In a new series of mini-documentaries, SBTV is setting out to explore and uncover the legends behind unique sounds and powerful movements. The viral YouTube channel, fronted by Jamal Edwards, stepped behind the scenes to speak with Drumcode head honcho, Adam Beyer ahead of the techno figurehead’s 8-hour set inside Printworks London.
The rare interview with the Adam Beyer explores Drumcode’s 20 year legacy, the foundations on which Junction 2 festival was built, his influences and routines as well the brick-by- brick approach that has characterised his illustrious career. Pointing out what has made him such a successful leader in the techno circuit, Beyer explains, “I need to have new fresh stuff, I don’t play a track maybe more than two or three times. I always have to change my sets, find new things and explore different angles. It keeps me on my toes”. Talking about his early musical influences, living in Sweden, Beyer pin points German Electro and UK sounds, “I was really serious as a kid, like a lot of late teenagers are, I was a bit dark and was trying to find my own identity.”
“It’s nice to be involved with something on a deeper level and create something from scratch.” Beyer explains, talking about Junction 2. The west London festival, which takes place under the M4 motorway bridge, is now into its second year and will see the likes of Tale of Us, Ben Klock, Daphni, Praslea, Joseph Capriati, Maceo Plex, DJ Koze, Daniel Avery and many more join Adam Beyer for what will be a momentous day of music, celebrating all shades of Techno.
Catch Adam Beyer at Junction 2 Festival this year, taking place on 10 th June.