Rich File

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Rich File
Also known as Forme
Genres Electronica, breakbeat, trip hop
Occupations Composer, Music Producer, Recording Engineer, Disc Jockey
Years active 1995–present
Labels Mo' Wax, Marine Parade
Associated acts Unkle, We Fell to Earth
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Richard "Rich" File (born 1974) is a composer and music producer, best known for his work with James Lavelle as part of Unkle. He has also released singles under the alias Forme.


File joined Unkle in 1999, having remixed Unreal (from the debut album Psyence Fiction) with added vocals from Ian Brown. For the subsequent Unkle albums Never, Never, Land and War Stories, File is credited with piano, organ, synthesizer, guitar, and vocal parts, as well as co-production.

Working under the Unkle name, File remixed tracks by a number of well-known artists including DJ Shadow, Queens of the Stone Age, Depeche Mode, The Duke Spirit, Garbage, and Placebo. File and Lavelle also released a number of DJ mixes under the name Unklesounds, including Edit Music for a Film: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Reconstruction.

In January 2008 File announced he was leaving Unkle after a decade of collaboration to pursue work with his new band We Fell to Earth alongside Wendy Rae Fowler.[1][2]

We Fell to Earth released their debut album in 2009 and saw tracks feature in US dramas: "The Double" in Gossip Girl and CSI: NY and The Prisoner "Lights Out" In Numb3rs "Careful What You Wish For" in CSI: NY.

In winter of 2010 We Fell to Earth composed and performed the theme song to AMC'S 'The Killing'. The show is based on the Danish television series Forbrydelsen and tells the story of the murder of a young girl in Seattle and the subsequent police investigation.[3] The show debuted in the U.S. with a 2 hour premiere on Sunday, April 3, 2011 and made its U.K. debut on Channel 4 in May of the same year.

In 2011 Rich produced[4] Mercury Music Prize nominated band The Invisible's sophomore album which was released in June 2012.[5]


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