Landslide - Tim Land - was raised south of the river in Charlton. Tim grew up with his drum kit and spent his early years as a musician playing studio sessions, and providing the rhythms for two West London, abstract-guitar bands. A chance meeting through mutual friends, led to engineering duties at the Hospital studio in 1997.
Spotting his unique skill and fresh approach to music-making, the London Elektricity boys signed him up to nurture the Landslide talent, and he was duly kitted up in his Acton flat, and left to his own devices. During 1998 and 1999, Tim contributed some deft drum kit action, and his programming and production skills to 2 tracks on the London Elektricity album "Pull The Plug".
His first Hospital 12, "Buddah"/"Drum & Bossa", cut it with a host of deejays from Frost, Fabio, Blame and Aquasky, to Cut La Roc, Gilles Peterson, Jazzanova and The Trüby Trio. The double A side posed funky drum&bass against roughneck Brasilian breaks - a taste of the Jekyll&Hyde attitude simmering in the studio. He decided to follow his nose, and delved deeper into this hybrid of breakbeat and brazil, culminating in the debut album, "Drum+Bossa". His mix of breakbeat-pitchshifting swung from 2-step jazz to off-beat house, vocal acoustics to bossa breaks. Featured artists include Karime Kendra (Sirkus/Scenario), Victor Davies (People), and London Elektricity. Deeply rich and full of latin soul.
Off the back of his album, a sneaky 10-inch release of "Incurable Voices/Muted Voices" got the streets of London and Berlin buzzing; from Jazzanova to Tom Middleton, DJ Dee Kline to Mr Scruff, people have gone mad for the breakbeat-jazz licks of Landslide. Since then his mixes of London Elektricity's "Round The Corner" have been kicking up a storm, seeing a release on EZ's Pure Garage 4, and his forthcoming tracks continue to get props from folk like Zed Bias, Bugz In The Attic and Tuff Jam. He has turned out mixes for Soulstice, Shurikan, and Karime Kendra, whilst getting commissions for Fertile Ground & Gush.
The live Landslide set will hit the main stage at this year's Big Chill Festival, before a tour of Germany and the summer festivals, and suffice to say that album number two is under way.
Very tasty...like chips with mayonnaise, it shouldnt work but it does.