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Rob Dougan

Rob Dougan, aka Rob D, (born in Sydney, Australia in 1965) is a genre-blending music composer. Mixing the sound of orchestral film music, the beats of club Trip Hop, and bluesy vocals, he is only tangentially relatable to electronic music. He was known primarily for his 1995 breakthrough single "Clubbed to Death (Kurayamino variation)", popularized by 1999's The Matrix soundtrack, and later on in theatrical trailers for 2004's Blade: Trinity and 2006's UltraViolet. "Clubbed to Death" was released on his debut album Furious Angels in 2002, seven years after its initial release.

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Rob Dougan, aka Rob D, (born in Sydney, Australia in 1965) is a genre-blending music composer. Mixing the sound of orchestral film music, the beats of club Trip Hop, and bluesy vocals, he is only tangentially relatable to electronic music. He was known primarily for his 1995 breakthrough single "Clubbed to Death (Kurayamino variation)", popularized by 1999's The Matrix soundtrack, and later on in theatrical trailers for 2004's Blade: Trinity and 2006's UltraViolet. "Clubbed to Death" was released on his debut album Furious Angels in 2002, seven years after its initial release.

Ca. 1990, his friend Rollo brought Rob Dougan from Australia to London. From 1991 to 1995, "Rob D" was a DJ and remix artist. In 1994 his remixes started charting in the UK. He also released his first own single, "Hard Times".

In 1995, his hit single "Clubbed to Death" gave him a recognized name in the UK dance club scene. He produced almost a dozen remixes of it, including the fan-favorite "Kurayamino Variation". His label Mo'Wax Records was so pleased they commissioned him the follow-up "Clubbed to Death 2" (later the bonus track on the album).

"Furious Angels" was not released on Mowax but Dougan eventually released it as a single in 1998 with his new label Cheeky Records. Dougan toiled six more years, doing remixes and licensing his tracks, in order to self-produce the album exactly like he intended it: backed by a full orchestra and a full choir.

In 1999, his exposure increased dramatically when his "Clubbed To Death (Kurayamino Variation)" was featured on the soundtrack of The Matrix, but this hit remained the only public face of then "Rob D". He has also provided remixes of songs by U2, Moby and Kylie Minogue, and contributed two more tracks to the soundtrack of 2003's Matrix sequel The Matrix Reloaded, Château and Kung Fu (A shortened version of "Furious Angels" made for "The Matrix Reloaded"). Also on The Matrix Reloaded DVD the background movie has the I'm Not Driving Anymore Instrumental soundtrack.

In 2002 in the UK, and 2003 in the rest of the world, he eventually released his debut album Furious Angels to critical acclaim[1] and some surprise from the new tone of his work, as well as from his own Leonard Cohen-esque gravel-voiced vocals. Later in 2003, a two-disc re-release of Furious Angels featured all-instrumental versions on the second disc.

Dougan is currently writing "a couple of songs" for Sugababes, and working on two albums of his own — one electronic, one classica.

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Furious Angels
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