The history of Adam X dates back to 1990 in New York City, where he teamed up with his brother Frankie Bones in running the first all-techno record shop in America ‘Groove Records (later named ‘Sonic Groove Records‘)’ with DJ Heather Heart joining ownership shortly after. Throughout the 90s and into the first half of the millennium, the Sonic Groove retail outlet was one of the top techno record retailers for DJs & vinyl collectors across the world.

The Sonic Groove team also took part in organizing many techno events, including the legendary Storm Rave that started in 1991. Storm Rave was the first all-techno warehouse parties organized on the East Coast of America and the line-ups included then up-and-coming artists from Sven Vath and Richie Hawtin to Damon Wild with the attendance in the thousands.

In 1995 Adam launched the Sonic Groove record label, which he continues to run solely on his own. Releases thus far come from a wide array of artists including highly prolific names such as Kevin Saunderson, Dave Clarke, Oliver Lieb and Abe Duque to lesser known but equally talented artists such as Orphx, Realmz, Dasha Rush and Richard Hinge. Adam also has a lengthy discography of solo & collaborative music releases dating back to 1990, appearing on many famous recording labels over the last two decades such as CLR, Prologue, Peacefrog, Magnetic North, Wax Trax, Sativae, Scandinaviav just to name a few.

In his DJ career, Adam X has performed alongside many of electronic musics most famous acts such as Aphex Twin, Derrick May, Richie Hawtin , Nitzer Ebb, Andrew Weatherall and countless others as well as at thousands of events and club nights globally including Berghain, Mutek, Mayday, DEMF, Rex, Tresor, PS1, Fabric and Monox. At the present time Adam X calls East Berlin his home base, where most of his time is spent traveling across the world to perform. In Berlin you will find him busy producing, running his label Sonic Groove and organizing techno and industrial events in the city where he has booked acts like Monolake, Biosphere, Dopplereffekt, Surgeon, Legowelt, Sleeparchive and many more high caliber artists.


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Festival Forte by Beatport

Beatport has released a compilation featuring artists that will play at Festival Forte 2018. A glimpse of what to expect during four days of sonic acts in the Castle of Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal.


Festival Forte | Un vistazo al futuro dentro de las paredes de un castillo medieval

El Festival Forte es una experiencia dedicada a la música electrónica completamente única que nace de la combinación del talento artistas innovadores y nuevas propuestas visuales


Há quem venha do Japão de propósito para este festival de música

Já ouviram falar no Festival Forte, em Montemor-o-Velho? Talvez não, já que cerca de 75% do público é estrangeiro. Mas como é que vão ficar em casa se o melhor da música electrónica chega ao Centro no final de Agosto?


Festival Forte announces some of the most forward thinking acts

Festival Forte just announced the second wave of acts (final line up) that will be performing at its 5th edition from August 30th to September 2nd, 2018. Make sure to be part of this unique experience at Montemor-O-Velho Castle.

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Montemor-o-Velho: Festival Forte anuncia mais artistas

Um espectáculo exclusivo, mais de 30 artistas e um castelo medieval são a combinação perfeita para a “melhor edição de sempre” do Festival Forte, que decorrerá de 30 de Agosto a 02 de Setembro, em Montemor-o-Velho.

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Festival Forte 2018 second wave of artists

There are no words enough to describe the importance of Carsten Nicolai aka Alva Noto in the electronic music scene. Co-founder of the much respected Raster Noton label together with Olaf Bender aka Byetone and Frank Bretschneider, he is the pure example of how science can combine with art through audiovisual language.

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Nuevas confirmaciones para la 5° edición de Festival Forte

El portugués Festival Forte ha añadido nuevos nombres a su line up, es su segundo avance y en el sigue apostando por el techno mas puro y los sonidos más experimentales


Alva Noto e Planetary Assault Systems no Festival Forte

O Festival Forte está de regresso ao castelo de Montemor-o-Velho para a sua 5.ª edição. O evento dedicado ao melhor da música eletrónica e de dança anunciou esta semana mais um apanhado de nomes, com Alva Noto em posição cimeira nesta segunda vaga de confirmações

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Festival Forte annouces second phase of the lineup

The charismatic Festival Forte will return this summer to Montemor-o-Velho, right in the heartland of Portugal!
The Festival Forte takes you back in time, filling the athmosphere with the magic of the synthesised and techno sounds, while you enjoy the magnificent cenario of an old portuguese castle.


Festival Forte presents second wave of the lineup

The summer Festival Forte has revealed the second wave of the lineup, set to take place inside the walls of the Portuguese castle Montemor-o-Velho, between 30th of August until September 2nd.


Festival Forte announced new additions to its 2018 edition

Festival Forte is moving on to its 5th edition running from August 30 to September 2, 2018 in the Castle of Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal.
A new culture has been created, formed by a special audience that is dedicated and interested in the innovative proposals that the festival has to offer and which extend throughout the town of Montemor-o-Velho, the Castle, with the stage and the generative garden, the Camping site and the Esther de Carvalho Theater.