|Birth name||Adam Freeland|
|Genres||Electronica, breakbeat, house, electro, dub|
|Occupation(s)||Disc jockey, record producer|
|Associated acts||Freeland, Tsunami One, The Acid|
Adam Freeland is an English record producer and DJ. He is also one third of The Acid, the band also consists of Californian producer, composer, professor of music technology, Steve Nalepa and the Australian, Los Angeles based artist, RY X. On April 14, 2013, the band released their debut self titled EP, along with a video for the track "Basic Instinct". On July 7, 2014, the band released their debut album entitled Liminal on Infectious Music (UK) and Mute (US).
As a DJ and remixer Adam Freeland 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.
History and achievements
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.
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
"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.
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.
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.
"Best Fish Tacos in Ensenada" was featured in PS3's LittleBigPlanet Karting developed by United Front Games. It also appeared in MotoGP 09/10 alongside Alex Metric's remix of "Under Control" were featured, one as introduction track and the other as background music.
- 1996 Coastal Breaks – Vol 1
- 1998 Coastal Breaks – Vol 2
- 2000 Tectonics
- 2001 on Tour
- 2003 Now and Them (as Freeland)
- 2004 FabricLive.16
- 2005 Back to Mine
- 2007 Global Underground 032: Mexico City
- 2008 Two Hours to Jupiter
- 2009 Cope™ (as Freeland)
- 2010 Cope™ Remixed (as Freeland)
- 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 No. 35
- Freeland – "Supernatural Thing" (2004) – UK No. 65
- 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"
- The Orb – "Little Fluffy Clouds"
- Aquasky – "Bodyshock"
- Tales From The Hardside – "Chemical Breakdown"
- Orbital – "Nothing Left"
- Planet Funk – "Chase The Sun"
- Infusion – "Better World"
- Ils – "Cherish"
- Kayode Olajide – "Olufela"
- Kelis – "Trick Me"
- Killa Kela – "Secrets"
- Kim – "Wet N Wild"
- K-Swing + Beber – "This Is The Sound"
- Nirvana – "Smells Like Freeland"
- The White Stripes – "Seven Nation Freeland"
- Pressure Drop – "Warrior Sound"
- Pressure Drop – "Your Mine"
- Pink – "Trouble"
- Protocol – "She Waits For Me"
- Sarah Vaughan – "Fever"
- B-Movie – "Nowhere Girl"
- Telemen – "In All Nothing"
- The Doors – "Hello I Love You"
- Shiny Toy Guns – "You Are The One"
- Fujiya & Miyagi – "Ankle Injuries"
- Fluke – "Absurd"
- Marilyn Manson – "You And Me and the Devil Makes 3"
- Silversun Pickups – "Lazy Eye"
- Spinnerette – "Sex Bomb"
- Metric – "Sick Muse"
- Metric – "Gimme Sympathy"
- The Temper Trap – "Fader"
- Om Unit – "Searching"
- Lana Del Rey – "Summertime Sadness"
- Grinderman – "No Pussy Blues"
- Klangkarussell – "Netzwerk (Falls Like Rain)"
- "Freeland's entry on the ASCAP database". The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved 18 September 2008.
- "Steve Nalepa, the Professor of Party". billetto. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
- "Ry X (New band of the day No 1,658)". billetto. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
- "THE ACID ANNOUNCE DEBUT EP AND ‘BASIC INSTINCT’ VIDEO". billetto. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
- "The Acid - 'Liminal'". billetto. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 214. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.