|Origin||Leeds, United Kingdom|
Rob Overseer (born Robert George Howes) is an English DJ/producer, born in Leeds whose works have been included in soundtracks for Animatrix, Snatch, Any Given Sunday and The Girl Next Door, as well as video games like Gran Turismo 3, Edgar Torronteras` Extreme Biker, Need for Speed: Underground, SSX 3, NFL Gameday 2004, several Matchstick Productions ski films, and Stuntman, among others. His songs are also frequently used in TV commercials such as Hairdo for Vodafone which featured his song Velocity Shift or the Endeavor commercial for Mitsubishi, which featured Horndog. Also, the MTV show Maui Fever features his single Horndog in the opening credits.
Overseer also records with singer/songwriter Rachael Gray. They first worked together on the track "Sparks" which appeared on the Overseer album "Wreckage" on the Columbia label. Following the success of Sparks, work began on a full album project under the name Kanute. Also, former UFC fighter Ken Shamrock used Rob's "Slayed" as his entrance theme on his last two fights. In addition, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua used this song as his entrance song for UFC 76 as well as Keith Jardine for UFC 89.
Wreckage was released in the US in 2003. The UK release of this album was plagued with many difficulties that led to a six-month delay in its release, prompting Rob to move to new management at the end of 2005. The album received next to no publicity with both press and radio deriding the music as dated big beat.
2006 was set to bring a new, untitled Overseer album. The album was expected to contain Skylight, a track that featured on the Blade: Trinity soundtrack. It was later announced that the album had been "held up for a little while".
In a reply on his official Twitter, Overseer said the following, in regards to a second Kanute album, and the future of Overseer:
"Sorry I'm taking my sweet f'ing time, concentrating on Kanute album for next few months, then back to Overseer cheers x"
This could maybe suggest tracks such as "Skylight", "Invincible Love" and "Hammerhead" might be given a home on this new album, much like Wreckage compiled Overseer tracks from the last 3–5 years they were created.
All Overseer releases failed to chart.
- The Zeptastic (1996 - Soundclash)
- Hit The Tarmac (1998 - Soundclash)
- Everything Louder Than Everything Else (2000 - Columbia)
- Adam F. feat. MOP - "Stand Clear" (Overseer Retake) - (2002)
- Kaiser Chiefs - "I Predict a Riot" (Overseer Remix) - (2005)
- Overseer - "Slayed" (Kostas Petropoulos Mix) - (2005)
- Mad Dash Racing (2001) - Stompbox, Insectocutor Dub
- Blade: Trinity OST (2004) - Skylight
- The Animatrix OST (2000) - Supermoves (Animatrix remix)
- Need For Speed Underground - Supermoves, Doomsday
- TOCA Touring Car series - Supermoves
- SSX3 - Screw Up
- Gran Turismo 3 - Stompbox, Supermoves, Screw Up
- Shaun White Snowboarding - Stompbox
- Edgar Torronteras Extreme Biker - Stompbox, Velocity Shift
- Snatch - Supermoves
- Any Given Sunday OST - Stompbox
- MotorStorm: Arctic Edge - Hammerhead
- Stuntman (video game) - Basstrap, Velocity Shift
- Driver: San Francisco - Pump Action