Through years of DJing and production and his affiliation with the respected Sonic Groove Records, Adam X is a recognized part of the East Coast's electronic music history.
Mitchell's techno time line begins in the late '80s to early '90s with his older brother Frankie Bones. Bones was part of the Storm Rave events that exposed much of New York to the distinct beat of techno in its purest form and ignited the East Coast techno music scene. In 1990, the Brooklyn-based brothers teamed up with Heather Heart and opened Sonic Groove, a record store in Brooklyn. When most of Brooklyn was listening to rap, Adam X was pushing the sounds of electronic music, sometimes causing him to be ostracized and humiliated by the existing music community. Five years later the store moved to Manhattan, and the label Sonic Groove Records was launched. The label's first release was from Adam X, who also took the position of managing A&R. He used his position with the label to release and expose local talent as well as introducing European talent like Dave Clarke and Neil Landstrom to the United States. In the late '90s, after the move to Manhattan, Adam X's production work was finally released on a larger scale, and his work and role in the development of East Coast techno was recognized. In 1998 he released Audiobiography on Sonic Groove, bringing attention and acclaim to the artist and label. A year later he released a mix on TVT, Wax Trax!, Mastermix, Vol. 2. Starting in 2000, he had two releases on Instict Records, On the One and Two and Vandalism, which followed in 2001. ~ Diana Potts