BT (EDM producer Brian Wayne Transeau)
Legal name: Brian Transeau
Brian Wayne Transeau (born October 4, 1970), better known by his stage name BT, is an American music producer, composer, technologist, audio technician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. An artist in the electronica music genre, he is credited as a pioneer of the trance and intelligent dance music styles that paved the way for EDM, and for "stretching electronic music to its technical breaking point." He also creates music within many other styles, such as classical, film composition and bass music.
BT is also known for pioneering the stutter edit. This production technique consists of taking a small fragment of sound and repeating it rhythmically. BT was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for his song "Somnambulist (Simply Being Loved)", recognized as using the largest number of vocal edits in a song (6,178 edits). BT's work with stutter edit techniques led to the formation of software development company Sonik Architects, developer of the sound-processing software plug-ins Stutter Edit and BreakTweaker, and the live audio and visual remix app called Sonifi.
In 2010, BT was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album for These Hopeful Machines. He has produced, remixed, written for and collaborated with a variety of artists, including Paul van Dyk, Peter Gabriel, Tori Amos, Depeche Mode, NSYNC, Sting, Blake Lewis, The Roots, Guru, Madonna, Britney Spears and Tiësto, and composed original scores for films such as Go, The Fast and the Furious and Monster.
- ^ a b c Tyler Gray, “Would You Want to Hear This New Circa News Sound Whenever News Breaks?” Fast Company, October 3, 2013.
- ^ Curtis Silver, “BT Talks These Hopeful Machines, Math and Inspiration,” Wired, February 2, 2010.
- ^ a b Clayton Perry, “Interview: Brian Transeau – Singer, Songwriter and Producer,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 26, 2011.
- ^ a b Cosmin Lukacs, “Interview With BT aka Brian Transeau,” Trance Sound, September 10, 2010.
- ^ DJ Ron Slomowicz, “21 Records That Made Me Happy to Be a DJ,” About.com. Accessed August 3, 2014.
- ^ BT, “First-Time Nominee: BT (Part One),” Grammy.com, January 18, 2011.
- ^ David Battino, Kelli Richards, The Art Of Digital Music, Backbeat Books, 2005, p. 10
- ^ Damon Fonooni, “Embracing BT,” Lunar, 2002.
- ^ Steph Evans, “Earmilk Interview: BT,” Earmilk, August 20, 2013.