With music very much in mind, Disco Matt combines his pick of the day & podcast of the week choices into one, as he looks into the emerging talent that is Adam Turner, his April 12 mini podcast getting DM’s backing, download/stream options a banner selection away opposite or an image click below, while DM dips into the world of Mr Turner & his music making beneath.
In the relatively close knit (some would say closed shop) world that we seem to live within the capitals clubbing circuit, it is always a tough task for new D.J. talent to break the hold that established stars have on certain club brands & events, so when one does just that we feel it is worth celebrating, especially given that new blood tends to inject new life & enthusiasm into almost everything we do. And Adam Turner is one such talent that has broken through that barrier in recent months, securing two residencies in the capital, Heaven’s “Popcorn” and the uber trendy Circa in Soho, while guest appearances at the Shadow Lounge & The Edge have definitely got him noticed within certain circles, Adam not confining himself to the gigs he plays, rather putting his face & name about town, popping up in places such as Room Service & Onyx, while he has also been a guest on Gaydar Radio recently, when he selected five of his top tracks along with touching on a new collaborative project with artists Mars & Vans. Plus with gigs & opportunities arising outside of London, a recent Glasgow trip just one example & it is clear that this is one young man definitely on the up & up.
But while Adam may be a new & emerging talent on the capital’s clubbing circuit, he has been experimenting with music for nearly ten years already, having purchased his first set of decks at just thirteen and then crafting his art by playing at a host of private parties through much of his teen years. With his passion for music very much established, it would be a degree in this medium that was his next goal, Adam funding his studying & student lifestyle from D.J. agency placements & wedding work, avenues that allowed him to continue to hone his skills behind the decks. Graduating with his BMus degree just last year, Adam has already set himself on a studio production course, having dabbled with a handful of tracks already, three of which you can check out via http://soundcloud.com/adamturnermusic, while his first full release, most likely from that Mars & Vans collaboration, the track being “Amazing”, is expected to hit in the next couple of months & one we will be watching with interest.
As for his podcast productions, they all seem to echo Adam’s penchant for vocal pop & house, his sound selections putting him into a bracket not too dissimilar to Steve Pitron, indeed, having been introduced to Adam only a couple of weeks ago while out at Circa, the phrase “…the new Mr Pitron…” did enter the conversation, although it is clear that Mr Turner still has a considerable amount of growth to achieve before he reaches the dizzy D.J. heights of Steve. However, looking across his series of mini podcasts, it is clear he picks out artists that certainly draw comparisons, Nadi Ali, David Guetta & Chris Lake just three examples of a bunch full that make each & every 30 (ish) minute mix of Adam’s very accessible & easy on the ear, even if his decision to keep them short & sweet limits our ability to truly judge his composition credentials, while his 128 bpm choice is slightly different to the norm, perhaps an indication of the thought process he puts into the productions. All that said, each of the six have very much hit our mark & hence why we have decided to select his latest “April 12” release as our podcast of the week, one which you can stream & download via direct link http://soundcloud.com/adamturnermusic/april-12-podcast, while all the other five are well worth a listen/addition to your collection too.
So, with Mr Turner having made it onto our prestigious protégé player list, that studio production eagerly awaited, plus the expectation that more openings will present themselves for him on the capitals D.J. clubbing circuit, we are certainly laying our hat on the bright young talent that will surely soon be turning plenty of heads for a whole host of reasons. (DISCO MATT)