Rob's sounds were established on the Isle of Man, where as a youth Rob taught himself how to play bass and guitar, and how to wing it at drums enough to surprise people who thought he was a one trick pony. He also had a really old version of what became cubase, that ran on his Atari ST when he wasn't playing Sensible Soccer, and he learnt how to use this too. After buying some decks and learning to mix, he moved to London and learned to mix properly. After smashing up (in a musical sense) some of London's most riotous underground parties, he figured he'd give cubase another go and was happy to see that it was now in colour. Sitting down one day he decided to write a track with a melody, for a change, and this became QF736, which was played out by James Holden. It was such a powerful statement that after hearing it once, Ripperton wanted to remix it, and when it was finally released on vinyl it was a weekly recommendation from both Trackitdown and 3Beat. Not bad.
Rob figured that he'd had enough rain, however, and left London for Australia's worst-weathered city, Melbourne. He had barely set up his speakers when he got a call from EQ Grey, who wanted to sign Ligne Rouge - another track that Holden had been using to blow holes in subwoofers (listen to the bass, you will see). Hernan Cattaneo loved it too, even. In many months between this and Ligne Rouge's release, Daso & Pawas made an awesome remix of Rob's tribute to the London Evening Standard TV Desk 2006, Room 228, and this started appearing in Beatport charts and being played on Triple J and lots of other cool stuff. So all this was mad awesome, but Rob still had musical muscles to flex, and was secretly concocting some music to release in 2009. Morbo was the first one to make a big splash, being again much beloved of Hernan Cattaneo, with Scarlett sneaking slowly up on the world and getting props from a who's who of former-prog-house DJs. In fact, in November Sasha was even playing it on his tour of Australia, which was best ever. As for 2010?
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