Matt Simons – Catch & Release (Alex Adair Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

Alex Adair – Better Man Bootleg

Up-and-coming producer Alex Adair has an enviable ability to transform any track into an exemplary dance record whilst maintaining the true essence of the original. Stepping further out of his comfort zone today and into the realm of gospel and soul, he has spun Leon Bridges’ breakthrough track ‘Better Man’ into a dazzling display of sun-drenched sax, sliding guitars and sultry smooth vocal hooks. Have a listen via Alex’s SoundCloud below:

Still on a high from the release of his original track ‘Heaven’ in early August, Alex has produced yet another perfectly packaged cut, infused with his trademark rich melody and summer sentiment. Staying true to the emotion and grit of original, Alex has permeated Leon’s smooth yet rasping vocals with his distinct tropical sound. On ‘Better Man’, the young producer introduces the listener to the classical horns that epitomized Leon’s stunning debut album, and in turn, embellishes the track with a unique blend of the old and new. Taking that fusion as the inspiration for his bootleg, Alex steadily introduces contemporary elements to complement Bridges’ nostalgic tone. Reverbing snares combine with guitar riffs as Alex’s tropical drums provide the perfect backdrop to Leon’s silky topline, demonstrating the young British producers’ innate and consummate talent.

To say Alex Adair has had a successful 12 months would be an enormous understatement. With millions of streams worldwide for his track ‘Make Me Feel Better’ and the support of trendsetters Annie Mac, Zane Lowe and Mistajam, Alex’s rise to prominence has been both swift and convincing. With ‘Heaven’ acting as the impeccable follow up to his debut smash, Alex’s consistency and production quality belies his young years and sets him in great stead for a blockbusting year in 2016.

With remixes from MOWE, Kideko and Elderbrook on the way, use this opportunity to bask in ‘Heaven’s glory and be sure to check out the brand new video!

As well as being an essential producer to keep an eye on, Alex is now firmly established as one of the UK’s top touring artists. This year has seen him hit festivals and stages across the world as well as gain high profile slots on home soil at Bestival, V Fest and an incredible support show with Kygo at the Roundhouse. As his year on the road comes to a close, be sure to catch him at the dates below.

Tour Dates

Fri 29 Oct – Playstation Theater, New York NY, US (w/ Klingande)
Thurs 12 Nov – Mezzanine, San Francisco CA, US (w/ Bakermat)
Sat 14 Nov – El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles CA, US (w/ Bakermat)

Alex Adair unveils sun-kissed music video for ‘Heaven’

Rounding off the Summer in style, up-and-coming British producer Alex Adair now reveals the stunning visual accompaniment to his sundrenched track ‘Heaven,’ released in early August on the revered Black Butter Records.

With its warm, tropical motility the music video for ‘Heaven’ serves as the perfect visual accessory, flitting through sun kissed poolside scenes and oozing upbeat positivity. Beginning with a nighttime post-party scene the lens focuses on the young radiant protagonist in an idyllic decadent paradise, who is transported to the night before in a flashback. The warm sunshine perfectly complements Adair’s melodies as the atmosphere is amped up a gear with the introduction of champagne, dancing and cocktails. Following the protagonist through a series of pool parties, the lens finally focuses on her emerging from the water to bring the visual production to a concentric and satisfying close. Capturing the true essence of Adair’s bright and groove-laden production, the video offers the viewer an escapist interpretation of ‘Heaven,’ neatly packaged and presented.

DIGITAL FARM ANIMALS PREMIERE BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘TRUE’

With a constant stream of crossover successes from a crop of new UK producers, house music in Britain has never been in better shape. Secondcity, Alex Adair, Route 94 and more have all paved the way for mainstream acknowledgement and now they have another name destined for the same fortune in prolific producer Digital Farm Animals, who reveals another huge record to add to the impressive back catalogue today. Stream True via YouTube now:

Featuring the pitched up and pitched down vocals of DFA himself, True is a prime example of the young hit-makers ability to write and produce catchy but unique tunes. Announcing itself with lush piano chords that drive the track across its entire runtime, it weaves in and out of soaring filters that keep the listener enthralled through ever changing sonic palettes. As the record winds its way around synths and piano as the backdrop, the vocal line remains crisp and captivating as DFA yet again implements a formula for smash hits.

Following on from the massive Didn’t Know with Rinse’s Yasmin, which premiered on the coveted Fader – as well as the recent Only Love Can Save Us – True only adds to an already incredible 2015. Keeping the momentum going by jumping in the studio with none other than Chance The Rapper, Karen Harding and ROMANS, expect to hear big things over the next few months.

Alex Adair – Make Me Feel Better (lllyus & Barrientos Remix)

ELLA HENDERSON’S ‘MIRROR MAN’ RECEIVES REMIX FROM ALEX ADAIR

Alex Adair, one of the most promising and exciting young producers to hit the circuit in recent months, has now all but cemented his position as the ‘go to’ producer for remixes with his latest project—an incredible take on Ella Henderson’s ‘Mirror Man’, available to download on iTunes/Beatport from March 8 and streaming now on Ella’s SoundCloud.

Having already enjoyed widespread success for ‘Make Me Feel Better’, which was crowned BBC Radio 1’s ‘Track Of The Day’ as well as success for remixes of Ella Eyre, Jessie Ware, Ed Sheeran and most recently Imagine Dragons, Adair has yet again effortlessly stamped his own style on a track to great effect.

By quickening the pace to a lively 125bpm, stripping down the orchestration and adding a percussive four-to-the-floor beat, Adair gives the track a new dimension that still manages to stay true to the original through Henderson’s impassioned vocals. Add to this the catchy guitar riff as well as syncopated piano sequences, and we are left with Adair’s signature sound—one that is striking a huge chord with his ever growing fan base worldwide.

With his first ever performance at Brixton Electric confirmed for March 13, a debut single set for release on Virgin EMI and the promise of “more shows…more DJ-ing…and more remixes”, this young Brit is on course for big things in 2015.

Alex Adair – Make Me Feel Better (Klingande Remix)

S.P.Y Remixes Alex Adair’s ‘Make Me Feel Better’

‘Make Me Feel Better’ is the debut single from 21 year old British producer Alex Adair. Now championed by Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Danny Howard and MistaJam on Radio 1 and 1 Xtra, Kiss, MTV Dance and beyond, ‘Make Me Feel Better’, has so far clocked up over 4.6 million plays online, and led to remixes for artists including Jessie Ware, Ed Sheeran and Ella Eyre.

Hot on the heels of Klingande’s remix of ‘Make Me Feel Better’, comes a blistering drum & bass mix from S.P.Y (premiered at the weekend by Radio 1’s Annie Mac). The Brazilian-born, London-based producer is signed to Hospital Records, and recently set the airwaves alight with his BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. Further remixes will drop soon from Russ Chimes, Illyus & Barrientos, and Don Diablo.

The video for ‘Make Me Feel Better’ was produced by Artists And Derelicts and directed by Dano Cerny. Watch as a dance troupe brings a bit of tropical heat to the city: po.st/MMFByt

Alex’s music veers between tropical house and chilled electronica, and with the support of leading YouTube channels like The Sound You Need, he’s been compared to the likes of Kygo and Caribou through to Ryan Hemsworth. Now signed to Virgin EMI for the UK, ‘Make Me Feel Better’ features his emotive electronic sound wrapped around a looped vocal.

Adair first created ‘Make Me Feel Better’ as part of his Creative Music Technology course at Canterbury University, whereby he had to submit different music to represent different eras (the track was his submission representing current music). Bizarrely, the university’s label declined to release it, so he put it up on Soundcloud and the online buzz exploded from there. Now free of fulltime education, Adair currently lives deep in the West Sussex countryside, holed up in a production den, creating music and experimenting with sound design.

This reclusive setting, and a classically trained background, brings a beguiling musicality to Adair’s productions. Though his music has found a home on the dancefloor, he doesn’t write records for clubs and, in terms of the limited number of remixes he does choose to take on, he first produces a mix before finally agreeing to the project. ‘Make Me Feel Better’ is set to give him a major debut hit in early 2015, and will be followed by new original releases, and (probably) remixes of other artists, further into the year.

ALEX ADAIR REMIXES IMAGINE DRAGONS ‘I BET MY LIFE’ [INTERSCOPE]

Alex Adair, one of the most exciting young producers to come out of 2014 and the man behind the infectious ‘Make Me Feel Better’ (coming soon on Virgin EMI) continues to live up to his hype with yet another glistening remix of an act of huge stature. This time taking on’ ‘I Bet My Life’ from American super-group Imagine Dragons, Adair imparts the effortless signature touch that infuses his originals and remixes sure to stand him in good stead for a breakthrough year ahead. Stream the track via Imagine Dragons’ VEVO page below:

Staying true enough to the original to please even the most avid of Imagine Dragons fans, Adair still manages to take the record to the same dance floor, crowd-pleasing space of all his previous productions. Keeping Dan Reynolds’ vocals and catchy chants the principal part of the track, he ups the tempo from the back end with a guitar riff and lively percussion that the band themselves would have been proud to claim their own. Gliding behind the top-line for the three and a half-minute runtime, Alex’s inventive and original production soars from intro, chorus and middle 8 so fluently, it screams of a producer much more senior than his 21 years. The remix will be released worldwide on January 27 via Interscope Records.

Having already taken on the formidable vocal power of stars including Jessie Ware and Ed Sheeran, it seems no task is too great for Alex Adair as he repeatedly turns out top track after top track. With ‘Make Me Feel Better’ rapidly approaching and debut booked in for March 13 at Brixton Electric, it already seems like the year Alex Adair makes his name.