Ken "Hiwatt" Marshall
KEN ‘HIWATT’ MARSHALL - Music Supervisor/Soundtrack Producer
Ken ‘Hiwatt’ Marshall is a music producer, engineer and composer. He adopted the trade name ‘hiwatt’ during his early introduction to industrial music and has tooled a unique sound and style. Ken was awarded a platinum album for his contribution to Linkin Park’s ‘Reanimation’ and his works have been featured on several multi-platinum video game titles and primetime broadcast TVshows. He also won All-Around-Cowboy in Merritt, BC, 1981.
In 1989, Ken started working with the Canadian industrial band Skinny Puppy (widely considered to be one of the founders of the electro-industrial genre) during the making of their album Rabies (Skinny Puppy album) and he has continued recording, producing and collaborating throughout the band’s career.
In 2002, Ken and Tanzanian-born producer Traz Damji, formed an electronic music duo called The Humble Brothers. The Humble Brothers gained fame with their involvement in Electronic Arts soundtracks, starting with 2002's Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2. Two big projects followed, SimCity 4 and its expansion pack, The Sims 2: Rush Hour, then remixes of other artists' songs as their production skills were noticed by the mainstream music industry.
Ken's notable remixes include Linkin Park's "One Step Closer" ("1Stp Klosr") and Static-X/Mephisto Odyssey song "Crash" which was featured on the soundtrack of Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. The Humble Brothers have also remixed the Dry Cellsong Body Crumbles. They are also responsible for producing "Terror Is Reality" for theCapcom Vancouver video game Dead Rising 2. Since then The Humble Brothers have remixed tracks for many multi-platinum artists including Filter, Anastasia, Static-X, and Rammstein. Damji and Marshall have fashioned a wholly unique style and powerful sound in their productions, which can simply be identified as The Humble Brothers.
In 2007, Ken and Traz and Skinny Puppy’s cEvin Key made a deal with Groove Addicts (now Non-Stop Music/ Warner/Chappell Music) to compose a volume of film trailer cues for horror movies, called Scaremeister - a dark and deeply haunting approach to the horror/thriller film genre. Consisting of 31 unique 'mini-scores' of original sound design, Scaremeister is equally compelling as individual tracks or as an album.
Ken lives in the interior of British Columbia, Canada, and is currently working on the next Scaremeister release, as well as a new project with CyrusRex andDouglas McCarthy.