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Thomas Edward Middleton
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Pioneering 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 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.

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, 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.
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Tom Middleton Discography Tracks

Not On Label Darren Emerson Summer In Space Darren Emerson - Darren Emerson Mix(CDr, Mixed, Promo) Not On Label Not On Label UK 1999 Sell This Version
VTDCD 625 Various Rise Above Various - Godskitchen - Global Gathering - The Sound Of Summer Clubbing(3xCD, Comp, Mixed) Virgin VTDCD 625 UK 2004 Sell This Version
François K* Shinkansen François K* - Masterpiece: Created By François K Ministry Of Sound UK 2008 Sell This Version
SBR012 Nmesh Moonbathing Nmesh - The Silk Sheets Nmix (Volume 1)(18xFile, MP3, Comp, Mixed, 320) Not On Label (Nmesh Self-released) SBR012 US 2008
OWM006 Leigh Wood & Ben Mynott Yearning Leigh Wood & Ben Mynott - Eco Zen 2(2xCD, Quad, Mixed) One World Music OWM006 Australia 2008 Sell This Version
SBR113 Nmesh Optimystic Nmesh - Tranceplant: Volume Three(17xFile, MP3, Comp, Mixed, 320) Not On Label (Nmesh Self-released) SBR113 US 2009
MOSCD190 Various Serendipity Various - Chilled II 1991-2009(3xCD, Comp, Mixed) Ministry Of Sound MOSCD190 UK 2009 Sell This Version
lugovcd-09 Mario Olivera & Randy Vergara Hypnotizer (Shinji Remix) Mario Olivera & Randy Vergara - Concept 3(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Lugov Records lugovcd-09 Argentina 2010 Sell This Version
1061411BCI Various Cicadas (Maya Jane Coles Remix) Various - Islands Balearic Sundown Sessions 2011(2xCD, Mixed) BigCityBeats 1061411BCI Germany 2011 Sell This Version
ITH40CD Simon Dunmore Cicadas (Maya Jane Coles Remix) Simon Dunmore - Defected In The House: Ibiza '11(3xCD, Comp, Mixed) ITH Records ITH40CD UK 2011 Sell This Version
BRAWLcast051 DJ Kitchen One Clap Wonder (Milton Jackson Remix) DJ Kitchen - Variable Spin(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) BRAWLcast BRAWLcast051 UK 2011
ITH38CD Sandy Rivera & DJ Meme* Cicadas Sandy Rivera & DJ Meme* - Defected In The House - Brazil '11(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) ITH Records ITH38CD UK 2011 Sell This Version
AZUL04CD David Piccioni Cicadas (Maya Jane Coles Remix) David Piccioni - Azuli Presents Miami 2011(2xCD, Mixed) Azuli Records AZUL04CD UK 2011 Sell This Version
ПРЗ CD07343 Various GODA CEE YUU and 1 more… Various - Deep Breeze(2xCD, Comp, Mixed, Dig) Правительство Звука, World Club Music ПРЗ CD07343 Russia 2013 Sell This Version
LACD-0234 Ryuhei The Man Nutsin (Guynamukat-Dirty-Blaxploitation Funk Edit) Ryuhei The Man - Next Message From The Man 4(CD, Comp, Mixed) Lastrum LACD-0234 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
GUA12DIG Various Wyv Auw Chu Various - Global Underground 2014(26xFile, MP3, Comp, 320 + 2xFile, MP3, Mixed, 320) Global Underground (3) GUA12DIG UK 2014
tsugi 82 Josh Wink Hawkes Groove Josh Wink - Ovum Mix(CD, Comp, Mixed) Tsugi Sampler tsugi 82 France 2015 Sell This Version
ПРЗ CD009637 Various HEVA Various - Deep Calm Mood(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Open Gate Records ПРЗ CD009637 Russia 2015 Sell This Version
ITH68CD Various Cicadas (Marlon D's U.C. Colombian Mix) Various - Defected In The House - Amsterdam 2016(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) ITH Records ITH68CD UK 2016 Sell This Version
Promo Dizzy Cosmos Party Mix Remix (Ian Pooley Original) Dizzy - Shakedown(CD, Mixed, Promo) Doubledown Recordings Promo US Unknown Sell This Version

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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 12 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 12 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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