In these fast­ moving times, where many acts come and go in the space of a few blog posts, it’s becoming harder and harder to find artists and producers with true staying power. Anu is one of that rare breed ­ a multi instrumentalist, composer and DJ. It is this broad musical experience in an age of increasing micro specialisms that allows Anu to have a unique approach to the projects he takes on.

A veteran of the dance music scene, he started to release records as Freeform Five on the seminal labels Classic, Glasgow Underground and NRK back in 1998. His version of Isolee’s ‘Beau Mot Plage’ redefined the art of remixing, juxtaposing the micro synthesis of the original with intricate Afro & Latin polyrhythms, creating a bona­fide house music classic. He soon worked his way into the premier league of remixers, producing some of the most stunning reworks of the last decade for artists as diverse as N*E*R*D, Brian Wilson, X­Press 2 & David Byrne, Jamie Lidell, Justin Timberlake, Felix da Housecat, and The Killers – as well as work for cutting edge labels like Warp and Cocoon.

He’s spent a small fortune carbon offsetting his airmiles with DJ & live appearances at Fabric / The End / Ministry of Sound (London), Space / Manumission / Ibiza Rocks (Ibiza), Cocoon (Frankfurt), Watergate / Cookies / Week End (Berlin), Razzmatazz (Barcelona), D­Edge (Sao Paolo), Womb / Ageha / Unit (Tokyo), Rex / Social Club / Paris Paris (Paris), LAX (LA), and Lux (Lisbon) – plus tours of Scandinavia, Australia, America, and all the major festivals, including Glastonbury, T In The Park, Benicassim, Parklife and Pukkelpop. Anu also released Freeform Five’s debut album ‘Strangest Things’ on Atlantic records, two pioneering DJ mix albums, ‘Bisous Bisous II’ & ‘Misch Masch’ and contributed to several of Kitsuné’s genre defining compilations. He also wrote and produced the vocal remix of “Muscle Cars” by Mylo, helping to turn it into a hit on his Platinum debut album.

Following a relentless touring schedule, Anu decided to take a break from Freeform Five a few years back to concentrate on writing & producing for other artists with his old friend Roy Kerr as Kid Gloves. Their first gig was to write and produce some songs for Modular Record’s Ladyhawke including her breakthrough single ‘Paris Is Burning.’ This led to writing and production on Little Boots’ gold selling debut (masterminding her collaboration with ‘Sir’ Phillip Oakey from The Human League), the single ‘Game Over’ for VV Brown and production on the Belgian no.1 album ‘Lokemo’ by Arsenal. They recently produced ‘Ghetto Baby’ for Cheryl Cole, a song they co­-wrote with Lana Del Rey that has had almost 7 million Youtube plays. They’ve even managed to cram in remixes for Santogold, Snow Patrol and Das Pop, and a couple ofsingles of their own on A­Trak’s super hip Fool’s Gold imprint that topped the Beatport charts.

Anu also set up boundary­pushing label Perspex Recordings with releases from Chicago legend Derrick Carter, French rockers Poney Poney /Jamaica (produced by Xavier from Justice) and Swedish auteur ‘The Subliminal Kid’ (producer of Fever Ray & Matthew Dear) along with remixes by like minded friends such as Gabriel Ananda, Riton, Tomboy & Riva Starr.

Anu has been involved in music for picture for many years, soundtracking TV advertising spots in every musical style imaginable for some of the world’s largest brands including Nike, Nokia, Eurostar, Playstation, Mercedes, Verizon, Vodafone and X­Box amongst others. Anu also composed the entire Identity package for the BBC Asian Network, (which culminated in a nomination for the Sony Radio Awards.)

Now in 2013, Anu has come full circle starting to release music without boundaries as Freeform Five again. He started by remixing Deadmau5’s “The Veldt” which was nominated for an IDMA award earlier this year. This was followed up by a collaboration with Gambian griot and master musician Juldeh Camara (a member of Robert Plant’s Sensational Space Shifters band) for “Weltareh” on the legendary Eskimo recordings. Prins Thomas joined the the stellar list of super talented artists who’ve been invited to remix Freeform Five tracks (following on from Tiefschwarz, Radioslave, Alter Ego, Lindstrom, Mylo, M.A.N.D.Y, Switch, Ewan Pearson, Jackson & His Computer Band and Maurice Fulton to name a few.) Whilst prepping his next single (featuring Roisin Murphy on vocals) Anu continues to write with and produce both new and established forward thinking artists.

Selected Discography
Artist Record Credits
X&Y Breathe Co-write / Produced
Markus Feehily Cut You Out Co-write / Produced
Holychild Running Behind Single - Co-write
Cheryl Cole Ghetto Baby Album Trk - Co-write / Produced
Ladyhawke Paris Is Burning Single - Co-write / Produced
Ladyhawke Manipulating Woman Album Trk - Co-write / Produced
Little Boots/Phil Oakley Symmetry Co-write / Produced
Little Boots Not Now Co-write / Produced
Little Boots Love Kills Co-write / Produced
Sophie Ellis-Bextor Here's To You Co-write / produced
VV Brown Game Over Co-write / Produced
Arsenal One Day At A Time Single - Produced / Mixed
Arsenal Lokemo Album Trk- Produced / Mixed
Primary 1 Never Know Single - Co-Produced
Primary 1 Nightmare Power Album Trk - Co-Produced
Primary 1 No Problem Album Trk - Co-Produced
Sound Of Arrows Disappear Full Album - Co-write /add prod
Ebony Bones Bone Of My Bones Full Album - Add prod/ mixed
Mylo Muscle Car Album Trk - Co-write / Add Prod
David Byrne Lazy Album Trk - Arrangement
Kid Gloves Music Power Original Single
Kid Gloves Below The Belt Original Single
Kid Gloves Bare Knuckle Original Single
Kid Gloves Brand New Dance Original Single
Santigold-Kid Gloves Remix Lights Out Remix
Roisin Murphy-Kid Gloves Remix Movie Star Remix
Snow Patrol-Kid Gloves Remix Crack The Shutters Remix
Black Kids-Kid Gloves Remix Look At Me Remix
Arsenal-Kid Gloves Remix Estupendo Remix
Bloc Party-Kid Gloves Remix One More Chance Remix
Freeform Five feat. Juldeh Camara Weltareh Original Single
Freeform Five feat. Roisin Murphy Leviathan Original Single
Freeform Five No More Conversations Original Single
Freeform Five Eeeeaaooww Original Single
Freeform Five Electromagnetic Original Single
Freeform Five Strangest Things Original Album
Freeform Five Misch Masch DJ Mix
Freeform Five Bisous Bisous Vol.2 DJ Mix
Freeform Five Home Wit U Compilation Exclusive
Freeform Five Eeeeaaooww Compilation Exclusive
Freeform Five Perspex Sex Original Single
Freeform Five Brak Me Original Single
Deadmau5-Remix The Veldt Remix
Brian Wilson Our Prayer Remix
Justin Timberlake Sexy Back Remix
Lindstrom I Feel Space Remix
N.E.R.D. Lapdance Remix
Killers When You Were Young Remix
James Lidell When I Come Back Around Remix
Legowelt Disco Rout Remix
Nitin Sawhney Homelands Remix
Elton John Are You Ready For Love? Remix
Xpress 2 feat. David Byrne Lazy Remix
Mylo Muscle Car Remix
Ayumi Hamasiki Alterna Remix
Felix Da Housecat Rocket Ride Remix
Alexander Robotnick Obsession For The Disco Freaks Remix
Lionrock Packet Of Peace Remix
Isolee Beau Mot Plage Remix
Isolee Brasil.com Remix
Snow Patrol Set Fire To The Third Bar Remix
Gabriel Ananda Ihre Personliche Glucksmelodie Remix
Natalie Imbruglia Wrong Impression Remix
Alice Smith Love Endeavour Remix
Destiny's Child Bootylicious Remix
J Majik & Kathy Brown Love Is Not A Game Remix
The Futureheads Decent Days & Nights Remix
Dido Thank You Remix
Alter Ego Beat The Bush Remix
Annie The Greatest Hit Remix
Rev19n Someone Like You Remix
Nu Frequency Passage Of Time Remix
Roel H Dancing Bears Remix
Ovation Network Ovation Network Rebrand Advert
Jenny McCarthy Show Jenny McCarthy Show Title music
Pearle Vision Pearle Vision Advert
Amazon Amazon Kindle Advert
Verizon Tv & Radio 2011 Campaign Advert
Mercedes Mercedes E Class website Website
Nike France Ribery Advert
Eurostar Club One Advert
Nokia Pop v DJ Advert
Vodafone Roaming Advert
Playstation Getaway Advert
J-LO "Live" Perfume Advert
X-Box Fable Advert
Homebase Autumn Advert
Atari Autumn Advert
Unilever Driver; Parallel Lines Advert
Coca Cola Enjoy Advert
Brita I Like Mine Advert
HSBC/ITC HSBC/ITC Drama Ident
Star Plus Starplus TV Ident
Pringles Spacebox Advert
Royal Mail Special Delivery Advert
BBC Radio Asian Network Entire Ident / Jingle / Trail Packages (1999 / 2002 / 2007)
BBC Radio Commonwealth Games 2002 Entire Ident / Jingle / Trail Packages
BBC Radio BBC Music Live Radio 1 / Radio 2 Selected Promo Trails
BBC Scotland & Local Radio BBC Scotland & Local Radio Selected Trails