Tom Middleton (Sound Of The Cosmos)
Spektrum Returns after its summer break and is back with a bang with house music legend Tom Middleton.
Pioneering Electronica Artist, Producer, Remixer, DJ, Curator, Compiler and Music Director, will come to visit Dundee from his base in Italy with his profile flying high. His productions are going from strength to strength with his massive remix of Orbital 'New France' from the new highly acclaimed Orbital Album. His production work is currently coming out on Josh Wink Ovum Album and he has been working with Labels like Toolroom .
If anyone is capturing the current spirit of acid house itâ€™s Tom â€˜The Jediâ€™ Middleton. Not content with having the biggest tune around with Cosmos â€˜Take Me with Youâ€™, he has set out his stall with his definitive mix for Hooj Choons. Entitled 'The Sound Of The Cosmosâ€™, this 3 CD package captures Tom at his very best behind the decks and FX, and encompasses the full diversity of styles that have made his name as a top flight DJ. A comprehensive showcase of the great and the good - a triple CD package to rank alongside the legendary Renaissance set from Sasha and Digweed, and is a great reflection of the global musical agenda being set by the SMIRNOFF Experience.
Rhythm, melody, harmony. The essence of great music. CD1 â€˜Rhythmâ€™ features Tomâ€™s breaks/deepstep mix, CD2 â€˜Melodyâ€™ features his deep house set, and â€˜Harmonyâ€™ CD3, his downtempo set. An outstanding display of his talents, â€˜The Sound Of The Cosmosâ€™ will cement Tomâ€™s reputation as one of the best, and most eclectic Djâ€™s of around.
Tom hails from south west England, but his musical knowledge is worldwide - his talents seem to know no bounds. Established as a DJ (of 12 years standing), artist, producer and remixer, Tom is renowned for his off the wall approach to music and life. Global Communications ("76:14" including the seminal ambient epic Grandfather Clock track.. "Ob-selon Mi-nos"), Cosmos, Jedi Knights ("New School Science") and Reload ("A Collection of Short Stories") - all have Tom at the helm. Some big tunes, some genuine classics and bucket loads of talent.
True eclecticism is always hard to find, but with â€˜Sound Of The Cosmosâ€™ look no further. Where else will you find Blue Monday overlaid with Tigaâ€™s ultra hot â€˜Sunglasses At Nightâ€™, or Schmoovâ€™s remix of A Millions Sonsâ€™ truly genius â€˜Misti Bluâ€™ sitting happily alongside Bob Morganâ€™s â€˜Margueriteâ€™ (a reggae version of the Tony Hartâ€™s â€˜Take Heartâ€™ theme tune)? Right here...Tom is a classically trained cellist and pianist, grew up on a diet of breakdancing, surfing and skating, 80â€™s electro, synth pop, hip hop, ska, goth, rock, jazzfunk, soul and boogie, early Chicago acid house , Detroit techno and New York house and garage, which might explain his eclectic tastes. Also keep your ears peeled for those unmistakable Cosmos â€˜Take Me With Youâ€™ bleeps fading in and out of the mix.
This mix aims to encapsulate Tomâ€™s weekly eclectic Kiss 100 radio show that encompasses "all styles and eras across all tempos". The enigmatic Tom enthuses: â€œIâ€™m thrilled that Hooj are releasing my ambitious eclectic triple CD selection...I couldn't bare to leave off so many beautiful tracks or edit them down to a single CD, so take your pick from Deep, Electro, Break, Step - key mixed Soulful, Sexy, Jazz, House - or the lovers guide to Chillout. With this comp you can have it large with your mates in the frontroom, small with your parents in the kitchen, then have it off with your
lover in the bedroom. Itâ€™s music for life with a feel good factor turned up to 11. Blending current and future classics plus some overlooked sonic gems that pass the meticulous Middleton quality control criteria; timless, melodic, warm, deep, sexy, soulful, and uplifting...â€