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|Genres||Shoegaze, electronica, IDM, folk, instrumental hiphop, indie rock, dream pop|
|Labels||Moshi Moshi, Astralwerks, EMI, Virgin, DPC|
|Associated acts||Bichi, Ghost Society, Boards of Canada, People Press Play, Mew|
|Past members||Anders Bertram
Emil Bernild Ferslev
Blue Foundation is a band founded in 2000 by producer and singer Tobias Wilner. The band is based in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Since 2008 their line-up has consisted of Tobias Wilner (producer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist) and Bo Rande (co-producer, multi-instrumentalist). They are possibly best known for their songs '"Eyes on Fire" from the Twilight Saga and "Sweep" from Michael Mann's Miami Vice.
Blue Foundation is the brainchild of Tobias Wilner. Tobias Wilner grew up in a broken home, in Copenhagen Denmark. When he was 17, he was forced to move from his home. During the following 8 years, he moved restlessly from one place to another. Staying at friend's places in London, small artist places in Copenhagen. He made his living out of DJ'ing and composing music for Contemporary Dance Pieces and Art films. On top of creating music he is also a skateboarder. He got his first skateboard when he was 10 years old, and to this day he still sees skateboarding as a part of his life and a big influence on his music.
Blue Foundation started out in 2000 based on Tobias Wilner, aka Bichi's, cooperation with various artists and musicians. The music can be described as a mix of Dream pop, electronica and shoegaze. Blue Foundation released their first 7" via Moshi Moshi Records, and their first, self-titled, album was released shortly thereafter. During the past several years, Blue Foundation have expanded their audience, embracing both the underground, and the alternative mainstream. Blue Foundation's music has been featured in major films such as Twilight, Miami Vice and the TV series' The O.C., and So You Think You Can Dance. Blue Foundation released their third album, Life of a Ghost, on Astralwerks.
In 2003 Bo Rande joined Tobias Wilner, and together they recorded Blue Foundation's second album, Sweep of Days. In March 2004, Tobias Wilner recorded the song Decks-Athron with DJ Krush and former member of Blue Foundation Tatuki Oshima. Tobias Wilner contributed with abstract soundscapes and bass lines. The song was released on the DJ Krush album, Jaku, by Sony BMG Music Entertainment on September 7, 2004. 
On October 2005, Tobias Wilner released an album with his side project, Bichi. The title of the album is Notwithstanding, and is released by Thomas Knak on his label, Hobby Industries. The style is Modern Classical, IDM and Downtempo. Some of the Bichi work would later turn into Blue Foundation songs. The Blue Foundation song, This is Goodbye, from the movie Manslaughter, was originally the instrumental song Revolve In The Sun/My Footfalls Are Superfluous, from the album Notwithstanding. Also, the Bichi song It Begins, featured in the movie Waking Madison, by Katherine Brooks, was re-recorded and later released as a Blue Foundation version.
On February 1, 2009, Tobias Wilner establish DPC Records, mainly to release his own material as Blue Foundation, Bichi and his band Ghost Society. Later that year Blue Foundation went double platinum in USA for the Twilight Soundtrack. The album was certified double platinum on April 16, 2009. Tobias Wilner also recorded the Blue Foundation song Watch you Sleeping, with singer songwriter Mark Kozelek (Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon), and former member Kirstine Stubbe Teglbjærg. Watch you Sleeping was released as a single on DPC.
May 16, 2011, Tobias Wilner contributed with two songs, as Blue Foundation, for the soundtrack of the award winning documentary film Tankograd, by director Boris Bertram.  One of the songs signals a change in female vocalists. The lead vocals are done by Sara Savery (Ghost Society and People Press Play). Tobias Wilner also composed the soundtrack for the short film Go All Day, featuring professional skateboarder Chaz Ortiz, Directed by Steve Berra and Colin Kennedy, and Produced by Gatorate and The Berrics. The score was later released as the Blue Foundation single Red Hook, in a cooperation between The Berrics and DPC Records.
Blue Foundation has announced a new album release in May 2012.
- Blue Foundation (April Records 2001)
- Sweep of Days (Virgin 2004)
- Solid Origami collected, reworked and remixed (Pop Group 2006)
- Life of a Ghost (EMI/Astralwerks 2007)
- In My Mind I Am Free (Dead People's Choice 2012)
- In My Mind I Am Free / Reconstructed (Dead People's Choice 2012)
- Dead People's Choice (EMI 2006)
- Hollywood & Hide 7" (Moshi Moshi Records 2000)
- Hollywood & Wiseguy 12" (April Records 2000)
- As I Moved On 12" (Virgin 2003)
- End of the Day (Virgin 2004)
- This is Goodbye (Virgin 2005)
- Embers 7" (Jack To Phono Records 2005)
- Crosshair (Virgin 2006)
- Enemy (EMI 2007)
- Eyes on Fire (EMI 2009)
- Watch you Sleeping feat. Mark Kozelek / Dream (3:11PM) (DPC Records 2009)
- Heads on Fire (DPC Records 2011)
- Broken Life (2011)
- Red Hook (DPC Records 2011)
- Klart Der! Jorden Kalder Blue Foundation & Mixologists Remix (2000)
- Fauna Flash Mother Nature Blue Foundation Remix (Compost 2001)
- Jonas Bjerre Window Pane Blue Foundation Remix (PLUK 2011)
- Zeds Dead "Eyes On Fire" Blue Foundation Remixxx (2009)
- Confusion (Compost Records 2003)
- Benetton's Colors: A Nordic Compilation (Irma Records 2003)
- Warp Factor (King Kladze Records/Time Warp 2003)
- Who Shot Jacques Laverne? (Jack To Phono Records 2004)
- We Got Monkeys: Five Years Of Moshi Moshi Records (Moshi Moshi Records 2005)
- Paris mixed by Nick Warren (Global Underground 2007)
- Sequential vol 2. mixed by Hernan Cattaneo (Renainnance 2007)
- Director's Cut: Music from the Films of Michael Mann (Rhino 2007)
- Sirenes (Spectacle Entertainment 2008)
- Michael Moshi's Moshi Mixtape (Moshi Moshi Records 2010)
- Compost Downbeat Selection, Vol. 1 (Compost 2010)
- Sound of Dubstep 3 (Ministry of Sound 2011)
- Together We Are Not Alone (THISTIME 2011)
- Manslaughter (Zentropa/EMI) August 26, 2005
- Miami Vice (Atlantic Recording) July 18, 2006
- Twilight (Chop Shop Records/Atlantic Recording) November 4, 2008
- Normal (Bontonfilm) March 26, 2009
- Tankograd (DPC Records) May 16, 2011
Selected TV shows
- The O.C. - Season 2, Episode 7: The Family Ties, feat. Save This Town by Blue Foundation (Warner Bros. Television/Fox Network) January 6, 2005
- CSI: Miami - feat. End of the Day by Blue Foundation (CBS) 2008
- Anna Pihl - feat. Crosshair by Blue Foundation (Cosmo Film/Danish National TV) 2008
- So You Think You Can Dance - 1 episode, Top 14 Perform feat. Eyes On Fire by Blue Foundation (19 Television/20th Century Fox Television) July 1, 2009
- The Cleveland Show - feat. Eyes On Fire by Blue Foundation (20th Century Fox) October 30, 2011
- The Vampire Diaries - Season 4, Episode 8: Eyes On Fire by Blue Fondation December 6, 2012
Music for contemporary dance
- Overloadlady by Sara Gebran. Musical scores by Tobias Wilner (pre-Blue Foundation). Premiered August 1999
- Hurtdetail by Tim Feldmann. Musical scores by Tobias Wilner (Blue Foundation). Premiered at "Plovdiv Center of Contemporary Art" in Bulgaria, on May 13, 2000.
- Hendrix House by Tim Feldmann. Musical scores by Tobias Wilner (Blue Foundation) and David Linton. Premiered at Pakhus 11 April 22nd 2003
- eXPLORnography by Tim Feldmann. Musical scores by Tobias Wilner (Blue Foundation). May 2005
- Current members
- Tobias Wilner – vocals, bass guitar, guitar, programming, synthesizer, percussion, production, engineering (since 2000)
- Bo Rande – trumpet, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion (since 2003)
- Past members
- Daisuke Kiyasu – vj (2003–2006)
- Anders Bertram – guitar (2000–2002)
- Tatsuki Oshima – vinyl manipulation (2003–2007)
- Scott Martingell – spoken words (2003–2008)
- Kirstine Stubbe Teglbjærg – vocals (2000–2005, 2007–2008)
- Frederik Hantho – spoken words (2000–2002)
- Hans Landgreen – guitar, bass (2009–2010)
- Mathias Hantho – violin, banjo (2009–2010)
- Christoffer Ohlsson – cello (2003–2006)
- Sune Martin – bass (2003–2007)
- Anders Wallin – bass (2007–2008)
- Nikolaj Bundvig – drums (2006–2007)
- Emil Bernild Ferslev – drums (2000–2001)
- Lasse Herbst – drums (2007–2008)
- Ghost Society
- The William Blakes
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- "Moby, Goldfrapp on 'Miami Vice' Soundtrack". SPIN.
- "DJ Krush "Decks-Athron"". Discogs.
- "'Bichi-Notwithstanding". Discogs.
- "Gold & Platinum - June 18, 2010". RIAA. Retrieved 2010-06-19.
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- Kimberly O’Haver (2011-01-27). "Dancing in time to the Geiger counter". The Moscow News.
- "Blue Foundation on iTunes". The Berrics. 2011-10-30.
- Lucy Tonic (2010-05-03). "My Interview with Blue Foundation". Associated Content.
- "Overloadlady". Sara Gebran.
- "Hendrix House". Tim Feldman.