James Rutledge is a London-based musician, producer and remixer. He is from Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
James Rutledge studied English Literature at St.Anne's college, Oxford between 1996 and 1999.
James Rutledge recorded initially under the name Pedro, with his first EP in 1999 launching Manchester's Melodic Records. The name Pedro was derived from the main protagonist in the Alex Cox film El Patrullero. He has also recorded as Vowels and played with Ashbourne's Strongest Man, Chapters and D.O.T. (the latter in collaboration with Dave Tyack). He has released work on the labels 4AD, Domino, Melodic, Moshi Moshi, Mush, RCA and Warp.
He has worked with, remixed or been remixed by Bloc Party, Bombay Bicycle Club, Bracken, Danger Mouse, Everything Everything, Fever Ray, Foals, Four Tet, Ellie Goulding, The Kills, MGMT, Telepathe, The Pastels, Post War Years, Prefuse 73 and Radiohead.
In 2008 he auctioned a four hour remix of the Radiohead song Videotape recorded on VHS on eBay with the money going to the charity Missing People, in part in memory of Dave Tyack.
He was the Remixer Of The Year at the 2011 MPG Awards.
He was shortlisted for Breakthrough Producer and Remixer Of The Year at the 2012 MPG Awards.
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