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Neil Davidge

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Neil Davidge was born in Southmead Hospital, Bristol in 1962. As a teenager he loved to paint, creating both fine art works and more abstract pieces. Prior to studying graphic design at Brunel Technical College, he became enamoured with the late 1970’s UK punk scene, attending local gigs and reading of iconoclastic movers and shakers in the New Musical Express. Neil also began to play guitar. “Punk taught me that you didn’t have to understand the academic side of music to make a great noise”, he says.

Jump cut to the early-to-mid 1990’s. Neil had met Massive Attack’s Mushroom AKA Andrew Vowles as early as 1991, and was in and around Bristol’s Coach House Studios when Portishead recorded parts of their debut album Dummy there between 1991-1994. The owner of Coach House, Andy Allen, introduced Neil to the rest of Massive Attack in 1996, and hitting it off, they collaborated on The Hunter, a song for the Batman Forever soundtrack that featured Everything But The Girl vocalist Tracey Thorn. That same year, Massive Attack won a Brit Award for ‘Best Dance Act.’

Working in close collaboration with Massive’s Robert Del Naja, AKA 3D, Neil then had a key hand in shaping the darker, forward-looking sound of the band’s third album, 1998’s Mezzanine. One of its most memorable sessions found him working with former Cocteau Twins vocalist Liz Fraser on the song Teardrop, now known to millions more as the theme tune for House, the hit US medical drama that stars British actor Hugh Laurie.

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  • Simon-1995

    can't wait for Slo Light!

    26 Feb 7:59pm Reply
  • Hahren

    This is all just so great.

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • KingCloud12

    The remix album is so good.

    31 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Dreaver

    I love the remix album so much.

    30 Nov 2012 Reply
  • LilLioness

    This looks to be my fave since Halo 2 volume 1.

    24 Nov 2012 Reply
  • blakeandcamp

    The Halo 4 OST is fantastic, however I do agree that it isn't memorable while simply listening to it on itunes. Hoping it is more memorable while playing the game though, usually they are.

    5 Nov 2012 Reply
  • LewisofEngland

    I was a tad worried when I noticed Micheal and Martin weren't doing the soundtrack this time round, but Neil has done a suitably epic job. Now it all rests on 343.

    28 Oct 2012 Reply
  • DJXage

    I love the halo 4 soundtrack and i also love the remixs its great for when i DJ

    25 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Felipe_R_Prado

    Soundtrack for Halo 4 is incredibly beautiful! Good job! ;)

    19 Oct 2012 Reply
  • phykaiser

    The Push soundtrack is absolutely and utterly amazing.

    28 Jul 2012 Reply
  • AFinalDate

    Congratulations on such amazing work for Halo 4. You've become one of my new favorite artists. Keep it up.

    23 Jun 2012 Reply
  • NavyAzalea

    Where can I buy lost people?!?! I want it sooo bad!!!!

    13 Feb 2011 Reply
  • misslrose

    Wish that I could find a recording of Lost People... don't know why it's been so hard.

    16 Nov 2010 Reply
  • SeveralPeople

    i didnt see Push because it was just another rip-off of X-Men. So unfortunately i didnt get to hear your soundtrack.

    25 Sep 2010 Reply
  • BassWarrior

    Yes Neil, some wicked stuff on the Push soundtrack, fair play guvnor.

    24 Jun 2010 Reply

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