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This weeks Somethingforyourears is brought to you by Soundtrack Composer and DJ Damon Baxter AKA Deadly Avenger, who has compiled an hour of his all time favourite movie soundtracks…
Composer, producer and international DJ, Damon Baxter aka Deadly Avenger, first burst onto the dance music scene back in the the early noughties. Supported by the likes of Fatboy slim, Propellerheads and Jon Carter, Damon was heralded as the pioneer of ‘Big Beat’ touring the world and setting dancefloors alight, he eventually settled nicely into a Fabric Residency alongside Unkle and The Wiseguys, which lead to the release of two of the genres biggest records, ‘Evel Kneivel’ and ‘King Titos Gloves’.
But It wasn’t until the first remixes were commisioned that the true Deadly Avenger sound would emerge. A sound that the indie glitterati embraced, bands such as Travis, Manic Street Preachers, Elbow, and The Charlatans were all seduced by the overly emotional strings, blended with dirty beats and enigmatic arrangements. A sound that developed fully with the re-imagining of Bill Conti’s “Going the distance” into the form of ‘We Took Pelham’.
It was this piece that was to open the doors into the world of music to picture. The opening track from the critically acclaimed ‘Deep Red’ album, was to set the tone of things to come over the next few years. With music being used from adverts to movie trailers, sports shows to drama’s, Deadly Avenger has now gone full circle and is ready to unleash music once again.
Below are examples of his music being used in the trailer for the forthcoming Johnny English: Reborn movie starring Rowan Atkinson, And below that his tune King Titos Gloves being used in the film Human Traffic.
For more on Deadly, visit his website here