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With 20 years experience, Rob Henry’s career has produced a diverse selection of music that refuses to be pigeonholed.
A brief stint as assistant engineer at West London’s Beethoven St. Studio was enough to propel him into his first production job – remixing Bollywood classics for India’s Audiorec. During downtime, he teamed up with Daniel Goganian to experiment with the various analog synths and samplers at their disposal; this slowly grew in to an act they named Children of the Bong.
COTB’s reputation grew through infectious live performances and were signed by Planet Dog Records in 1994. The album ‘Sirius Sounds’ was released in 1995 to critical acclaim and rose to number 3 in the NME’s Indie chart. ‘The album was an immediate success, selling well both in the UK and the US where it was actually banned by the Wal Mart chain because of the band's name! The music struck a chord in the nascent 'big beat' scene appealing to a younger post-rave audience who were seeking something beyond straight 'four to the floor' dance music, but with a psychedelic and non-formulaic edge’. The strain of constant touring and recording together had taken it’s toll and after completing an albums worth of music for the production company who created C4’s ‘The Word’, they parted company.
The next collaboration was with Nick Trimm, the graffiti artist turned DJ who accompanied COTB whenever they played live. They formed Euphonic and released their debut ep and album on the Different Drummer label. The music is a collaborative affair with various like minded suspects drawn in part from Rob and Nick's friends from the Brooklyn hip hop underground including Dr Israel, Soothsayer, and Trymystic Sound System. Other contributors include vocalists Hedlam and Jennifer Achono (Neech). The release attracted some rave reviews, DJ Magazine claiming that listening to it would ‘make your life better’ 9/10.
It was during this period that Raymond Watts, aka PIG, hired Rob’s talents to remix and produce a couple of tracks for his next release and was asked to collaborate on SOW’s 2nd release ‘Sick’. Rob continued to work with Anna Wildsmith (SOW) which took shape as the album ‘Dog’ in which he wrote and produced 5 tracks.
Rob’s recent offerings are the output of a long time collaboration with Tony Messenger (The Unlimited Dream Company). Deep City was formed from a mutual love of Funk Electro and House and has started to release some club friendly anthems with great support from top DJ’s such as Russell Small (Freemasons) and Axwell. Dirty Electro, as the name suggests, deals with a no holds barred sonic assault that reflects the pair’s love of big synths and effects!
If you are interested in working with Rob, please feel free to contact him via this Soundcloud page.