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Brian Transeau

BT is the stage name of musician Brian Transeau.

Born in Maryland, and classically trained from the age of thirteen, he attended Berklee School of Music in Boston for one year before dropping out and moving to Los Angeles, then back to Washington, DC. For some reason Transeau's music was not very well received in the United States during the early 1990s, however he moved temporarily to Europe where his music was discovered by Sasha[?], a British DJ who introduced BT's music into the club circuit. Instantly popular, BT's 1996 album Ima helped shape the future of the burgeoning progressive house scene as it merged with, and later came to define, the trance music style. However, unlike so many artists of the trance genre, BT has lost neither his momentum nor his edge. While Ima was comprised solely of the "progressive" sound, 1997's ESCM was more experimental (although it still produced several big records for the Electronic dance music scene). BT's 1999 album Movement in Still Life continued his experimentation outside of the trance genre he helped to define, though an interesting dichotomy emerged between his more adventurous work and the more structured, commercially viable tracks.

In recent years he has also moved into film scoring including Go! (1999), Under Suspicion (2000), Driven (2001) and The Fast and the Furious (2001).

Also of interesting note, unlike many EDM artists, Transeau frequently performs his music live on-stage.

Singles:

  • "Moment of Truth" (1993)
  • "Relativity" (1993)
  • "Embracing the Sunshine"
  • "Loving You More" featuring Vincent Covello (1995)
  • "Blue Skies" featuring Tori Amos (1996)
  • "Divinity" (1996)
  • "Quark" (1997)
  • "Flaming June" (1997)
  • "Love, Peace & Grease" (1997)
  • "Remember" (1997)
  • "Shineaway" (1997)
  • "Believer" (1999)
  • "Godspeed" (1999)
  • "Mercury and Solace" (1999)
  • "Fibonacci Sequence" (2000)
  • "Never Gonna Come Back Down" (2000)
  • "Dreaming" (2000)

Albums:

  • Ima (1996)
  • ESCM (1997)
  • Movement in Still Life (2000)
  • R&R (Rare & Remixed) (2001) - A collection of BT's remix work.
  • 10 Years in the Life (2003) - "Best of" album.

Remixes:

  • Tori Amos, "Talula" (1996)
  • Tori Amos, "Amos Putting the Damage On" (1997)
  • B-Tribe, "Nanita-A Spanish Lullaby"
  • Cabana, "Bailando Con Lobos"
  • Dina Carrol, "Run To You" (1997)
  • Crystal Method, "Keep Hope Alive" (1997)
  • Deep Dish, "Stranded" (1997)
  • Depeche Mode, "It's No Good" (1997)
  • DJ Rap, "Bad Girl" (1998)
  • Paul Van Dyk[?], "Forbidden Fruit" (1996)
  • Gipsy Kings, "La Rumba De Nicolas" (1996)
  • Grace, "It's Not Over Yet"
  • Lenny Kravitz, "If You Can't Say No" (1998)
  • Sarah McLachlan, "I Love You" (1999)
  • Madonna, "Drowned World/Substitute For Love" (1998)
  • Billie Ray Martin, "Imitation of Life/Running Around Town" (1996)
  • Billie Ray Martin, "Space Oasis"
  • Mike Oldfield, "Let There Be Light"
  • Diana Ross, "Take Me Higher"
  • Seal, "I'm Alive"
  • Shiva, "Freedom"
  • Wild Colour, "Dreams"

Film scores:

Sample CDs:

  • BT - Breakz from the Nu Skool (2002)
  • BT - Twisted Textures (2002)

More information is available at http://www.btmusic.com



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