Pioneering disco producer, engineer and songwriter Patrick Adams has died at age 72.
Adams’ daughter, Joi Sanchez, confirmed the information through a Fb put up earlier in the present day (22 June): “He who dubbed me pleasure at beginning, taught me stay in love, made himself unforgettable in each solution to me and to so many others on the planet. Patrick Adams has moved on however a few of us, like me, will without end be caught [happily] in what he created for us and by us.”
Born in 1950 in New York Metropolis, Adams launched into his musical journey as an adolescent after seeing the Beatles carry out on The Ed Sullivan Present. At 16, he joined a Harlem band referred to as The Sparks and shortly started to handle R&B group Black Ivory after discovering a teenage Leroy Burgess. The younger producer extraordinaire was additionally in command of producing and arranging the group’s first album, Don’t Flip Round, for Notion/In the present day Data.
Following his stint at Notion/In the present day Data, Adams launched his personal manufacturing firm Patrick Adams Productions Music and spent the ’70s producing for artists like Astrud Gilberto and Debbie Taylor, incomes the nickname “prince of R&B”.
It was, nevertheless, in disco that the music legend actually discovered his voice.
Adams’ prolific work for labels like Salsoul and Prelude helped set up a trademark disco sound, whereas his disco mission Cloud One performed a pivotal position in pushing the boundaries of the style. He additionally labored with plenty of notable artists — together with Coolio, Keith Sweat, Teddy Riley, Eric B & Rakim, and Salt-N-Pepa — in a few of hip-hop’s biggest recordings.
“Patrick Adams will not be solely certainly one of my favorite composers/producers, he’s additionally certainly one of my biggest influences,” Nile Rodgers instructed Pink Bull Music Academy in 2017. “Although composers wish to assume we’re being unique, I don’t thoughts admitting that I generally copy bits of Patrick’s chord progressions.”
Artists, followers and extra have taken to social media to share their love for Adams. “RIP Patrick Adams. One in all my favorite composers, producers, musicians, and folks,” tweeted Rodgers. “The world of music owes you a lot.”
See extra tributes under.
R.I.Energy 2 #PatrickAdams. Thank U
very a lot for all the good music over
the a long time. What a catalog. But, so
unsung. However, many people ‘knew’ what
greatness U possessed & shared. 👑
A lot respect! *Very effectively finished. ✊🏾
— FunK (@DaMFunK) June 22, 2022
— Morgan Geist (@MorganGeistNYC) June 22, 2022
Patrick Adams without end.
— 🌻TBM/Marea🌻 (@Blessed_Madonna) June 22, 2022
As we debate Drake and Beyoncé Home music takes, we lose maybe the best dance writer-producer of all time, who set the stage. Patrick Adams (Cloud One, Phreek, Inside Life, and many others). You’ll be able to really feel him within the hissing hi-hats and melancholy strings. An inimitable life pressure. pic.twitter.com/CnzYNAiSRl
— Ghostly (@ghostly) June 22, 2022