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Freeform Five is London-based band led by DJ, producer, and songwriter Anu Pillai. It was his remix of Isolee’s “Beau Mot Plage” in 1999 that alerted many to this production outfit.
The Freeform Five DJ mix albums Bisous Bisous II and Misch Masch were released in 2005 and 2006. Over the years, Anu has remixed tracks for artist such as N*E*R*D, Brian Wilson, X-Press 2 and David Byrne, Jamie Lidell, Justin Timberlake, Felix Da Housecat and The Killers. Freeform Five continue to perform at clubs like Fabric (London), Manumission (Ibiza), Week End (Berlin), Razz (Barcelona), Paris Paris (Paris), Lux (Lisbon) and tours in Australia, Scandinavia, North America, Mexico, Brazil and Japan.
The 2004 studio album Strangest Things is an inspired mix of Prince, Blondie, and Kraftwerk (thrown into the acid house blender) with a series of vinyl-only releases including "Perspex Sex", "Electromagnetic" and "Eeeeaaooww". The popular single No More Conversations was re-released in 2007 with a new Mylo remix.
In addition to his own work, Anu writes and produces with other artists. He also puts out tracks by other artists on his record label Perspex Recordings.
- Misch Masch DJ Mix Album - 2005 Fine
- Strangest Things Studio Album - 2005 Fine/Perspex Recordings
- Bisous Bisous II DJ Mix Album - 2006 Perspex Recordings
- "Cocoa Star" (1998)
- "Hustling" (1998)
- "Break Me" (2000)
- "Perspex Sex" (2001)
- "Electromagnetic (2003)
- "Eeeeaaooww" (2004)
- "No More Conversations" (2005)
- "Muscle Car" (Mylo feat. Freeform Five)(2006) #38 UK
- "No More Conversations" (reissue) (2007)
- "Leviathan" Feat. Roisin Murphy (2014)
Freeform Reform Remixes
- Ayumi hamasaki - 'alterna'
- Legowelt - 'Disco Rout'
- Snow Patrol - 'Set Fire to The Third Bar'
- Wahoo - 'Damn'
- Revl9n - 'Someone Like You'
- The Killers - 'When You Were Young'
- Justin Timberlake - 'SexyBack'
- The Delays - 'Valentine'
- Jamie Lidell - 'When I Come Back Around'
- Lindstrom - 'I Feel Space'
- Gabriel Ananda - 'Ihre Personliche Glucksmelodie'
- Alice Smith - 'Love Endeavour'
- P!nk - 'Stupid Girl'
- Soul Mekanik - 'Never Touch That Switch'
- Mylo - 'Muscle Car'
- Alter Ego - 'Beat the Bush'
- Elton John - 'Are You Ready For Love'
- Arsenal - 'Switch'
- Funk Lowlives - 'Time Traveller Man'
- Futureheads - 'Decent Days and Nights'
- Brian Wilson - 'Our Prayer'
- Felix Da Housecat - 'Rocket Ride'
- N*E*R*D - 'Lapdance'
- Truby Trio - 'Hi Jazz'
- Will Young -'Switch It On'
- Llorca - 'Indigo Blues'
- J Majik - 'Love Is Not A Game'
- Markus Nikolai - 'Bushes'
- X-Press 2 - 'Lazy (feat. David Byrne)'
- Annie - 'The Greatest Hit'
- Isolee - 'Brazil.com'
- Cricco Castelli - 'Streetlife'
- Destiny's Child - 'Bootylicious'
- Tim Hutton - 'Colours'
- Nitin Sawhney - 'Homelands'
- Isolee - 'Beau Mot Plage'
- deadmau5 - 'The Veldt'
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