Schizophrenia, The Modwheel, Cosmos, E621, AMBA - all influential electronic music acts, all with the same man benhind them: Tom Middleton. Under these (and many other) names, he has been releasing music, remixing and DJ:ing since the early 90s. He is also known for his ambient/electronica/deep house sound as defined by Global Communication, the hugely influential group he started with Mark Pritchard.
We met with Tom in his home in London as he was putting the final touches to the track Hypnotizer, which was just released on Urbantourque records. We talked to him about his background and how he got introduced to electronic music making by Richard D James.
In the interview, we also get a walkthrough of the track Hypnotizer that just came out on Urbantorque Recordings. We'll get to learn some of the Jedi Master's secret moves and how he uses Reason to build his signature deep sound.
Published: November 2009
Tom got started on the electronic music scene in the early 90s, quickly rising to fame under a plethora of aliases such as the Jedi Knights and he He was one half of Global Communications, one of the most influential ambient/electronica/deep house acts of its time.
Apart from his own releases, Tom has also been a very active remixer and a world touring DJ.
His latest album Lifetracks is out on Big Chill recordings, while his latest track (in November 2009 that is), Hypnotizer is out on Urbantorque Recordings. This is the track featured in the interview.
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