Under the Radar: Adam Shaw

Skilled at penning piano house anthems, Airdrie producer Adam Shaw could be the next success story to emerge from Scotland’s electronic music scene, write Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon

Adam Shaw
Adam Shaw

Scotland has been enjoying a boom in electronic music of late, with Riverside, Terminal V and The Fly Events hosting some of the biggest music events in the country and DJ Ewan McVicar scoring a huge hit at the end of 2021. Now Airdrie producer Adam Shaw is setting his sights on becoming the next success story.

Although he spent his teens behind a drum kit, his father’s obsession with 90s rave tunes rubbed off on him and led to him honing his studio skills, before taking a crash course in DJing and a booking to play London’s Ministry of Sound on 6 May.

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Shaw is proving skilled at penning piano house anthems which would have fitted perfectly on the shows of legendary Scottish radio DJ Tom Wilson, and he already has three tracks lined up for release over the summer on Cliff Top Records.

However, he is not afraid to dabble in other genres, with his latest single, Berghain (which came out on Friday), boasting a vintage techno vibe. Dedicated to the legendary Berlin club, his next move might well be to the German capital.

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night Born To Be Wide, www.borntobewide.co.uk

We Make Music Work is a marketing, production and events agency based in Glasgow. Over the last 25 years, WMMW have worked with Snow Patrol, Wellbeing Economy Alliance, PCL, FiiS, the BBC and more. WMMW produced Common Ground Festival at QMU during COP26, provided marketing for Cryptic’s Sonica festival, consultancy and mentoring for JUMP and Leeds Conservatoire and currently work with Green Space Dark Skies visit https://www.wemakemusicwork.com

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