Ad Apt

Ad Apt

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Ad Apt brings an energetic, eclectic, explosive experimental hiphop sound which takes hints of dubstep, drum&bass and electro, all held together with catchy hooks, tight rap flows and thought provoking lyrics.

Biography

Ad Apt’s love for music was fueled by his father's collection of motown and soul records.

'I used to sit and play my dad's records all day long imagining I was a DJ!'

Beginning his music career at 16 as a hype man and MC alongside most of the industry’s high profile drum & bass DJ’s such as Andy C, Shy FX, Hype, Chase & Status, Roni Size etc Ad Apt was building a reputation as a versatile, energetic MC with thought provoking lyrics.

This exposure at such a young age gave Ad Apt the foundation to further his career and in 2000 he became a frontman/MC for a new Manchester based band called thebandwithnoname.
During 5 years touring the UK and Europe with thebandwithnoname, Ad Apt played a key role in the writing and production of 3 albums collectively selling up to 33,000 copies worldwide.
This platform gave Ad Apt valuable experience and has seen him perform to crowds of up to 75,000.

Following the success of his time with thebandwithnoname Ad Apt found himself collaborating with other artists including Bungle, LZ7, A. Skillz, BeBe Vox, Louis la Roche, Brooke, Homecut, Josh Record and BCee and is currently working with new artists for future projects.

As well as performing as an artist, Ad Apt is an ambassador for a creative arts project called Locdown. Working with marginalised young people he uses his experience to empower and motivate whilst teaching music skills and sharing his knowledge and experience from an artist's perspective.
Ad Apt is co-founder of Locdown Records which was set up to help profile the work of the Locdown project and profile new UK talent.

2011 has seen Ad Apt emerge as a true solo artist after a whirlwind of summer tour dates supporting LZ7 and appearances at Greenbelt, Outlook, Flevo Festival, Soul Survivor, 2000 Trees and regular appearances at various club nights around the UK such as The Tuesday Club in Sheffield.

Ad Apt is currently touring with UK beatbox champion - Hobbit, and DJ Elements and provides an explosive live show with a diverse selection of sound perfectly providing the platform to allow him to do what he does best!

Ad Apt's 'Broken Bones' EP is released later this year through Locdown Records.

Discography

Ad Apt - Broken Bones EP (2011 Locdown)
Bungle - Memories ft. Ad Apt (2011 Spearhead)
Homecut - Bring It All Together ft. Ad Apt (2010 First Word)
LZ7 - The 4 Points ft. Ad Apt (2010 Fierce)
BCee - Heartache ft. Ad Apt (2010 Spearhead)
BCee - Heartache ft. Ad Apt - Remixes (2010 Spearhead)
BeBe Vox - All This Time ft. Ad Apt (2010 Movation)
BeBe Vox - All This Time ft. Ad Apt - Social Beings Remix (2010 Movation/Locdown)
Louis La Roche - Missing You ft. Ad Apt (2009 Unreleased)
Galactus Jack - Temporary ft. Ad Apt (2009 TVCM Music)
LZ7 - Come Around ft. Ad Apt (2008 OTR)
LZ7 - Get Out Ya Seat ft. Ad Apt (2008 OTR)
thebandwithnoname - Do or Die - Album (2007 Movation)
Aorta - Glori-fi ft. Ad Apt (2007 Rubik Records)
Aorta - Communique ft. Ad Apt (2007 Rubik Records)
thebandwithnoname - Schizophrenix - Album (2003 Movation)
thebandwithnoname - The Blitz - Album (2002 Movation)

Un-official releases:

Brooke - Achilles Heel ft. Ad Apt (2009 Euphonica)
Four Kornerz - Dance ft. Ad Apt (2008 UB1)