…has been writing and producing music for over 15 years. His production/collaboration credits include Big Brother Australia, Delta Goodrem, Olivia Newton-John, Gina G, Belinda Emmett, Rove Live (TV Theme), skitHouse (TV Theme), Queer As Folk, The Wog Boy (Soundtrack), Tabula Rasa (Soundtrack), Johnny X, Mr Jones, Craig Heath, Real Life, Angelspit and Tankt.
John’s primary band, Parralox, are John von Ahlen and Amii Jackson.
Having lit the pop music blogosphere on fire over recent years with exceptional electronic pop productions like “Hotter”, “Isn’t It Strange” and “I Sing The Body Electric”, Parralox have gained a sizable fan following on the web that have traveled far and wide to see them perform in European clubs and festivals in the UK, Germany, Sweden and Spain.
Parralox’s early success culminated in their seminal cover of the Radiohead smash hit single “Creep” which charted worldwide on Billboard’s Dance/Club and Breakout charts, CMJ’s College Radio Chart, ranked Top 40 in the UK Commercial Club chart as well as held down an exceptional three week number one run on Gaydar Radio – championed by Phil Marriott, influential Head of Music for the global digital radio and lifestyle brand.
2013 will see Parralox move from the underground buzz factory to bigger audiences throughout the globe with lead single “Sharper Than A Knife” as part of their weaponry of power pop tracks.
“Sharper Than A Knife” has received steady acclaim from influential online tastemakers including Popjustice and EQ Music Blog and confirms the band’s rightful place in the EDM and commercial pop music markets.
…has been working in Los Angeles for the last 8 years utilizing his varied skills as an engineer, editor, sound designer and composer. As a drummer with groundbreaking English electronic group Nitzer Ebb he played and performed around the world in places as far a field as Russia, Israel and Asia along with numerous tours of the U.S. and Europe as a headline act and also as opening act to the likes of Depeche Mode, Sisters of Mercy and Jesus and Mary Chain. He simultaneously carved a unique niche in the world of remixing and was involved with several other successful projects in the underground dance scene in the late 90’s.
He has since worked alongside many influential producers as an artist and engineer such as Flood (U2, Depeche Mode) , Keith Forsey (Billy Idol, Simple Minds) and Giorgio Moroder (Donna Summer, Top Gun). As well as writing and producing he has remixed songs for many artists including notable mixes for Donna Summer, Bob Marley and Billy Idol. Also, he has produced many new up and coming Asian artists including the Taiwanese Award winning singer/songwriter Deserts Chang and co –writing a song for the hugely successful Chinese artist, Jane Zhang. In the last few years he has built up an impressive repertoire of music library with many placements in top TV shows, movies and movie trailers including Batman Begins, Mr. And Mrs. Smith, Iron Man, Burn Notice and Entourage to name but a few. During this same time frame he has worked on many independent features, Anime shows and video games as a recording engineer, sound designer, dialogue editor and mixer.
since 1992 as a DJ and musician
first release with Haujobb 1993
Resident DJ from 1994 – 1997 in the PC69 in Bielefeld
Co-founder of techno club / association Neuro Serve
Releases from 1998 under various stage names
including at Zomba and Groove Attack
increasingly active as a remixer for bands like Oomph!,
Front Line Assembly, Front 242, Covenant, icebreakers,
Recoil etc …
[daniel myer discography]
toured in the U.S. since 2000 as a DJ and with various
2002 soundtracks for several video games, inter alia
X-Box game “fist of the lotus”
Since the end of 2006 at Covenant
2010 successfully as Architect toured with ex-Depeche Mode
Member Alan Wilder and his project Recoil.
2012 back on the road as a DJ with Recoil
Matt Culpin and Sarah Heeley (Northern Kind) first met in Leicester, 2001 through indie pop project Minithin. Sarah disappeared circa 2003 and the pair lost touch for 3 years.
It is really by chance that they were reunited, by the power of SMS in 2006. Matt pondered producing some new music and whilst clearing out his mobile phone book stumbled across a long forgotten number –
“Is that Sarah the singer?”
“Yes it is. Hello stranger”
In less than a year they recorded their first album as Northern Kind. 53 Degrees North topped album and download charts across Europe, gained the band a passionate following in the UK and won them prestigious dates supporting Gary Numan and a string of gigs alongside 80s greats including Midge Ure, Boy George, Howard Jones, Paul Young and Kim Wilde.
Fast forward to 2009. (Assume there have been some ups and downs and a few dodgy gigs in between) Their second album, Wired, mastered by Simon Heyworth (Tubular Bells) is hailed as “one of the most important electronic albums of the year” by Gareth Jones (Producer, Depeche Mode) and quickly secures them a UK tour with pop legends Kajagoogoo.
A year later and the duo, known as NK by an army of electro-mad fans (NKers), now has what we will politely describe as some ‘creative down time’. Sarah says “We had some amazing experiences in quite a short space of time, and lost our fizzle for a bit. Life gets in the way sometimes, but we always say ‘everything for a reason’. I think Berlin and some changes in our respective personal lives inspired us”.
‘Berlin’ refers to a revered support slot at Postbahnof with the formidable Alan Wilder (Depeche Mode) and Gary Numan during the Recoil – A Strange Hour international tour. Meeting musical heroes including Karl Bartos of Kraftwerk certainly gives Matt some food for thought…
And now they arrive at Credible Sexy Unit, album number three. It feels very, very good and NK are producing some of their favourite and most refined electronic music yet. Euphonic (song for Chloe) [also see rezfilter remix] and Dreams are released on iTunes and the response so far is exciting to say the least. We look forward to the next stomping chapter of Northern Kind history…