Adam Arritola

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BornMay 26, 1995 (age 26)
Pembroke Pines, Florida
NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Occupation
  • Curator
  • Musician
  • Brand consultant
  • Social media strategist
Known forMiami Psych Fest, "Acid Highway Star" 2021 Tesla Model Y
MovementOutsider music, avant-rock, dada, free improvisation, psychedelia, experimental music, dub music, noise music, world music, grindcore, electronic music, spiritual

Adam Arritola (born May 26, 1995 in Pembroke Pines, Florida) is a Cuban-American[1] festival curator, improvisational creator, social media enigma, and philosopher[2] currently residing in Rochester, New York.


Miami Psych Fest / Eclectic Overdrive

The Perfect Trip: Miami Psych Fest is a reoccurring psychedelic-oriented festival originally created by Adam Arritola in 2017 with the purpose of unifying all walks of life through artistic culture.

Since 2012, Adam has locally organized events in the South Florida area focused on merging clashing artistic subcultures.

He founded "The Perfect Trip: Miami Psych Fest" as "Eclectic Overdrive" in 2017, which has since become a globally recognized event within outsider psychedelia culture.[3][4][5][6]

Eclectic Overdrive, which was founded in 2015, is solely run by Adam and has booked a plethora of artists ranging from controversial Billboard 200 #1 charting artist Xxxtentacion (deceased)to cult avant-garde legends such as Jandek, Kool Keith (solo, and with with Clarence’s Renewable Resource Fund, a collaborative tribute to the late Blowfly as a one time performance), Keshavan Maslak,[3] Abbey Rader, Thollem McDonas, Susan Alcorn, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Victoria Shen, id m theft able, Andrea Pensado, and TLASILA [7] amongst many other notable names. Eclectic Overdrive has self-funded all of their events and has intentionally avoided commercial sponsorships and partnerships. He has also produced his shows so that they can be financially accessible to as many people as possible.[8]

In 2018, The Perfect Trip: Miami Psych Fest II was named "Best Concert to Attend in Miami Summer 2018" by the Miami New Times.[7] It was also praised by Nardwuar the Human Serviette, The Needle Drop and board members of both AC Entertainment and Arts for Art.[3]

In 2020, the third Miami Psych Fest was cancelled due to COVID-19, as was to feature the first Floridian performance as well as first USA performance in over a decade of iconic krautrock band CAN frontman Damo Suzuki, algorave producers Renick Bell and Alex McLean, Scraping Teeth (named "Worst Band in the World" by SPIN Magazine in 1993)[9], Crank Sturgeon, YTCracker, Killick Erik Hinds, Dino Felipe, Phoenecia, and many other notable performers.[4]

Background

Adam is the firstborn of two Cuban exiles. He was born two weeks late in an emergency caesarean delivery birth. He was born and raised in Pembroke Pines, Florida.[1] His parents were not well versed in the arts, although his mother wanted to pursue a career fashion design. His only sibling, Alec, is an R&B vocalist and saxophone player signed to Sony Music Entertainment subsidiary Same Plate under the moniker "Dantes". [10]

He has performed live alongside Scott Bazar, Tatsuya Nakatani, Thollem McDonas, Matt Mottell, Rat Bastard, Henry Rajan, Sebastian Valencia, Tim Watson, Christian Varona, Diego Melgar, Alec Arritola, and many others.

Personal Life

Outside of the arts, Adam enjoys virtual reality gaming, airsoft, surfing, skating, bowling, traveling, and nature oriented activities.

He engaged Peruvian singer, photographer, and social media entrepreneur Luana Dominique Cantuarias in September of 2020 and is the stepfather of young blossoming artist Camila Mejia.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 KIDS, CELEBRATIONSNEW. "CUBAN ROOTS WON'T BE FORGOTTEN". Sun-Sentinel.com. Sun Sentinel.
  2. Tracy, Liz. "Miami Psych Fest Unites Local and Touring Musicians With a 40-Act Lineup". Miami New Times. Miami New Times.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Schlein, Zach. "The Perfect Trip: Miami Psych Fest Brings the Weird and Avant-Garde to Downtown Miami". Miami New Times. Miami New Times.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Moyer, Matthew. "Prepare for the interstellar overdrive of Miami Psych Fest next month". Orlando Weekly. Orlando Weekly.
  5. April 5, Bill PearisPublished:. "Jandek playing NYC and Miami Psych Fest this summer". BrooklynVegan. BrooklynVegan.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  6. "Resident Advisor mentions MPF". Twitter.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Gibbs, Jessica. "The Ten Best Concerts Coming to South Florida This Summer". Miami New Times. Miami New Times.
  8. McAuley, Olivia. "The 12 Best Things to Do (Mostly) at Home in Miami This Week". Miami New Times. Miami New Times.
  9. Pajot, S. "Rat Bastard and Scraping Teeth Are Back for The Worst Band in America Tour 2012". Miami New Times. Miami New Times.
  10. "Same Plate". SoundCloud.

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