Tom Middleton

Real Name:
Tom Middleton
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Electronic Composer, Producer, Sound Designer, DJ, Remixer, Music Director, Music Curator, Compiler and appointed Sound Architect for Yotel NYC.

A Consultant and Tech Expert in the areas of Computer Music, Hardware and Software and DJ Equipment, Headphones and in-ear monitors.

A classically-trained pianist and cellist from Cornwall, he met Richard D James (The Aphex Twin) in 1989. He 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. 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.) They recorded under a number of pseudonyms, including Reload (Techno and IDM), Global Communication (Ambient and House), Secret Ingredients (Deep House), and Jedi Knights (Electro Boogie, P-Funk, Breakbeats, House).

Since 2018 Tom has been working as a sleep coach and creator of science-backed music for health, wellness, motivation, focus, relaxation and sleep.
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Albums

none Tom Middleton - Lifetracks album art Tom Middleton Presents Amba Tom Middleton Presents Amba - Lifetracks (Album) Big Chill Recordings none UK 2007 Sell This Version
FACTOR33D Tom Middleton - Glasstracks album art Tom Middleton Glasstracks (Album) Big Chill Recordings FACTOR33D UK 2011
6716832 Tom Middleton - Sleep Better album art Tom Middleton Sleep Better (Album) UMC 6716832 Europe 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MAPA028 Tom Middleton - Rise Above / F Groove album art Freeland*, Wink* & Middleton* / Adam Freeland Freeland*, Wink* & Middleton* / Adam Freeland - Rise Above / F Groove(12", Promo) Marine Parade MAPA028 UK 2004 Sell This Version
none Tom Middleton - Excursions 1 album art Tom Middleton Excursions 1 Big Chill Recordings none UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Tom Middleton - Remember The Love (The IMS Anthem 2008) album art Tom Middleton Remember The Love (The IMS Anthem 2008) (Single) iO Music none UK 2008 Sell This Version
kostbar011 Tom Middleton - Kalahari album art Tom Middleton Kalahari kostbar|musik kostbar011 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
MUKAT 018 Tom Middleton - Nutsin album art Tom Middleton Presents The Chiswick Reach All Stars Tom Middleton Presents The Chiswick Reach All Stars - Nutsin Mukatsuku Records MUKAT 018 UK 2010 Sell This Version
LRISE001D1 Tom Middleton - Cicadas album art Tom Middleton Cicadas Lo:Rise LRISE001D1 UK 2011 Sell This Version
UT134 Tom Middleton - Gliding album art Tom Middleton Gliding (Single, Maxi) Urbantorque UT134 UK 2011 Sell This Version
OVM-226 Tom Middleton - Space Steps album art Tom Middleton Space Steps (EP) Ovum Recordings OVM-226 US 2012 Sell This Version

Compilations

DJ 358 Tom Middleton - In Collaboration With Tom Middleton album art Ryan Shaw (3), Tom Middleton Ryan Shaw (3), Tom Middleton - In Collaboration With Tom Middleton(CD, Comp, Mixed) DJ Magazine DJ 358 UK 2004 Sell This Version
982 848-2 Tom Middleton - Cosmosonica (Crazy Covers Vol 1) album art Tom Middleton Cosmosonica (Crazy Covers Vol 1) (Comp) Family Recordings (3) 982 848-2 UK & Europe 2005 Sell This Version
5301446 Tom Middleton - Crazy Covers 2 album art Tom Middleton Crazy Covers 2 (Comp) Family Recordings (3) 5301446 UK 2007 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

MMLLP027 Tom Middleton - A Jedi's Night Out album art Tom Middleton A Jedi's Night Out (Comp) DMC MMLLP027 UK 1999 Sell This Version
MIXMAG 06/99 Tom Middleton - Weekend Warm-Up album art Tom Middleton Weekend Warm-Up(CD, Mixed) Mixmag MIXMAG 06/99 UK 1999 Sell This Version
G-GUMSCD004, G-GUMSCD 004 Tom Middleton - Jedi Selector album art Tom Middleton Jedi Selector Smugg Records, Evolution (17), Smugg Records, Evolution (17) G-GUMSCD004, G-GUMSCD 004 UK 2000 Sell This Version
HOOJLP011 Tom Middleton - The Sound Of The Cosmos album art Tom Middleton The Sound Of The Cosmos (Comp) Hooj Choons HOOJLP011 UK 2002 Sell This Version
none Tom Middleton - The Trip Created By Tom Middleton album art Tom Middleton The Trip Created By Tom Middleton (Comp) Family Recordings (3) none UK 2004 Sell This Version
Mixmag 08/05 Tom Middleton - Weekend Warm-Up 2005 album art Tom Middleton Weekend Warm-Up 2005 Mixmag Mixmag 08/05 UK 2005 Sell This Version
9843528 Tom Middleton - The Trip 2 - Navigated By Tom Middleton album art Tom Middleton The Trip 2 - Navigated By Tom Middleton (Comp) Family Recordings (3) 9843528 UK 2006 Sell This Version
REN40CD Tom Middleton - Renaissance 3D: Tom Middleton album art Tom Middleton Renaissance 3D: Tom Middleton (Comp) Renaissance REN40CD UK 2008 Sell This Version
REN49CDDJ Tom Middleton - One More Tune album art Tom Middleton One More Tune (Comp) Renaissance REN49CDDJ UK 2009 Sell This Version
none Tom Middleton - Isolatedmix 100 album art Tom Middleton Isolatedmix 100(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) A Strangely Isolated Place none US 2020

Miscellaneous

none Tom Middleton - Live From The Big Chill album art Gilles Peterson / Tom Middleton / Mr Scruff* Gilles Peterson / Tom Middleton / Mr Scruff* - Live From The Big Chill(2xCDr, Promo) Somethin' Else (2) none UK 2004 Sell This Version

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Neo_Chayanne

Neo_Chayanne

March 31, 2021
edited 8 months ago
One of my most fav house music producer of all time! Whether it is his works under his alias of Mod Wheel or his own name, this guy just nails it all the time! From remixes to dubs & reworks, this dude is a badass!! <3
tobymessy

tobymessy

December 11, 2020
WYV AUH CHU - why this isn’t a12” release I’ll never understand - glorious blissful melodic melancholy uplifting amazing track
dj_norf_yurksha

dj_norf_yurksha

February 15, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
Pure and simply, if you don't like at least 1 Tom Middleton production you aren't listening to enough modern, electronic based music.
Countless genres, aliases and collaborations and remixes. His successful career aside, Tom is simply a passionate and engaged music lover. He just keeps on giving his gifts and wants people to be moved by music.
He is now a sleep science coach and helping so many people sleep better which improves every aspect of life.
I met him years ago after he DJed in a basement club in Leeds circa 2002. Great night and I felt so lucky to hear him play Global Comms-The Way, crowd reaction was incredible. It peaked again with Underworld-Rez. The man just knows how to entertain and inform with a varied box of bombs, classics and oddities. Was chatting to him at the end and he is so friendly, humble and encouraging.
Mind blowing producer, perception changing DJ and a thoroughly delightful human being to boot.
ajmedway

ajmedway

February 5, 2008
This man is a legend... pure and simple.

That early collaboration with Aphex Twin has proven to be the spark of an incredible career in Dance-related musics, and right now, I think he has pipped AFX to the post in acheiving a sort of "god" status.

The Jedi has remained accessible to my mum and missus just as much as he has,countless times, provided the soundtrack to my messy club/indoor-lounge-stoner nights since I was a kid.

Right now I am listening to his latest "Renaissance 3D" CD's and am getting flashbacks to the "Sound of the Cosmos" release on Hooj Choons (from 2002 I think)... He's kept his ID through turbulent times in dance music, and still maintains his credence...

This is GOD - a DJ and Producer
noviellion

noviellion

July 30, 2005
edited over 16 years ago
Tom Middleton is royalty! The AFX relation should be enough evidence. To me, Tom Middleton's music is a very well constructed bridge from the abstracted,forward style of electronica(be it older electronica nowadays) to the more accessible dance music. I dont particularly dig a generic club track that drones on without purpose, but I also don't like pure abstracted sludge either. Mr Middleton's hybrid styled tracks make it easier to enjoy music that could be played on the dancefloor as well as anywhere else. His ability to transform into many different styles of electronica is what makes him even better than the average producre/dj. We need more people like him to keep everything in check.
hal8999_

hal8999_

June 12, 2005
edited over 16 years ago
I think that Tom Middleton doesn't get as much recognition as other genre-based DJ is because he ISN'T a genre-based DJ. It seems that most club goers have certain sounds that they like and certain that they dislike and are very specific about these (EG: I love breakbeat house and progressive trance but jungle and detroit techno make me want to retch). Since Mr. Middleton seems to break a lot of boundaries and change his style of output so frequently, he kind of prevents himself from being able to obtain a genre-based following.
mentasm

mentasm

May 24, 2004
How come after all these years he is not looked up at the same way say, Eric Morillo is? Few artists from the "scene" manage to be accomplished DJs AND essantial producers. Tom is both, having released some of the most wonderful music ever made (I mean it...), and being and challenging DJ. His mixed CDs are real ear-openers, which does not happen a lot these days. Sublime productions and excellent compilations all the way long, so why not more recognition? After all, the best secrets are the hidden ones, so...
TheMP3Ripper

TheMP3Ripper

January 4, 2003
Tom Middleton has been a musical influence for me ever since I hear his "A Jedi's Night Out" mix disc. Every single record this man releases is a wonderful combination of inspired production, wonderful melody, and that bit of eccentric soul that makes a Middleton song unique. I have recommended "The Sound of the Cosmos" to every single person I know, whether they're an electronic music fan or not. This man is an inspiration to me, and I hope he keeps it up for a long time.

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