Tim Green’s ability to effortlessly manoeuvre and experiment across the spectrum of electronic music has never been more evident than it is today. Whether putting out reverberating house & techno that send dance floors into a frenzy or writing radio friendly alternative pop music under the moniker Invisible Minds, his work is always stamped with fearlessness. ‘I think diversity in music is the most important thing. The more colors you have in your palette, the more creative and interesting the results can be’
Music is in Tim’s blood. His father – a keyboardist, kept the family home flooded with the sound of artists like Pink Floyd and Joni Mitchell while he was growing up. Learning guitar from the age of 8, Tim played in bands as a teenager, but it was upon hearing Daft Punk’s Discovery album that he was firmly bitten by the electronic music bug. ‘First time I heard Discovery, I was blown away by what I heard, but at the same time confused. I could recognize a lot of the samples they used, as I knew the originals so well from growing up. But I couldn’t understand how they made this type of music. It was all new to me, coming from a strictly Live band background. So I made it my mission to find out how and try for myself!’
Making his first forays into the world of techno with releases on Four:Twenty in 2006, it was his breakout singles ‘Revox’ and ‘Mr Dry’ in 2008 that made the scene sit up and take notice. Tim burrowed further into refining his production prowess with releases on Dirtybird, Cocoon, Get Physical and remixing the likes of Friendly Fires, Cassius and Seth Troxler to name a few, before subsequently being crowned Best Breakthrough Producer at the 2010 DJ Mag Awards. The same year he also recorded his debut ‘Essential Mix’ for BBC Radio 1, which showcased his considerable abilities as a DJ, and was the beginning of a burgeoning DJ career that has seen him traverse the globe on a weekly basis, Institutions such as Fabric London, Panorama Bar Berlin, Amnesia Ibiza and festivals such as Burning Man Nevada, Bestival UK and Dockyard Amsterdam have become a regular fixture in his touring calendar. In 2016 Green took the decision to also perform as a live artist, introducing the physical live elements of hardware, keys and loop pedals he has been able to bring his famed productions to life in an all new experience.
Sven Vath’s Cocoon imprint has become synonymous with Tim’s techno career. Having released numerous tracks and EP’s on the label between 2011 to 16, It only seemed right that Tim would release his debut album with Cocoon in 2018. A landmark body of work and concept that sidestepped convention ‘Her Future Ghost’ is a bold LP and the culmination of his artistry. ‘My concept and direction for ‘Her Future Ghost’ was to write a film score for a film that doesn’t actually exist,’ says Tim. ‘As an avid film score fan, I wanted to create a body of work that took certain typical soundtrack traits. For example, different motifs that repeat throughout, like character themes which evolve and mutate as well as a narrative that develops through the music’
2018 is to herald further treasure from his studio. With Tim going back to his songwriting roots with new artist project ‘Invisible Minds’. Shining a light on a more melodic side to his musical personality. Singles such as Yo Mae Leh & The Cut Girl were released anonymously and received huge support from BBC6 Music and Spotify, resulting in an album deal with legendary UK label Moshi Moshi to be released in October. The album’s a story that’s been 12 years in the making – and it’s a story that proves well worth the wait.
The coming year looks set to be the busiest of his career, with a very busy DJ/Live touring schedule as Tim Green, coming full circle by touring and performing as Invisible Minds with a live band, releasing more Tim Green music in 2019, plus a few more surprises in store no doubt.
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