Martin Freeland

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Martin Freeland
Birth name Martin Freeland
Also known as Man With No Name, M.W.N.N., Mr. Techno Techno Techno
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Goa trance, techno
Occupations Disc jockey, record producer
Years active 1990 - present

Martin Freeland, also known as Man With No Name, M.W.N.N. or Mr Techno Techno Techno, is a British Goa trance artist (record producer and DJ) and one of the defining artists of the genre. Originally a techno record producer, Freeland changed style at the beginning of the 1990s.[1][2]

Music career[edit]

Early work[edit]

Freeland initially produced techno tracks in the late 1980s. Working with various other producers he contributed to tracks by Charm, Perfectly Ordinary People and Pisces, before releasing "Way Out West" under the name of Man With No Name in 1990. The track sampled lines from the western film, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly.

Singles[edit]

Freeland released several further tracks under his Man With No Name title, before becoming influenced by the sound of Goa trance. With Raja Ram and Graham Wood he contributed to The Infinity Project, before releasing a double A-side on Dragonfly Records entitled "Teleport" / "Sly-Ed". The former track appeared on Dragonfly's first Classix compilation album in 1998.

Following a second Dragonfly release, "Lunar Cycle", Freeland was signed onto Paul Oakenfold's Perfecto Records label, appearing as part of the Perfecto Fluoro series. The singles "Floor-Essence", "Paint A Picture" and a re-release of "Teleport" all reached the UK Singles Chart, the highest position going to "Paint A Picture", which peaked at #42 in January 1996.[3] The track featured vocals from Hannah Bradley.

Later singles included "The First Day (Horizon)", "Vavoom!" and a remix of "Teleport".

Albums[edit]

Freeland released the album, Moment of Truth in 1996 on Concept in Dance, a subsidiary label of XL Recordings. The instrumental album featured the singles "Floor-Essence" and "Sugar Rush". A second album, Earth Moving The Sun, was released in 1998 on Perfecto, featuring a variety of instrumental, vocal and ambient tracks.

A remix album entitled Teleportation was released by Dragonfly in 2000, before a third album entitled Interstate Highway followed in 2003.

Remix work[edit]

In addition to producing singles and albums, Freeland became a remixer for trance artists. Perfecto labelmates Grace, BT and Perfecto Allstarz received his remix treatment, as well as other artists such as Dreadzone, Disco Volante, Storm, Section X and Elevate.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Moment of Truth (1996)
  • Earth Moving the Sun (1998)
  • Teleportation (2000)
  • Interstate Highway (2003)

Chart singles[edit]

  • "Floor-Essence" (1995) - UK #68
  • "Paint A Picture" (1996) - UK #42 - featuring Hannah
  • "Teleport" / "Sugar Rush" (1996) - UK #55
  • "Vavoom!" (1998) - UK #43
  • "The First Day (Horizon)" (1998) - UK #72[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Man With No Name Biography - Yahoo! Music". New.music.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 345. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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