Every musician remembers when it all began for them. It’s like a revelation, they say, that first time you hear something and then it’s just like damn. Artistic inspiration, like a crazy spark that burns and burns.
It’s also the sound that lives in Vancouver-born producer Adam Pearce’s music. He’d call it “melodic bass,” but his effortless blending of electro, trance, dubstep, and chillwave transcends genre – this is the sound of sun-kissed crowds moving together. This is music to get lost in.
Pearce began producing seriously back in 2011 after discovering Porter Robinson, Skrillex, and Deadmau5.
So he got to work with two decks and a midi. Mixing beats on beats on beats, learning how to tell a story with music. Pearce then earned his live debut by winning a local DJ contest. Doors started to open, and his dedication didn’t go unnoticed. He was offered the opening spot for bass heavyweights Zeds Dead at Vancouver’s iconic Vogue Theatre.
And then, picture something like a movie montage: Dim Mak, SuicideSheep, Lowly Palace and DeadBeats release his music. Other DJs hear his shit and play it. Hardwell, Steve Aoki, Morgan Page, Arty. Along the way, Pearce opens for The Chainsmokers, What So Not, Feed Me, Ghastly, k?d, and many others.
His music resonates, but Pearce isn’t content unless he’s challenging himself. “I just want to make the music I'd want to hear” he says. If a crowd wants to feel something real, then inspiration will never be too far away.