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Si-cut.db

Si-cut.db

Si-cut.db


London-based SI-CUT.DB (pronounced 'Sye Kut Dee Bee') aka Douglas Benford has had many recorded releases under many guises: mainly as SI-CUT.DB (see also si-{cut}.db), but also Radial Blend, Phoenix Jig, Pantunes Music & Media Form (via Douglas's own imprint Suburbs Of Hell), covering electronica/drum n' bass/ambient, and then into microsound, glitch and dub...as SI-CUT.DB Douglas also runs and plays at the SPRAWL club, based in London, and it's label SPRAWL IMPRINT. Read more on Last.fm
London-based SI-CUT.DB (pronounced 'Sye Kut Dee Bee') aka Douglas Benford has had many recorded releases under many guises: mainly as SI-CUT.DB (see also si-{cut}.db), but also Radial Blend, Phoenix Jig, Pantunes Music & Media Form (via Douglas's own imprint Suburbs Of Hell), covering electronica/drum n' bass/ambient, and then into microsound, glitch and dub...as SI-CUT.DB Douglas also runs and plays at the SPRAWL club, based in London, and it's label SPRAWL IMPRINT. The first SI-CUT.DB release was in 1991, as SIDE>>CUT.DB (with later off-shoots as LOVE>>CUT.DB). For over 10 years Douglas has also run and DJed at the London-based electronic music Sprawl Club and label with Iris Garrelfs AKA BItTonic, which besides its regular spots in Soho and Farringdon, London, have also held specials such as the Interplay series (Spitz), Sprawl Compass, GroundSwell at the ICA, Watermans (SonicRecycler) & Colchester Art Centres, Tate Modern, plus Sprawl events in Brighton and Leeds. Monthly Sprawls currently resides at various venues in central London, and are linked to the Sprawl Resonance FM Small Pieces radio show (in rota with [no signal], Slow Sound System, HighPoint LowLife & Dfuse).

Aside from appearing on BBC TV's News 24, SKY TV's "The Lounge", KISS FM and other radio stations, Douglas has turned up with his opinions in interviews on internet clubbing and remixes in national newspapers The Independent and Guardian. In 2000, Germany/French residents and some UK cable/digital viewers may have caught Douglas Benford, Iris Garrelfs and Stockhausen amongst others on "The Well Tempered Computer - Are Computers able to compose?" a 60-minutes -documentary that took place on Culture-TV's "ARTE". A UK ITV1 TV networked programme, MIXMASTERS featuring Sprawl and BitTonic & si-{cut}.db material was aired in the UK in October 2001, repeated April 2002. Douglas also co-ordinated/produced recordings for the Sprawl label, such as the "Broken Voice" album, the "Chinese Whispers" project.

(involving Mike Paradinas, Si-Begg, T-Power, The Sons Of Silence, and Stereolab, amongst others) and overseen releases by Puppy (from Seattle), Freeform (Sub Rosa/Warp/Skam/Leaf) on Sprawl, and the cut and paste artist Osymyso. In the late 90s, as SI-CUT.DB, Douglas recorded three albums, and as part of Pantunes Music, a number of remixes, and the odd Playstation soundtrack. In the past Douglas has also remixed, produced, and collaborated with Andrew Weatherall, Scanner, Momus, Sarah Cracknell (St Etienne), Add N TO (X) and produced documentary soundtracks. SI-CUT.DB was in the top 200 of US College radio acts played in 1999.

SI-CUT.DB material by Douglas has been released primarily on BIP HOP (france), ATC/BACKGROUND (germany), Fallt (Northern Ireland) and Highpont Lowlife (US/UK). A 2nd album by SI-CUT.DB & STEPHAN MATHIEU (mille plateaux/orthlorng musork/touch) is currently being finished. SI-CUT tracks have also appeared on French Label DAYDREAM, SIMBALLREC, ECR, SPA.RK, WARP, FALLT, Taylor Deupree's 12K Term, MINISTRY OF SOUND and others. A track on is also Sprawl's infamous HMM album project alongside VLADISLAV DELAY, WANG INC, FARBEN, DAVID TOOP, CARL STONE, KIT CLAYTON, and FREEFORM, as well co-ordinating and originating the concept, electronic versions of traditional hmyns.

SI-CUT.DB/Douglas has remixed & also produced St ETIENNE, Youth's (Orb) Dub Trees, Marc Weiser (Rechenzentrum), UK's Posset, Dusseldorf's Andy Vaz, Jem Finer, Latvia's Virac RT-32 telescope project, Cologne's Big Chief Electric and JANEK SCHAEFER. There have been SI-CUT.DB VS. BITTONIC, and SI-CUT.DB Vs. SCANNER tracks on The Wire magazine's WIRETAPPER CDs.

Internationally, Douglas/si-cut.db has played at places as diverse as Mutek, Synch, Tate Modern, Ars Electronica, the ICA, New Forms, and British Art's Council events. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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