A Consultant and Tech Expert in the areas of Computer Music, Hardware and Software and DJ Equipment who's opinion is sought in the design and development of new products. Headphones and in ear monitors are a particular area of interest and expertise.
Involved in many major brand and product launch initiatives in DJ, Remixer, Curator, and Music Director roles.
Currently records as Tom Middleton. Previously under the names Cosmos, Amba, The Mod Wheel, E621, Lovelife, The Rebus Project and Schizophrenia.
A classically-trained pianist and cellist from Cornwall, he met Richard D James (The Aphex Twin) in 1989. Learned the science of sound sampling and synth programming by observing Richard in the studio. This friendship lead to Tom co-producing a track for the 'Analogue Bubblebath' EP as Schizophrenia, which has now reached cult status. Tom introduced Richard to Mighty Force Records and helped broker the record deal for the EP.
After graduating in Graphic Design in 1991, Tom met Mark Pritchard, a Producer/DJ with similar musical tastes. The pair set up the Evolution Records imprint (which later became Universal Language Productions Ltd and the final incarnation as E3.)
They recorded under an number pseudonyms, from Reload (Techno and IDM), Global Communication (Electronica and Ambient) - notably developing the principal of integrating pure emotions in sound, Secret Ingredients (Deep House), and one of the most popular projects; Jedi Knights (Electro Boogie, P-Funk, Breakbeats, House), whose album 'New School Science' notably inspired the likes of The Prodigy (who sampled Jedi Knights 'Air Drums From Outer Bongolia' for their track 'Climbatize') and The Chemical Brothers to Daft Punk, The Freestylers and Adam Freeland.
Tom hosted a weekly Radio show on Kiss FM, tutored the winning aspiring DJ Ryan Shaw on ITV's Joy Of Decks TV show and has curated events and Festival spaces including Sound Of The Cosmos at The Big Chill 2011.
Tom Middleton Discography
- 296 Remix
- 8 Instruments & Performance
- 105 Writing & Arrangement
- 7 Featuring & Presenting
- 1 Conducting & Leading
- 147 Production
- 11 DJ Mix
- 16 Technical
- 4 Visual
- 3 Acting, Literary & Spoken