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James Holden


b. 7 June 1979, Exeter, Devon, Britain. Holden learned many instruments as a kid, his dad teaching him the piano and violin. A smart scholar, he excelled in his research, ultimately winning a location at Oxford School to review mathematics. It had been around that point when he experienced trance music performed by DJs such as for example Sasha and Paul Oakenfold. By his past due teens, Holden acquired already mastered how exactly to use a Computer, and with just a little help from downloaded music software program he created the trance-inspired tune, ‘Horizons’. The monitor became an anthem all over the world, producing record labels wanting to make use of his remix methods. Holden finished many remixes and many original tracks on the next 2 yrs, before finding a substantial vote of self-confidence when he was asked to co-produce Sasha’s debut recording, Airdrawndagger. Through the first years of the brand new millennium Holden remained with the trance-inspired audio, but by 2004 his remixes got begun to have a tougher advantage with some actually original ‘click home’ productions. Notably his remix of Andre Kraml’s ‘Safari’, which presented on M.A.N.D.Con.’s Get Physical compilation. Holden got created some compilations, especially his IN THE Controls blend, which seamlessly fused many digital styles. Finally, in 2006, Holden released his debut, The Idiots Are Being successful, on his Boundary Community label. He obtained widespread compliment for the recording, using the UK’s THE CHANGING TIMES newspaper saying the album included ‘The greatest “Intelligent Dance Music” since Aphex Twin’. The recording was even more dancefloor friendly than Aphex Twin, nevertheless, having a twisting minimal electro/techno atmosphere that recalled the task of Scotland’s Slam.

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Full Name James Holden
Profession Disc jockey, Music Producer
Music Songs A Break in the Clouds, Gone Feral, Rannoch Dawn, The Illuminations, Blackpool Late Eighties, The Caterpillar's Intervention, I Have Put Out the Light, 10101, Nothing, The Inheritors, Triangle Folds, Outdoor Museum of Fractals, One for You, ||: A Circle Inside a Circle Inside :||, Triangle Folds Inside Out, Renata, Circle of Fifths, Some Respite, Sun Spots, Kaern Turned, Kaern, Lump, Idiot Clapsolo, Lumpette, Quiet Drumming, Self-Playing Schmaltz, Bania, Marhaba, Sky Burial, Corduroy, Inter-City 125, Quiet Drumming Interlude
Albums Marhaba, The Inheritors, The Idiots Are Winning, At the Controls, Balance 005: James Holden, The Animal Spirits, DJ-Kicks: James Holden
Movies Flight Nurse, Sands of Iwo Jima, The House Across the Street, Task Force, Fighter Squadron, Atmospherex: Exotic Robotics: Recreate

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Adventures in Paradise 1960-1962 TV Series Clay Baker
The Real McCoys 1959 TV Series Eph
Armstrong Circle Theatre 1956 TV Series Bill
Star Tonight 1955 TV Series
Campbell Summer Soundstage 1953 TV Series
Flight Nurse 1953 Sgt. Frank Swan
The Big Story 1953 TV Series
Sands of Iwo Jima 1949 Pfc. Soames
The House Across the Street 1949 Carl Schrader
Task Force 1949 Tommy Cooper (uncredited)
It's a Great Feeling 1949 Soda Jerk (uncredited)
Fighter Squadron 1948 Lt. Tennessee Atkins

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