The fast-rising talent Elliot Adamson has given us his secrets after the Eastern Electrics festival in London in early August. Here is the occasion to learn a little bit more about him!

Have you got a bedside book?

I read quite frequently – usually on flights since they bore the life out of me. I just finished reading Peter Hooks book on The Hacienda in Manchester which was great – the one I’m on now turned out quite dark and you probably don’t want to publish that in this lovely interview!

One track you listen to in secret?

I LOVE the new Jay-z album and I currently listen to it in the shower every day although that’s no secret.

What are you go at, besides music?

I love a good restaurant although my wallet doesn’t.

Can you share us 3 tracks which will never leave your DJ Bag?

Clarian – “Ver 11am Mix”

Digital Justice – “Profit (No Till)”

Lovebird – “Want You In My Soul (Reprise)”

If you had to be reincarnated as an animal, which animal?

A huge fat doggo – no reason needed.

The most valuable record you have in your collection?

My edit of The Streets – people keep trying to give me money for a copy, when I made it I didn’t think it would be worth anything at all!

Your first record?

I don’t remember exactly what it was but I won a signed copy of something from Annie Mac in a Facebook competition back in 2010.

If you were an object?

A huge dildo.

Which artist would you like to see? (dead or alive)

Well it would be a bit rude to tell you which artist I would like to see dead – ha!

Do you have any ritual before stepping onto the stage?

Looking at the time on my phone every 3 seconds.

Your favorite machine?

My Laptop.

A guilty passion ?

Getting fat.

A track that you love but you can’t play and why?

I will literally play anything, don’t try to challenge me on that one!

Your favorite instrument?

The Human Voice.

If you had to sample the soundtrack of a movie ? Which one?

The Big Lebowski.

An unusual place where you dream to play?

At home in the bath.

A track that you wish to produce?

Patrick Topping – “Be Sharp Say Nout”, we get quite competitive with each other and this is the one I just can’t top no matter how much I try.

A « Hard Life » anecdote you could share with us?

I drank a bottle of whiskey at a party when I was still in school before and pissed myself and my mam had to pick me up – not sure if that is a hard life anecdote though since I probably had a wicked time!

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