London-based experimentalist Si (Simon) Begg is a member of the notorious Cabbage Head artist collective, formed in 1990 in the Midlands town of Leamington Spa, and also including noted dance producers Cristian Vogel and Tim Wright (of Germ). Although, with the exception of a few cassette-only releases as a member of Cabbage Head, he's only been actively releasing music since 1995, Begg's discography (as Cabbageboy, Bigfoot, and Buckfunk 3000, as well as under his own name) has quickly grown to nearly a dozen titles strong, with EPs appearing on such labels as Tresor, Ntone, Eukatech, Language, and Chrome. A restless, often ruthless experimenter with little respect for boundaries, Begg's recorded work (particularly under his Cabbageboy guise) toys incessantly with the conventions of ambient, techno, and drum'n'bass, the results often deviating so sharply from classification that they're simply lost on the listener. His releases (like those of compatriots Vogel, Wright, and Dave Clarke) have nonetheless garnered considerable praise from the continental European techno underground, leading to releases on a number of that scene's most popular and respected labels (including Tresor, Mille Plateaux, and MP subsidiary Chrome). Begg's reputation continues to grow at home as well, with a pair of releases on Ninja Tune subsidiary Ntone bringing new, less techno-oriented ears to his awkward, esoteric methods.