Adam Freeland

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Adam Freeland
Adam Freeland 2014.jpg
Adam Freeland 2014
Background information
Birth name Adam Freeland[1]
Genres Electronica, breakbeat, house, electro, dub
Occupations Disc jockey, Record producer
Labels Marine Parade
Associated acts Freeland, Tsunami One, The Acid
Website http://freeland.fm/

Adam Freeland is an English record producer and DJ associated with breakbeat based electronic music. As a DJ and remixer he operates solo under his own full name, as a producer, he formed half of the electronic music duo Tsunami One with Kevin Beber, and released an album billed as 'Freeland'; He is the owner / creative director of record label Marine Parade, which has released material by artists including Evil Nine, ILS, Alex Metric and Jape. From 1999 to 2001 Adam hosted a show on Friday night on London's Kiss 100 FM. In 2013 Adam started working on a new project called "The Acid" and on April 14 the band released their debut EP entitled "Basic Instinct" along with a video for said track.[2]

History and achievements[edit]

He was an originally a resident of Brighton, but moved to Los Angeles where he recorded his second studio album Cope™. However, he has since returned to Brighton. In 1996, Freeland released the first Coastal Breaks album, both of which are one track over an hour long each. Since then he has released the Tectonics, On Tour and Global Underground mix albums, as well as a FabricLive mix, and Back To Mine. Freeland's debut artist album Now and Them, released in 2003, relied on influences from punk, hip hop, electro, dub, reggae and rock. It featured the hit single "We Want Your Soul"; with his remix of Sarah Vaughan's "Fever" nominated for a Grammy Award; and his personally requested mix of The Doors "Hello, I Love You" receiving critical acclaim. Several artists have collaborated with Freeland: His more recent album Cope™ features Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe playing drums, Twiggy Ramirez in the bass, Joey Santiago from The Pixies and Tony Bevilacqua of The Distillers / Spinnerette played guitar, with Alex Metric in production. Plus there are collaborations with Soundpool, Vocals from Brody Dalle (The Distillers / Spinnerette) and Gerald V. Casale from DEVO. Freeland's new frontman Kurt Baumann also sings on four songs.

In 2008 Freeland contributed the song "KIN" to the Survival International charity album, Songs for Survival.

At the beginning of 2010, Cope™ Remixed was released on Freeland's own Marine Parade label, featuring all songs from the original Cope™ album but this time remixed by over twenty different producers, resulting in a double album covering a range of different electronic genres and sounds. Some of the producers involved include High Rankin, Evil Nine, Gui Boratto, TC, AC Slater, Joker, Siriusmo and Marc Romboy. In July 2010, Adam released the single 'How To Fake Your Own Life' which included remixes by Etienne de Crecy and Om Unit.

In popular culture[edit]

"Fear" was featured in the 2002/2008 Dreamcast, PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 title, Rez (known on the Xbox 360 as Rez HD). The song was featured during the fifth and final stage of the game, known as "Area 05". A remixed version of the song was featured on the soundtrack released called Rez Gamer's Guide To..., which lacked the California Soul sample. "Fear" later evolved into "Mind Killer", the Jagz Kooner remix of which appeared on the soundtrack for Need for Speed: Underground 2. The song's refrain, "Fear is the mind killer," is part of the Bene Gesserit meditation from the novel Dune.

His remix of the Australian electronic group Infusion song "Better World" was featured in Burnout Revenge.

Freeland also created many custom tracks exclusively for the video game Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights.

On the video game The Sims 2: Nightlife, three songs ("Busy", "Arch of the Sims" and "Makeover") are credited to Freeland.

In Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned and Episodes from Liberty City his song "Borderline" was featured on the Radio Broker station. "Borderline" was also featured on Forza Motorsport 3.

In the animated anthology film The Animatrix, the song "Big Wednesday" is credited to Freeland (as "Free*Land"). It can be heard in The Second Renaissance: Part 1.

Freeland's extended remix of Sarah Vaughan's "Fever" is used in the 2011 George Nolfi movie The Adjustment Bureau.

The Adam Freeland remix of 'it's under control' featured on an episode of the MMA fighter Alistair Overeem's online documentary, which can be found at www.thereem.com. The episode is number 7 of the first series, beginning at 9:32.

In MotoGP 09/10 both "Best Fish Tacos In Ensenda" and Alex Metric's remix of "Under Control" were featured. One as introduction track and the other as background music.

The Adult Swim series Off the Air featured "We Want Your Soul" in one episode, as well as an abridged version of its music video.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Tsunami One – "Number 43 With Steamed Rice Please"
  • Tsunami One & BT – "Hip Hop Phenomenon"
  • Freeland & Beber Street Technique – "Down"
  • Freeland – "We Want Your Soul" (2003) - UK #35[3]
  • Freeland – "Supernatural Thing" (2004) - UK #65[3]
  • Freeland, Wink & Middleton – "Rise Above"
  • Freeland – "Heel n Toe"
  • Freeland – "Mind Killer"
  • Adam Freeland – "Silverlake Pills"
  • Adam Freeland – Hate (EP)
  • Freeland – "Under Control"
  • Adam Freeland – "How To Fake Your Own Life" (2010)
  • Freeland – "Mandolay"

Remixes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Freeland's entry on the ASCAP database". The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved 2008-09-18. 
  2. ^ "THE ACID ANNOUNCE DEBUT EP AND ‘BASIC INSTINCT’ VIDEO". billetto. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 214. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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