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Marking a new dawn in British progressive / progressivetrance,his precision-built, evocative soundscapes have fastfound the ears of many of the scene’s leading lights. Progmaestros like Sasha, Nick Warren & Dave Seaman areardent supporters, as are forward-thinking trancelegionnaires like Ferry Corsten and Gareth Emery.Testament to this, Ad quickly became the progressiveremixer of choice for many A-list stars including; Usher,Tinchy Stryder, Dionne Bromfield, Loick Essien and manymore. No less a talent behind a pair of turntables, Ad hassupported Calvin Harris and Paul Oakenfold on theirrespective UK shows, and since gone on to tour the States(inc Pacha NY), Asia and the South Pacific. He is Ad Brownand he is an impossible-to-miss presence.Ad Brown – T he Early Years: Attending the prestigiousAcademy of Contemporary Music (the starting point for starsincluding Sugar Babe Amelle Berrabah, Newton Faulknerand Mercury Music Prize Award Winner Toby Couling), Adtook his degree in Business and Music. Whilst studying helearnt the music industry ropes moonlighting in thepromotions department of heavy-hitting dance label, SeriousRecords.Release T he Music: T hrough both his Ad Brown and MaxiValvona releases, he quickly made a name for himself asthe go-to man for enriched prog-themed atmospherics.T hink the melodies of Above & Beyond crossbred with thebacking tracks of Digweed and you’re nine tenths of the waythere.Originally signed to Black Hole Recordings, he debuted inlate 2008 with the double- header release ‘Smoke’ and ‘IJust Do’. Just a few months later recognition came fast tohis door with the ‘09 releases ‘Hope’ and ‘ChasingRainbows’. T he latter scoring a 5/5 Money Shot review in DJMag, with the publication stating that the track “positivelybulged with dark synthery, thudding drums and imaginativepercussion” and added that it was one with “a murderouslygood chiming top line”. A month after its release the trackwas compiled onto the 2009 Trance Energy album and Adhimself was named by the music-critics.com website as “aproducer to watch”. Over the course of the 2010 Browndrew many plaudits for his much-spun bootleg rewiring ofHolden & T hompson’s prog house classic ‘Nothing’. It wasmusic again championed by a remarkably broad spectrum ofDJs. In May of that year he also delivered the ‘Velvet EP’, hisdebut release under his new pseudonym, Maxi Valvona (forSolarstone’s Insatiable Records). On the immediate horizon he has a hotly anticipated Artist album set for release on theLegendary Black Hole Recordings.Ad Brown – T he DJ: You will rarely see a spinner more athome and at ease in front of a pair of CDJs than Brown.Combining flawless mixing with sophisticated selection andelectric audience interaction, both UK and regularly abroad,he has brought clubs under his spell.

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