Hertfordshire based writer, producer and remixer Gary J Robinson broke into the underground music scene in mid 1997 due to the unexpected success of a number of cutting edge web sites he designed and launched for some of the U.K underground music scenes key players.
Some of the early editions to Gary''''''''s soon to be legendary roster included Aerosoul Clothing, Blu Mar Ten, Goldie, Maximum Boost, Metalheadz, and Technique Recordings. Working closely with such high profile artists gave Gary the contacts and the resource to launch the long time planned ‘New Vision Recordings’ with a bang!
Total Science who where close friends put him in touch with The Stage One Music Company who showed great interest in his concept and helped to get the ball rolling with distribution, publishing and manufacturing.
In its first three years NVR enjoyed success on the U.K. Drum & Bass scene with its most popular tune being the classic ‘SpineChilla’ which gained heavy weight DJ support, mainstream radio air play and world wide record sales in the thousands. SpineChilla’s impact later saw it land a number of major international television licences as well as being the instrumental backing for a remix of Christina Aguilera’s classic ‘Genie in a Bottle’ single for RCA Records.
The success of the Genie in a Bottle remix lead to RareForm remixing many popular music acts including Eminem (Aftermath), Pitch Black (Universal / Mow town), QBs Finest Featuring Nas (Columbia), Sonna Rele (Universal), SugaBabes (London) and Sussie 4 (EMI Music, Mexico).
Since the launch of NVR Gary has gone through many avenues with his music, the first major project being RareForm Live. The five-piece Drum & Bass band enjoyed many successful live shows in the U.K. and Europe during their reign in the NVR camp. However, the start of the new millennium saw RareForm taken a step further. A new album was written incorporating many different styles of Dance music from Drum & Bass to House and Hip Hop tracks with song based arrangements.
The album was co-written and produced with newcomer to the family Jonathan Vaughan. A new six-piece band was put together for the project, which was soon to be re-named and re-branded as Hard Dance act ‘PoisonFlow’. On hearing the early demos, London based Label Kickin Music snapped up the album.
Gary is also involved heavily in writing and producing music for television. Working with various agencies in Europe and the United States has seen his tracks used on TV shows world wide including Big Brother (Mexico), East Enders (BBC), Making The Band 2, Miss Universe, The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Shield.
As well as material for a number of television networks such as A&E, AXN, Discovery, MTV, National Geographical, The Sci-Fi Channel and VH1. Another notable licence has been the use of hip-hop instrumental ‘Acuña’ by Nike to accompany a billboard advertisement in Times Square, New York in 2005.
It doesn’t stop there as Gary’s skills have also been utilised by Los Angeles based production company P5 Audio, producing for them commercial collections of drum loops, break beats, percussion and synthesizer sounds for P5 clients including, Arista, Def Jam, HBO, Interscope, MCA, MTV and Nike.