Les Adams

Club DJ...

Les has been a professional DJ since 1979 and was one of the first DJ’s in the UK to adopt the American “beat matching” (BPM) form of mixing. He was taught to mix by American DJ Greg James who was an understudy of Ritchie Kaczor, the resident spinner at New York's legendary nightclub “Studio 54”

Les’ mixing skills on the turntables and musical knowledge led to him working in top London nightclubs and in 1980 he secured a job as the resident DJ at London’s premiere nightclub “Regines”. He was also invited to play in their New York and Paris Venues.

 

In 1983, Les sent a demo tape to the international DJ club DMC (Disc Mix Club), and was invited to join their production team, constructing and producing mixes that were mailed to thousands of DJ’s worldwide to play in their clubs and on radio. He became know as Les “The Mixdoctor” Adams. He also ran DMC’s DJ beat mixing DJ school.

In 1985, Les was approached by A&M records to perform a dance remix on “Stomp” by “The Brothers Johnson” which went on to be a huge hit record and established Les as a hit re-mixer.

 

Between 1985 and 1987, the remix and production work rolled in and Les was regularly used by record companies to give the “dance” treatment to their releases.

In 1987, based upon a simple original demo that Les had constructed in his 8-track home studio, he was signed as a recording artist to A&M under the guise of “LA Mix”. Initially this was a one-single deal, but A&M decided to take the option for a second single and Les made a track called “Check This Out” which reached NO:3 on the national charts. A&M then signed Les for a major 5 album deal worth 1.5 million. He was also signed to Sony Music publishing as a songwriter.

Radio Presenter / Producer...

In the 1980’s Les was invited to join  London's Capital Radio by Richard Park and the then head of music Mike Childs. For 7 years Les co-produced and mixed the legendary “Capital House Party” with music Journalist and good friend James Hamilton, then moved to BBC Radio One before joining Solar radio in 1998. Throughout this time Les continued to DJ in clubs and on Pirate radio in London as it gave him an insight to trends and fashions in dance music.

College Lecturer

For 5 years, Les was a senior lecturer in DJ skills and DJ technology at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford. Apart from mixing and technology, he also has a wealth of experience in many areas of the music industry.

 

Testimonials


Hi Ray, Thanks again for all you efforts and helping us to raise €820 net after expenses last Sunday on our Family Fun Day. Would it be possible for me to come down to the studio to give out a personal thank you to all who supported us and attended on the day. €410 will go toward helping families in need in Arboleas and €410 to the schoolchildren of Arboleas to help pay for school outings etc. ONCE AGAIN A MASSIVE THANK YOU !!!!!
Ray and the ACRAA Committee
Great tracks, every one, but whilst making wife comfy after steroid injection, would have appreciated brief reference to artists! Keep up the good work entertaining us!!
Mike
The Committee of F.A.C.E. would like to thank you for your generous donation of 150€. The monies you raised from your tombola will be distributed to one or more of the area's charitable organisations needing financial support. With your generosity and hard work you have contributed to helping them with their needs, so thank you on their behalf too. F.A.C.E. is a registered Charity in Arboleas raising money for local needs. We are totally dependent upon external support/donations and also the commitment of our volunteers. We have raised considerable amounts of money in the past to help those in need and we would like to carry on doing so in the future, so your continuing support will be very much appreciated.
Amanda Maunders – Secretary, On behalf of the F.A.C.E. Committee
Hi Ray I have to write to say your show is the best in the area without being prejudice it is worth tuning into. I always say live presenting is always better, we had the same problem down on mijas costa. Presenters are hard to get as most do it free or get their own sponsors. Well done keep it up and keep playing my type of music.
Gil
Hi Smooth FM, Just a quick note to tell you how much we enjoy your recent programmes. We have been Smooth FM (via computer) listeners since you first started but we also listened to BBC Radio2 quite often particularly on a Sunday. However since you have improved your signal we are able to receive you loud and clear on our radio and I want you to know how we appreciate the music you are playing now and not too many adverts, we listen to you all day. (up to 18.15 when Mum wants to watch Pointless!!!!) We are a couple of 'Old Codgers' in our eighties and you play all the music we like? Particularly on a Sunday when it was always BBC Radio2 all day. Well done and thank you.
John Patrick (Big Bad John)
Dear Smooth FM, The Committee of F.A.C.E. would like to thank you for providing the music and your generous donation of a raffle prize at our recent summer night market. The monies raised from the event  will be distributed to one or more of the area's charitable organization's needing financial support. With your generosity and hard work you have contributed to helping them with their needs, so thank you on their behalf too.
The Committee