Adam F

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Adam F
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Adam F performs at Listen at Club Alchemy in New Haven, Connecticut, on 3 September 2006.
Background information
Birth name Adam Jewry
Born (1972-02-08) 8 February 1972 (age 42)
Liverpool, England
Genres Electronica, drum and bass, hip hop, big beat
Occupations Producer
dj
Labels Breakbeat Kaos
Astralwerks
Associated acts Kaos, Adam F & Kaos, Horx, DJ Fresh, Pharoahe Monch, M.O.P., LL Cool J, Redman
Website adamf.com

Adam F or Adam Fenton (born 8 February 1972, Liverpool, England) is an English producer and DJ who has worked across various genres. He is also the co-founder of the prominent drum and bass label Breakbeat Kaos along with DJ Fresh.

Career[edit]

Adam began his certified Gold and Platinum producer status with his early release, the techstep 12", "Metropolis/Mother Earth", released in 1996 on the Metalheadz record label. His other early successes were the tracks "F-Jam" and "Circles" (the latter breaking into the Top 20 in the UK Singles Chart).[1] In 1998 he won a MOBO award for his debut album, Colours. In 2001, he found success in the field of hip hop, primarily with his ground breaking collaborative musical effort, KAOS – The Anti-Acoustic Warfare, working alongside artists such as LL Cool J, Redman and De La Soul. In 2002, Adam created the score for the feature film Ali G Indahouse starring Sacha Baron Cohen for Working Title Films.

He is founder and co-owner of the UK independent record label, Breakbeat Kaos, which released Pendulum's album, Hold Your Colour; he is also co-owner of the drum and bass website, Dogs on Acid.

In early 2007, under the guidance of Hollywood talent manager Stacey Castro, Adam entered the world of acting and was cast in his first film role, the British indie crime thriller The Heavy. In December 2007, Adam also co-starred in a British feature film, Cuckoo, a thriller about sound and lies, co-starring Richard E. Grant and Laura Fraser, directed by Richard Bracewell.

2009 saw Adam back in the studio, this time with Horx to remix The Prodigy's "Take Me to the Hospital" from their album Invaders Must Die. Months later, Adam collaborated with Horx again to release "Shut The Lights Off" with Redman. Adam F and DJ Fresh's 2010 collaboration single under the artist name WTF?! was next, built around Dead Prez's "Hip Hop". Over the past few years Adam has remixed David Guetta, Rihanna, Afrojack, Missy Elliott, Sander van Doorn and Scrufizzer.

Returning to the studio in recent years, Adam's "In The Air" collaboration with Sonic C was released as a free download and supported by Annie Mac, MistaJam, Zinc, A-Trak and Zeds Dead. It set the scene for "When The Rain Is Gone", Adam's first official single release under his own name for some time. The single was released in 2012 on 3Beat.

Adam later released his Elements EP on Breakbeat Kaos. It included the tracks "Elements", "When The Rain Is Gone", "In The Air", "It's Bigger Than Hip Hop UK" and his remixes of Afrojack's "Take Over Control" and Sander van Doorn's "Nothing Inside".

Adam's most recent output was in the form of "See You Again", a collaboration with DJ Fresh featuring Michael Warren which was on Fresh's album Nextlevelism. He has also recently collaborated with British electronic music producer Doctor P and Method Man, whom is also known for his collaborations with Redman, to produce the late-2013 track "The Pit".

Family[edit]

His father is the pop singer and actor, Alvin Stardust.[2] His brother is the former headmaster of Pate's Grammar School, Shaun Fenton.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1997: Colours
  • 2001: KAOS – The Anti-Acoustic Warfare
  • 2002: KAOS – Drum and Bass Warfare

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • 1995: "Circles" [Section 5]
  • 1996: "Aromatherapy" [Section 5]
  • 1996: "F-Jam" (featuring MC Conrad) [F-Jams] – UK No. 122
  • 1996: "Metropolis" / "Mother Earth" [Metalheadz]
  • 1997: "Circles" [F-Jams] – UK No. 20
  • 1998: "Music in My Mind" [F-Jams] – UK No. 27
  • 2001: "Stand Clear" (featuring M.O.P.) [EMI] – UK No. 43
  • 2002: "Where's My..?" (featuring Lil' Mo) [EMI] – UK No. 37
  • 2002: "Metrosound" (with J Majik) [Kaos] – UK No. 54
  • 2002: "Stand Clear" (Remixes) (featuring M.O.P.) [Kaos] – UK No. 50
  • 2002: "Smash Sumthin" (featuring Redman) [Kaos] – UK No. 47
  • 2002: "Dirty Harry's Revenge" (featuring Beenie Man) [Kaos] – UK No. 50
  • 2005: "Eightball" / "Original Junglesound" [Breakbeat Kaos] – UK No. 93
  • 2009: "Shut The Lights Off!" (with Horx featuring Redman) [Breakbeat Kaos]
  • 2012: "When the Rain Is Gone" [3Beat]
  • 2012: Elements[3] [Breakbeat Kaos]
  • 2013: "The Pit" (with Doctor P featuring Method Man) [Circus]

Featured artists[edit]

  • "When the Sun Goes Down" (with DJ Fresh) (2005) UK No. 69
  • "See You Again" (with DJ Fresh featuring Michael Warren) (2012)

Collaborations[edit]

Pop[edit]

Drum and Bass[edit]

Hip-hop/R&B[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adam F biography". Backdrop Promotions. Retrieved 2 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Adam F". Oxford Reference. 8 February 1972. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 191. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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