(who publishes his music under just his last name) is an English DJ
, born in Leeds
whose works have been included in soundtracks for Animatrix
, Any Given Sunday
and The Girl Next Door
, as well as video games like Need for Speed: Underground, NFL Gameday 2004,
, among others. His songs are also frequently used in TV commercials
such as Hairdo
which featured his song Velocity Shift
or the Endeavor commercial
, which featured Horndog
. Also, the MTV show Maui Fever
features his single Horndog
in the opening credits.
was released in the US in 2003 to critical, if not popular, acclaim. The UK release of this album was plagued with many difficulties that led to a six month delay in its release, prompting Rob to move to new management at the end of 2005.
2006 was set to bring a new Overseer album according to this forum post
by Rob. However the album was not released in 2006 and is now expected for 2008 instead. The album is as of yet untitled, but it is expected to contain Skylight
, a track that featured on the Blade: Trinity
The current status of this album is spoken about here, the key phrase being "I'm afraid you won't be surprised to learn that things are gonna be held up for a little while"", which does not bode well given previous events (see above).
Rob also records with singer/songwriter Rachael Gray. They first worked together on the track "Sparks" which appeared on the Overseer album "Wreckage" on the Columbia label. Following the success of Sparks, work began on a full album project under the name Kanute. Also, former UFC fighter Ken Shamrock used Rob's "Slayed" as his entrance theme on his last two fights. In addition, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua used this song as his entrance song for UFC 76.
Overseer's style is most frequently described as Big Beat
or Chemical Breaks
, although Never
is distinctly Gangsta rap
in style. Overall, Wreckage is a showpiece album that exhibits a wide variety of styles and cannot be bracketed in one single genre.
EPs and Singles