Compelled to break barriers and drive sound forward, Andrew Bartos creates music that can’t be described in any traditional form. This boundary crushing pioneer has composed music for video games, trailers, commercials and film. Based in Vancouver, BC, Andrew works as a composer, music editor, sound designer and extreme bass producer in his studio compound Robot Music. As a composer he creates cinematic emotional experiences with an impactful electronic edge. His memorable music has been described as “cinematic cyberpunk”. At Robot he has composed original music for the video games Fifa, Facebreaker and Bot Colony and trailers for Monster Headphones/Electronic Arts and he has worked as a sound designer on Need for Speed Shift 2. He has worked with directors James Ricker and audio directors Charles Deenen, Ricardo Almeida and Richard Adrian. He has worked as a music editor with composers Bryan Tyler (Fast & Furious), Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones) and worked as an assistant composer to Terry Frewer under the Screen Composers Guild of Canada’s mentorship program. He has had the unique experience of working in house with Electronic Arts as a music editor on the games Need for Speed the Run and Metal of Honor where he used gaming’s top proprietary tools and workflows specializing in interactive music implementation (Frostbite 2).
Andrew’s gift for cinematic intensity comes from his background as an electronic artist producing electronic bass music under the alias’ Ded Sheppard, Supercycle and C((o))de Blue. He has releases recognized around the world. Most notably “Graveyard Twist” and “Headstone Shuffle” that he produced in collaboration with The Panacea which propelled the re-launch of the legendary German record label, Position Chrome. Graveyard Twist was played by Richard D. James of Aphex Twin in a celebrated history of electronic music in a live set at Coachella and again was the finale track of Aphex Twin’s performance at Forbidden Fruit in Dublin. As Supercycle (a collaboration between Andrew and Jennifer Roworth), their sound has been described as “electro filth” and “acid krunk” with releases on Play Me and Substream records. They have been featured on DJ mixes (Reid Speed – Under The Influence) and have released a DJ mix released on Clubstream Records. His most recent release as Ded Sheppard was released on East Van Digital in Sept 2014.
Andrew has also licensed his original compositions to films such as Amazon Falls, Random Acts of Romance and television such as ETalk Daily.
He is an active member in the Vancouver composing communities including the gaming and Screen Composers Guild of Canada.