Justin Robertson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Justin Robertson
Birth name Justin Robertson
Also known as The Prankster, Revtone, The Deadstock 33s
Born (1968-06-11) 11 June 1968 (age 46)
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England
Origin Manchester, England, UK
Genres Electronica, house, big beat, breakbeat, trip hop, dancehall
Occupations Musician, Producer, DJ
Instruments Turntables, guitar, keyboards
Years active 1991 – present
Labels Deconstruction, Nuphonic, Neverwork, Gomma, Optimo Music, Solitary Cyclist, Tigersushi
Associated acts Lionrock, Gentleman Thief, Sleuth, Thee Earls, Kidscience, The Deadstock 33s
Website MySpace profile, www.thedeadstock33s-justinrobertson.com

Justin Robertson (born 11 June 1968 in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey) is a DJ and re-mixer.

Early life[edit]

After attending Dr Challoner's Grammar School in Buckinghamshire, he studied Philosophy at Manchester University.
It was in Manchester that his musical career began. Initially working behind the counter at Eastern Bloc records. He went on to DJ at the Konspiracy club in Manchester, and began his own Sunday club Spice with fellow DJ Greg Fenton. In the early 1990s he started the Most Excellent club and played at The Haçienda.

Remixing career[edit]

Robertson also began a remix career, re working acts such as Björk, Erasure, Happy Mondays and many others.

Since 2003 he has been living and working from London. He has remixed dozens of high-profile music artists, either as himself or as The Prankster, Revtone or The Deadstock 33s, fronted the groups Lionrock and Thee Earls, and has released albums and singles of original music under his own name. Robertson at one time operated the vanity record label Neverwork, and has more recently started the Solitary Cyclist label.

Discography[edit]

Lionrock

Albums

An Instinct for Detection (1996) - UK #30

City Delirious (1998) - UK #73'

Singles

"Lionrock" (1992) - UK #63

"Packet of Peace" (1993) - UK #32

"Carnival" (1993) - UK #34

"Tripwire" (1994) - UK #44

"Straight At Yer Head" (1996) - UK #33

"Fire Up the Shoeshaw" (1996) - UK #43

"Project Now" (1996)

"She's on the Train" (1997)

"Wet Roads Glisten" (1997)

"Rude Boy Rock" (1998) - UK #20

"Scatter and Swing" (1998) - UK #98[1]

Remixes as Justin Robertson / The Prankster[edit]

  • A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray
  • A Man Called Adam – Barefoot in the Head (with Caged Baby)
  • Annie – Better
  • Apollo 440 – Lost in Space
  • Ariel – Food Wine Food
  • Ariel – Sea of Beats
  • Ariel – the Chunk
  • Astronuts – Voyager
  • Audioweb – Faker
  • Ben Mill – Faith in G Minor
  • Björk – Big Time Sensuality
  • Black Star Liner – Superfly and Bindi
  • Boxcar – Universal Hymn
  • Caged Baby – Golden Triangle
  • Candy Flip – Redhills Road
  • Candyland – Bittermoon
  • Cerrones – Cerrone's Paradise
  • The Charlatans – My Beautiful Friend
  • The Chemical Brothers – Music Response
  • Cherry Ghost – 4 AM
  • Chicken Lips – Do It Proper
  • Coco Steel and Lovebomb – Feel It
  • Concretes – Kids
  • D-Code – Odyssey
  • Deep Creed – Warriors Dance
  • DKS – Pump up the Volume
  • Dub Federation – Keep on Giving
  • Dub Pistols – Back to Daylight
  • Elevator Suite –
  • Erasure – Snappy
  • Fatboy Slim – Push and Shove
  • Fatboy Slim – The Joker
  • Felix the Housecat – Harlot
  • Filthy Dukes – Nonsense in the Dark
  • Fini Tribe – Ace Love Deuce
  • Fini Tribe – Forevergreen
  • Fini Tribe – Mellow Man
  • Fluke – Slid
  • Fortran 5 – Heart on the Line
  • Freaks – Creeps
  • Gary Clail – These Things Are Worth Fighting For
  • The Grid – Crystal Clear
  • The Grid – Roller Coaster
  • The Grid – Texas Cowboys
  • GTR – Manco Cepacs Revenge
  • Hacksaw – the Dawn
  • Happy Mondays – Sunshine and Love
  • If – Saturdays Angels
  • IFL – the Brave
  • Inspiral Carpets – Caravan
  • Inspiral Carpets – Skidoo
  • Ladytron – 17
  • Little Axe – Ride on
  • Lizzie Tear – Face in My Mind
  • Mad Jacks – Feel the Hit
  • Mad Jacks – Get to That
  • Manic Street Preachers – Australia
  • Midlake – Roscoe
  • Moodswings – Hozanna
  • Neglectarinos – Music Machine
  • New Fast Automatic Daffodils – This Is Fascism
  • New Kingdom – If Unicorns Were Horses
  • New Order – 1963
  • The Others – Desolate
  • The Overlords – Gods Eye
  • The Overlords – Wow Mr Yogi
  • Pimp – The Light
  • Pioneers – Sweet Inspiration
  • Progress – Weird Life
  • Rachid Taha – Indie
  • Rachid Taha – Voila Voila
  • Radio 4 – Start a Fire
  • Rare – Seems Like
  • React to Rhythm – Intoxication
  • Republica – Out of This World
  • Saint Etienne – Nothing Can Stop Us Now
  • Shamen – Boss Drum
  • SLD – Getting Out
  • Slick Sixty – the Wrestler
  • Sly and Lovechild – Spirit of Destiny
  • Stereo Mcs – Creation
  • Stone Roses – Waterfall
  • Stush – Fools Gold
  • Suede – Chemistry Between Us
  • Sugar Merchants – Throw Away
  • Sugarcubes – Birthday
  • Sugarcubes – Motorcrash
  • The Summit – Project X
  • Talk Talk – Dum Dum Girl
  • TC 1992 – Funky Guitar
  • Tommy Four Seven – Eat Me
  • Transglobal Underground – International Times
  • WestBam – Celebration Generation
  • The Whip – Sister Siam
  • Wire – So Slow
  • Yargo – Love Revolution

The Deadstock 33s Remixes[edit]

  • 2 Bears – Time in Mind
  • Andre VII – Discotecca Clandestina
  • Arveene and Misk – Mi casa
  • Asteroids – This Distance
  • Brothertiger – You're Afraid
  • Clap Rules – Happyhamony
  • Cosomonauts – Es vedra
  • Coyote – Drop Out
  • dEUS – Quattre Mains
  • DJ Shine – Arikanto
  • Erol Alkan and Boysnoize – Lemonade
  • Filthy Dukes – Animals
  • The Ghost – City Lights
  • The Glimmers – Killing Jokes
  • Golden Bug – Coco
  • Grace Jones – Love You to Life
  • In Flagranti – Rabbit Hole
  • Japanese Popstars – Forever
  • Joakim – Labyrinth (with Daniel Avery)
  • Justice – On and On
  • Kinky Noodles – Mystic Toad
  • Lionrock – Packet of Peace
  • Miracle Boy – Octopus
  • Mother Rose – Refried
  • Mystery Jets – Serotonin
  • Paul Weller – When Your Gardens Overgrown
  • People Get Real – Deep Breath
  • Poncho – Daft Murph
  • Punks Jump Up – Get Down
  • RDA – Picture Club
  • Shadowdancer – Catmoves
  • Stepkids – Suburban Dream
  • Stopmakingme – K and Big V
  • Tronikyouth – Think
  • Warm Digits – Grapefruit
  • Warm Digits – Trans Penine Express
  • The Whip – Secret Weapon

External links[edit]