Ayad Al Adhamy

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Ayad Al Adhamy
Born (1985-09-21) 21 September 1985 (age 34)
Manama, Bahrain
GenresPower pop, punk rock, synthpop
Occupation(s)Multi-instrumentalist, A&R, remixer, record producer
InstrumentsSynthesizer, sampler, softsynth, singing, bass guitar, percussion, guitar, keyboards
LabelsBlack Bell Records, Vice Records, Warner Bros. Records
Associated actsPassion Pit, Team Spirit
WebsiteBlack Bell Records
Passion Pit

Ayad Al Adhamy (Arabic: إياد الأعظمي‎) is an American multi-instrumentalist, producer and record label owner based in Brooklyn New York. He is the former synthesizer, sample, and percussion player of Passion Pit,[1] and shared remix duties with Nate Donmoyer and Ian Hultquist.

He currently fronts the Brooklyn garage rock outfit Team Spirit, signed to Vice Records/Warner Bros. Records.[2] They released their Self Titled Debut EP on April 4, 2013, and it was received positively. (Rolling Stone)[3][4] Coupled with the EP, is an ongoing extreme-animated series of music videos, created by Swedish Animation Duo HannesJohannes about "...the idea of Damnation and Salvation." [5]

In 2010, Ayad Al Adhamy, started Black Bell Records,[6] an independent record label that released the debut EP of The Joy Formidable[7] and singles by Dom,[8] Girlfriends,[9] Pretty & Nice and Reptar.[10] Full Length releases include Secret Music,[11] Stepdad [12] and Guards.[13]

Ayad Al Adhamy is an alumnus of the Berklee College of Music (2009).[14] He is an official endorsed artist of Moog,[15] Dave Smith[16] and Korg instruments.[17]

Team Spirit Releases[edit]

Title Release Date Format
Killing Time September 30, 2014 Digital Download, CD & 10" Vinyl Record
Love is for Suckers Feb 14th 2012 Digital Download
Team Spirit April 9, 2012 Digital Download, CD & 10" Vinyl Record

Black Bell Records Releases[edit]

Artist Title Format
The Joy Formidable A Balloon Called Moaning Digital Download, CD & 12" Vinyl Record
Dom Bowl Cut ft. Madeline of Cults Digital Single & 7" Single
Girlfriends EATBP & Cave Kids 7" Single
Pretty & Nice Fantastic Artifact 7" Single
Various Artists Black Bell Records Vol 1. 12" Vinyl Record
Secret Music Secret Music Digital Download, CD & 12" Vinyl Record
Stepdad Wildlife Pop Digital Download, CD & 12" Vinyl Record
Guards In Guards We Trust Digital Download, CD & 12" Vinyl Record
Total Slacker Slip Away TBA


Artist Song Label Role
Yes Giantess Tuff n Stuff/ You Were Young Neon Gold Records Producer / Engineer / Mixer
Aislyn Aislyn EP Self-Released Mixer
Secret Music Secret Music Black Bell Records Producer / Mixer
Dom Bowl Cut ft. Madeline of Cults Black Bell Records Producer / Mixer / Bass
Miniature Tigers Boomerang Modern Art Records Producer / Mixer
Tokyo Police Club Champ (Acoustic) - Deluxe Edition Mom + Pop Mixer
We Barbarians Strange Overtones Beranimal Producer / Mixer
Emil & Friends Lo and Behold Cantora Records Additional Production
Fort Lean Sunsick/Precinct Single Black Bell Records/ Neon Gold Records Producer
Rubbing Alcohol EP TBD Producer / Mixer
Slam Donahue EP Cantora Records Producer / Mixer

Remixes as Passion Pit[edit]

Original artist/band Song
Marina and the Diamonds "I Am Not a Robot"
Phoenix "1901"
Chairlift "Bruises"
OK Go "This Too Shall Pass"
Paper Route "Tiger Teeth"
Tegan and Sara "Alligator"
The Ting Tings "Hands"
Max Tundra "Which Song"
ARMS "Heat and Hot Water"
Two Door Cinema Club "Undercover Martyn"
Beastie Boys "Make Some Noise"
Cold War Kids "Mine Is Yours"

Remixes as Bo Flex[edit]

Original artist/band Song
Passion Pit "Sleepyhead"
Sheraff "Born in Summer"
Mr Little Jeans "Angel"
U.S. Royalty "Keep It Cool"
Animal Kingdom "Signs and Wonders"

Remixes as Team Spirit[edit]

Original artist/band Song
Blondfire "Where the Kids Are"


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-11-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2013/02/team_spirit_rel.html
  3. ^ https://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/team-spirit-20130710
  4. ^ http://mvremix.com/rock_blogs/2013/05/team-spirit-team-spirit-ep-review/
  5. ^ http://welistenhear.com/interviews/interview-with-ayad-from-team-spirit/
  6. ^ http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2010/05/the_joy_formida_1.html
  7. ^ http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/14170-a-balloon-called-moaning/
  8. ^ http://pitchfork.com/news/41210-listen-dom-team-with-cults-for-new-single/
  9. ^ http://styrofoamdrone.com/2011/04/08/girlfriends-cave-kids-7/
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-24. Retrieved 2012-07-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ http://www.spin.com/reviews/secret-music-secret-music-black-bell
  12. ^ http://www.spin.com/reviews/stepdad-wildlife-pop-black-bell
  13. ^ http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/14579-coming-true/
  14. ^ http://www.gbh.tv/features/passionpitinterview.html
  15. ^ http://moogmusic.com/news/introducing-animoog
  16. ^ http://www.davesmithinstruments.com/artists/
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-11-19. Retrieved 2011-11-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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