“We’re on the opposite end of minimal—more maximal, really. Making big noises is what we do.” -Mike Truman
Mike Truman, Chris Healings and Charlotte James are primarily known as a progressive breaks act, Hybrid, who have embraced the band ethic and rely heavily on cinematic influences to shape their music. The group are considered to be forerunners of the electronica genre and effectively wrote the blueprint for modern electronic music using orchestral elements. They have produced four studio albums, all garnering critical acclaim. They are known for their filmic approach to production, specifically with the use of orchestral sounds – this is particularly notable on their debut album Wide Angle, on which they collaborated with the Russian Federal Orchestra.
During their 16-year career, they have also produced more than 150 remixes for artists such as Moby, Alanis Morissette, Jean Michel Jarre, The Future Sound of London, Radiohead, UNKLE, The Orb and Saint Etienne. Hybrid have played at festivals across the globe – from Coachella to Glastonbury, Roskilde to Fuji Rock. They have also performed and recorded with the likes of Hooky from New Order, Chrissie Hynde and Perry Farrell from Jane's Addiction and have been remixed by the likes of Sasha, Quivver and Elite Force.
They have worked extensively on the scores for the films Man on Fire (2004), Domino (2005), Déjà Vu (2006), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Unstoppable (2010), Fast Five (2011) and Cowboys & Aliens (2011) alongside long-time collaborator Harry Gregson-Williams.