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Nick Faber

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Biography


I can't remember a time when I wasn't either making or listening to music. Having left school at 16 I trained as a sound engineer at Beatles producer George Martin’s world famous AIR Studios. I'd always played in bands and written my own songs so I really wanted to be on the other side of the control room glass but I learnt from the best producers and engineers in the world!

I started recording music on my own, first using a four track tape recorder and later with the help of a basic music sequencer that came free with a magazine cover disk. I was DJing at this time too so it was natural to start mixing samples from records with the instruments I could already play.

A few years later, after gaining "critical acclaim" with productions as the Hightower Set and Appleseed, I was able to release material on independent labels like Wall Of Sound, Pussyfoot, Ultimate Dilemma and XL Recordings offshoot Rex Records.

A string of high profile remixes followed including Badly Drawn Boy, the Sugababes and Kylie Minogue’s massive number one hit "Can’t Get You Out Of My Head". Some of the people who have continually supported me and played my records are Radio One’s Zane Lowe and Rob Da Bank, Xfm’s Eddy Temple-Morris and Jon Kennedy and London Live’s Sean Rowley so thank you to them!

As well as producing all my own records I've produced records for others: rock bands, singer-songwriters and the genre-defying but very funky and totally hilarious Cuban Brothers.

My tracks have been featured in advertising campaigns for Toyota, Adidas, 3 Mobile, Carlsberg, Tiger Beer and others and I've written music for programmes on BBC One and Living TV. I've provided music and sound design for some cutting edge websites including sites for Honda and EA Sports. I was nominated for a D&AD award for my work with Tokyo Plastic.

I've recently composed the music for a short film, Samurai, an animated tale directed by Three Legged Legs. Although only three minutes long the soundtrack to Samurai has all the elements of a full-length feature film: a symphony orchestra, traditional Japanese instruments, modern beats and movie-style sound design.

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