The ADAADAT label was conceived by musicians Angus Keith & Bjorn Hatleskog during a heavy opium spree in Tangiers during 1991. Convinced that free noise improv was the next big thing in the English hit parade, the two believed that a record label was a quick and easy way to make money.
Sadly, the improv explosion never happened, but the binding contracts drawn up through a drugged haze had to be honoured... After a long legal battle the first ADAADAT release, "Trade and Distribution Almanac" saw the light of day.
By this time the two cynical businessmen believed that experimental electronic music was where the real big money was, and they enticed several naive artists (including Utabi, Ove-Naxx, Kema Keur and Donna Summer) into their stinking web of corruption and deceit.
Money was channelled from extortion and blackmail to black market synthesisers and distortion pedals, and the name of the label was taken from the Norwegian word for "human sacrifices to the devil".
Despite Keith and Hatleskog being banned from the music industry for life after the infamous Donna Summer / Ove-Naxx split LP scandal, they continue to infect the underground with their particular blend of degeneracy, crime and satanism and are still at large.Edit this profile