Jon Viera: Out of all the clubs around the globe have you found any favorites?
Adam Freemer: I can't say I have a favorite to play in at this point as all my favorites have gone the way of the dodo. However, my favorite club is Stereo in Montreal right now, even though I've never played there yet. The sound system there is just something that needs to be experienced. The club, the crowd, the sound, it's all there. It's like they've captured what made NYC clubbing great in the late 90's to 2001 and recreated it. I have nothing against digital sound systems, but it just seems that most of the new systems in NYC just get 'loud' and hurt your ears at full volume. As if they were hitting digital limiting. Stereo just never hurts your ears and the bass moves you like nothing I've heard since Twilo.
Jon Viera: Do you have any funny stories for us?
Adam Freemer: I think like any DJ, there are many but there are a couple that stand out. In Singapore when I was playing at Centro 360, a very upscale and beautiful venue, I didn't realize that they had this young 16-18 crowd early on when my gig started. Well, I guess it's what they do over there cause most of them didn't speak English, but they were all coming up to me and instead of saying "play this play this " they were entering text on their cell phones and sticking it up to the glass on the DJ booth window! It was just bizarre to see the window crowded with dozens of little cell phones!
Another one I'll never forget was in Argentina when I played at this club and after my set was done, the promoters asked me to come to this after hours little place to play a few records. I get there and they have this mixer, which looked like it was from the 80s or something. Two channels, both channels had their knobs broken off, the master didn't work. Being the type who always likes to 'make it work' I tried to figure out a way to DJ, so I figured out to just mix with the channel gains. It ended up being a really fun gig and one I'll definitely never forget.
Jon Viera: What new productions do you have in store for us?
Adam Freemer: I've been so busy with production it seems it's all I've been working on lately as opposed to DJing as much. The first thing I have coming out is an older track I did with Alan T called "Ativa Pasiva". It was actually a joke at first, being vocal out-takes from my "H2O" on Twisted. It was more of a DJ tool but it was a fun track and Frank Maurel in Portugal took a liking to it for Lajja. He did a remix for it and both will be coming out soon.
Secondly I have my remix of Cevin Fisher's "Boost Your Metabolism" coming out on Ggressive. Ggressive is a fairly new label, but they've put out some bombs and Kellee who runs the label is such a great guy. It's refreshing to see someone with so much enthusiasm. There was originally a little confusion on who was going to be doing the other side of the record, but we got That Kid Chris on board and his mix is going to be a bomb, probably better then mine, but that's ok! I'm flattered to be on the same record with a TKC mix. I was really excited to work with Cevin, being such a huge Cevin Fisher fan, so this remix has been really special for me.
Also coming out soon is an original on Acute I did with my friend Mike Constantini. It's a real minimal track, but simple and dark. This has been in limbo for some time, but it looks like it will finally be seeing the light of day. I'm also in the middle of getting together my Superchumbo remix of one of Tom's singles off the new "Wowie Zowie" album.
Besides those I have a few other singles on the list to finish after all the remixes. I have a single with an Alan T snippet called "Network Radio" that I had roughed together and sent to a few people. When I was in Portugal last, I stopped by DJ Vibe's gig at Vaticano to be surprised and hear it dropped. I was surprised how well it went over and it's been something I want to finish as I think it has a lot of potential. I'm also working on a tribal/techno track with no name as of yet but the beats are really fierce and I'm excited about this one as well. I have a few new single minded tracks on the more techno/electro tip as well, trying to move into new areas and explore new things for myself production wise.
Essential Adam Freemer Tracks:
13th Tribe Adam Freemer
H20 Adam Freemer
DJ Pirra Tribal Path Adam Freemer Remix
Mistress Barbara Dammelo Adam Freemer Remix
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