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Blu Mar Ten

Blu Mar Ten

HistoryBlu Mar Ten's first track to be released was "The Fountain" / "Lunar" in 1996 on the now defunct Way Out Records. The track appeared on numerous compilations and was named by Fabio as his 'tune of the year'. This was closely followed by the Blu Mar Ten remix of Erykah Badu's first single "On & On" for MCA Records, which reached the mainstream top 10 music chart. Following these releases Blu Mar Ten were offered a long-term deal by LTJ Bukem's Good Looking Records, which was accepted. This partnership saw a long chain of releases on the label including features on the Logical Progression, Earth and Progression Sessions LPs and tracks on Good Looking's partner labels. A dedicated artist EP and Blu Mar Ten artist compilation LP were also released by Good Looking.In early 2001 Blu Mar Ten and Good Looking Records parted company. Following this Blu Mar Ten has gone on to release records in a variety of musical styles. They have produced breaks for Rennie Pilgrem's label TCR and Danny Macmillan's In-flight label, 2-step garage for Lime, tech-house for Guidance Recordings and left-field downbeat for the Big Chill, Exceptional Records and Naked Music. They have also taken on remix duties for Erykah Badu again, Terry Lee Brown Junior, Joey Negro, The Ananda Project and Annie Lennox.Blu Mar Ten tracks have been played by a diverse set of DJs such as Tom 'The Jedi' Middleton, Chris Coco & Rob da Bank, Felix da Housecat, Bobby Friction, Ben Watt, Carl Cox, Lee Burridge, Erol Alkan, Howie B and Mary Anne Hobbs.September 2003 saw the release of the first Blu Mar Ten album following their split with Good Looking Records, The Six Million Names of God, on Exceptional Records. The LP represented work from 1997 through to 2003 and focused on the downbeat side of the duo than the dance floor material for which they were initially recognised. The album featured collaborations with Blame (720 Recordings / Charged), Nor Elle (Plastic City) and Fink (Ninja Tune).In 2004, Wyndham and Marigold were joined by Michael Tognarelli. As a teenager in Manchester, Tognarelli had worked in Eastern Bloc and Spin Inn record shops with Marcus Intalex and Sappo.During 2005 and 2006, Blu Mar Ten returned to producing drum and bass with a number of releases on labels including Hospital Records, Nookie's Phuzion Records, Friction's Shogun Audio, Basement Recordings, John B's Tangent Recordings, Renegade Hardware, Subject 13's Vibez Recordings and Doc Scott's 31 Records.September 2007 saw the release of the album Black Water, which featured several vocal tracks with guests Alexis Strum, Kameel and Ernesto. Several singles were released around the launch of the album, including remixes from Tom Middleton, Sabre, Kubiks, Cicada and Blu Mar Ten themselves.In 2009, Blu Mar Ten released their Natural History drum and bass project, with the Close and Believe Me EPs early in the year, and the album Natural History following in November. A series of remixes from the album were released in 2010, featuring versions by Seba, Klute, Bop, Stray, Badmammal & Kastle.In 2011 Blu Mar Ten released the Love is the Devil album, following it in 2012 with remixes of the album tracks from dBridge, Marcus Intalex, Joe Syntax, Unquote, Sunchase & BCee.During 2012 Blu Mar Ten expanded their label, (rebranding it 'Blu Mar Ten Music' or 'BMTM') and started releasing music from other artists.Licensed tracksBlu Mar Ten tracks have been licensed to several major commercial video games. Two tracks, "Home Videos" and "Simon and Lisa" were featured in Rockstar Games' 2003 racing title Midnight Club II. The track "Trauma" was featured in Rockstar Games' 2006 title, Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis. The track "Emi's Song" was featured in Konami's 2008 music video game, Dance Dance Revolution Universe 2.

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