Pop/Rock Dance Hiphop Jazz World Classical Contemporary Stage Festival Genre tree

LIKE A TIM

Summary | Biography | Discography | Photos | Audio/Video

Period

1973 - current

Genre

acid house, drumcomputer, sampler, synthesizer, techno

Online

Officiƫle website

Pseudonyms

Like A Tim

Like A Tim

Like A Tim, a.k.a. Tim van Leijden (born in Rotterdam in 1973) releases his own productions on the label Djax-Up-Beats. He is also a much in demand as a remixer, especially abroad. During the years he develops his very own style, which is influenced especially by hiphop, funk, pop and ...
Full biography

Instruments

drumcomputer, sampler, synthesizer

Mentioned in the biography of

2005   Alden Tyrell

Biography Like A Tim

Like A Tim, a.k.a. Tim van Leijden (born in Rotterdam in 1973) releases his own productions on the label Djax-Up-Beats. He is also a much in demand as a remixer, especially abroad. During the years he develops his very own style, which is influenced especially by hiphop, funk, pop and techno.

1987 - 1989

Tim van Leijden becomes interested in music at the age of ten. Especially electronic music like Herbie Hancock's Rockit and Paul Hardcastle's 19, but later on also hiphop, makes a deep impression on him. He buys a Casio keyboard and two turntables and starts experimenting.

1990

Various labels are interested in Tim's demo's. Tim's stage name dates back to his high school days when his classmates point out to him that because of his pale skin he looks more like a corpse than someone who's alive and kicking, hence the nickname 'lijke-Tim' ('lijk' meaning corpse). The Dutch pronunciation is almost the same as the English Like A Tim.

1991

Tim's first release is on the independent See Saw label: Virtual Reality EP, a 12" with five acid-like house tracks. Saskia Slegers from Djax Records likes his productions so much that she decides to release his EPs starting with Headstrong. The artwork is done by Tim himself.

1992 - 1997

Like A Tim releases no less than twelve EPs on the Djax techno sublabel Up-Beats. Because Djax is an international label Like A Tim soon becomes a household name in the international techno world. A selection from his remix-oeuvre: Mike Dunn - Magic Feet (Djax, 1992), Steve Poindexter - Work That Mutha Fucker (Djax, 1992), Robert Armani - Armani Trax (Djax, 1993), Hardfloor - Into The Nature (Harthouse, 1994), Speedy J - Ni Go Snix (Nova Mute, 1997), Cylob en Bochem Welt, DMX Krew remix EP (Rephlex, 1997), Zen-Faschisten - Rock 'N' Roll Control (1998).

Speedy J

1998 - 1999

Alec Empire's Geist Records releases Like A Tim's first full-length album followed late 1998 by a mini album. Mid-1999 a second album is released. Rotterdam-based DUB Records releases a 12" picture disc with recordings from a live set.

2000

The UK label Rephlex Records releases the Like A Tim album Red And Blue Boxing.

2001

Like A Tim makes his comeback for Djax Records. The new 12" Slector is set for release in 2002.

2002

In June the EP Disc O Tim is released in a limited edition by the Clone label. For German band Cobra Killer Like A Tim remixes the track Heavy Rotation.

2003

On his own label Like Records two EP's are released. One of those, Little Acid Tracks, features tracks named after legendary Dutch girl groups from the past like Dolly Dots and Frizzle Sizzle. International clients include Big C. For him he remixes the track What's The SP?

2004

The mini-album Bass Girl marks a collaboration with singer Gina V. D'Orio (Cobra Killer, Ec8or) from Berlin. The album includes cover versions of I Only Have Eyes For You and Leader Of The Pack. The duo performs live on stage as well.

2005

The 12" Deathlike contains a guest appearance by French singer Rachel Gardner-Smith, while Alden Tyrell provides vocals on the track Gangster Boogie on the The Heat Is On Your Ears EP. The EP Wonderline, featuring four untitled tracks, marks the eighth release on his own label Like Records. The set is a highly varied mix of pompous acid bass lines, a brass band, cowbells and assorted heavy percussion.

Alden Tyrell

Discography Like A Tim

In the discography you will find all recordings that have been released listed chronologically. We restrict ourselves to the title, the type of audio, year of publication or recording, label, list of guest musicians, plus any comments on the issue.

Audio/Video Like A Tim

No audio- or video material is yet available.
Add audio or video

Add audio or video

Muziekencyclopedie.nl on Facebook Muziekencyclopedie.nl on Twitter

Feedback