::Adana Twins::


Straight outta “Hamburg house city”, Adana Twins helped secure their home’s reputation for deep grooves with a series of early EPs that have made them among the most buzz-worthy acts to emerge from the German media capital. Placing repeatedly in the pole position on both Resident Advisor and Beatport charts, the duo of Take It Easy and Friso have found their way into the record bags and Traktor set-ups of the world’s top DJs, while comfortably establishing their own sound where sleek beats and clever sampling are only a small piece of a bigger musical vision that began to form during a previous era.
Formed in 2006, at the height of the French indie-electro takeover, the pair was, like the rest of the world, instantly enamored with the song-filled crossover sound coming from Ed Banger and its affiliates. But unlike many of their peers, Adana Twins soon began to feel exhausted with the harder, stronger, faster ethos that took over the community. Take It Easy, in particular, felt the fatigue, his name in direct conflict with the adrenalized style, as was his youth spent head-nodding to laid-back hip-hop like Black Star and Dilated Peoples. Friso, a follower of techno since the ripe age of 10, also knew of sounds beyond mere analog crunch. This appreciation for deeper beats soon found its way into the duo’s all-night DJs gigs, which allowed them to buck the trend of the times by playing all styles and tempos.
Perfectly poised to seize the opportunity, Adana Twins delivered their first hits, “Everyday” and “Strange”, on Exploited in 2012, to a global scene that was ready to look in Hamburg’s direction. The tracks would go international, being played by the likes of A-Trak, Pete Tong, Soul Clap, and Wolf+Lamb to name just a few, and would lead to remix requests for labels such as Get Physical, Noir Records and Kitsune.
Since then, the concept has developed into Adana Twins’ trademark ALLNIIGHT event series, hitting some of the scene’s most important clubs like Output New York, Rex Club Paris, Warung Brazil, Hive Zurich, D. Edge São Paulo, Indigo Istanbul, Public Works San Francisco and many more. Years of widely growing attention have upshifted their career full throttle, as they man the decks at legendary venues in almost every continent on the globe and distinguished festivals like DGTL Amsterdam, ADE, Loveland and MELT Festival.
The whirlwind of 2017 has seen them also release on Diynamic, Afterlife and Watergate Records. In addition to regular shows at the notorious club on the river Spree Watergate, you will find the boys playing Watergate showcases around the world. Next on the agenda: the launch of their new label TAU, as well as the fall edition of Watergate’s infamous Mix CD series! Adana Twins’ vigorous tenacity cannot be brought to a halt.