Berlin's Current Value (Tim Eliot) represents the forefront of the underground DnB scene, and is a rapidly emerging force in the harder, more techy end of the Dubstep spectrum. His forward thinking production combined with a highly technical approach to music and lean, tight arrangement, makes for some of the most instantly recognisable music currently released.
Following substantial training in classical piano, Tim initially began dabbling in electronic music in 1992 and slowly built a small studio at his home. After much self-tuition about production, and listening to and being inspired by Techno, he started to record his music on cassettes. By 1996, still following his passion for electronic music, Tim was Dj?ing regularly at Kiss fm as a resident, playing fresh electronic music of the time, as well as a few of his own tracks. Following a connection with Don Q records as a result of this show, seminal works on this label and Position Chrome catapulted Current Value into a position of iconic status. Shortly thereafter, he began playing live across Europe and the USA; with his unique sound catching dancefloors afire worldwide. The early Position Chrome releases like 'Creative Robot', 'Skybreaker' and 'Bass Riot' were very well received, with the decidedly dark and often dissonant sound of the Techstep revolution resonating with many disenfranchised junglists, as well as electronica listeners. With numerous singles and LP's to Current Value's name, he made an indelible impression on the DnB and Techno genres. Subsequent appearances on renowned labels such as DonQ Records (Ger), Ruff-Teck (NL), Klangkrieg (Ger), Phantom Noise (Ger), NoBreaks (Ger) and Soothsayer Recordings further solidified his status.
In 2004, after 1 year of education, he received his Diploma at the School of Audio Engineering SAE - enhancing his production values and abilities even further. In mid-2005 Soothsayer released the first of several Current Value 12"s. Successive releases including a split 12" w/ Kid Kryptic (Soothsayer/Theoretic) and the monumental "The Unspoken" EP underscored the growing quality of Current Value releases.
In 2006, Current Value continued to deliver ever more complex and precisely created music, with his new work for Soothsayer Recordings, Intransigent Recordings, Obscene Recordings, Algorythm and the US based Evol Intent Recordings. Current Value began to collaborate with SPL (Tech Itch, Freak, Lost Soul), Limewax (Freak, Tech Freak, Tech Itch, L/B), Counterstrike (Algorythm/Future Sickness) and Raiden (Offkey, Freak, Position Chrome); providing tunes for some of the finest afore-mentioned DnB labels. In late 2009 he released his next full length album on Freak Recordings called "2012 - The Day Of Silence". In early 2010 Current Value presented a further album available on Subsistenz on the 12th of April 2010 on 5x Vinyl, Double CD & MP3.
2011 saw Current Value remixing Noisia's track 'Purge' featuring the Foreign Beggars, from their 'Split The Atom' album on Deadmau5's Mau5trap label. This brought a significant amount of further recognition, taking Current Value's sound to a much wider audience. This was in addition to a slew of other releases on Subdivision, Barcode, Section 8, Nekrologik Records and Tantrum Records.
2012 brought some of the highlights of Current Value's career so far, with the crowning achievement being without doubt, his collaboration with Bjork. He contributed the beats to the track 'Sacrifice' from her most recent album 'Biophilia'; with these beats also being included in the highly successful and award-winning Biophilia phone application. Following this collaboration, Current Value was given the first and fourth releases of a series of Biophilia remixes, alongside other electronic artists at the forefront of their genres such as Hudson Mohawkeand AlvoNoto. This is in addition to releases that further defined his unique combination of Neurofunk, Techno and DnB on the respected Subtrakt, Position Chrome and Section8 labels. The year was crowned with the release of his 8th full length LP on Barcode ? ?Quantum Physics?. This album essentially defined his manifesto in creating a stripped down version of his sound of the past. Flurries of fast percussion remain, but placed within a more refined setting, with precisely engineered interactions in the bass frequencies.
2013 opened with another step in this new direction, with 2 tracks on The Sect Music label that again show his more DnB arena dancefloor friendly side. Still undeniably retaining his sound, he continues to pioneer and carefully refine his style. With his new LP ?Stay on This Planet he is set to further define his agenda in the endless path of experimentations in DnB. Current Value, like few other artists in the genre, continues to demonstrate the limitless possibilities that stem from a style that simply began with the Amen Break and has fanned out into countless iterations and evolutions.
His highly acclaimed side projects include "Machine Code" currently and previously, ?Underhill?. Machine Code is Tim Eliot working with Dean Rodell, working on a fusion of DnB, Techno and Dubstep to create forward thinking, genre-combining experimental dance music. 2011 saw the release of their first full length LP ? 'Environments' - released on Subtrakt; following a number of successful singles put out through Subdivision Media's various labels, as well as Combat Recordings, Yellow Stripe Recordings, Mentally Disturbed and Union Recordings. 2013 saw the release of ?Under The Sun?, their 2nd full length LP, which set out a more Drum and Bass oriented manifesto. Tim worked with Dean Rodell and Ivan Shopov on the Underhill project up until after the release of their first LP ? Silent Siren. Another genre-fusing project, Silent Sirent was released to critical acclaim ? drawing together elements of Dubstep, Witch-House, Hip-Hop and Techno.
Current Value is now officially sponsored by NORD and has created a Kit and demosong for the Addictive Drums VST.
He's played so far in the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Russia, Israel, Ireland, Sweden, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Serbia, Belarus, Czech Republich, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finnland
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About Dark DnB
Started in 2010 pure out of love of this music.
After I heard my first dark drum and bass track in 2007, I was sold.
The name of the track was: Dark Rain by Current Value