Date of Birth: 24/08/1986
Where do you live? Sliema
Star Sign: Virgo
Main occupation: Property Sales Specialist
Media-related occupation: DJ / Producer / Event Organiser
Over the past years, LUC ADAMS has gained massive respect from DJs across the dance music spectrum. To date, he has shared the DJ booth with world class acts such as Calvin Harris, Alesso, Afrojack, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Steve Angello, Basement Jaxx, John Digweed, Dirty South, Mark Knight, Paul Van Dyk, Funkagenda, Chris Lake, Roger Sanchez, Fedde Le Grand, Joachim Garraud, Antoine Clamaran, Above & Beyond … and the list just keeps growing.
Luc Adams has also featured in numerous international gigs and in 2010, he became the first Maltese DJ to play at the world renowned Ministry of Sound club, in London. For this night, Luc Adams was flown in as the special guest DJ for the Ministry of Sound Tours, where he played alongside dance music legend, Danny Tenaglia.
On the local clubbing scene, Luc Adams is responsible for being the main protagonist in the hugely successful clubbing nights that go by the names of Lights Out and The Adams Family. These promotions have, over the years, become recognised trademark nights in Malta’s clubbing scene, cementing Luc Adams’ reputation as a household name in the local dance music scene with the distinctive capability to gather people by the thousands for a night of sheer musical entertainment.
How did you first discover music in your life?
From a young age, I have always been into music, but didn’t start taking it seriously till later in life. Every Sunday, we would go to my grand mum who was an excellent pianist. After lunch, she would always start playing the piano and all the family would join in singing. I never used to participate, as I truly have the singing voice of a dying cat, but I was always interested in the music. Later on down the line, I discovered the music I love today when my older brother introduced me to the sounds of certain groups, such as The Prodigy, Underworld and The Chemical Brothers. I automatically fell in love with that electronic sound and I have never looked back.
How long have you been into music?
I bought my first set of turntables at the age of thirteen, but didn’t start DJing & organising events properly until I was 15. I am now 28 and that means that I’ve been doing what I love doing for 15 years now. Time just flies!
Can you describe your state of mind while deejaying and producing music?
In my opinion, DJing is one of the most enjoyable things in life. There is a great feeling that comes with playing the music you love and having people respond to it in such a positive manner. It gives you a natural high, that simply cannot be replaced with anything else. Producing, on the other hand, lets you experiment with your thoughts and gives you a sense of creative freedom. Put DJing and producing together and you’ve got the ultimate combination. There is no greater feeling than playing your own productions and seeing people loving it as much as you did when creating the track.
What was your biggest failure to date?
I can’t really say that I have any big failures. I would say that my biggest regret is not learning a musical instrument from a very young age. Over the years, I have taught myself how to play the piano, but I wish I took musical theory seriously when I was a kid. Instead, I was busy with the usual football and other sports activities that you have going on at that age. I really believe schools should look into incorporating music education into their syllabuses and attempt to do this in a cooler manner, to make it more interesting for kids.
What’s your opinion about tattoos? Do you own any?
I have nothing against tattoos and I totally understand why people love getting them. Personally, I don’t have any tattoos as I know I easily get bored of something. One day, I may love it; the next day, I will probably be wishing I could remove it.
What are your comments about our local music scene / clubbing?
The scene has changed quite a bit over the years. Back in the day, things were much less commercialised and DJs were respected more. The scene mostly involved just a few people who would organise quality monthly events in secret locations across Malta and Gozo or others who would be running great weekly clubbing nights in various clubs across the Island.
Nowadays, everyone seems to be either a DJ or a promoter and this has made the local clubbing scene extremely saturated. On a more positive note, dance music has really exploded and thus created a huge demand for large scale events. Back in the day, we would be lucky if one or two world class DJs would play in Malta. Nowadays, one is spoilt for choice with numerous foreign DJs flying in & out of Malta, practically on a weekly basis.