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Encyclopedia > David Holmes (musician)

David Holmes is a Northern Irish DJ, musician and composer. Holmes was born on February 14, 1969, the youngest of 10 children. Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... DJ or dj may stand for Disc jockey, dinner jacket The DeadJournal website, or Djibouti. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ...

Holmes began DJing in the pubs of his native Belfast from the age of 15. His first hit was the song "DeNiro", with Ashley Beedle, in 1992. In the early to mid 1990s he ran two highly acclaimed and successful club nights in the Belfast Art College known as Sugar Sweet and Shake Yer Brain. Famously, the dance group Orbital wrote the track "Belfast", released on their debut album Orbital, after playing at Sugar Sweet. WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... (Redirected from 1990s in music) 1990 in music International trends Barbadian artists like Gabby, Spice and Square One bring a new sound to Trinidadian soca Mari Boines Gula Gula, and its titular hit single, bring Sami joik-based folk to popular attention Paradise Lost emerges at the forefront of... The University of Ulster (UU) is a multi-centre university located in Northern Ireland and is the largest single university on the island of Ireland, discounting the federal National University of Ireland. ... Orbital was an English techno duo from 1989 until 2004, consisting of brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll. ...

Holmes released This Film's Crap Let's Slash the Seats, in 1995, and it received acclaim for its atmospheric, ambient sound. One of the songs on the album was used in the soundtrack to the film Pi. At the time he described the album as being inspired by movies and movie soundtracks, a recurring theme throughout Holmes' work. The opening track, "No Man's Land," was reportedly inspired by the Daniel Day-Lewis film In the Name of the Father. In the same year, he also provided the ambient links between the songs on the album Infernal Love by the Northern Irish rock band Therapy?. Ambient music is a musical genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles - including jazz, electronic music, new age, modern classical music, traditional, world, and noise. ... // In film formats, the sound track is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... π (or Pi) is a 1998 American psychological thriller directed by Darren Aronofsky. ... Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957), is an Academy-Award winning and Golden Globe-award nominated actor. ... In The Name Of The Father is a 1993 film directed by Jim Sheridan based on the true life story of the Guildford Four, four people falsely convicted of the IRAs Guildford pub bombing. ... Infernal Love is the third major label album by Therapy?. It was released in 1995. ... Therapy? are an alternative metal band from Northern Ireland. ...

In 1997, Holmes released Let's Get Killed. Many of the tracks feature people talking in the streets of New York, recorded by Holmes using a dictaphone. The album's first single, "My Mate Paul," was Holmes' first big commercial success. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Dictaphone is an American company that makes dictation machines —sound recording devices most commonly used to record speech for later playback or to be typed into print. ...

In 1998, Danny Devito commissioned him to do the score for Steven Soderbergh's film Out of Sight. Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. ... Steven Andrew Soderbergh (born January 14, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American film producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, and Oscar-winning director. ... Out of Sight is a 1998 movie directed by Steven Soderbergh. ...

He scored a second film for Soderbergh in 2001, including some songs from Let's Get Killed and Bow Down to the Exit Sign on the Ocean's Eleven remake. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

After releasing a mix album, Come Get It I Got It, in 2002, Holmes released David Holmes Presents The Free Association in 2003. This was a departure for the artist as all his previous work had been solo. The Free Association featured four other bandmates who toured with Holmes after the album was launched.

As a remixer he has reworked tracks by U2, The Manic Street Preachers, Primal Scream, Page and Plant, and Ice Cube. U2 are a rock band from Dublin, Ireland. ... The Manic Street Preachers are a Welsh rock band, one of the biggest in Britain for a period in the late 1990s, known for their early wild exploits; the mysterious disappearance and alleged suicide of Richey James Edwards (Richey James, as he preferred to be known); and for a progression... Primal Scream are a rock group formed as a duo in 1982 in Glasgow, Scotland, by Bobby Gillespie and Jim Beattie, evolving into a band in 1984 at which time Gillespie was also the drummer in The Jesus and Mary Chain. ... Page and Plant is the name that Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, both formerly of Led Zeppelin, recorded and toured under in the mid-1990s. ... OShea Jackson (born June 15, 1969) is an American rapper, actor and film director. ...

Before beginning his musical career, Holmes worked as a hairdresser and chef. He also briefly owned and ran a café called Mogwai near the Queen's University of Belfast. The Queens University of Belfast (QUB) is a university in Belfast, Northern Ireland; the university is often called Queens University Belfast. ...


Discography (Incomplete)


This Films Crap Lets Slash the Seats is the debut album by David Holmes, originally released in 1995. ... Steve Hillage is a English musician, associated with the Canterbury scene, who has worked in experimental domains since the late 1960s. ... Jah Wobble (born John Wardle, Stepney 1958) is an English bass guitarist, singer, poet and composer. ... Lets Get Killed is the second album by David Holmes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For any of the numerous radio stations with the name Radio 1, see Radio 1 (disambiguation) BBC Radio 1 is a British radio station operated by the BBC, specialising in popular music aimed at the 14-26 age bracket. ... Bow Down to the Exit Sign is an album by David Holmes, featuring contributions from Bobby Gillespie, Sean Gullette, Jon Spencer, Martina Topley-Bird and Carl Hancock Rux. ...

Film soundtracks

Out of Sight is a 1998 movie directed by Steven Soderbergh. ... Buffalo Soldiers is a 2001 film that follows the rogue activities of a group of US soldiers based in West Germany during 1989 when the fall of the Berlin Wall is imminent. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Analyze That is a 2002 movie produced by Warner Brothers Studios. ... Code 46 is a 2003 British film directed by Michael Winterbottom, screenplay by Frank Cottrell Boyce. ... Stander is a 2003 biographical film about Captain André Stander, a South African police officer who turned into a bank robber, starring Tom Jane. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... The Good German is a 2006 feature film adaptation of a novel by Joseph Kanon. ... Thomas Montgomery Newman (born October 20, 1955 in Los Angeles, California) is an American film score composer. ... Oceans Thirteen is a 2007 film directed by Stephen Soderbergh and starring an ensemble cast. ...

External links

  • davidholmes.tv - official website (dead link)
  • Gritty Shaker - fan site (at the Wayback Machine)
  • David Holmes (musician) at the Internet Movie Database
  • David Holmes at Discogs
  • David Holmes at MusicBrainz
  • David Holmes at Last.fm
  • Profile on BBC website (dead link)

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