Adri&” is another way to write “Adrian”. Adri& is Adrian Constantinescu, producer, DJ and online show host based in Bucharest, Romania. With his hip-hop background, he started to produce his own beats on his home computer at the age of 16. Two years later, while employed as a bartender in a nightclub in Bucharest, he discovered electronic dance music through a local dj. He was so impressed by artist Sasha’s deep and hypnotic “Involver” and artist Richie Hawtin’s minimalistic dark sounds that he decided to start experimenting with electronic music.
From early jams he came up with a track called “Trippin,” which was sent as a demo to Dave Seaman’s label Audio Therapy. The track, progressive house with tribal beats, was signed and released in March 2007 on “Spring/Summer Edition 2007” compilation under the alias Adrian Consta. Not long after that, influenced more and more by the Berlin sound, Adri& maked changes in his sound and released a minimal techno track on a Romanian net label in the same year under the same name.
Motivated to continue, he kept experimenting with different genres but without the luck of releasing new material. This is the moment when he decided to focus on learning more about production techniques before sending new material to record labels. So, after about five years of taking the time to learn, experimentand create multiple tracks (unreleased so far), he felt ready to take a step further in his passion, the music.
In his dj sets, Adri& goes from deep house to tech house to minimal and back to deep house again. He is not about a single genre is more into experimenting. He delivers an experience that takes you through different feelings as he visits and plays with different styles. New, different, deep and sometimes dark is the way to describe the experience. Having launched his online show/podcast “Limits off” with many surprises, 2014 will bring all the best for Adri&!