Name: Adam Startin
Alias: Adam 2 (@adamtwo)
Location: Vancouver BC, Canada
The music I play is usually influenced by the seasons; happier playful sounds in warmer months, intense moody sounds in cooler months. This mix is a particularly moody mix of atmospheric drum and bass, EBM and techno taking inspiration from artists such as Patrick Russell, Forest Drive West and Pessimist. I also find myself using a lot of atmospheric noise to create abstract movie-like soundtracks taking inspiration from Rrose and Paleman; this particular movie soundtrack is a fictitious bleak sci-fi horror. I also usually try to avoid playing music with 4×4 kick patterns.
My main affiliation/project right now is PPRZ Records, a Vancouver BC based record label and podcast series I run with DJ Hockey. I also curated for ‘Afrofuturism is NOW’ (a label to showcase some of my favourite POC artists) and I currently sit on the board of directors for Active Passive who host ‘experimental/ambient’ shows/festivals on Galiano Island, BC. I don’t have any specific club residencies, but I play most regularly at Dolly, one of my favourite venues in Vancouver.
Use the desire of starting a new project as motivation for finishing your current project– Rick Rubin
Advice for the DJs, producers and artists of our community: Wear ear protection in the club and in the studio all the time; don’t let the ringing start to be your motivation to buy ear plugs.
With this mix Adam 2 asks to please learn more about and consider donating to:
❁ Afrorack – AFRORACK® is an audio arts organization with a goal of helping the community develop and thrive through technology resources. They are committed to providing children and young adults of color access to modular synthesizers and sound design tools. They are focused on diverse community access via a collection of workshops, seminars, and ambitious programming centered around STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education. (www.afrorack.org/)
❁ Vancouver Black Library – Vancouver Black Library offers resources and workspace by and for POC, located on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Sel̓íl̓witulh territory. (www.vancouverblacklibrary.org/)
Find Adam 2 on…
✿ Soundcloud ✿
✿ Instagram ✿
✿ Resident Advisor ✿