Melodic techno/electro-pop producer Ada (Michaela Dippel) made her debut as a vocalist on Metope's "Livedriver." A few months after that 2002 release, she put out her first production 12" for Cologne's Areal label (the same label responsible for "Livedriver") and went on to release her second and third singles, along with the occasional track for compilations and split-artist singles.
Appearances on mix albums from Triple R, Tyrant, and Erlend Øye also raised her profile, all of which led up to Blondie -- her first full-length, released in late 2004. The covers of Everything But the Girl and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs that appeared on the album helped her gain recognition outside of the expected dance circles. For the next few years, she released the occasional 12" and remix, some of which were compiled and mixed for Adaptations: Mixtape #1, released by Kompakt in 2009. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi