James Holden

About James Holden

British DJ, producer, and label founder James Holden has constantly defied expectations throughout his unpredictable, multi-genre-spanning career. Though the success of early tracks like 1999's "Horizons" propelled him to the top of the progressive house and trance scene, eventually leading to remixes for stars like Britney Spears and Madonna, he soon began producing less commercially minded work, moving closer to tech-house and experimental techno with releases on his Border Community label and groundbreaking DJ mixes such as 2003's Balance 005. He earned critical acclaim for his challenging debut album, 2006's The Idiots Are Winning, and 2013's The Inheritors, an even more ambitious work that drew from Krautrock, IDM, and ambient. Holden has since explored Moroccan Gnawa music, jazz improvisation, and new age/progressive electronic on releases such as 2017's The Animal Spirits and 2023's Imagine This Is a High Dimensional Space of All Possibilities.

Exeter, England
June 7, 1979

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