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Agent X
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Greg & Leon during an interview at BBC 1xtra 2012
Background information
Also known asHazard, Mask, Starfox, Niteryders, Jupiter Reigns
OriginLondon, England
GenresHouse, bassline, UK garage, R&B, hip hop
Occupation(s)Producer, songwriter, dj
InstrumentsPiano, drums, keyboards, guitar, music programming
Years active2001–2013
LabelsHeatseeker Recordings
Defiance Recordings
Associated actsChris Brown, Cheryl Cole, Skepta, Tinie Tempah, Roll Deep, Wiley, H "Two" O, Mutya Buena, Ironik, Andre Merrit
Websitewww.agentxmusic.com
MembersGreg Bonnick
Leon Price
Hayden Chapman
Peter Renshaw

Agent X was an English record production, songwriting and DJ team, originally founded as a duo in London by Music College classmates Greg Bonnick and Leon Price, adding Hayden Chapman and Peter Renshaw to the collective in 2009. Their main styles fall under the dance, urban and pop music genres.

Career[]

Agent X first came to success in 2001 when their debut single "Decoy", initially made as a college project, became one of the biggest dance records of the year. To this day, "Decoy" is considered a UK garage classic and continues to feature on many compilation albums including Kiss 100 DJ EZ's successful series of Pure Garage compilations.[1] Since their formation, the team have diversified in music genre and style, which has allowed them to remain current and at the forefront of new music. DJs Greg & Leon started their career on pirate radio stations Rinse FM and Shine FM before being invited to join a new station from the BBC, BBC 1Xtra hosting shows between 2002–2005. They regularly DJ across the UK and in European countries including dance mecca Ibiza. In 2007, they collaborated with the then unknown rapper Tinie Tempah & Ultra for "Perfect Girl"; this garnered the attention of several A&R people and led to a string of production duties for Agent X. 2009 saw them collaborate once again with Ultra and former Sugababes member Mutya Buena for the club hit "Falling". In 2012, they released the Prime EP featuring hot new acts Kids of '91 and Scrufizzer shortly followed by the successful Deepside series and scored their first UK No. 1 with the international hit "Turn Up the Music" by Chris Brown.

Production and songwriting[]

In addition to working on their own material, Agent X have written and produced for a range of artists, including successful British, American, Australian, Italian and Korean acts. Notable releases include Chris Brown's "Turn Up The Music", Cheryl Cole's A Million Lights, Fabri Fibra's Guerra e pace, and Platnum's "Love Shy". The 2010 collaboration with grime rapper Skepta, "Rescue Me", peaked at No. 14 on the UK Singles Chart. Greg Bonnick initially sang the demo, and although he was uncredited as the singer, Bonnick's vocals were used on the single's hook. All four members of Agent X made a cameo appearance in both of Skepta's music videos.

Remixes[]

Agent X's remixes include songs by Kanye West, Ne-Yo,[2] Mariah Carey,[3] Calvin Harris, Dizzee Rascal,[4] Janet Jackson, Beenie Man, Taio Cruz, Jason Derulo, Dappy, Wiley, Crookers and Kid Cudi.

Discography[]

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Notable releases[]

  • 2001: "Decoy" Agent X
  • 2007: "Perfect Girl" (Agent X feat. Ultra and Tinie Tempah)
  • 2007: "When i was young" Tinie Tempah)
  • 2008: "What's It Gonna Be" (H "Two" O feat. Platnum) (UK#2)
  • 2008: "I Wanna Be Your Man" Ironik No Point in wasting tears (UK top 40)
  • 2008: "So Amazing" Ironik No Point in wasting tears
  • 2008: "Tracey" Ironik No Point in wasting tears
  • 2008: "Love Shy (Thinking About You)" Platnum (UK #12)
  • 2009: "Funky Anthem"'" (Crazy Cousins feat. MC Versatile (Additional Production)
  • 2009: "Fallin'" (Agent X feat. Mutya and Ultra)
  • 2010: "Bad Boy" (Skepta) (UK #26)
  • 2010: "Rescue Me" (Skepta feat. Agent X) (UK #14)
  • 2010: "Addicted to Love" ft Dappy & Fearless Ultra
  • 2012: "Elektrik City' Andre Merritt
  • 2012: "Picture Perfect" Roll Deep feat. Best of Both (digital) (Music Week Cool Cuts #1)
  • 2012: "The Weekend" Roll Deep (Vocal Production) (digital)
  • 2012: "A Million Lights" Cheryl Cole (TBC) (UK No. 2 Album)
  • 2012: "Trophy Boy" Ny
  • 2012: "Hit it Hard" Sabrina Washington
  • 2012: "Turn Up The Music" Chris Brown (UK#1, US#10)
  • 2012: "Turn Up The Music" (Remix) Chris Brown ft Rihanna
  • 2012: "Guerra e Pace" Fabri Fibra (#1 Italy)
  • 2013: "Ring Ring" Fabri Fibra

Official remixes[]

  • 2001: "One Night Stand" (Agent X Remix) Mis-Teeq
  • 2001: "I Need Your Love" Dub Syndicate
  • 2001: "You Rock My World" (Agent X Remix) Michael Jackson
  • 2002: "Meaning of Love" (Agent X Remix) Nana
  • 2002: "When You Look at Me" (Agent X Remix feat MC Romeo) Christina Milian
  • 2002: "Feel It Boy" (Agent X Remix) Beenie Man feat Janet Jackson
  • 2002: "Always on Time" (Agent X Remix) Ja Rule
  • 2002: "Happy" (Agent X Remix) Ashanti
  • 2003: "Boy (I Need You)" (Agent X Remix) Mariah Carey
  • 2003: "Sambucca" (Agent X Remix) Wideboys feat Dennis G
  • 2004: "F**k You" (Agent X Remix) Lethal Bizzle
  • 2004: "Must Be Love" (Agent X Remix) Smujji feat FYA
  • 2006: "Lipstick" (Agent X Remix) Alesha Dixon
  • 2007: "Teardrops" (Agent X Remix) Love Assassins
  • 2007: "Mr Brown" (Agent X Remix) Bob Marley v Angry Kids
  • 2008: "Sex Shooter" (Agent X Remix) Cahill
  • 2008: "Closer" (Agent X Remix) Ne-Yo
  • 2008: "Girlfriend" (Agent X Remix) Sergey
  • 2008: "Day N' Nite" (Agent X Remix) Kid Cudi VS Crookers
  • 2008: "Stay With Me" (Agent X Remix) Ironik feat Chipmunk
  • 2008: "Wearing My Rolex" Wiley
  • 2008: "Dance wiv Me" Dizzee Rascal
  • 2008: "Maybe" Jay Sean
  • 2008: "Superwoman" Shontelle
  • 2008: "Strobelight" Luigi Masi
  • 2009: "Goodbye" Kristinia DeBarge
  • 2009: "Everybody" Rudenko
  • 2009: "Culo" Aggro Santos
  • 2009: "Everything" P Money
  • 2009: "Whatcha Say" Jason Derülo
  • 2009: "Sunglasses at Night" Skepta
  • 2009: "Birthday Sex" Jeremih
  • 2009: "Knocks you down" (Agent X Remix) Keri Hilson feat Ne-Yo and Kanye West
  • 2010: "Break Your Heart" Taio Cruz
  • 2011: "'All The Shine" Childish Gambino
  • 2011: "'Hangover" Starboy Nathan ft Wretch 32
  • 2011: "Erased" Andre Merrit ft Chris Brown
  • 2012: "Young" Tulisa
  • 2012: "Under The Sun" Cheryl
  • 2012: "Killer Fazer
  • 2012: "Out of this world" Xploder
  • 2012: "Come with Me" Dawood & Retro VS Dappy & Margs
  • 2012: "Fade" (Agent X Tribute Mix) Solu Music ft Kimberlee
  • 2013: "Girls Like Us" Agent X v B15 Project

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