I do a lot of work with Mike Christie, who is a good friend and an exceptionally talented director. I’ve scored pretty much everything he’s done in the last seven years or so. This is from ‘Jump London’, one of our first collaborations. It was a ground-breaking documentary on free running, which was still very underground in those days. Now, of course, free running is massively popular. You see the directorial style of this film imitated a lot.
I’m currently working with Mike on two big commissions for Channel 4, and really enjoying it. Scoring TV and film is obviously very different to producing pop records, but I like to think one has informed the other. Certainly in my TV work I’ve had to try every different style of music under the sun, from big orchestral numbers to minimal glitching electronica, and while it doesn’t always end up sounding how I imagined, I hope it’s made me a better producer. If nothing else, I’m not as scared to venture out from the safety of 126bpm pop house with huge breakdowns.