Electro-swing pioneer and Philadelphia native Adam Dorn is the son of famous jazz and R’n’B producer Joel Dorn, and grew up around the discs his father produced for Atlantic Records in the ’60s and ’70s.
Dorn adopted the Mocean Worker moniker as a DJ of drum ‘n’ bass music. Since the release of his first album, Home Movies from the Brain Forest, the style has varied from a drum ‘n’ bass sound to a jazz-oriented dance sound that some call Electro-Swing, incorporating elements of funk, big-band and swing.
Dorn currently resides in Los Angeles after living in New York city for the better part of 25 years.
Dorn’s music has been used extensively in TV, advertising and film, including ads for Telus, Chevrolet and Ford. His placements include “Tres Tres Chic” in The Devil Wears Prada and The Pink Panther, “Chick a Boom Boom Boom” in Inside Deep Throat, “Reykjavak” in The Namesake, “Right Now” in Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Elliot Spitzer, and “Intotheair” in The Bourne Supremacy. He also scored the Showtime/BBC film documentary about the life of comedian/actor Richard Pryor entitled Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic.