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Amon Tobin

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Drum’n’bass deviant Amon Tobin fuses hip-hop and jazz compositional suggestions using the bustling rhythms of hip-hop and jungle as well as the bent sonic mayhem of ambient and dub. Unlike moving junglists such as for example Alex Reece and Polish Doctor, nevertheless, who attract from a softer, “cooler” make of jazz, Tobin seeks to maintain heat of bop and free of charge jazz, pairing spry, galloping basslines with complicated trap arranged orchestration and shrill, screaming horns. A indigenous of Brazil, Tobin relocated to the U.K. within the mid-’80s, when hip-hop was starting to consider hold as well as the rhythms of breakbeat electro-funk had been changing reggae and punk because the underground youngsters music of preference. Tobin didn’t start seriously producing music until university, but his interest for the sampler, along with the support and encouragement of breakbeat researchers at Ninebar and Ninja Melody, immediately confident him to forgo a school career to spotlight music (he was a couple of years into a picture taking level when he place the whole task on keep). Tobin started releasing material using a trio of EPs (some for Ninebar, along with the Creatures EP for Ninja Melody) along with a full-length LP as Cujo (Ventures in Foam on Ninebar). Bricolage, his initial LP under his very own name, premiered in middle-1997. You start with 1998’s Permutation, Tobin full-lengths implemented every other season, including Supermodified in 2000 and Out from Out Where in 2002. A live show was documented for the Solid Metal series and released in 2004, and Tobin reached his highest profile when he documented the soundtrack to some Tom Clancy gaming, Splinter Cell 3. The studio room album Foley Area, from 2007, relied on field recordings from Tobin among others, and highlighted performances with the Kronos Quartet. In ’09 2009, he and drum’n’bass manufacturer Doubleclick debuted an electro-rap task, Two Fingertips, which released a self-titled record that season. The entire year 2011 demonstrated hectic, including a genuine studio record (ISAM, that was completely sample-free) in addition to another record by Two Fingertips and an record of Splinter Cell remixes.

Quick Facts


Full Name Amon Tobin
Profession Disc jockey, Music Producer, Film Score Composer
Nationality Brazilian
Music Songs Easy Muffin, 4 Ton Mantis, At the End of the Day, Esther's, Get Your Snack On, Sordid, El Cargo, Chomp Samba, Proper Hoodidge, Mighty Micro People, Chocolate Lovely, Goto 10, Dropped From the Sky, Keep Your Distance, Like Regular Chickens, Hey Mr. Tree, Back From Space, Stoney Street, Rhino Jockey, The Killer's Vanilla, In Your Own Time, Wooden Toy, Big Furry Head, El Wraith, Theme From Battery, Kitty Cat, One Day in My Garden, Natureland, Bedtime Stories, Verbal, Straight Psyche, Defocus
Albums ISAM, Bricolage, Supermodified, Foley Room, Out from Out Where, Permutation, Adventures in Foam, Chaos Theory: Splinter Cell 3 Soundtrack, ISAM Live, Dark Jovian, Chaos Theory Remixed, Verbal Remixes & Collaborations, Monthly Joints Series, Solid Steel Presents Amon Tobin: Recorded Live, Foley Room Recorded Live in Brussels, Splinter Cell 3 Soundtrack
Nominations Juno Award for Instrumental Album of the Year, Independent Music Award for Best Album - Eclectic
Movies Free Fall, Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space, Taxidermia, Girl King, Divine Intervention, Prie Dieu, Tideline


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#Fact
1 Became infatuated with American jazz music, and his collection of old mixers and samplers led him to his first three Jazz infused releases.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sunday Afternoon 2016 Short music: "Horsefish"
Waterloo Road 2014 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Almost Human 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Fifth Estate 2013 performer: "Always" / writer: "Crunch Rhythm", "Always"
The Place Beyond the Pines 2012 writer: "Fools Rhythm"
Project X 2012 performer: "Rhino Jockey" / writer: "Rhino Jockey"
Twisted Fiction 2011 Short performer: "Rhino Jockey" / writer: "Rhino Jockey"
Rampart 2011 performer: "Esther's" / writer: "Esther's", "Two Fingers"
Everybody Knows That the Bird Is the Word 2011 Short performer: "Keep Your Distance"
Pina 2011 Documentary "Fat Ass Joint"
The Mechanic 2011 performer: "VERBAL" / writer: "VERBAL"
So You Think You Can Dance Canada 2009-2010 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Drop Dead Gorgeous 2009 TV Movie performer: "Keep Your Distance", "Straight Psyche", "Esthers"
Esther's 2009 Short music: "Esther's", "Nova" / performer: "Esther's", "Nova" / producer: "Esther's", "Nova" / writer: "Esther's", "Nova"
Skins TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2007 - 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
21 2008 performer: "Always" / writer: "Always"
Crips and Bloods: Made in America 2008 Documentary performer: "Rhino Jockey"
Fabricando Tom Zé 2006 Documentary writer: "Defect 2: Curiosidade Amon Tobin Remix" - as Anton Tobin
Candy 2006 performer: "Slowly"
Closer 2004/I performer: "Nova" / writer: "Nova"
What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? 2004 Documentary performer: "Mighty Micro People" / writer: "Mighty Micro People"
Keen Eddie 2004 TV Series 1 episode
Maybe Logic: The Lives and Ideas of Robert Anton Wilson 2003 Video documentary "Switch
Headrush 2003 performer: "Bridge" / writer: "Bridge"
The Italian Job 2003 performer: "Saboteur" / writer: "Saboteur"
Scorched 2003/I writer: "Popsicle"
Countdown 2002 Short performer: "Golfer vrs Boxer" / writer: "Golfer vrs Boxer"
Divine Intervention 2002 performer: "Easy Muffin" / writer: "Easy Muffin"
Rakkaus on aarre 2002 performer: "Down & To The Left", "Sordid", "Chocolate Lovely" / producer: "Down & To The Left", "Sordid", "Chocolate Lovely" / writer: "Down & To The Left", "Sordid", "Chocolate Lovely"
Jam 2000 TV Series "Nova"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blow In announced
Lost & Found 2015/IV Short
Szabadesés 2014
Sumi Dreams 2013 Short
I Dream 2012 Short
Wooden Toy 2011 Video short uncredited
Manufacture 2010 Short
The Gift 2010 Video short
Léna 2010 Short
Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space 2009 Documentary
Esther's 2009 Short
Kung Fu Idols 2006 Video short
Taxidermia 2006
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory 2005 Video Game music composed by
Littoral 2004
Interface 2004 Short
Girl King 2002

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cochemare 2013 Short additional sound design / sound mixer
Girl King 2002 soundtrack

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Matrix: Path of Neo 2005 Video Game composer: additional music
Les anges malicieux 2004 Short composer: song "Easy Muffin"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Time Machine 2013 Short thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Miradas 2 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Sample: Not for Sale 2012 Documentary Himself - Interviewee

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#Quote
1 [on why he does what he does]: Looking at the sea of people playing instruments I realised that that wasn't necessarily the way to do something new or exciting, even though it is usually enjoyable to play in a band with other musicians. When I started thinking of making music I wanted to do something that was, maybe, a bit special.


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