I Love You" harvesting optimistic reaction from all areas of the music industry. Freeland’s album Cope is dignified with Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe performing drums and Twiggy Ramirez performing bass. Guitars are played by Tony Bevilacqua of Distillers, and both Joey Santiago of the Pixies and Spinnerette.

Freeland didn’t lay back and enjoy his success. Instead, he continued producing by taking on a Friday night show that lasted two years airing on London's Kiss 100 FM. In 2008, he chipped in his song “KIN” for the charity album Songs of Survival. He did a remix of his album Cope, releasing it through Marine Parade, his own label. The remix was quite a group effort with over 20 producers. Every song was featured on the dual album as a wide spectrum of electronic sounds and categories. Evil Nine, High Rankin, TC, Siriusmo, AC Slater, Gui Boratto, Marc Romboy, and Joker were a few of the producers participating in the inclusive production.

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Freeland sustained his windfall with remixes and delivered the single “How To Fake Your Own Life.” He also conceived innumerable tracks exclusively for the video game Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights. Other songs by Freeland were picked up and added to other video games, too.

It is quite clear that Adam Freeland is capable of growing a larger audience and performing new sounds. You can check out his Facebook page, which appears to have regular updates if you want to find out what the future has planned for him.

© 2018 Kenna McHugh

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      Kenna McHugh 4 weeks ago from Northern California

      Freeland is an interesting techno DJ because he has morphed into different personalities so many times. But, he has a drive and keeps on creating, which is cool. I am not really into techno. I write about it because years ago a company asked me to write about techno. I find it interesting. Most of them do remixes and hit it big.

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      Kari Poulsen 4 weeks ago from Ohio

      I liked the songs on the videos. I'll have to look up some more of his stuff.

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