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Elliot Adamson is the most exciting fresh talent in electronic music, with an inherent knack for phenomenally original records and catchy edits that spread like wildfire. Championed from day one by the likes of Paul Woolford, Annie Mac and Patrick Topping, the Rinse FM resident’s profile has been swiftly on the rise over the last year especially, thanks to his fresh approach to production and his out-the-box attitude to sharing his music with the masses. This year he’s releasing three albums on his own IDEA imprint in the space of four months; a ludicrous unattainable feat for most, but for Elliot this is just how he works.
Elliot has always blazed his own trail. Growing up, he was a prominent part of the legendary illegal rave scene in Newcastle, thrashing out his own style of techno to ecstatic ravers in freezing fields and warehouses. He tried out music tech at college but ended up teaching the class himself; a stint at Goldsmiths was equally as frustrating for an artist who turns records round as fast as he does – studying took up precious time that could be spent making tracks or in fabric.
He still goes his own way while constantly hunting for new music and upcoming artists. From working on a track for days in the studio, to literally creating one during a live back to back set with another artist, Elliot isn’t held back by social norms or ‘shoulds’ – resulting in a diverse range of successful releases on labels including Me Me Me, Edible and Unknown to the Unknown.
Already in 2019 the 23 year old has been showered with accolades. ‘TiKHAL’ was the first in a trilogy of albums to drop on his IDEA label in March, with lead track ‘Victory Chop’ bagging a Hottest Record in the World less than 24 hours after he dropped it with no warning. Album No.2, ‘I Watched Night Create Day’ is a pondering collection of genre-spanning cuts, out in May, before Album No.3 will drop in July.
Elliot’s unofficial edits helped put him on the map in the early days, going viral with hundreds of thousands of plays, including Dizzee Rascal’s ‘Strings Hoe’, The Streets ‘Weak Become Heroes’ and his ‘EAcapella’ edit of Mall Grab ‘Feel Good House’. He pays homage to this with his new series ‘Elliot’s Edits’, releasing a new edit each Friday, adding his twist to tracks like Robyn’s ‘With Every Heartbeat’ and Happy Mondays’ ’24 Hour Party People’. Just in case writing three albums wasn’t enough for him to be getting on with…
2019 also brings a move to NGE booking agency, where Elliot sits alongside the likes of Nicole Moudaber, Patrick Topping and Eats Everything.