Over a career reaching back to the 90s, he’s progressively singled himself out as a relentlessly inventive and driven artist ready to grapple with big ideas and present them in relatable terms. Binding his work together is the idea that any sound can be turned into music - from the complete life of a single farmed pig to a bomb exploding in Libya, one person’s orgasm to a club full of people locked into the joyous unison of a party. His ideas drive many of his most famous projects as an artist, but this is just a snapshot of his myriad achievements.
It’s his electronic music output which has perhaps the widest reach, from the early days of off-kilter micro house through big band experimentation to production work with artists such as Mica Levi, Roisin Murphy, The Invisible and frequent collaboration with Björk. His label Accidental Records has long been the vehicle for platforming similarly spirited music, while he still regularly connects with the immediate energetic exchange of DJing in any venerated party spot you care to mention, from Ibiza to Berlin to Glastonbury and beyond.