Klute in Moscow in 2007
Birth name Thomas Withers
31 July 1968
Drum and bass, techno, punk, techstep, neurofunk
Years active 1984–present
Certificate 18, 31, Hospital, Shogun Audio, Soul:R, Metalheadz, Breakbeat Science Recordings
Klute is the primary recording alias of Tom Withers, a drum and bass producer and DJ from Ipswich, UK. He is also the drummer, vocalist and songwriter of the English hardcore band The Stupids.
Klute first turned to electronic production in the early 1990s, experimenting with
techno before turning to drum and bass. He released two 12" singles under the 'Override' alias in 1995 and 1996, as well as appearing on Ninja Tune compilations. In 1997 he released the 12" single Deep Control under the alias 'The Spectre'. In 1998 the debut Klute LP was released on the Casual Bodies Certificate 18 imprint; followed in 2000. Fear of People
In 2001 he established the label Commercial Suicide.
This released his own material, including the albums  (2003), Lie, Cheat & Steal (2005), No One's Listening Anymore , (2007) and The Emperor's New Clothes (2010). All of these albums are double CDs with one drum and bass disc and another of downtempo Music for prophet techno and breakbeat and received widespread acclaim in the electronic music community. The track "Time 4 Change" from No One's Listening Anymore was the last tune played on-air by John Peel. 
Commercial Suicide has also released tracks from
Amit, Break, Digital, Spirit, Calibre, Dom & Roland, Hive, SKC, Gridlok, Jamal, Method One and Chris Su.
As well as releasing music on his own label, Klute has releases on
Hospital Records, 31 Records, Soul:R, Shogun Audio, Metalheadz, and Breakbeat Science Recordings.
Discography [ edit ]
Casual Bodies - Certificate 18 (1998)
Fear of People - Certificate 18 (2000)
- Commercial Suicide (2003) Lie, Cheat & Steal
No One's Listening Anymore - Commercial Suicide (2005)
The Emperor's New Clothes - Commercial Suicide (2007)
Music For Prophet - Commercial Suicide (2010)
The Draft - Commercial Suicide (2013)
Read Between The Lines - Commercial Suicide (2017)
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