Creating music and sounds since the early 1990s, working mostly but by no means exclusively in the domain of sampling, sound collage and the somewhat ambiguous genre known as electronic. I write original compositions; remix and DJ other people’s music; make videos; do live re-scores of movies; and provide music, sound-design and FX to numerous radio, TV and film productions.
Some interesting moments include:
101 pop song intros combined into a relentless 12 minute mix, heralded by the music press as a “......pioneering piece of work that contributed to the bootleg craze of the early 2000s”.
Pat n’ Peg (1998)
A daft Eastenders sampling track featuring the infamous fight between Peggy Mitchell and Pat Butcher, and their repeated chant of “You Bitch, You Cow!”.
The Milk Run (2004-2005)
A weekly show on BBC Radio One that ran for 55 one hour episodes. I mixed specially commissioned comedy sketches with music.
Edgar Wright collaborations (2004-present)
I’ve been lucky enough to work with Edgar Wright, making video edits and dialogue based remixes for Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
Chris Morris Collaborations (2003 and 2004)
I collaborated on a video remix for the 2003 Bafta award winning short film “My Wrongs #8245-8249 and 117”. Shortly after that, I remixed Chris’s ‘Bushwhacked 2’, which was released on Warp records in 2004.
John’s Not Mad (About The Boy) (2001)
A video remix collaboration with Cartel Communique of a 1989 Q.E.D. documentary about a man with Tourettes syndrome. I also managed to get a factually inaccurate story written about this in a tabloid newspaper.
Warp 20 (2009)
In 2009 I mixed the best bits of Warp’s 20 year back catalogue into an hour long mix. This was released as part of the immaculately designed deluxe “Warp 20 Boxset”
The Art of Flipping Channels (2005)
Released on DJ Yoda’s Antidote label, this is a DJ mix with loads of TV theme re-edits and cover versions.
Since 1994 I have been a DJ, finding myself in all corners of the world, including Glastonbury, The Big Chill and............ In 2002 Q Magazine included me in their list of the “10 DJ’s You Must See Before You Die”. I was a resident at the now legendary club “Bastard” - the hub of the “mash up” and “Bootleg” scene. I regularly DJ at large outdoor events such as Film Four’s ‘Summer Screen’ at Somerset House in London. I’ve also created a tonne of DJ mixes that have found their way onto Radio One, BBC 6 Music, the cover of Mix Mag (4am Eternal) and many radio stations around the world.
All the other stuff.
Aside from the highlights above, there have been numerous EP and single releases. My first album, ‘Welcome to the Palindrome’ was released in 1999. I’ve made a few appearances on Si Begg’s illustrious Noodles labels, and more recently self-released my work on vinyl and as mp3 downloads. There’s also a lot of osymyso music out there that you may not be aware of. I’ve been commissioned to write music and make sound FX for a number of shows on BBC Radio One, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio Four and BBC 6 Music. Also Channel Four, BBC 2, Sky, MTV and Cartoon Network. Also some odd sounds for adverts here and there.