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Rob Overseer (born Robert George Howes) is an English DJ/producer, born in Oxford whose works have been included in soundtracks for Blade III: Trinity, Animatrix, Snatch, Any Given Sunday and The Girl Next Door, as well as video games like Gran Turismo 3, Edgar Torronteras` Extreme Biker, Need for Speed: Underground, SSX 3, NFL Gameday 2004, several Matchstick Productions ski films, Stuntman, Twin Caliber (Rage Software, 2002) which was used to promote his then new EP "Force Multiply" in game's manual, and Ridge Racer Unbounded. His songs are also frequently used in TV commercials such as "Hairdo" for Vodafone which featured his song Velocity Shift or the Endeavor commercial for Mitsubishi, which featured "Horndog". Also, the MTV show Maui Fever features his single Horndog in the opening credits.

Overseer
Born (1973-08-07) 7 August 1973 (age 46)
OriginOxford, England
GenresElectronica, big beat [1] house, breakbeat
Years active1995–present
LabelsWhen! Records
MembersRob Overseer

Overseer 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 as well as Keith Jardine for UFC 89. On 27 September 2018, Howes announced a new album and change of name stating "Overseer is no more, I am now trading as FATLANTIC" on his personal Facebook page[2].

Overseer's style is most frequently described as big beat.[3]

WreckageEdit

Wreckage was released in the US in 2003. 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 albumEdit

In 2006 Overseer was to make a second album.[4] The album was expected to contain Skylight, a track that featured on the Blade: Trinity soundtrack. It was later announced that the album had been "held up for a little while".[5]

In a reply on his official Twitter, Overseer posted, in regards to a second Kanute album, and the future of Overseer:
"Sorry I'm taking my sweet f'ing time, concentrating on Kanute album for next few months, then back to Overseer cheers x"

This could maybe mean that the songs "Skylight", "Invincible Love" and "Hammerhead" may move to a newer album, much like Wreckage, which compiled Overseer tracks from the last 3–5 years they were created.

On 27 September 2018, Howes announced a new album and change of name stating "Overseer is no more, I am now trading as FATLANTIC" on his personal Facebook page[6]

As OverseerEdit

EP'sEdit

Superconductor (Warner Chapell)

  • The Zeptastic (1995 - Soundclash)
  • Hit The Tarmac (1997 - Soundclash)
  • Everything Louder Than Everything Else (2001 - Columbia)

AlbumsEdit

RemixesEdit

  • Adam F. feat. MOP - "Stand Clear" (Overseer Retake) - (2002)
  • Kaiser Chiefs - "I Predict a Riot" (Overseer Remix) - (2005)
  • Overseer - "Slayed" (Kostas Petropoulos Mix) - (2005)

Compilation appearancesEdit

As KanuteEdit

As FatlanticEdit

  • Offshore Breaks (2018)

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.kaffeinebuzz.com/musicreviews-overseer.php
  2. ^ "Rob Howes - Facebook".
  3. ^ http://www.kaffeinebuzz.com/musicreviews-overseer.php
  4. ^ http://www.chumster.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=88&mforum=overseer[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ http://www.chumster.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=818&mforum=overseer#818[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Rob Howes - Facebook".