Adrian Lux may be a name you’re already familiar with. Among the ranks of dance music’s most elite talents emanating from Sweden, the famous “Teenage Crime” DJ is making his way to Māyā on February 17th, ready to make another memorable mark on the Arizona nightlife scene. Before Lux makes his highly-anticipated return to Scottsdale this week, catch up with some background information on the artist’s musical beginnings and the career he’s building as a result.
Born Prinz Adrian Johannes Hynnes, the young Swede grew up in a creative household. Raised by a former punk rocker and fashion photographer/filmmaker, Adrian spent his youth and early teenage years learning guitar, well before his electronic dreams materialized. Around the age of 17, Lux and his friends started producing hip-hop beats. This was the producer’s main musical interest until graduating high-school and taking a trip to Brazil. There he was introduced to a whole new world of music. “When I got there, the music wasn’t what I expected at all,” explains Lux. “In some ways, it was better—like I didn’t hear samba music more than five times. Instead, everyone was mostly into cool electronic artists.” Once these doors were opened, there was no closing them, and Adrian Lux emerged from the woodwork. The producer went onto create massive dance hits like “Strawberry” and “Can’t Sleep.”
Since then the artist has been showcased and remixed by electronic music heavy-hitters like Avicii, Axwell, and Philgood. In addition, Lux has done main stage-primed remixes for artists like Lana Del Ray and Deborah Cox. Adrian has taken on Swedish House Mafia, Eazy E, and even been featured on the soundtrack to popular network television series NCIS. Now he’s kicked off 2017 with a brand new original work, “All Aloud.” The new track walks the line between house and pop blending downtempo melodies with distant, resonant vocal work, making for another multifaceted hit in Lux’s ever-growing arsenal of dance floor gems.