Eddy Temple-Morris

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Eddy Temple-Morris
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Eddie Temple-Morris in 2005
Background information
Birth name Edward Owen Kayvan Temple-Morris
Born (1965-04-26) 26 April 1965 (age 49)
Cardiff, Wales
Occupations DJ, record producer and TV presenter
Years active 1988–present

Edward Owen Kayvan Temple-Morris[1] (born 26 April 1965 in Cardiff[2]) is a British DJ, record producer and TV presenter. He currently hosts London radio station XFM's specialist show The Remix.[3]

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Before joining XFM, Temple-Morris was the main presenter on the MTV show Up for It Live, presented shows for Atlantic 252 & BBC Hereford & Worcester, co-presented the Pepsi Chart on Five, and Takeover TV on Channel 4.

He hosts The Remix on Friday nights from 10pm till 2am. The strapline for the show is "where dance rocks", and includes dance remixes of indie and rock hits, plus up and coming dance music of the dance rock crossover variety. Most weeks there is also a 30 minute mix from a guest DJ, producer or artist called the "Superchunk" and now "The All Time Top 10" where remixers create a 10 minute mix featuring the artist's favourite songs, this has become a competition with mixes featuring over 200 songs. The show, which was co-presented/produced by James Hyman (1999–2003) popularised the mashup genre, with a section called Bedroom Bedlam dedicated to unofficial bootleg remixes. Many established names in the mash up scene, including Go Home Productions, Freelance Hellraiser, Loo and Placido and Osymyso, got some of their earliest plays on the Remix Show.[4] Also, Kasabian, 2ManyDJs, Simian Mobile Disco, Reverend And The Makers, Infadels, Plan B, Fenech Soler, Killaflaw and Justice received their first ever air play on the show.

Eddy regularly DJs at rock, electro and indie crossover nights around the UK and Europe and has supported The Prodigy, Pendulum and Delays on their UK tours. His own night, The Remix All Nighter, a spin-off from the radio show, took place at London super-nightclub, Matter. Remix Night events occasionally take place elsewhere in the UK, and in Autumn 2006 Eddy headlined a Remix Night UK tour.

On the production side Eddy remixes with Tom Bellamy from The Cooper Temple Clause under the moniker Losers. Some of their remixes appeared on a new double album, compiled and mixed by Eddy, called Dance Rocks, which was released in April 2007 on UK label Botchit & Scarper. More recently Losers have remixed Gossip, Rage Against the Machine, The Presets and Placebo. Losers have just signed to Gung Ho! Recordings, their album, 'Beautiful Losers' will be released in September 2010.[dated info]

Eddy co-founded Manumission's Ibiza Rocks. He also programmes stages at the UK's Glade, Secret Garden Run To The Sun, The Big Snow and The Big Reunion music festivals.

In 2010, Eddy's band LOSERS played at The People's Music Awards The People's Music Awards in London, which aims to gain recognition to unsigned musicians. In an interview with NME magazine in July 2010, Eddy revealed to fans that he feels he looks particularly good in a black suit.

Eddy writes a weekly column for music industry website CMU, called Eddy Says.

He is the voice of motor racing magazine show Mobil 1 The Grid, shown on Channel 4 and Motors TV in the UK, and Speed in North America.

Eddy agreed to become Ambassador for The British Tinnitus Association in January 2010, so help raise money and awareness for the hearing condition which he has suffered from for a decade.

He is the son of Labour peer and former Conservative MP Peter Temple-Morris (now Baron Temple-Morris) and was educated at Malvern College in Malvern, Worcestershire.[5]

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