Ghost is a music producer, born in Glasgow, but now living in London, who primarily deals in British hip hop. His stage name is a reference to his tendency to spend a lot of time working in his studio, rather than being seen in public. He is regarded as one the UK's top hip hop producers. His debut album Seldom Seen Often Heard was described by Rapnews as "a great release which certainly provides value of money and a lot of playback moments". A single from the album, 2006's "Basic Instinct" featured vocals from Abstract Rude.
Ghost learnt his trade on his dad’s W30 sampling keyboard and Cubase making beats and mixtapes.
Ghost made his debut on wax in 2003 with the ‘Ghost Stories‘ EP, since then Ghost has clocked up 10 international releases, on vinyl or CD. Ghost has received support from the likes of Zane Lowe, Mr. Scruff, Gilles Peterson, Sarah Love.
Ghost was runner up in the Glastonbury Unsigned Talent contest in 2007 and had a track featured on the Glastonbury compilation CD for that year. Since 2007 Ghost has been touring and DJ’ing all over the UK and Europe (including stints at Glastonbury, Hip Hop Kemp, The Big Chill, Bestival and The Jazz Cafe). He’s also found time to work on a number of different projects including Lingua Franca and Invisible Inc (Synth/Electronic Hip Hop with Kashmere and Verb T).
Since the release of his debut album Ghost has had his music licensed all over the world, alternate versions of both his albums have been released in Japan. Ghost tunes have been included on many a mix CD and compilation (most lately on DJ Yoda’s Fabric Mix). Ghost has handpicked a number of remixes to help build his reputation as a go too guy, his remix of “Soul Investigators Theme” from the seminal Nicole Willis album “Keep Reachin’ Up” and Soul Rock outfit ‘The Heavy’ on counter/Ninja Tune.
Ghost has already released an exclusive remix project, ‘Remixes from the Edge’, available for free download from his website. A collaborative project ‘Invisible Inc – The Exit Strategy’ with long time cohorts Verb T and Kashmere, has just been released through Ghost’s own label, Musicforheads.
Ghost is currently Program Director at radio station RDU in Christchurch, and hosts his ‘Friday Drive Radio Show’ on RDU 98.5fm www.rdu.org.nz every Friday 4-7 pm, you get a picture that Ghost quietly goes about his business of getting the job done.
The radio show focuses on Hip Hop, Dubstep, and Electronic Beats.
- Seldom Seen Often Heard (2006, Breakin Bread)
- Seldom Seen Often Heard (2006, CCR Records, Japan)
- My Soul Looks Like This Mix CD (2008, Breakin Bread)
- Freedom of Thought (2009, Breakin Bread)
- Freedom of Thought (2009, Guinness Records, Japan)
- Postcards from the Edge (2010, Musicforheads)
EPs and singles
- Ghost Stories EP (2003, Breakin Bread)
- Let Em Know EP (2005, Breakin Bread)
- The Payoff EP (2005, Breakin Bread)
- Basic Instinct EP (2006, Breakin Bread)
- It's All Love 7" single (2006, Breakin Bread)
- Freedom of Thought EP (2009, Breakin Bread)
- "Ghost (interview)". Low-Life: UK Hip Hop: The Story & Database. Archived from the original on 22 January 2008. Retrieved 23 January 2008.
- Ghost interview at ukhh.com
- Spoon. "Ghost Seldom Seen Often Heard LP (review)". ukhh.com. Retrieved 23 January 2008. "so it's finally here. after 3 absolute quality 12/EPs for Breakin Bread one of the UKs top producers, Ghost, drops his magnum opus"
- Ryan Maxwell & Stuart Hallick (January 2008). "Ghost Releases It's All Love". hip-hopkings.com. Retrieved 23 January 2008. "Ghost is probably one of the most successful Hip-Hop producers on the UK scene"[dead link]
- Tee (February 2006). "Ghost- Seldom Seen Often Heard (review)". rapnews.co.uk. Retrieved 23 January 2008.
- Britishiphop.co.uk review of "Basic Instinct"
- Review of Ghost Stories from Hip Hop Core (in French), retrieved on 30 January 2008
- Review of 2nd Album 'Freedom of Thought' http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/w525
- Review of 2nd Album 'Freedom of Thought' http://www.musicomh.com/albums/ghost_0609.htm
- Review of 2nd Album 'Freedom of Thought' http://www.flashlightmusic.co.uk/albumreview/article/ghost-freedom-of-thought-album-review.htm