If you have enjoyed a night out in Portland, OR, filled with good music and good vibes then you have almost certainly enjoyed the sound of Doc Adam, DJ, Producer, sound engineer, studio maestro and all round music expansionist. If you have cocked even half an ear to the Moombahton music craze you will have heard the Doc at the very vanguard, redefining dance music for the new century. If you have partaken in any hip-hop, electric soul, electro, glitch, Baltimore club, dubstep or virtually anything with a winning bassline emanating from the Portland area over the past five years then the sound you have heard may well have been treated by the Doc himself. That’s because Doc Adam conveys and portrays the very best in dance music from the Portland scene and way beyond. Oh, and in his day job he tackles the imponderable of life as a fully fledged professor of philosophy. Must be where he gets the ideas for stretching the possibilities of sound.
You can get a little taste on ‘The Porch Sessions: A FRSH SLCTS RTRSPCTV 08-09’ engineered and edited by Doc Adam and brought to you exclusively here. But then, you probably already have whether you knew it or not. So in honor of the drop, we asked Doc Adam to tackle The Twelve, metaphysically or straight up.
1. Who's in the house?
Doc Adam: equal parts DJ, Producer, Engineer, Philosophy Professor, and Choker of Necks (that’s an honorific).
2. Can it be that it was all so simple then?
Only in retrospect, as the question suggests. Hindsight is rarely 20/20. The force of nostalgia generates blindness, or at the very least, selective vision.
3. It ain't where you're from, it's...?
The questions you ask.
4. Give me the fortune, keep the fame?
Absolutely. I want Winston to fire up my private jet and yacht and submarine and to clean my shark tank. But I want to live in relative anonymity.
5. After the show it's the after-party, and after the party it's the...?
Two week bender. Or getting in bed and reading Bataille. Sometimes those are coincident.
6. It's quite okay for a gangster to wear sandals?
Absolutely not. You are going to have better luck winning a fight barefoot. Sandals are a hindrance to one’s gangster.
7. If I ruled the world?
Publicly, I would sit upon the throne reluctantly. In private, I’d feel it were totally warranted.
8. Do you want more?
All I really want is more time and more flourishing. You can keep everything else.
9. How does it feel?
Terribly hilarious or hilariously terrible. It’s all Schadenfreude around these parts. Usually of the self-directed variety.
10. What's next on the menu?
A new EP of Moombahton originals, my brown belt, hopefully finishing a book, and probably an acaí smoothie.
11. Give me the reason to want you back?
I’m focused, man.
12. Tell us why it's all love...
Love is a force by which we select something in the world and say it matters more to us than anything else. Without making such passionate attachments our lives end up aimless and wandering. Meaningful, directed action is conditioned by – and only possible with – love