"Children" was inspired by a collection of photos taken by Miles' father while stationed in war-torn Yugoslavia; the DJ was equally disturbed by the growing number of deaths plaguing the Italian rave community, and he soon began work on "Children," a simple, piano-driven instrumental anthem produced at a minimal cost. Originally issued in 1994, the single slowly emerged as an international blockbuster, topping charts in Germany, France, Holland, and Belgium on its way to becoming the biggest European single of 1996; it also fell just shy of reaching the Top 20 on the American pop charts.
After its follow-up, "Fable," Miles issued his debut LP, Dreamland, with its Dreamland II remix companion appearing a short time later. He resurfaced in 1997 with 23 AM. Miles' next full-length, Organik, arrived in 2001 and featured appearances by Bill Laswell
, Trilok Gurtu
, and Talvin Singh
. The double-disc set Organik Remixes was issued two years later, followed by a collaborative release with Gurtu
, Miles_Gurtu, in 2004, and Th1rt3en in 2011. Robert Miles died in Ibiza in May 2017 after a short battle with cancer; he was 47 years old. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi