Imagine a soldier. A soldier in Iraq who observes strict rules and who knew as a child that he wanted a military career to travel the world. Now imagine a soldier who returns to Leeds to visit his parents and decides to changes his life inspired by the music. Well, try to focus on a DJ and producer who recently is making people dance around the world. What is the relationship between the two figures? Robert James.More ›
Robert James has made a big impact in a short time. First surfacing amidst a new wave of house talent on Lee Foss and Jamie Jones’ label du jour, Hot Creations, he has gone on to take his infectious dancefloor sound to all corners of the globe as well as labels like LA based Culprit, Jef K’s Silver Network and the legendary Strictly Rhythm.
It was hearing Andy Weatherall at Sankeys in 2005, however, which inspired Robert to leave the army and focus on music full time: Since then he’s laid out his own nu-school sonic template with releases like “Sleep Moods”, “Malibu” (alongside Burnski) and “Big Ass Biscuit” (as Pteradactil Disco with Jamie, Lee and Fb Julian) begin championed by international spinners and respected music press alike.
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