Steve Cobby


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Steve Cobby is a British producer, musician, composer, and DJ, based in Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire.


After disbanding his first commercially released band Ashley & Jackson on Big Life records (A&R Darcuss Beese), he co-founded Fila Brazillia with David McSherry in 1990. Together they released 10 critically acclaimed LP’s and produced over 70 remixes for artists as diverse as Radiohead, Busta Rhymes, Black Uhuru, Simple Minds, James, A Certain Ratio and Moloko.


With David Brennand he established iconic label Pork Recordings in 1990 and then the 23 Records imprint in 1999 with Sim Lister and David McSherry. Steel Tiger Records was formed with the Lister in 2006. Cobby now releases music via his own label Déclassé label. His latest and third solo LP ‘Saudade’ was released in March 2014 and received considerable critical acclaim.


Additional writing and production collaborations include Heights of Abraham; J*S*T*A*R*S, The Cutler, Hey Rube (with Stephen Malinder of Cabaret Voltaire fame).


Numerous remixes have been undertaken in a solo capacity.


Cobby co-produced Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli‘s debut solo LP ‘The Twilight Singers‘ in 2000 and also co-wrote and produced ‘Three White Roses and a Budd EP with Bill Nelson and avant-garde American composer Harold Budd. In addition he has worked extensively with Darren Emerson, in an engineering and writing capacity.


A seasoned traveller, Cobby has DJ’d both nationally and internationally, from Sydney to San Francisco, New York to Tokyo as well as performing live in Europe, Japan and the US.





Forthcoming releases:


Single:            ‘Clamour’ ft Isobel Helen                                     Label:            Secret Life

Single:            ‘We Start Over’ ft Trudie Dawn Smith            Label:             International Feel

Single:            ‘Vitamin C’ / Tumble Fish as Hey Rube!            Label:            Throne Of Blood

LP:            ‘Everliving” follow up to ‘Saudade’                        Label:             Déclassé 


Remixes completed and due for release


Penelope Antena for Aficionado

Flash Atkins ft Danielle Moore for  Paper

Ghostchant, Anchorsong, Tricky D and Beatspoke for BBE

Hawke for Whiskey Pickle Records

B J Smith for Nu Northern Soul

Kalakuta Millionaires for Nick Faber




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