Born out of the heady rave days of the early 90s, Adam Warped has spanned the evolution of the electronic music scene in the US. A nightlife connoisseur and music junkie he remains true to his underground roots by delivering a smooth unique blend of classic and uncompromisingly forward thinking grooves. His debut gig (via request of legendary DJ Reese of Astralwerks) at infamous NYC venue The Limelight led to appearances at many notable hotspots including The Tunnel, Lunatarium, Filter 14, Le Souk, 1015 Folsom, Love NYC , Kingdom, Mezzanine SF, The W Hotels, Secret Cinema LA, and many more.
From ‘97-99, Adam further refined his talents, studying sound engineering at Full Sail University. This study took flight when Adam left university to partner with ‘Big’ Ben Davidson. In 1999, the duo released their debut 12 inch “Left of Center” on their own label, Warped Recordings, followed by several other projects, including a remix of Hawke’s (Gavin Hardkiss) single, “Flower Girl,” which was also licensed for a mix cd entitled “Rachdingue Vol. 1” representing Salvador Dali’s legendary surrealist avant-garde nightclub “Le Rachdingue Discotheque” in Catalonia Vilajuïga, Spain.
After relocating to San Francisco for 3 years, Adam hungered for a move to uncharted territory and packed his records up for a transplant to the left coast – Austin, Texas. This move brought collaborations in both the studio and with residencies. He formed a DJ collective, MACHINE: // A Modern Discotheque (w/J.Francis and Richard.Gear), which has been running 2 years strong with monthly residencies, special one offs, and out of town guest spots. Adam’s devotion to rare disco vinyl also inspired a monthly all vinyl residency, Love Drug, which has evolved into the party Love Machine. Adam’s talents are annually employed by SXSW, both with the technical set up and DJing showcases included in the weeklong musical festivities. He has also joined part in a national collective, “The Infusion Project,” with DJ Schugar and a countless resource of artists nationwide. Their events merge music with artist gallery showcases that attract an eclectic crowd of all ages drawn to the melding of the two.
In 2009, Adam launched his label Whiskey Pickle in Austin, TX with worldwide distribution from The Orchard and managing partner Davey Schacherl running the day to day operations. October of 2011, Adam’s alter ego Johnny Blackouts took to the studio producing “Down The Hatch” on San Francisco label Not So Fast Records. His remix of No Soul To Sell’s “Electric Kool-Aid”, for French label Electronic Petz was released in February of 2012. That release was followed up shortly by his first solo artist EP Johnny Blackouts-”Boozehound EP” on his own imprint Whiskey Pickle. He continues to produce for many labels and under many different monikers, Johnny Blackouts, Bars & Scars, Warped Crew, Blown Fuse, Left of Center, Estupidos Borachos, The Fallen, Stay Classy, Warped & Gear, A.WarpedEdit, A Warped Remix, etc.