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A fixture on the UK jungle scene since the early nineties, Photek a.k.a. Rupert Parkes is best known for his role in developing the “intelligent” drum & bass genre. Over the course of his career as Photek, Parkes has developed a sound that is simultaneously individual, innovative and accessible, earning him much respect and popularity amongst critics and music fans alike. The strength of the sound finds foundation in Photek’s incredibly detailed drum programming, which is then augmented by his sophisticated sense for combining abstract sounds with jazz and classic techno influences.

Recently Parkes has been more and more active in producing music for film, having worked on a number of scoring projects for upcoming features from his new home base in Los Angeles (most notably for The Animatrix and The Italian Job). His dedication to film scoring is evident, and his perfectionist attention to detail and tireless work ethic are quickly leading him to success in Hollywood.

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  • altermaven

    KU:PALM is a mixed blessing, but I'll always remember Photek for Modus Operandi.

    14 Aug 11:58am Reply
  • Todesh

    фотик

    24 Jul 4:13pm Reply
  • udisgustme

    smoke rings :O O O O

    4 Jul 11:43am Reply
  • TastyDogChow

    it's good stuff but sometimes his work drags on too long, most of his 7 minute tracks could really be 4 minutes and still have the same effect. but like i said, it's good stuff. love his bjork remix.

    30 Jun 12:52pm Reply
  • Shirow_XL

    KU:PALM is so wonderful.

    13 Apr 10:03pm Reply
  • rumpelraik

    @Otter3000 totally true, except me changing the order ;) : Rings Around Saturn, Ni-Ten-Ichi-Ryu (Two Sword Technique), and then T.Raenon - though I also love the whole NBK, since they're the tracks most heavily on rotation for a long time and as that highly influential, at least for me.

    15 Mar 1:43am Reply
  • mot00rzysta

    @WSCrew no thanks !

    7 Feb 2:57pm Reply
  • cokeboy2

    The Rain has to be his best, for me.

    5 Feb 3:44am Reply
  • shakedatthang

    Tho I think I prefer his work as 'The Sentinel'

    4 Nov 2013 Reply
  • shakedatthang

    Baltimore!

    4 Nov 2013 Reply
  • enatoka

    yo but f*ck new photek

    16 Oct 2013 Reply
  • futureaspects

    The Truper - Volume 3 - B side

    4 Oct 2013 Reply
  • tropicalhaze

    Also, all Street Beats volumes are as great as jungle tunes can get.

    25 Jul 2013 Reply
  • bloodmaw

    v dude's right

    24 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Otter3000

    His best tracks by far are his DNB tracks from the 90's, they aren't even showing up in the top list... check out T'raenon, Rings Around Saturn, Ni Ten Ichi Ryu

    13 Jul 2013 Reply
  • vinesh

    badman

    27 Jun 2013 Reply
  • nagchomper

    ku:palm dropped me down the photek hole and i never want to return to reality

    18 Jun 2013 Reply
  • b-boy64

    See you tonight bitches!!! ^_^!!!

    28 Feb 2013 Reply
  • carbonex

    Haven't heard the new album yet but his Essential Mix last year was groovy.

    20 Feb 2013 Reply
  • thedoseoftea

    Is he the one that co-wrote Institute's Bullet Proof Skin?

    20 Feb 2013 Reply
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