Reuben Wu

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Reuben Wu
Reuben Wu 2009-04-03.jpg
Wu performing at The Metro, Chicago, IL in April 2009.
Background information
Born 1975 (age 38–39)
Origin Liverpool, England
Genres Electronic, synthpop, new wave
Occupations Musician, DJ, photographer, industrial designer
Instruments Synthesizers
Years active 1990s—present
Labels Nettwerk
Associated acts Ladytron, Electric Six
Website www.ladytron.com
www.reubenwu.com
Notable instruments
Minimoog Voyager, Korg MS-10, Korg MS2000B

Reuben Wu (born 1975) is a British musician and member of the electronic band Ladytron.[1] His role in the band is keyboardist, songwriter and producer. He is also an accomplished photographer and a DJ.

Biography[edit]

Wu grew up in North West England.[2] He's a classically trained violinist.[3] Wu trained in Industrial Design at Sheffield Hallam University. He graduated in 1997[2] and finished his MSc in 1998 at University of Liverpool before working as an industrial designer for Team Consulting in Cambridge until going full time with the band in 2002.[4] Wu drew the cover of the UK edition of Ladytron's first album 604.[3]

He met Daniel Hunt in Liverpool in 1994 and formed Ladytron with him in 1999, along with Mira Aroyo and Helen Marnie.

Wu and Hunt set up the Liverpool club night Evol and bar Korova.[3]

In 23 June 2011, he released a book with a collection of photographs from an expedition with a friend on Svalbard in March 2011.[2]

He features on the Electric Six song "Love Song for Myself" on their seventh album Zodiac.[5]

Wu produced and co-wrote two songs "Birds of Prey" and "Little Dreamer" for Christina Aguilera's 2010 album Bionic.

Wu continues to DJ internationally, including tours around North America and South East Asia.

Instruments[edit]

During Ladytron's live shows, Reuben Wu plays synthesizers. Korg MS-10 was his primary synthesizer for the first four Ladytron tours.

Wu played live the following instruments for the band:

On the early part of Witching Hour tour, Ladytron used to name their four identical Korg MS2000B to be easier installed on stage. His MS2000B keyboard was named Gloria.[6]

Discography[edit]

Ladytron[edit]

Main article: Ladytron discography

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Made up in China". The Times (News International). 2005-01-01. Retrieved 2009-07-19. 
  2. ^ a b c "SVALBARD 12 inch version By Reuben Wu". Blurb.com. Retrieved 2013-03-19. 
  3. ^ a b c Wright, Jade (2008-04-25). "Ladytron’s tour de force". Liverpool Echo. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Designer Downtime". Core77.com. Retrieved 2013-03-19. 
  5. ^ "Zodiac [9/28] – CD". Best Buy. Best Buy. 
  6. ^ "Artist Details". Korg. Retrieved 2013-03-19. 

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