Jonathan Saul Kane

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Jonathan Saul Kane
Also known asDepth Charge, The Octagon Man, Alexander's Dark Band, T.E.T, The Spider, Grimm Death, Block
Born1969[1]
OriginLondon, England
GenresHip hop, electronica, trip hop
Occupation(s)Musician
Years active1989–present
LabelsDC Recordings, Electron Industries

Jonathan Saul Kane (born 1969) is an English DJ, musician who has released recorded material since 1989 as Depth Charge and The Octagon Man, amongst other noms de disc.[2] He is also the owner of the record labels DC Recordings and Electron Industries.

He is well known for his pioneering use of samples, particularly from cult films in the martial arts, spaghetti western and pornographic genres.[2] He has also made tracks celebrating his favourite football team (Brazil on the 1990 single "Goal") and player (on the 1998 single "Romário").[2] Kane is often credited for inventing "trip hop" and "big beat";[3] he used kung-fu film samples before Wu-Tang Clan. His other aliases include Alexander's Dark Band, T.E.T and Grimm Death.[2]

As a confirmed kung-fu movie fan, Kane was involved in setting up the company Made in Hong Kong, which licensed Chinese movies, particularly those made by the Shaw Brothers. Many of these movies are examples of the heroic bloodshed genre (The Killer, A Moment of Romance). Made in Hong Kong was the first company to release Stephen Chow films on VHS in the UK.[4]

Discography[edit]

Depth Charge[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 1989, "Depth Charge", 12", Vinyl Solution
  • 1989, "Bounty Killers", 12", Vinyl Solution, UK No. 84
  • 1990, "Goal", 12", Vinyl Solution
  • 1990, "Dead By Dawn", 12", Vinyl Solution
  • 1991, "Depth Charge vs. Silver Fox", 12", Vinyl Solution
  • 1992, "Bounty Killer II", 12", Vinyl Solution
  • 1994, "Hubba Hubba Hubba", 12", Vinyl Solution
  • 1995, "Legend of the Golden Snake EP", 12"/10"/CD, DC Recordings [UK Number 75]
  • 1995, "Shaolin Buddha Finger", 12", DC Recordings
  • 1995, "Queen of the Scorpion", 10", DC Recordings
  • 1996, "Sex, Sluts and Heaven", 10", R&S Records
  • 1997, "Disko Vixen EP", 2x12", DC Recordings
  • 1997, "Disko Alien", 10", DC Recordings
  • 1998, "Disko Airlines", 2x12", DC Recordings
  • 1998, "Romario", 12"/CD, DC Recordings [UK Number 84]
  • 1998, "Blue Lipps", 12"/CD, DC Recordings [UK Number 96]
  • 1999, "Bounty Killer 3 EP", 12", DC Recordings
  • 2000, "The Goblin", 10", DC Recordings
  • 2002, "Robotomo/Honour", 12", DC Recordings
  • 2003, "I Dream (Depth Charge Vs. The Octagon Man)", 12", DC Recordings
  • 2004, "Hi Voltage Man", 12", DC Recordings
  • 2009, "Mecha Squirrel", 12", DC Recordings

The Octagon Man[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1995, The Exciting World of the Octagon Man, CD/3LP, Electron Industries
  • 2000, Ito Calculus, CD/2LP, DC Recordings
  • 2003, Magneton, CD/2LP, DC Recordings

Singles[edit]

  • 1989, "Free-er Than Free", 12", Vinyl Solution
  • 1990, "The Demented Spirit", 12", Vinyl Solution
  • 1995, "Biting the Dragon's Tail", 12", Electron Industries
  • 1996, "The Rimm/Phonic Maze", 12", Electron Industries
  • 1997, "10ft Flowers", 2x10", Electron Industries
  • 1998, "Vidd", 12", Electron Industries
  • 1998, "Zedd", 12", Electron Industries
  • 2000, "Toy Boxx (The Octagon Man vs. Depth Charge)", 10", DC Recordings

References[edit]

  1. ^ "J. Saul Kane". Discogs.com. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e Colin Larkin, ed. (2000). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Nineties Music (First ed.). Virgin Books. p. 120. ISBN 0-7535-0427-8.
  3. ^ "J Saul Kane - NME, Mar. '98". Phinnweb.org. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  4. ^ "J Saul Kane - NME, Mar. '98". Phinnweb.org. Retrieved 4 December 2019.

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