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Miles (Robert)   (Italy)

Dream House group
Added : 10/09/2000
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Dreamland US version
Dreamland
DJ Robert Miles In The Mix
Dreamland - The Winter Edition
23 AM
Organik
Organik remixes
Miles_Gurtu
Thirteen
Soundtracks
Red Zone
Children
Fable
One And One
Freedom
Everyday Life
Full Moon
Paths
Improvisations part 2
Connections / Separations
Pour Te Parler / Wrong / Release Me
Miniature World
Outbreak
Can The Rhythm
Ghost
Oxygen EP vol 1
The Robot
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Latest Robert Miles news

10/05/2017 : Robert Miles passed away yesterday in Ibiza from a cancer. He was only 47 years old. RIP.

10/03/2012 : Robert Miles's hit Children was covered by Jack Holiday & Mike Candys (with a little touch of something reminding of Avicii - Levels too).

20/10/2011 : Dex feat. Cille did a new version of Robert Miles' Children, adding some vocals : the result is called Walking In The Sun. It peaked as #8 on the Danish dancechart.

22/07/2011 : Robert Miles just released a video for the album track Voices From A Submerged Sea, illustrated by Oliver Cartwright (thanks to Arnaud)

26/06/2011 : Robert Miles new online shop is now open. Available for the first time, Miles_gurtu limited edition! (thanks to arnaud)

29/05/2011 : Discover Miles Robert's video for his new single Miniature World. (Thanks to Carver)

11/04/2011 : Robert Miles will release on May 23rd Thirteen remixes, as well as a deluxe edition of his latest album Thirteen (which includes the original album, the single and the remixes). See his official website for more infos. (Thanks to Carver)

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Robert Miles albums

Dreamland US version Dreamland US version 1996
Dreamland Dreamland 30th Jul 1996
DJ Robert Miles In The Mix DJ Robert Miles In The Mix 1997
Dreamland - The Winter Edition Dreamland - The Winter Edition 1997
23 AM 23 AM 24th Nov 1997
Organik Organik 22nd May 2001
Organik remixes Organik remixes 2 CDs 19th Nov 2002
Miles_Gurtu Miles_Gurtu 10th Feb 2004
Thirteen Thirteen 7th Feb 2011

 

Robert Miles singles

Soundtracks Soundtracks 1995  
Red Zone Red Zone 1995  
Children Children 1996  
Fable Fable 24th May 1996  
One And One One And One 17th Oct 1996  
Freedom Freedom 17th Nov 1997  
Everyday Life Everyday Life 1998  
Full Moon Full Moon 16th Jun 1998  
Paths Paths 11th Jun 2001  
Improvisations part 2 Improvisations part 2 22nd Apr 2002  
Connections / Separations Connections / Separations 27th May 2002  
Pour Te Parler / Wrong / Release Me Pour Te Parler / Wrong / Release Me 1st Jul 2002  
Miniature World Miniature World 23rd May 2011  

 

Robert Miles remixes

One And One One And One 1996  
Freedom (Frankie Knuckles Edition) Freedom (Frankie Knuckles Edition) 1997  
Freedom (The RIP Mixes) Freedom (The RIP Mixes) 1997  
Pour Te Parler Pour Te Parler 16th Sep 2002  
Thirteen remixes Thirteen remixes 23rd May 2011  

 

Aliases - Records released under other names

Outbreak Roberto Milani - Outbreak  
Can The Rhythm Roberto Milani - Can The Rhythm 1994  
Ghost Roberto Milani - Ghost 1994  
Oxygen EP vol 1 Roberto Milani - Oxygen EP vol 1 1994  
The Robot Roberto Milani - The Robot 1996  

 



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Robert Miles biography

Robert Miles' real name is Roberto Concina. He was born in November 3rd, 1969 in Neuchatel, Switzerland where he lived until the age of 10. Then his family moved to Fagagna near Venice. He also used to have an apartment in London (he had to move because too many fans around him were bothering his neighbors). As one could not expect, Robert as a child did not show any interest in music. He prefered to have fun with his friends instead. His parents Antonietta and Albino quite often took young Robert for sightseeing trips. He was a sweet child who did not create serious problems : the only thing he refused to do was playing the piano, the instrument that would made him famous many years after. His teacher tried everything in vain. It suddenly changed when he grew older. He started to teach himself and became very good at playing the piano.

Robert began DJing when he was 13. Since 1988 he has been a professional DJ playing mostly trance, techno  and progressive. The beginning was not that easy : he tried to DJ in many Italian Clubs in various regions of Italy, not always with success. This hectic experiences could discourage, however Robert Miles was not that easy to give up. After a few years he was playing at various clubs throughout northern Italy and by the time he was 22 he had become one of the most successful broadcasters in the region on account of his show on Radio Supernetwork.

He started to pursue his dream to work in his own studio. This came true in 1990, when after saving money he bought second hand studio equipment : a couple of turntables, a computer, and a mixer. Later on he completed with more advanced equipment. He produced several tracks for the Italian label Metrotraxx during that time (Ghost in 1994, Oxygen EP in 1995) but none of them were noticed. His success story started when he started collaborating with another composer and mixes producer : Joe T. Vanelli. Together they produced the titles Soundtracks, Red Zone and also Children, but without the piano riff that later made the song so instantly recognizable. Miles originally pressed up 1,000 copies of the 12-inch record back in the summer of 1994 and sold them all. In the meantime Robert Miles became A&R-manager of the J.T.Company Recording Studio.

The Summer 1995 was a breakthrough in his career with the release of a dream version of Children. With it, the whole world discovered the dream music (also known as symphonic trance). He wanted to discover a new sound that would be the antithesis to the harder and more caustic beats prevailingin the Italian clubs. To be true, the style already existed on the Italian scene. Among the first creators of this style were artists like Adriano Dodici, Gigi d'Agostino, Leonardo Rossi, and DJ Gianni Parrini. This sensational new style was a mixture out of dance-beat and sentimental melody line.

There are at least two interesting stories behind Children. One suggested that it was a tribute to the children of Bosnia. (his father returned from a posting in Yugoslavia with harrowing stories and snapshots of the innocent youngsters suffering there). Another story suggested that he composed it after a teenager had a car-accident after he left the disco. Miles himself admits that both versions are real.

More than 30 000 copies of Children were sold within 2 weeks after its release. However that was only the start. Children climbed to top position in the UK-Charts and Top Ten. With over 900 000 copies sold it earned him Platinum-record in England, in Germany and in Switzerland. It went # 1 in Israel, in Italy, at MTV (for 9 weeks), in Germany, in Spain, # 2 in UK, entered top 40 USA. It earned him also a Gold records in Austria, France Ireland, Belgium Holland, Sweden and even Israel where it earned that title just from import.

His next single, Fable, also had an extensive piano in it. Robert as a child liked when his mother was telling him bed time fairytales. Very often his mother was very tired and her eyes were closing, but Roberto did not let her stop until he had fallen asleep. Fable featured the voice of an American singer : Feralla Quinn. It reached # 2 in Israel, # 7 in UK, and # 7 at MTV.

In June 7th 1996, he released his debut album Dreamland which became an instant hit. It was also released in the US, surprisingly just1 month from its original release. Both albums are exactly the same excepted the fact that some playing times vary from original and that there is one addition in the U.S. release, a new track called One And One with vocals by Maria Nayler. One And One was the forthcoming single, and it went #1 in Israel, #3 in UK, and #1 MTV Europe for 7 weeks.

In the end of 1996 Robert Miles released a new version of his album, Dreamland- The Winter Edition. The new tracks were One & One and 4us, previously unreleased in album but which appeared on the One & One single. This album came matching the Christmas winter time.

In spite of his success Robert remained a modest guy. He never appeared on the videos because he thought that the judgment of him should come from his music and not from his face. He also wants to have his privacy secured and didn't have desires to become a TV star.

Robert also showed his mixing skills when he released the compilation called DJ Robert Miles In The Mix. He presented a darker, harder and Urban Sound beyond his enormously successful dream house style. From Goldie's Drum&Bass anthem Inside City Life over the harmonic Track 7:22 by Saw D up to his own Fable, Robert Miles, presented here as a DJ with energy, that is transferred by the music on the dancefloor.

After a long period of silence Robert Miles was back with a new track called Freedom. Released in November 1997, it contained lyrics sung by soul diva Kathy Sledge (of Sister Sledge). It went #15 in UK and was a preface to the forthcoming album, finally released on November 27th 1997, called 23 AM. As everyone was expecting a new dream house album, Robert Miles wanted to give something different. As he says: 'Many people have expected from me, that I do things, that I not at all wanted. I am no Pop Star and do not want to belong to the Monsterous Pop Industry. I do something, what I very dear : Music. therefore no one should love me, but only my music'. The consequence is this new album. You still have his typical complex arrangements out of mood-full piano-sounds, into the area of floating woman-voices and trance like sounds mingle itself at 23 AM electronic and acoustic alleys. 23 AM was described as being not really a dance album, but rather a trip through the life. It starts very slowly with the birth : A New Flower with a sample of a baby scream. Afterwards it tells stories from the everyday life : Freedom, Texture or Fly Away. Whereby the latter is dedicated to the travel - one of the most concise experiences Robert Miles in the last year. The slow trance tracks Full Moon and Leaving Behind are metaphors for the death. 'I think that this album differs very strongly from my first. It is more complete and more personal. One can regain me therein, even if it is another site of me, as those, which one heard beforehand of me. The album contains Trance, Breakbeat and Drum'n'Bass. Perhaps people, who know me only as Trance and Techno DJ, will not like it. But the most important for me is that the music gives somewhat, if one hears it. An emotion or a character.' In the same year he mixed one side of the compilation London for the 'superclub' Renaissance, proving he remained a popular DJ throughout Europe.

The next single from Robert Miles is Paths and it's the first single from the thrid album Organik which was released in July 2001. The album's style was more close to trip-hop rather than the dreamhouse we were used to. Robert Miles worked with the big "Asian Underground" star Nitin Sawney, and also with the Indian percussionist Trilok Gurtu and the drummer Marque Gilmore (from the hardcore jungle group Bad Company).

2002 : Fable was covered by project Sunstorm

2004 : Robert Miles released, together with Trilok Gurtu, a complete album simply entitled Miles_Gurtu.

2005 : Robert Miles did remixes for Got It All Wrong, a single by The Loose Cannons.

2006 : Robert has moved to Ibiza where he is setting up a new studio and will be working on his new solo album and a new Electronica project. Guests will include Robert Fripp and Jon Thorne. Robert is also currently working on a collaboration album with Toni Economides (KV5).

2007 : in January, apart from his future new album, Robert Miles started working on a more electro - alternative rock orientated project that will be released under a different name. Maria Nayler released her new solo single called Naked And Sacred.

In June, Robert Fripp recorded the guitar parts for the new Robert Miles album. Robert Miles is still writing and recording material for his new album in Berlin, London and Ibiza.

2008 : Dave Darell did a cover of Children.

2009 : Robert Miles was back with a new DJ set of mixes. The project Tribe of Two released a cover of Children. Robert recorded live parts his new album in May and June.

2010 : Robert Miles's new album will be entitled Th1rteen. Initially planned to be released in January 31st 2011, it was postponed to 7th February.

2011 : in May, he released Thirteen remixes, as well as a deluxe edition of his latest album Thirteen. The same month, he also presented the videoclip for his single Miniature World, shot in London. In July, the video for the album track Voices From A Submerged Sea, illustrated by Oliver Cartwright, premiered. In October, Dex feat. Cille did a new version of Robert Miles' Children, adding some vocals : the result is called Walking In The Sun. It peaked as #8 on the Danish dancechart.

2012 : Robert Miles's hit Children was covered by Jack Holiday & Mike Candys (with a little touch of something reminding of Avicii - Levels too), and by Havana Brown on her single One Way Trip.

2017 : Robert Miles passed away on May 9th in Ibiza. He was only 47 years old.

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Robert Miles biography was last updated Thu, May 11th 2017


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