Adam Deitch has been making music for almost 18 years. As the co-founder of Break Science and Royal Family Records, and because of his work playing drums for Pretty Lights, the John Scofield Band and The Fugees, he has become quite the staple in the world of livetronica music. This year is no different. After relentlessly touring all over the U.S. with Break Science, the end of the spring tour is finally in sight. With almost a month left to go, Adam took a few minutes to catch us up on his music, his life and the future as he sees it.
Being constantly in the spotlight, playing in front of thousands of people a year and managing time in the studio, including co-writing, 'Learning to Love' for Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi’s new album, Revelator, Adam has a lot for which to be proud, yet he is humble and accommodating.
“Success as an artist is relative. I consider it a blessing to be able to create music the night before a show, mix it and drop it on a bass-hungry crowd of raging people—then do it again in the next city.”
A typical day runs something like this: wake up, find something to eat, take a shower, work on music/networking until sound check, eat dinner, work some more, play show. Which is a far cry from the sleep all day/party all night rock star stereotype. With backing from a huge label, Pretty Lights Music, Break Science had taken leaps forward. After years of collaborating with hip hop artist such as 50 Cent, remixing Snoop Dogg’s “Sensual Seduction,” and a Grammy nod for co-writing and producing Ledisi’s Turn Me Loose, Break Science have found the label that suits them.
“PLM has a style that leans on the hip hop side of EDM. That fits us perfectly. We all want to develop this sound in new fresh ways.”
The tour started in early March and has been packed full of memories.
“We are looking forward to more sellout shows, our new full-length album that’s in the works, and playing all the awesome festivals this summer.” But Deitch says the thing he is looking forward to most, “without a doubt, playing at Irving Plaza in New York City to our hometown crowd.”
On April 20th, Break Science and Gramatik featuring Paul Basic will perform at The Valarium in Knoxville, leaving only one more stop at Marathon Music Works in Nashville.
“Knoxville will be the last stop on our tour so we want to end it with a big bang. Expect an epic rowdy rager! “