David Holmes

About David Holmes

A highly regarded DJ and producer and award-winning film composer, David Holmes' deep musical knowledge informs every aspect of his work. After spinning at clubs in his native Belfast as a teen and issuing techno and progressive house singles in the early '90s, his ambitious 1995 debut album, This Film's Crap, Let's Slash the Seats, introduced the cinematic mystique that defined his style. When he scored films such 1998's Out of Sight and 2001's blockbuster Ocean's Eleven, he combined the artful sampling and kinetic rhythms of his dance background with a keen sense of mood. He then juggled multiple projects, programming Essential Mixes on BBC Radio 1; composing acclaimed scores for productions such as The Fall, '71, and Killing Eve; founding the dream pop band Unloved; and releasing albums ranging from the psych-pop of 2008's The Holy Pictures to the therapeutic synth pop of 2023's Blind on a Galloping Horse.

Belfast, Ireland
February 14, 1969
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