Justin Robertson

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Justin Robertson
Birth name Justin Robertson
Also known as The Prankster, Revtone, The Deadstock 33s
Born (1968-06-11) 11 June 1968 (age 48)
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England
Origin Manchester, England
Genres Electronica, house, big beat, breakbeat, trip hop, dancehall
Occupation(s) Musician, Producer, DJ, Artist
Instruments Turntables, guitar, keyboards, programming, Vocals
Years active 1991 – present
Labels Deconstruction, Nuphonic, Neverwork, Gomma, Optimo Music, Solitary Cyclist, Clouded Vision, Days of Being Wild, Tigersushi, Skint
Associated acts Lionrock, Gentleman Thief, Sleuth, Thee Earls, Kidscience, The Deadstock 33s
Website www.justinrobertson.co.uk

Justin Robertson (born 11 June 1968 in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey) is an English electronic musician, DJ, record producer and Artist

Early life[edit]

Born in Walton-on-Thames in 1968. Moving to Chalfont-St-Peter in Buckinghamshire. After attending Dr Challoner's Grammar School in Buckinghamshire, he studied Philosophy at Manchester University.

Career[edit]

It was in Manchester that his musical career began. Initially working behind the counter at Eastern Bloc records. He went on to DJ at the Konspiracy club in Manchester, and began his own Sunday club Spice with fellow DJ Greg Fenton. In the early 1990s he started the Most Excellent club and played at The Haçienda. Subsequently he went on to run Sleuth with Richard Hector-Jones and was one of the residents at Bugged Out. He has released several DJ mix albums. Robertson continues to perform DJ sets at venues and festivals globally.

Robertson also began a remix career, re working acts such as Björk, Erasure, Happy Mondays, Paul Weller, Justice, and many others.

Since 2003 he has been living and working from London. He has remixed dozens of high-profile music artists, either as himself or as The Prankster, Revtone or The Deadstock 33s, fronted the groups Lionrock and Thee Earls, and has released albums and singles of original music under his own name. Robertson at one time operated the vanity record label Neverwork. Since 2015 Robertson has been signed to Skint records, with whom he released the Deadstock 33s album Everything is Turbulence. He continues to work in London from his Solitary Cyclist studio.

Art[edit]

In 2015 Robertson created a traveling art show of oil paintings called Everything is Turbulence exhibiting in London, Leeds, Manchester, Stockholm and Ireland. The show examined notions of chaos and mystery through images of imagined creatures.

Discography[edit]

DJ Mix Albums[edit]

  • Journeys by DJs
  • Journeys by DJs Select Tape
  • Cream Live
  • Bugged Out
  • Imprint
  • Art Of Acid

Lionrock[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • An Instinct for Detection (1996) - UK #30
  • City Delirious (1998) - UK #73'

Singles[edit]

  • "Lionrock" (1992) - UK #63
  • "Packet of Peace" (1993) - UK #32
  • "Carnival" (1993) - UK #34
  • "Tripwire" (1994) - UK #44
  • "Straight At Yer Head" (1996) - UK #33
  • "Fire Up the Shoeshaw" (1996) - UK #43
  • "Project Now" (1996)
  • "She's on the Train" (1997)
  • "Wet Roads Glisten" (1997)
  • "Rude Boy Rock" (1998) - UK #20
  • "Scatter and Swing" (1998) - UK #98[1]

Remixes as Justin Robertson / The Prankster[edit]

  • A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray
  • A Man Called Adam – Barefoot in the Head (with Caged Baby)
  • Annie – Better
  • Apollo 440 – Lost in Space
  • Ariel – Food Wine Food
  • Ariel – Sea of Beats
  • Ariel – the Chunk
  • Astronuts – Voyager
  • Audioweb – Faker
  • Ben Mill – Faith in G Minor
  • Björk – Big Time Sensuality
  • Black Star Liner – Superfly and Bindi
  • Boxcar – Universal Hymn
  • Caged Baby – Golden Triangle
  • Candy Flip – Redhills Road
  • Candyland – Bittermoon
  • Cerrones – Cerrone's Paradise
  • The Charlatans – My Beautiful Friend
  • The Chemical Brothers – Music Response
  • Cherry Ghost – 4 AM
  • Chicken Lips – Do It Proper
  • Coco Steel and Lovebomb – Feel It
  • Concretes – Kids
  • D-Code – Odyssey
  • Deep Creed – Warriors Dance
  • DKS – Pump up the Volume
  • Dub Federation – Keep on Giving
  • Dub Pistols – Back to Daylight
  • Elevator Suite –
  • Erasure – Snappy
  • Fatboy Slim – Push and Shove
  • Fatboy Slim – The Joker
  • Felix the Housecat – Harlot
  • Filthy Dukes – Nonsense in the Dark
  • Fini Tribe – Ace Love Deuce
  • Fini Tribe – Forevergreen
  • Fini Tribe – Mellow Man
  • Fluke – Slid
  • Fortran 5 – Heart on the Line
  • Freaks – Creeps
  • Gary Clail – These Things Are Worth Fighting For
  • The Grid – Crystal Clear
  • The Grid – Roller Coaster
  • The Grid – Texas Cowboys
  • GTR – Manco Cepacs Revenge
  • Hacksaw – the Dawn
  • Happy Mondays – Sunshine and Love
  • If – Saturdays Angels
  • IFL – the Brave
  • Inspiral Carpets – Caravan
  • Inspiral Carpets – Skidoo
  • Ladytron – 17
  • Little Axe – Ride on
  • Lizzie Tear – Face in My Mind
  • Mad Jacks – Feel the Hit
  • Mad Jacks – Get to That
  • Manic Street Preachers – Australia
  • Midlake – Roscoe
  • Moodswings – Hozanna
  • Neglectarinos – Music Machine
  • New Fast Automatic Daffodils – This Is Fascism
  • New Kingdom – If Unicorns Were Horses
  • New Order – 1963
  • The Others – Desolate
  • The Overlords – Gods Eye
  • The Overlords – Wow Mr Yogi
  • Pimp – The Light
  • Pioneers – Sweet Inspiration
  • Progress – Weird Life
  • Rachid Taha – Indie
  • Rachid Taha – Voila Voila
  • Radio 4 – Start a Fire
  • Rare – Seems Like
  • React to Rhythm – Intoxication
  • Republica – Out of This World
  • Saint Etienne – Nothing Can Stop Us Now
  • Shamen – Boss Drum
  • SLD – Getting Out
  • Slick Sixty – the Wrestler
  • Sly and Lovechild – Spirit of Destiny
  • Stereo Mcs – Creation
  • Stone Roses – Waterfall
  • Stush – Fools Gold
  • Suede – Chemistry Between Us
  • Sugar Merchants – Throw Away
  • Sugarcubes – Birthday
  • Sugarcubes – Motorcrash
  • The Summit – Project X
  • Talk Talk – Dum Dum Girl
  • TC 1992 – Funky Guitar
  • Tommy Four Seven – Eat Me
  • Transglobal Underground – International Times
  • Wally Lopez-Patricia never leaves the house
  • WestBam – Celebration Generation
  • The Whip – Sister Siam
  • Wire – So Slow
  • Yargo – Love Revolution

The Prankster[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Sounds of the Burning Spear

Peter Perfect[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Pitstop
  • Anthill

Gentleman Thief[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Havanna Twilight
  • Jam the Channel
  • We generate love

King Marvel Invention[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Claypipe

Revtone[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Justin Robertson presents Revtone (2001)

Singles[edit]

  • The Brightest thing(2001)
  • Everpresent/The Brightest thing Remixes (2002)
  • Love Movement Berlin mixes(2003)

Justin Robertson[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Have Mercy/Blister Boy
  • Ruckus Juice/ Acid Rave Music
  • Gyroscope (2007)
  • Pylon Theory (2007)
  • Zazous (2007)
  • Yes it is (With Tim Burgess)
  • Save me (with Ernest Ranglin and Nadine Sutherland)

Guest Vocals[edit]

  • Anil Chawla - We are all together
  • Bpa - Island
  • Beltec - We Weren't born to Die
  • Fatboy Slim - Push and Shove

Thee Earls[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Nine Days (2010)

Singles[edit]

  • Bombs to fall

The Deadstock 33s[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • The Pilgrim's Ghost - 2014
  • Everything is Turbulence - 2015

Singles/ eps[edit]

  • Confluence of Torrents ep for Clouded Vision
  • Leipzig Bicycle ep for Days of Being Wild
  • The Circular Path
  • I Am Steppenwolf/Release the Primitive
  • Underneath the Pines (single)
  • Ritual ep
  • Stranger ep
  • One Lone Rider ep
  • Project Mercury
  • Cavalry/ The Devil's Paintbrush
  • Up with the sun
  • We Could Be
  • Drifting on a wave/ Echo Sound
  • Voodoo Swamp ep

With Daniel Avery[edit]

  • Daniel Avery and The Deadstock 33S - Tunnel - a track for Jennifer Cardini's CORRESPONDANT LABEL.
  • Daniel Avery and The Deadstock 33S - Nylon Icon EP
  • The Deadstock 33S and Stopmakingme -4 Track EP FOR Tigersushi- PARK DRIVE/OSCILLATE/GRAVITY/A RISING MADNESS
  • The Deadstock 33S and Stopmakingme -Autumn
  • The Deadstock 33S and Stopmakingme -On Rushmore EP
  • The Deadstock 33S and Stopmakingme -Machinist/Battery Life

The Deadstock 33s Remixes[edit]

  • 2 Bears – Time in Mind
  • Amber Arcades - Turning Lights
  • Andre VII – Discotecca Clandestina
  • Andrew Weatherall - The Confidence Man
  • Arveene and Misk – Mi casa
  • Asphodells - Beglammered
  • Asteroids – This Distance
  • Brothertiger – You're Afraid
  • Bryan Ferry - Driving me wild
  • Cabaret Nocturne – Astro Tango
  • Cannibal Ink - Le Petit Prince
  • Cheval Sombre - Couldn't Do
  • Clap Rules – Happyhamony
  • Cosomonauts – Es vedra
  • Coyote – Drop Out
  • Chris Massey - Love from Lagos
  • Dan Beaumont - Trippy Pumper
  • Dark Horses - Boxing Day
  • David Shaw and the Beat - Trance in Mexico
  • Denney - On & On
  • dEUS – Quattre Mains
  • Dimitri Veimar - Space Glue
  • Dj Rocca - Popibox
  • DJ Shine – Arikanto
  • Erol Alkan and Boysnoize – Lemonade
  • Eskimo Twins - Judas
  • Filthy Dukes – Animals
  • Fini Tribe - Detestimony
  • The Ghost – City Lights
  • The Glimmers – Killing Jokes
  • Golden Bug – Coco
  • Grace Jones – Love You to Life
  • In Flagranti – Rabbit Hole
  • Japanese Popstars – Forever
  • Joakim – Labyrinth (with Daniel Avery)
  • Justice – On and On
  • Kinky Noodles – Mystic Toad
  • Klaxons - Show me
  • Lionrock – Packet of Peace
  • London Grammar - If you Wait
  • Miracle Boy – Octopus
  • Mother Rose – Refried
  • Mystery Jets – Serotonin
  • Paul Weller – When Your Gardens Overgrown
  • People Get Real – Deep Breath
  • Phil Keiran - I Can't stop
  • Poncho – Daft Murph
  • Pink Skull - Yellow
  • Prostitution of Sound - Pos
  • Public Service Broadcast - Signal 30
  • Punks Jump Up – Get Down
  • RDA – Picture Club
  • Richard Rossa - Ram Vong
  • Shadowdancer – Catmoves
  • Sid Le Rock - Here We are
  • Stay Bless - Distance
  • Stepkids – Suburban Dream
  • Stopmakingme – K and Big V
  • Squarewave - Through My Mind
  • Sunshine Underground - Finally we arrive
  • Temples - Shelter Song
  • Tronikyouth – Think
  • Tronikyouth - Bell Common
  • Warm Digits – Grapefruit
  • Warm Digits – Trans Penine Express
  • The Whip – Secret Weapon

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