DJ A.D.S (Adam Cogdon)



Adam has over 18 years of experience in Music Production and DJing professionally he has also been teaching DJ skills, Lyric Writing and Music Technology in all kinds of settings for over 10 years.

With his crew the ‘Skrufz’, A.D.S. has supported many international artists including Public Enemy, GZA from Wu-Tang Clan and Beatboxer Rahzel. He is also produces and DJs for Rick Fury and Ken Masters as well as many other local Hip Hop artists.

DJ Experience

A.D.S has DJ’d at most Bars and clubs in Newcastle and is well known for supporting the local Hip Hop scene. He is a turntablist and really enjoys learning & practicing scratching and other advanced DJ skills.

He specialises in Hip-hop, but loves Soul and funk.

Through running workshops with a wide variety of young people he is capable of mixing any type of music from Rave to Dubstep and Pop to heavy Rock tunes.

Projects Involved with

A.D.S specialises in DJing, Music Production, Lyric writing and Video editing sessions, also through training at The Sage Gateshead he has experience in leading groups in various activities e.g. warm ups, drumming and band sessions. He has worked with many organisations both in sessions with the Sage and through Freelance work including:

Gem Arts – Specialising in Ethnic Minority groups in schools and Youth Centre settings.

Customs House – Creative Careers Days in schools.

Dance City – Creating Music for dance pieces.

The Baltic – Delivering creative workshops.

The Cave, South Shields – Planned and delivered Breakdance & Music sessions.

The Chat Shop, Fenham – Delivered DJ & Music Production course.

Darlington Arts Centre – Creative Careers day for School leavers.

Cultural Volunteering Program, Ashington – Develop & Deliver music program for young Fathers group and Bronze Arts Award.

Barnardos – Delivering DJ sessions.

Newcastle & Middlesbrough Mela – working with Young People towards performances.

YMCA – Delivering Music and DJ sessions.

FAR Community Centre – Organising, Planning & Delivering DJ and Music Production sessions.

Simonside Lodge, South Shields – DJ sessions for Looked After Children.

RVI Teenage Cancer Ward – Delivering DJ & Music Production Sessions.

Bad Taste Cru – Djing and running Workshops at events.

Further Information

Skrufz Album:

A.D.S & Rick Fury Album:

DJ A.D.S Mixtape:

Skrufz Podcasts: