Klute (musician)

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Klute
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Klute in Moscow in 2007
Background information
Birth name Tom Withers
Origin London, England
Genres Drum and bass, techno, punk, techstep, neurofunk
Occupations Musician
Years active 1987–present
Labels Commercial Suicide, Certificate 18, 31, Hospital, Soul:R, Metalheadz, Breakbeat Science Recordings
Associated acts The Stupids

Klute is the primary recording alias of Tom Withers, a drum and bass producer and DJ from London, UK.[1] He is also the drummer, vocalist and songwriter in the English hardcore band The Stupids.

Klute first turned to electronic production in the early 1990s, experimenting with techno before turning to drum and bass. He released two 12" singles under the 'Override' alias in 1995 and 1996, as well as appearing on Ninja Tune compilations. In 1997 he released the 12" single Deep Control under the alias 'The Spectre'. In 1998 the debut Klute LP Casual Bodies was released on the Certificate 18 imprint; Fear of People followed in 2000.

In 2001 he established the label Commercial Suicide.[2] This released his own material, including the albums Lie, Cheat & Steal (2003), No One's Listening Anymore (2005), The Emperor's New Clothes, (2007) and Music for prophet (2010). All of these albums are double CDs with one drum and bass disc and another of downtempo techno and breakbeat and received widespread acclaim in the electronic music community. The track "Time 4 Change" from No One's Listening Anymore was the last tune played on-air by John Peel.[3]

Commercial Suicide has also released tracks from Amit, Break, Digital, Spirit, Calibre, Dom & Roland, Hive, SKC, and Chris Su.

As well as releasing music on his own label, Klute has releases on Hospital Records, 31 Records, Soul:R, Metalheadz, and Breakbeat Science Recordings.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Casual Bodies - Certificate 18 (1998)
  • Fear of People - Certificate 18 (2000)
  • Lie, Cheat & Steal - Commercial Suicide (2003)
  • No One's Listening Anymore - Commercial Suicide (2005)
  • The Emperor's New Clothes - Commercial Suicide (2007)
  • Music For Prophet - Commercial Suicide (2010)
  • The Draft - Commercial Suicide (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ IMO Records "Klute Biography", IMO Records, London, 17 October 2011. Retrieved on 23 November 2011.
  2. ^ Anderson, Niall (30 December 2011). "Klute Commercial Suicide Interview". Kmag. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "John Peel Tracklistings- 14/10/04". BBC Radio 1. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 

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