He formed Research (2) in 1981 as an electro-funk industrial jazz unit who supported the likes of Material and Swans as well as playing at Womad and recording sessions for the BBC. The band recorded three albums (including Social Systems featuring Django Bates).
In the eighties he played in Tranceathon (a systems music big band), a funk outfit called Rhythm Force and Elbow Room, an improvising group with Lyn Dobson.
In 1987 He formed Radius (2) with David Cross to explore ambient rhythmic grooves. Sonicphonics, formed in 1988 with Jon Dobie, is a more hard-edged, guitar oriented band.
He formed his own label Systems Collusion in 1993.
Other projects include the short lived Shock Troops with Peter McPhail and Pat Thomas, who recorded the still unreleased electronic album Hedonism, and a dance music project Proof.
Other projects include Tek-San, an ambient electronica project Mongrel and a hip-hop collaboration with Billy Bang.