Balearic pioneers, downtempo innovators, British house and disco label bosses – Sally Rodgers and Steve Jones (aka A Man Called Adam) have been many things during their long, creative friendship. With a catalogue of tracks like Barefoot In the Head, Techno Powers Easter Song, Estelle, Que Tal America?, and the Duende dubs series on their own Other Records imprint, they have been making genre-busting electronic music together for almost 3 decades.
Under the alias Discrete Machines they have explored the experimental end of their practice. As producers, DJs, educators, and sound designers of international standing, their commissions include works for The British Museum, the National Science Museum, BBC Radio 4, The British Music Experience, Liverpool and The Miraikan Museum, Tokyo. Sally recently became leader of Leeds College of Music’s new Electronic Music, while Steve’s expertise in the field of mobile music making has seen him collaborate with famous institutions like IRCAM in Paris and The British Council to create workshops and events based on his research.
Sally’s musical knowledge has helped her gain a reputation as a discerning selector and floor-filling DJ, (she plays regularly for Brilliant Corners and Outlaws Yacht Club among others) and in 2017, A Man Called Adam will release collaborations with producers Ray Mang and Leo Mas, ambient works on the Emotional Response label, and new AMCA tracks on Other. They’ll also be DJing and performing live shows that feature ‘classics’ from their catalogue alongside their new material and experimental video work.