Артист: Ad Brown Название: Something For The Pain Жанр: Trance Год выхода: 2013 Label: Black Hole Holland О музыке:
The last few years have seen composer, producer, DJ and A R man Ad Brown keep the EDM universe supplied with a steady flow of highly polished,
broad-span-appealing electronic music. Locking on to the beneath-the-surface magnetism of his productions, an ever-increasing directory of world-class
DJs have rallied to his sound. Now the young Londoner is ready to step centre stage with the release of his debut long-player. Over a scrupulously
edited collection of music, he matches his own inimitable production stylings - that of a cooler, more cultured house, trance more with an attuned
ear for memorable, accessible lyrics and engaging vocals.
01. Ready Waiting (with Hannah Ray)
02. More (with Tess)
03. Thrive (with Stan Kolev)
04. Run To You (feat Antonia Lucas)
07. Pulse (with Shawn Mitiska)
08. Something For The Pain (feat Renee Six)
09. Up All Night (with Steve Kaetzel Kerry Leva)
10. All I Need
11. Been A While
12. Like The Sunrise (with Steve Kaetzel feat Arielle Maren)
13. Lie Awake (with Hannah Ray)
14. Tonight (with Mango Kerry Leva)
2012 continues to be a ground breaking year for Ad Brown who has notched up several A-list remixes for the likes of Usher, Dionne
Bromfield, Tinchy Stryder and Loick Essien. Not to mention returning from a 6 month tour of Asia and the South Pacific. Its surprising this man has
time to breathe let alone deliver consistantly high class music, which hes seems to do effortlessly.....
Introduction: Marking a new dawn in British progressive-house, his precision-built, evocative electronic soundscapes have fast found the ears of many
of the scene’s leading lights. Prog maestros like Sasha, Nick Warren Dave Seaman are ardent
supporters, as are forward-thinking trance legionnaires like Ferry Corsten and Gareth
Emery. No less a talent behind a pair of turntables, he has become the warm up man-of-choice for some of the biggest names one the scene. In the last
3 months of 2009 alone he has supported Calvin Harris and Paul Oakenfold on their respective UK tours. He’s Ad Brown and in 2010 he’s going to be an
Ad Brown – The Early Years: Attending the prestigious Academy of Contemporary Music (the starting point for stars including Sugar Babe Amelle Berrabah
and Mercury Music Prize Award Winner Toby Couling), Ad took his degree in Business and Music.
Whilst studying he learnt the label ropes whilst moonlighting in the promotions department of heavy-hitting dance label, Serious Records. Upon
graduating, Ad had to decide whether to go down the record label or DJ/recording artist route. He opted for the latter…
Release The Music: Through both his Ad Brown and Maxi Valvona releases, he quickly began to made a name for himself as the go-to man for enriched
progthemed atmospherics. Think the melodies of Above Beyond crossbred with the
backing tracks of Digweed and you’re nine tenths of the way there.
Signed to Black Hole Recordings and releasing on the progressive tipped off-shoot Fris, he debuted in late 2008 with the double-header release ‘Smoke’
and ‘I Just Do’. Just a few months later recognition came fast to his door with the ‘09 releases ‘Hope’ and ‘Chasing Rainbows’. The latter scored the
5/5 Money Shot review in DJ Mag, with the publication stating that the track “positively bulged with dark synthery, thudding drums and imaginative
percussion” and added that it was one with “a murderously good chiming top line”. A month after its release the track was compiled onto the 2009
Trance Energy album and Ad himself was named by the music-critics.com website as “a producer to watch in 2009”. Over the course of the year Brown also
drew many plaudits for his much-spun bootleg rewiring of Holden
Thompson’s prog house classic ‘Nothing’. It was music again championed by a remarkably broad spectrum of DJs. In May of that year he also delivered
the ‘Velvet EP’, his debut release under his new pseudonym, Maxi Valvona (for Solarstone’s
Insatiable Records). On the immediate horizon for 2010, he has an intensive release schedule with tracks remixes forthcoming on imprints including
Anjunadeep, Black Hole, Baroque, microCastle and Slinky.
Ad Brown – The DJ: You will rarely see a spinner more at home and at ease in front of a pair of CDJs than Brown. Combining flawless mixing with
sophisticated selection and electric audience interaction, both UK and abroad, he has brought clubs under his spell. He’s played nights that have
included UK club landmarks like under his spell. He’s played nights that have included UK club landmarks like Serious’ night at the Cross, Dusted, The
Honey Club in Brighton, Maximal at Turnmills and has warmed up for both Oakenfold and Calvin Harris on their Dec ’09 tours. Of late he’s also spun at
famed progressive night, Twisted Audio alongside Anthony Pappa. Ad is also is the only UK artist to be invited to play the fast emerging Silk Royal
Showcase night in Philadelphia.