Classically trained Pianist + 'Cellist from Cornwall, UK. Musical roots. Mum : Pianist, Grandfather: Jazz guitarist, Uncle: Folk Singer/Guitarist. 80's Teen diet of Breakdancing at School Discos, Graf, Surfing, Skating, BMXing. Tomita, Vangelis, Police and Prince fan, discovered Brian Eno via U2, morphed into a part Goth-New Romantic, Rare Groove-Jazz Dance-Soul Boy, Dub Rap-Synth Pop-Shoe Gazer.
Met Richard D James circa 1989. He taught me how to sample, record, program, edit, arrange and mix. DJ'd with Richard and Rephlex crew at The Bowgie and various Cornish events.
Moved to Exeter in 1991 and met Mark, Jess and Lucy from the legendary Mighty Force Records.
First release "En Trance To Exit" as Schizophrenia co-produced and engineered by Richard. Followed by "My Splendid Idea", also engineered by Richard.
Hooked up with Mark 'Troubleman' Pritchard at college studying Graphic Design. Started Evolution Records in 1991, inspired by Carl Craig.
This evolved into Universal Language, Heard and E3.
Contributed to Mark's Reload and Link projects as E621.
Reload signed to Creation subsidiary Ifonet in '92 and released A Collection Of Short Stories.
Released LP's and 12"s as Global Communication, Jedi Knights and Secret Ingredients. Solo as The Modwheel and Rebus Project. Theory Of Evolution compilation LP signed to Warp.
Signed Matt Herbert as Wishmountain and released works by Danny Breaks, Max 404, Gerd, The Horn, Jak and Stepper, Circulation (DJ Iz), Hester, LA Synthesis and Pulusha (Mark P and Kirsty Hawkshaw) on Universal Language/Heard
Signed to Island Blue as Cosmos 1999, then transfered to Polydor 2002, most successful release to date; "Take Me With You".
DJ's at Clubs and Festivals around the world, known for eclectic sets as well as being versatile enough to program more purist music to fit a specific venue or event.
Many remixes for high profile and underground artists alike.
Regular live and DJ performances for The Big Chill since 1994. Most recent work as AMBA featuring site specific instrumental electro classical works with Choirs and Orchestral Ensembles, notably The Union Chapel, London and The Big Chill at Eastnor Castle.
Over 50 improvised performances as part of the sonic science dept with The Bays. Guested on Adam Freeland's Kiss 100 Breakbeat show and went on to host own weekly Eclectic Radio show on Kiss 100 over a few years. Was the mentor for winning musical apprentice Ryan Shaw on ITV's The Joy Of Decks.