“mistrust” is Tim Blackburn from the UK. I’m an unsigned remixer and music-maker.I’ve recently done official remixes for Pitch Black (“Rude Mechanicals”), Animat (“Deep Space Lament”), International Observer (“Popcorn Slavery”), and Humanizer (“The Manifesto is over”). I was really pleased at getting the one for Popcorn Slavery, as International Observer is the current project of one of my musical heroes, Tom Bailey (formerly of 80s band Thompson Twins!).
It’s only in the last few years that I’ve made has made any of my music public, and the reaction to it has been overwhelmingly positive. My first release came on the Nishi netlabel, which led to some of my songs being used by O’Neill (the surfing gear company) for a worldwide promotion campaign. It was a passing remark by Big Chill artist and DJ The Only Michael that put me in touch with Pitch Black, the New Zealand dub/electronic band which resulted in my first real attempt at remixing someone else’s songs. My inclusion on the Rude Mechanicals EP in late 2008 was my biggest break in the music world to-date, and has since led to other remixing opportunities and releases.
My style of music is probably best described as “downtempo electronica”, with a dub element to it. I’ve been compared to and influenced by bands like Leftfield, Zero 7, Gary Numan, and of course, New Zealand’s own Pitch Black. I’m unsigned but will be releasing some new tunes in Summer 2010, on my own label, “mistrust music”.
I’d like to thank KB for her unending support and ideas whilst making the Rude Mechanicals remix. Thanks also to AH for the name!
You can find information on this site about all my musical exploits, from making downtempo chillout tunes for the Myspace generation, to licensing my tracks for film and tv projects. Have a look around the site, listen to some tunes, and read the blog to keep up will all my latest news. If you’ve got a newsfeeder, please subscribe to keep up with all the latest information.
To find about my latest releases, please go to my Music page.
My tracks have been played in various places including:
O’Neill Deep Blue Open 2005 / Anglet Pro 2005 (see video)
Cafe del M12 show on All.FM (UK) / Downshift Radio (USA)/RDU FM (NZ)/ Dubstep Radio (Lithuania) / Top 30 in the airplay charts on New Zealand radio
British Film Institute 75th Birthday party/ Dubstep Radio / The Big Chill Bar (The Only Michael) / RDU Radio (NZ) /Glitchnight / The Module / The Forum Cafe Bar (The Only Michael) / Snafu
For those interested in the technology I use to make the music, I used Acid Pro 6 on a PC, various VST plugs.