Adam Freeland is the DJ, label-head, and producer most often hailed for the fusion of breakbeat and techno (sometimes branded nu-skool breaks) on righteous mix albums like 1996's Coastal Breaks and 2000's Tectonics.
Based in Brighton, Freeland began DJing in 1991, originally mixing deep house and later drum'n'bass. After becoming an in-demand DJ around Britain and to a lesser degree Europe for his mixing skills and innovative sound, Freeland released his first mix album, Coastal Breaks, in 1996. He began producing around the same time, teaming with Kevin Beber as Tsunami One and hitting it big in underground circles with the single "No. 43 With Steamed Rice Please" on Fuel. The second volume in the Coastal Breaks series followed in 1998, and he formed his own label, Marine Parade (named after a seaside road in Brighton). In 1999, another Tsunami One production -- "Hip Hop Phenomenon," recorded with American trance producer BT -- became a hit. Earning scads of best-new-DJ reviews from magazines as well as no less an authority than Carl Cox, Freeland returned to the mix-album realm in 2000 with Tectonics, licensed to American audiences through Ultra Records. An avid fan of surfing and snowboarding, Freeland has DJed at numerous snowboarding events as well as clubs worldwide. His remixing credits include the Orb, Headrillaz, Orbital, Deejay Punk Roc, and Dylan Rhymes. ~ John Bush, Rovi