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A dedicated purveyor of all things deep and emotive, Adam Swain’s passion for music was sparked through DJing. With over two decades of experience under his belt, Swain’s dedication to the underground music scene in Brisbane and beyond radiates through his epic, journeylike sets, party-hosting successes, and his own record labels.
Living and breathing music, Swain is a DJ first and foremost. During his years of playing music in Brisbane, interstate in Australia and overseas, Swain has honed in on his sound, which spans the deeper shades of house and techno, as well as downtempo and electronica.
Swain has built a well-deserved reputation as a warm-up DJ of choice, having done so for artists such as Marcus Worgull, Vincenzo, Moomin, Kevin Griffiths, Jay Shepheard, Oskar Offermann, Steffi, Jus-Ed, Claire Morgan, MCDE, H.O.S.H, Steve Bug, Lee Burridge and more. Some key milestones include a 2014 warm up for Dixon in Hong Kong, support slots with Delta Sounds in Croatia for a Watergate event featuring Ruede Hagelstein and Matthias Meyer and Kolour in the Park Festival presents Sven Vath in Thailand.
Swain’s love of music continued to infuse his endeavours as he became compelled to harness the momentum building in his local scene to co-found well-respected promotions agency, Subtrakt Events. A symbol of his dedication to creating a community for underground music in Brisbane, Swain closed the doors after a 10-year commitment to Subtrakt. Meanwhile, his record labels, Buxton and Moon By Day, continue to showcase artists he admires and are an extension of the sound he is so passionate about.
With a vision to pursue the music and scene he believes in, and an ever-growing music collection, Adam Swain will be drawn wherever the music takes him.
Label Director / A&R: Buxton Records & Moon By Day
2007 - 2017 Promoter / Resident Dj @ Subtrakt Events