Maryland-bred DJ BT, who has worked
with such pop icons as Madonna,
Tori Amos, Sarah
McLachlan and Seal, has
enlisted several emerging artists to appear on his upcoming Movement
in Still Life (June 6).
The album will feature former Soul Coughing
frontman M. Doughty, DJ
Rap, Sasha and
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COLOR="#003163">Paul van Dyk. It follows his 1997 debut,
ESCM, which featured the single, "Remember"
excerpt), and introduced BT as a mastermind of many genres,
including drum & bass, breakbeat and contemporary rock.
BT (born Brian Transeau) has spent the past two years recording the album,
which mixes elements of deep house and trance.
Movement in Still Life contains an album version of the 1997 #1
Billboard Dance Chart hit "Godspeed," along with the first commercial
single, "Never Gonna Come Back Down," which includes beat poetry provided
The record also marks the debut of BT's vocals, heard on the songs "Shame"
and "Satellite." Opus 3's
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Coinciding with the release of Movement in Still Life, BT will
mount an extensive tour that will include a four-piece band, his label
confirmed. The group will debut at the Winter Music Conference in Miami
on Monday. No other dates have been announced.
Nettwerk Records said a limited-edition bonus disc will be included in
early copies of Movement in Still Life that will contain hard-to-find
mixes and collaborations with BT's pals, such as Sasha and van Dyk.
The 28-year-old BT also can be heard on the upcoming soundtrack to "Under
Suspicion," a film starring Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman. A release
date has not been announced.
In addition, BT has scored the soundtracks to "Go" and Sony PlayStation's
"Die Hard," and contributed one song to "Twister." Along with
Peter Gabriel, he created the music
for London's "Millennium Dome" New Year's Eve celebration.
After getting his start as a house DJ in Maryland clubs, BT signed to
Paul Oakenfold's Perfecto label in
1995. With his first commercial single, "Ima," he helped define the genre
known as trance.