Rob da Bank

What is rob really like?



"Hello you, you, and you too. It's da Bank here for the next two hours, playing the best in left field, right field and any bloomin' field we can lay our hands on."

So starts a typical morning on Robert 'Rob da Bank' Gorham's weekly BBC Radio One Leftfield Show, a colourful corner of the musical universe where you're as likely to stumble into stripped down motorway techno as you are woozy weird folk or a booty electro cover of an obscure David Bowie tune. It's the same blueprint that has made his annual Bestival festival jamboree the summer's cool ruler since it began in 2004, and it's not a million miles from the Sunday Best parties (entrance famously 99p, Harvey as a monthly resident) he ran upstairs at the Tea Rooms Des Artistes in Clapham back in his days as a roving Muzik magazine journalist in the mid '90s.

This insistence on the eclectic runs through everything, from his long-running Sunday Best Recordings label, his own Lazyboy music or the myriad compilations from the Fabric 24 peak time club mix to 2006's Folk Off to the A-Z of Bestival releases, or his DJ sets and parties everywhere from Ibiza to NYC, right up to the pages of the technicolour coffee table book on the glorious world of festivals (Rob da Bank's A-Z of Festivals for Pan Macmillan). When Rob da Bank describes his modus operandi as "a mad drive the wrong way round a one way system," he's not messing around. Well, he is messing around, because messing around is what he does best, but he means it. And it shows.


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Where & When you can see Rob

Renowned for his up-beat party sets featuring massive anthems, all-time classics and some of the freshest music around, Rob da Bank will be Djing at a venue near you soon...

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Sunday Best presents Bestival is the polar opposite of plain.

The four times winner of Best Festival began with the expansion of Sunday Best into a tent at Glastonbury and started at Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight with an audience of 7,000 people in 2004. Read More

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Film & Tv

Rob da Bank's involvement in visual media extends far beyond festivals.

As a fan of films, last year saw Rob da Bank performing a live scoring of King Kong enabling him to combine two loves; music and film. This creative direction continues with work going on beyond the scenes on more cinematic and sound adventures. Read More

King Kong at Lost at Sea

King Kong at Lost at Sea

last night, I rescored King Kong as part of our new Lost at Sea multi-arts festival on the Isle of Wight.     The starlit night at Robin Hill's Amphitheatre was perfect and to give you just a taste of what it was like, here's the tracklist for you below :)

1 Radiohead - The National Anthem
2 Hudson Mohawke - Star Crackout
3 Com Truise - Polyhurt
4 Kotchy & Rusko - Sing What You Want (Rusko's Skwee Remix)
5 George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
6 Luke vibert - get your head down
7 Stagga - Bazzer
8 Lucky elephant - lucky elephant
9 Nino - Bright Lights Big City
10 Synkro - Look At Yourself
11 The Chinese Cultural Theater Group - The Green Lotus
12 Mount Kimbie - Bave’s Chords
13 Metronomy - Nights Out
14 Clark - Distant Father Torch
15 All-Star Hawaiian Band - Blue Hawaii
16 Horsepower Productions - When You Hold Me (Version)
17 John Tejada - The Dream
18 Rusko - Woo Boost
19 Autechre - Nine
20 The Orb - Falkenbrück
21 Baka Beyond - Meeting of Tribes
22 Boards of Canada - Heard from Telegraph Lines
23 Brian Eno & Harold Budd - Wind in Lonely Fences
24 M83 - Teen Angst
25 Laurie Anderson - O Superman
26 DJ C - Animal Attraction (Ft. Zulu)
27 DJ Distance - The Ritual
28 Aphex Twin - On (28 Mix)
29 The Future Sound of London - Papua New Guinea
30 Kraftwerk - Uranium
31 Ennio Morricone - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - Main Title
32 Boards of Canada - Zoetrope
33 lovers - Crik Crak
34 Baka Beyond - Call of the Forest
35 Elmer Bernstein - The Great Escape
36 Riz Ortolani - Massacre of the Troupe
37 Black Sabbath - Paranoid
38 The Prodigy - Fire (Sunrise Version) [Remastered]
39 James Blake - 07_Digital Lion.wav
40 Al Green - Let's Stay Together
41 Zomby - Spaceman
42 Lolo - 4. Weapon For Saturday (Mastered)01
43 AIR - Alone in Kyoto
44 Arcade Fire - Intervention
45 Aphex Twin - Digeridoo
46 Tomba - Abu Dubby
47 Beck - Loser
48 Alex Reece - Pulp Fiction (Lynx 2010 Edit)
49 Portishead - Machine Gun
50 Ian Brown - F.E.A.R.
51 Andy Partridge & Harold Budd - Through the Hill
52 Underworld - Rez (2011 Edit)
53 Vato Gonzalez - Badman Riddim (Jump) [feat. Foreign Beggars] [Radio Edit]
54 Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
55 Gescom - C1
56 Chevron - 5.Burn Down The Jungle!
57 Generation X - King Rocker
58 The Ragga Twins - Illegal Gunshot
59 Steve Mason - All Come Down
60 Baka Beyond - Spirit of the Forest
61 Bumblebeez - Intro Salute
62 Lee "Scratch" Perry & The Upsetters - Soul Fire
63 Serge Gainsbourg - New York USA
64 Big 'T' Tyler - King Kong
65 DJ ReDo - Empire State of Mind (Instrumental Version)
66 Monkey - Monkey Bee (Diplo Remix)
67 The Maytals - Monkey Man
68 Green Velvet - Flash (The Advent & Industrialyzer Remix)
69 Dinosaur Jr. - Freak Scene
70 Harry Connick, Jr. - It Had to Be You (from the Columbia film, When Harry Met Sally...)
71 Frank Sinatra - Theme from New York, New York
72 The Velvet Underground - Train Round the Bend (Alternate Mix)
73 Gil Scott-Heron - New York Is Killing Me
74 Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus (Boys Noize Rework)
75 Sigur Rós - Hoppípolla
76 Pixies - Monkey Gone to Heaven
77 Wax Stag - And How
78 Cocteau Twins - Amelia
79 Phil Harris, Louis Prima & Bruce Reitherman - I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song) [From Walt Disney's ''the Jungle Book'']
80 Caribou - Sun
81 Foals - Caribou Sun (Midland Edit)
82 Soom T - We Want Out
83 Pixies - Monkey Gone To Heaven (Minigroove 45 Re-edit)

Rob;s Music

And then there's the radio.

He and Chris Coco hosted the cult Blue Room show between 2002 'til 2006 after being approached by the BBC who wanted a show to cater for the millennial chill-out boom. Read More



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