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Tom 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

Albums

FABRIC51P Tom Middleton - Fabric 26 album art Global Communication Margherita Global Communication - Fabric 26(CD, Mixed, Promo) Fabric (2) FABRIC51P UK 2005 Sell This Version
Tom Middleton - Global Underground Afterhours 5 album art Various Beginning Of The Middle Various - Global Underground Afterhours 5 (Comp) Global Underground (3) UK 2008 Sell This Version
Tom Middleton - Masterpiece: Created By François K album art François K* Shinkansen François K* - Masterpiece: Created By François K Ministry Of Sound UK 2008 Sell This Version
none Tom Middleton - House Nation - Digital - Vol.2 album art Various Remember The Love (Club Mix) Various - House Nation - Digital - Vol.2(File, MP3, 128) Avex Trax none Japan 2009
elhot3 Tom Middleton - El Hotel IBiza Lounge Vol 3 album art Various Serendipity Various - El Hotel IBiza Lounge Vol 3(CD + DVD) Pacha Recordings elhot3 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
BRAWLcast040 Tom Middleton - Nightmares Of Defrosting The Freezer album art DJ Kitchen Cicadas DJ Kitchen - Nightmares Of Defrosting The Freezer(File, MP3, 320) BRAWLcast BRAWLcast040 UK 2011
ПРЗ CD04571 Tom Middleton - Warung Beach Club Live|Brasil album art Sharam Tayebi Jungle Drums Sharam Tayebi - Warung Beach Club Live|Brasil(2xCD, Mixed, Dig) Yoshitoshi Recordings ПРЗ CD04571 Russia 2012 Sell This Version
Tom Middleton - Anjunadeep 05 album art Jody Wisternoff & James Grant (4) WYV AUW CHU Jody Wisternoff & James Grant (4) - Anjunadeep 05 (Comp) Anjunadeep UK 2013 Sell This Version
001 Tom Middleton - Radiophonica album art The Radiophonic Workshop* Whispering Stones The Radiophonic Workshop* - Radiophonica(CD, Album) Electronic Sound 001 UK 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

G-GUMSCD004 Tom Middleton - Jedi Selector album art Various Elkah (With Rice And I) Various - Jedi Selector(CD, Mixed) Smugg Records G-GUMSCD004 UK 2000 Sell This Version
UTR 120001P Various Rise Above Various - Selected Tracks From The Rise Soundtrack(12", Promo, Smplr) Utensil Recordings UTR 120001P US 2002 Sell This Version
MAPA028 Tom Middleton - Rise Above / F Groove album art Adam Freeland Rise Above Adam Freeland - Rise Above / F Groove(12") Marine Parade MAPA028 UK 2004 Sell This Version
NHS296EPX Tom Middleton - The Future Sound Of Holland album art Various Wyv Auw Chu (Vandera Remix) Various - The Future Sound Of Holland(12") Hospital Records NHS296EPX UK 2016 Sell This Version
NHS296TP Tom Middleton - The Future Sound Of Holland album art Various WYV AUW CHU (Vandera Remix) Various - The Future Sound Of Holland(12", TP) Hospital Records NHS296TP UK 2016 Sell This Version

Compilations

WD0049 Tom Middleton - The White Disc Volume 49 album art Various Summer In Space (The White Disc Edit) Various - The White Disc Volume 49(CD, Comp) The White Disc WD0049 UK 1999 Sell This Version
Tom Middleton - Abstract Funk Theory album art Ross Allen Future Funk 2 (as Tom 'The Jedi' Middleton) Ross Allen - Abstract Funk Theory (Comp) Obsessive UK 2000 Sell This Version
UTR 0001-2 Tom Middleton - Rise: The Story Of Rave Outlaw Disco Donnie album art Various Rise Above Various - Rise: The Story Of Rave Outlaw Disco Donnie(CD, Comp) Utensil Recordings UTR 0001-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
FACTOR 10 Tom Middleton - The Big Chill - iChill album art Various St. Ives Bay Various - The Big Chill - iChill(CD, Comp) Big Chill Recordings FACTOR 10 UK 2003 Sell This Version
SYS 1040-2, none Tom Middleton - Who's America? album art Various Rise Above (as Middleton) Various - Who's America?(CD, Comp, Enh) System Recordings, Definitive Jux SYS 1040-2, none US 2004 Sell This Version
Tom Middleton - Café Karma - The Cream Of Lounge Cuisine album art Various Shinkansen Various - Café Karma - The Cream Of Lounge Cuisine (Comp) Park Lane Recordings Europe 2007 Sell This Version
ILABELCD05 Tom Middleton - The Chillout Lounge album art Various Yearning Various - The Chillout Lounge(2xCD, Comp) I Label ILABELCD05 UK 2007 Sell This Version
IDJJULYISSUE Tom Middleton - The International Collection Volume Five: Ibiza album art Various The Beginning Of The Middle Various - The International Collection Volume Five: Ibiza(CD, Comp) IDJ (International DJ Magazine) IDJJULYISSUE UK 2008 Sell This Version
ILABELCD08 Tom Middleton - The Chillout Lounge Vol. 2 album art Various Margherita Various - The Chillout Lounge Vol. 2(2xCD, Comp) I Label ILABELCD08 UK 2008 Sell This Version
HN515CD Tom Middleton - Art Deco In Style album art Various Margherita Various - Art Deco In Style(2xCD, Comp) High Note Records HN515CD Taiwan 2008 Sell This Version
FACTOR 25 Tom Middleton - 15 x 15, A Celebration Of 15 Years Of The Big Chill album art Various Return To Atlantis Various - 15 x 15, A Celebration Of 15 Years Of The Big Chill(2xCD, Comp) Big Chill Recordings FACTOR 25 UK 2009 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 13 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 13 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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