Dreamland is the debut album of Robert Miles. It was released on June 7, 1996 in Europe where it was a hit, and was also released a few days later in U.S. with a new track sung by Maria Nayler, "One & One". This new track became very popular and was later released as a single in the U.S. and Germany. At the end of 1996, Miles released a new version of Dreamland, called Dreamland - The Winter Edition in Germany. It was largely similar to Dreamland, but contains the tracks "4us" and "One & One" (which wasn't released on the European version) and removes "Fable (Dream Version)".
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Robert Miles (born Roberto Concina, November 3, 1969, in Fleurier) is an Italian record producer, composer, musician and DJ in electronica and alternative music.
Robert Miles was born to Italian immigrants Antonietta Lauro and Albino Concina in Fleurier, Switzerland.
Miles became proficient at playing the piano during his youth in Friuli, Italy, in the small town of Fagagna, where his family moved when he was still a young boy, and has been in the music scene since 1984. He worked as DJ in some Italian clubs and private radio networks and in 1990, he used his savings to establish his own studio and a pirate radio station.
In 1994, Miles wrote his most famous dream music work, Children. The single picked up steam slowly, and within two weeks of its official release in 1995, had sold more than 350,000 copies all over Europe and topped the charts in many countries. By 1997 Children had sold more than 5,000,000 copies Worldwide. It earned Miles platinum records in many countries. Also, Robert Miles is the only Italian artist to have won a Brit Award (Best International Male Newcomer 1997).
Miles's next single was Fable. Part of this song was used in the theatrical trailer for the US movie, Ever After starring Drew Barrymore and Dougray Scott. His debut album Dreamland was released on June 7, 1996 in Europe, and released a few days later in the United States, with a new track, "One & One", sung by Maria Nayler and written by songwriters Billy Steinberg, Rick Nowels and Marie-Claire D'Ubaldo. This new track became very popular and was later released as a single in Europe and the U.S.
On November 1997, Miles released another track, "Freedom", which was one of the key tracks on his third album 23am featuring vocals provided by Kathy Sledge of Sister Sledge. Containing a different feel from the previously more club orientated Dreamland, 23am incorporated more lyrics-driven songs than its predecessor while maintaining Miles' trademark piano sound from the first album.
Miles remained under the radar until June 11, 2001, when, after splitting from BMG/Deconstruction he set up his own independent record label S:alt Records (suitably:alternative) and released his fourth album, Organik, featuring the new single "Paths" with vocals provided by Nina Miranda of Smoke City. Guests on the album included: Trilok Gurtu, Bill Laswell and Nitin Sawhney.
In 2003, an album containing mainly remixes of songs found on Organik was released. The album, appropriately entitled Organik Remixes, contained remixes by the winners of the remixing contest held on Robert Miles' website, as well as remixes from well known artists such as The Future Sound of London, Riton, Alexkid and many others... The album also had one new track, "Bhairav", which featured the vocals of Amelia Cuni.
In 2004 Miles released the critically acclaimed album entitled Miles_Gurtu.
His new solo album entitled Th1rt3en was released on S:alt Records in February 2011 and features guests such as Robert Fripp, Dave Okumu, John Thorne and Mike Patto.
*1996 Dreamland - The Winter Edition
*2002 Organik Remixes
*2004 Miles Gurtu
*1995 "Soundtracks EP"
*1995 "Red Zone"
*1995 "Children" (UK #2, U.S. #21)
*1996 "Fable" (with Fiorella Quinn) (UK #7)
*1996 "One & One" (with Maria Nayler) (UK #3, U.S. #54)
*1997 "Freedom" (with Kathy Sledge) (UK #15)
*1998 "Full Moon"
*1998 "Everyday Life"
*2001 "Paths" (with Nina Miranda) (UK #74)
*2002 "Improvisations: Part 2"
*2002 "Organik Remixes"
*2002 "Pour Te Parler (Remixes)"
* 2004 "Soul driven"
* 2010 "Miniature world"
* 2011 "Voices from a submerged sea"
*1994 "Oxygen EP Vol. 1"
*1997 Robert Miles in the Mix
*1997 Renaissance Worldwide - London (with Dave Seaman)
*List of number-one dance hits (United States)
*List of artists who reached number one on the US Dance chart
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