James Holden's musical life is full of diversity, be it in roles assumed (producer, remixer, DJ, record label boss, synth maestro, band leader, mix engineer, and software developer) or in genres explored (trance, progressive house, minimal techno, IDM, synth, and jazz).
His latest rave record, Imagine This Is A High Dimensional Space Of All Possibilities, released earlier this year, however, is the one his teenage self ‘wanted to make’. Tune in below.
In 2017, we visited James Holden in his London studio whilst creating ‘The Animal Spirits’, to discuss playing live, being inspired by spiritual jazz, and Holden's curated program for Le Guess Who? that year. Revisit our video portrait below, directed by Nick Helderman:
James Holden performs at Le Guess Who? 2023 on Saturday, 11 November, as part of Stereolab's curation. Also performing at the festival are a.o. Stereolab, Nala Sinephro, Crystallmess, Alessandro Cortini, Nihiloxica, 'Jarak Qaribak' by Dudu Tassa and Jonny Greenwood, African Head Charge, Deena Abdelwahed presents Jbal Rrsas, and many more.