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New Forest, England, United Kingdom (1979 – present)

Adamski (born Adam Tinley, 4 December 1967, in the New Forest, England, United Kingdom) is an English dance music producer, prominent at the time of acid house for his tracks “N-R-G” and “Killer” (a collaboration with Seal).

Adamski enjoyed modest success with his first release, “Live and Direct” which was a collection of tracks recorded live at a small venue in Kentish Town, London. It contained a short, live version of his first single, “NRG”, as well as “I dream of you”, which appeared on a free 4 track 7” vinyl single given away with the music paper, Record Mirror in 1989.

The cover of the single, NRG, featured a mocked up Lucozade bottle with the ‘lucozade’ words replaced with ‘N-R-G’. This was a nod to the acid house culture where at raves alcohol wasn’t consumed and bottled water and soft drinks were preferred.

Adamski toured many clubs with his portable keyboard set up, playing short sets, with an MC, Daddy Chester, and later on Seal. In front of his keyboard was a yellow car number plate, with the words ‘ADAMSKI’ on it. Early versions of future singles “Killer” and “Future Love Paradise” were played on some of the Seal dates, one date of particular note was at Cambridge Corn Exchange, in early 1990, when Seal leapt on to a smaller, lower catwalk stage, the coins in his pockets all spilled out, showering some of the front row literally with cash.

“Killer” crossed over into the mainstream music charts, becoming a massive worldwide hit. It is also featured on the second album, Doctor Adamski’s Musical Pharmacy, with follow-up hits such “The Space Jungle” (which was Adamski singing Elvis’ “All Shook Up” to a dance backing) and “Flashback Jack”.

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