Welcome to the wonderful world of Professor Chill

This is the home page of some amazing chilled ambient music. We hope you enjoy it.

Professor Chill is an electronic music producer based in Sheffield (UK), who has been making tunes since 1989, when he bought his first decks and sampler. He achieved a top 20 classical chart position and international media attention for his work on indie label Delphian’s series of ancient music releases. Fast forward to 2018 and his latest Album ‘Dub Archaeology’ was an individual project exploring unique ambient, chillout and electronica infused with leftfield dub techno and world influences. He has re-imagined the intriguing performances of the Delphian project, which were played on reconstructions of the oldest instruments ever discovered, and combined them with inspired new recordings. The end result is the haunting sound of our ancestors woven together with contemporary roots-minded soundsystem, laid back beats and minimalist glitch.

Recorded in caves and studio locations across Europe, the album features what is most likely the only Ancient Scandinavian Dub Reggae track in existence… It includes collaborations with Mercury Award winning artist Stef O’Connor formerly of eclectic folk outfit The Unthanks, Egyptian Nay maestro Mina Salama, and Berlin-based flautist Anna Friederike Potengowski, formerly part of the renowned Berliner Ensemble.

Professor Chill’s other work includes the EMAP Soundgate app and he can be found playing music in caves on the Discovery and History channels, as well as featuring in the BBC TV series Civilisations. He has performed in Hungary at the Samsara Festival, at Anthropos (UK), Glastonbury (UK), Boom (Portugal), CTM (Germany), Utopia (Portugal), and numerous other events. 

In 2021 he released the Flow State EP on Disco Gecko Records, the label started by Banco De Gaia, Followed up in 2022 by the Astral State EP, on the same label. A further EP and album is on the way. 

Professor Chill’s secret identity is Professor Rupert Till, a professor of music at the University of Huddersfield, rated as 25th in the world for music and drama by the QS World University Rankings. He often travels internationally for work, whether to assess the acoustics of an ancient site, or give a lecture on club cultures or songwriting. His Research includes a book, Pop Cult on Religion and Popular Music, as well as writing on trance, Adele, Stonehenge, and Prince. 

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