From the classic, Garage stormer 'Rip Groove', to the seamless 'Sirens/We All Love Sax', to his latest Latin Inspired, house monster: 'It Just Won't Do' - Tim Deluxe's productions so far have been renowned for quality, diversity and above all, making them move…
Tim grew up in North London. At 14 he gained a Saturday job in Time Is Right records, in Islington's Chapel Market and whilst there perfected mixing skills that, although he was still under 18, led him to a slot at Ministry standing in for CJ Mackintosh … And he rocked it.
In 1994, whilst still at the record shop, Tim met, graphic designer Omar Amidora and hardcore label: Boogie Beat, owner, Andy Lysandrou. Sharing an enthusiasm and passion for music, the three decided to set up a label: Ice Cream Records - a certain inspiration of the speed Garage movement: 'RIP Groove' under Tim and Omar's Double 99' moniker being their most notable release in 1997. Between 1995 and 1998 Tim also put out releases: 'An American Adventure EP' and 'I Know' on Cross Section records - catering for the likes of Derrick May, Norman Jay, CJ Mackintosh, Erick Morillo and Darren Emerson.
Whilst the label took off, between 1999 -2000, Tim and Omar recorded the album - '7th High', which also included collaborations with Sneaker Pimps and Byron Stingily. Tim also cut countless remixes including Black Grape, Robert Miles, Mighty Dub Katz and Ultra Nate.
In 2001, Tim went solo to pursue his individual sound. His first track 'Sirens' was quickly picked up by Darren Emerson (after the two hooked-up and did some work together), for his Underwater imprint - renowned for its cutting edge funky tech sound. The B-Side - 'We All Love Sax', was something Tim had written the previous year and had just left in his studio gathering dust… One Essential New Tune later and heralded as one of 2001's records of the year by every magazine, DJ and Radio presenter- Tim was on the map - not only a solo artist, but also as a DJ.
Fast forward to 2002 and Tim's follow-up solo single 'It Just Won't Do' (featuring Sam Obernik on vocals). It came out of Miami as THE biggest tune (Number one Miami Buzz Chart and Number One Muzik Miami Tune). And has been supported by DJs across the spectrum -from Tong to Morillo to Cook, to radio support from Steve Mac, Jo Whiley, Nemone, Gilles Peterson and Sarah Cox (It has been her record of the week) amongst others. Giving it an Ibiza run first, the track is due for release on July 8 on Underwater. He has also mixed Underwater's first ever album release alongside Darren Emerson, a compilation entitled Underwater: Episode One.
Remix wise, Tim has added his flavour to Kylie's 'Can't Get You Out of My Head', Lo-fidelity Allstars' 'Sleeping Faster', Joeski and Chus' ' El Amor (on NRK) has recently remixed Layo and Bushwacka's 'Love Story' - a number one coolcuts track, and is, this Summer due to do his thing with Basement Jaxx's ' Do You Thing' - a sure Summer hit.
Tim's DJing has also taken off in 2002; he has gigs throughout the UK and all over the world and has recently been announced as an exclusive resident for the Subliminal/Underwater nights in Ibiza this summer. His sound is chunky, funky and soulful but with a tech-tainted edge - above all uplifting and full of energy; with big assed baselines and an attitude like no other.
With his first compilation mixed back to back with Darren Emerson: 'Underwater: Episode One', forthcoming on July, a residency at Pacha, Ibiza for the Subliminal/Underwater nights this summer, sets forthcoming at the Creamfields festival and clubs across the world - and of course, his new track… Tim Deluxe is a name; DJ and producer set for to be huge in 2002 and beyond…
Long Marston Airfield, Stratford upon Avon
The Bowl, Hampshire
Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Flanders Expo, Gent
Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam