- 16 Sep 19
Irish DJ Adamant chats to Alix Renaud about his label Doubleu and taking inspiration from Daft Punk.
You’re one of the most eclectic artists in Ireland. Where did your sound start and where has it lead you?
I started off being involved in the lo-fi house buzz a couple of years back. That progressed into disco, which in turn led to my French house passion. I’ve always loved that genre, but when it came to being satisfied with my sets, I felt like it wasn’t enough. I’ve recently found a place for a classic techno sound from the likes of DJ Rush, old school UMEK, Dave Clarke and plenty more. I found this techno sound still had elements of the French house I know and love, along with a little extra pace.
What was your aim in starting your record label and platform, Doubleu?
I started Doubleu back in 2017 with the aim of having a platform for myself to put out music, but it changed from that quite rapidly. The goal shifted after it became more of a platform for Irish artists to get the coverage they deserved. It just snowballed from there.
What artists in particular have influenced your style over the years?
It has to be Daft Punk, and predominantly Thomas Bangalter. I’ve always loved their sound, along with the mysterious characters they’ve built from that music.
What’s your opinion on the current state of the music industry and nightlife in Ireland?
The current scene is ridiculously impressive. From dealing with artists that contact Doubleu, and just seeing artists through social media, the amount of talent is constantly growing. Unfortunately, there aren’t many spaces left for our talented generation to showcase their sound or get the vital experience they need. I was fortunate enough to get a break in Hangar when it wasn’t a hotel, and to be honest, I wouldn’t be where I am today without it. I can only hope that up-and-coming artists get the same chance I did.
We loved your recent live stream for the Shine and UFO guys up in Belfast. Can we expect a progressively heavier sound from you as time goes on?
Most definitely. With the tracks I’m putting out over the next while, I hope people will see that change.
Listen to Adamant's EP Dance Catalog below: