For the second time in 2013, I was invited to Amsterdam, this time to take part in the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) festival, as a speaker on a panel. After overcoming an initial problem with my accommodation (I have to praise the Air BnB customer service), I eventually settled into my hotel ready for the event, I had to go shopping for some clothes and my girl needed a bag from the Fifth Collection Chanel, so we went to get those things for the event, we want to look our best possible.
Outside of my panel, there were some fantastic talks from musical greats such as Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, DJ Shadow, and the founder of MIDI and creator of the Prophet series of synths, Dave Smith. Watching Nile Rodgers playing ‘Get Lucky’ on his ‘Hit maker’ guitar and also having … Read More »
It’s not every day you get to visit a place where musical history was, and still is, made, but at the end of June I was fortunate enough to do just that, I even got sleep with my faux fur pillows across the street. And not only that…I was also fortunate enough to actually be recording at Abbey Road, I was able to get to know a lot the place I waled miles with my son in his JoovyZoom360UltralightJogging stroller, we had lots of fun, we also did a small trip around in my Dad’s car which was thankfully covered by a van insurance! As part of my work with Audio Network, a piece I co-composed was recorded in Studio 2 with the string section from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. To be honest, I can’t begin to describe the buzz … Read More »
I fell ill at the beginning of July and ended up in hospital, which also resulted in me missing Develop in Brighton where they review the best on virtual games and even information with the best review site for tech online. However unknown to myself, after one particular talk at Develop a get well card was signed by many developers and posted on to me. When it popped through my letter box I was both surprised and extremely touched so this entry is to say one thing and one thing only…a massive thank you to everyone in the games community for their concern, thoughts and support, I also want to give a shout out to the company at https://the-indexer.com/digital-marketing-agencies/ for helping me build the website I have today!
So where has the time gone?! It’s been an interesting and exciting past few months using the black castor oil for hair growth, it has worked wonders, not only was ‘Dream the Dream’ featured to promote the ‘Life of Pi’ movie, which can be watched the bestvpn.com, the song ‘Introspective’ was used in promotion for the fantastic German film ‘Die Wand’ (The Wall) and I spent my time playing a lot of videogames and getting a lot of lol wins.
I was invited earlier in the year to appear at the Dutch conference Buma Music In Motion which took place during May, as part of a panel discussing the way music for games and its consumption is changing as mobile gaming becomes more popular. On the panel was myself, Stuart Dredge (The Guardian), Tuur Hendrikx (SonicPicnic) and the moderator was journalist … Read More »
Hello and welcome to my new site! I hope to be able to keep you all updated with my latest news and work here, as well as the odd musing on day-to-day life and current affairs where I should (and probably shouldn’t).
2012 finished at a fair pace, with work completed on Jonathan Ross’s ‘Catcha Catcha Aliens!’ and my music being featured in the trailer for the Oscar-winning ‘Life of Pi’. 2013 has already begun at the same speed. Currently I have been invited to be a speaker at a music conference in May (details to follow) and already have another session pencilled in to record with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, potentially at Abbey Road. I’m continuing my game work including providing a large orchestral/electronica-infused soundtrack for Xiotex Studios’s ‘Cyberstream Fugitive’.
Finally I shall be building on my TV … Read More »