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David Holmes

David Holmes

David Holmes is a Belfast born DJ & producer. In his varied professional life, he has produced five of his own albums and over 30 film soundtracks.

Having DJed from the age of 15, David went on to run one of Belfast’s most revered club nights: “Sugar Sweet”, with guests such as Andrew Weatherall, Orbital and the Chemical Brothers bringing acid house and early rave culture to a city steeped in the Troubles. Soon after came numerous record releases, collaborations and legendary DJ mixes (his 1997 Radio 1 Essential mix – still considered an all-time classic). David has produced Noel Gallagher, Primal Scream, Manic Street Preachers and has remixed the likes of Orbital, Jarvis Cocker, U2 and many more. However, it was David’s love of cinema that kickstarted the most prolific and rewarding arm of his career in music. His highly acclaimed soundtracks for Steven Soderbergh on over 10 films (most notably the Oceans 11-13 series), Michael Winterbottom and Steve McQueen have won him multiple awards over the years and more recently he was worked with his band “Unloved” on all seasons of the much lauded BBC’s “Killing Eve”.

Never one to stand still, David is currently working with Irish director Neil Jordan and releasing music on Heavenly Records. ‘Hope Is The Last Thing To Die’ emerged late in 2021 featuring vocalist Raven Violet. A follow up ‘It’s Over, if we run out of Love’ also featuring Raven was released in February 2022. Both singles were A-listed at BBC 6 Music. There is an album coming 2023.

His round-about selection of cinematic, library music, rock ‘n’ roll, psych, experimental, unclassifiable and independent music under the banner of Gods Waiting Room continues to appear at venues around the world and on a regular slot at NTS radio show. You can listen to the latest episode here.


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