Did Adam F have a ghost producer?

Music Discussion | Mar 13, 2017

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    crucafixion21

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    I mean was there even anyone releasing music in 1995/1997 at the same advanced level as him?

    I still can't understand that Circles is from 1995 and was re released in 1997, i always assumed that is was really produced in 1997 as it was released. Was there a track at the same level and new way as Circles in 1995? Wasn't like 90% of the stuff then just jungle/amen rape stuff?

    And to go to Colours album, wow! Its like the stuff from Colours was produced in 2000-2017 because of how advanced it sounds compared to other tunes i listen to from that year!

    What do you think?

    EDIT: Or did he have a time machine where he went into 2000-2017 years and heard how D&B would have evolved to?
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    Soul Beat Runna

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    The original version of Circles didn't have the sample from Westchester Lady in it.

    My guess is simply that he spent a lot of time writing Colours, although he probably had someone doing the engineering so he could focus on the production.

    EDIT: from looking at discogs, turns out that Adam did the engineering himself :eek:
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    zeroec R.I.P. DOA

    zeroec

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    I wasnt that impressed with 'Colours' when it came out. Was pretty commercial and borderline to a compilation.

    Metropolis and Circles were already "old". Same with F-Jam and Aromatherapy.
    Mother Earth was the flipside to Metropolis on Metalheadz.
    Music in my mind felt kind of noodly and the Krust remix was a bit weird.

    Only thing that excited me was Dirty Harry. But that again was more the prequel to Brand New Funk on V.
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  4. Claaart Kent Incognito

    Claaart Kent

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    Lots of silly claims being made here. OP needs to listen to some old Bukem or Blue Note mixes.

    His stuff never really pushed the envelope like say Photek or Dillinja, but he had an ear for a tune definitely.
  5. freeradical8 D&B snob Staff Member

    freeradical8

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    i doubt it. i dont remember hearing adam f coming from money, and this was before he made money. so how would have have funded this? and if so why would the ghost producer just not make a name for himself?
  6. random danish person fka wood

    random danish person

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    time machine
  7. Soul Beat Runna

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    Adam's dad was Alvin Stardust.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_Stardust
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    random danish person fka wood

    random danish person

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    colours is brilliant
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  9. Claaart Kent Incognito

    Claaart Kent

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  10. Soul Beat Runna

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  11. R0llin

    R0llin

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    I read who his dad was on a youtube comment and thought it was a wind up.
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    Steven C aka KOETSI

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    Kidding?

    The guy was next level... Couldn't disagree more.
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  13. Mister Shifter Struggle To The Grave

    Mister Shifter

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    Adam was pretty brilliant back then, but let's not get crazy. The stuff J Majik was doing was just as on-par. Take tunes like 'Repertoire' for instance. To think Adam could only do it with a ghostwriter is a pretty big stretch.
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    Soul Beat Runna

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    I fucking love that tune, it's a masterpiece.
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  15. Mister Shifter Struggle To The Grave

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    It really is.
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    Mindfox cyberfunk 2077

    Mindfox

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    It's easy to get into that train of thought if you look at the stuff adam f, j majik or matrix put out later, but the fact is they wrote brilliant music back then.
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    eventualdecline Smothered Hope

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  18. Soul Beat Runna

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    He had an interesting life, would make a great film I think.
  19. zeroec R.I.P. DOA

    zeroec

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    No, im serious. I didnt buy the album back then, and i bought almost everything that came out on CD.
    On the other hand, cant remember what i was looking for then soundwise. Maybe i was more into the futuristic Metalheadz sound.
    I think the whole musical stuff, that grew on me later.
  20. Bogbrush Great Stuff Guys!

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  21. Vydx

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    No, check out any and every recording of e.g Fabio on Kiss FM you can get your hands on, and before that any Bukem, Fabio, Doc Scott etc. set from '93. Once you're done check out near-enough everything on Reinforced, Moving Shadow, Metalheadz, V, Full Cycle, Creative Source, Basement, Certificate 18 and about a dozen other labels
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    NeoTStyle

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    Colours is a fantastic album. Adam F was so good back then. How can you go from gorgeous, jazzy brilliance like that to generic Hip-Hop and DnB in the 00's and now also Dubstep? It's such a shame.
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    RIvalP

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    Needs to make that kind of music to get booked at festivals, as that's by far the biggest source of income for a music artist these days. Unless your Adele (although she's reportedly making $90 million from her current world tour).
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    Claude601

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    Dnb is so throw away this entire site lives in the past
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  25. freeradical8 D&B snob Staff Member

    freeradical8

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    :spliff:If that was true those tracks from the past would have been thrown out
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    Robbbo Expansion always, in all ways

    Robbbo

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    Yes, that's why his music is so haunting.
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  28. RomperStomper Old Member

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    You can pick apart and critique the individual tracks of 'Colours' and say X is not as good as Y and so-and-so made a better track in the same year etc etc, but as an ALBUM, it's fantastic and probably one of the best and most cohesive albums of this genre.

    Too many albums of this genre are really just a collection of same tempo, same-structure tracks released under a single name, and often not deserving to be called albums.
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    hadees

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  30. zeroec R.I.P. DOA

    zeroec

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    I think it works well for homelisteners who dont buy vinyl. Its 50% compilation, with a few new tracks added, so everybody is happy.

    Can you name some ?
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