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My music is about all the night clubs around the world that I have never visited, all the rave parties I have never been to, and it's about my own experiences in life. All of my music is an attempt to reach out to other people and communicate something about my feelings and my desire for a better world. More importantly, I'm trying to express the joy and times of happiness I've had in my life as a musical waveform, literally. My music is for having fun, making some serious noise, and exploring the mysteries of human experience and consciousness in this Universe. I write music because I like the way it challenges me intellectually and I like how I can communicate all my emotions and create whole new worlds through electronic dance music. The evolution of my music is a spiritual awakening and a high degree of mastery with my audio tools. I have always tried to increase the level of complexity in my songs over the years. My work ethic when it comes to music is very, very strong and I do not give up until I have made a song that I feel is up to the high musical standards I set for myself.
Honestly, I really don't want to collaborate with other musicians much. I have a very specific vision for my music and for each song and I work best by myself. Now, I have done quite a few remixes and some are of major artists, some of them are authorized even. Of course I can't upload those remixes to MadeLoud because of copyright issues and I think that's too bad really because the remixes I have done turned out incredibly good. I've downloaded some free acapellas of a girl from the Netherlands known as 3v3sound, and made instrumentals to remix her vocals. I made three songs with 3v3sound's vocals and these songs really show off my skills in creating an instrumental track for a vocal performance and my ability to make vocal tracks sound really good and shiny. You can hear these remixes on MadeLoud in my "Brand New Singles - 2013 -" album. They are called "Amsterdam Love", "Dreams of Romance", and "Feel My Heart" all featuring 3v3sound of course. I suppose they would be considered collaborations, though only virtually. I have never written any songs with another artist sitting next to me. Listening to my music you would probably think I'm the most happy go lucky carefree person in the world and I'm even amazed when I listen to my own music and hear how happy and positive it is. I guess that's because most of the time I write music to try and cheer myself up as best I can.
My biggest challenge may be a technical one. Just as I was coming into my own and really mastering the art of song writing, I lost most of my music studio gear. I no longer have speakers and a sub woofer, and for the past 3 years the only way I can write music is with a pair of headphones. Actually, half the songs from 2011 and all the songs from 2012 were written with a pair of $20. Philips ear bud headphones. Now that I have a pair of $40. JVC Exxplode headphones, I'm very surprised to hear how well all those songs from 2012 turned out when all I had was the ear buds. It's quite amazing. So I have had to put my studio back together one piece at a time, mostly using free software synthesizers now and drum loop samples that I manipulate for the sake of making my music original and not just using loops other people have made. I try to manipulate all the sounds in my songs to make them my own sounds. Now I take all my songs out to my makeshift car stereo to test the performance of them, because it is really hard to monitor the sound stage and placement of sounds within the mix with just headphones, especially inexpensive headphones like I have. So yes, the greatest challenge for me for a long time has been trying to get a million dollar sound out of my studio when all together my gear is worth less than $3000.
Well, here are the current statistics on my music, as best as I can calculate them. In the last 5 years or so, my songs have well over 100,000 plays and probably around 10,000 free downloads world-wide. I have about 200 different songs online at 30 different websites for a total of 15 hours of original music online. I made it a point to put as much of my music as possible on every single website that allows unsigned artists to upload their music to a website for free. I have spent many thousands of hours in my studio composing / engineering / mixing / mastering / and producing my music. I have also done all the promoting and advertising of my music on more than half a dozen electronic music forums, posted about 100 "tweets" to my 400 or so followers on twitter, and sent out thousands of e-mails about each new song as I put them online. I have very little time to relax and enjoy myself. It takes many hours through the night and into the morning to finish a song usually, and then right after that I have to start uploading to the 20 or so websites that I actively manage my music on. The other 10 websites my music is on, I leave alone and no longer update them or make changes. It can take up to 5 days for me to get a song uploaded to all the websites. I usually finish a song in about 10 - 15 hours, but occasionally I will spend a few days or even a week on one song.
This concludes the interview with DJ Frankie Holmes - Keep reading for more info...
DJ Frankie Holmes is a solo artist from Chicago who has been writing electronic music since 1999. His real name is Emery Frank Harmon IV and he was born in 1978. DJ Frankie's style is experimental dance music mainly but he does many different styles as well. In the year 2011 DJ Frankie produced one full length album and another full album worth of singles. His best work was just released in the last month of that year. For 2012 this artist has released 35 new songs already...
Song number 5 for the year 2012, Living Beyond, indicates a change in direction for this artist. DJ Frankie is now pushing beyond the boundaries he previously was restrained by and opening up a whole new world of sonic frontiers! Inspired by great unsigned artists all across the world wide web, he is ready now to try some new song writing techniques. Check back often for new music, 2012 is truly an exciting year in music and it's just getting started!
For the year 2013 DJ Frankie has released 25 songs so far in the first six months of this year. One of these songs "Amsterdam Love" is a collaboration with the female music artist and vocalist 3v3sound from the Netherlands. This was the first time ever that DJ Frankie had a female vocalist for one of his songs and this song shows off DJ Frankie's skills in creating an instrumental track for a vocal performance. The next song planned with 3v3sound is called "Dreams of Romance" and should be out sometime in March of 2013. His physical health is very poor at this time and DJ Frankie may not be around for much longer but his music will live on and he hopes people from this generation and future ones will enjoy and be touched by his music for many years to come.
DJ Frankie rarely follows any set pattern or rules of song structure so his music can very accurately be described as experimental. Whether he's doing ambient, trance, breakbeats or whatever style, he strives for originality and quality in everything he does. 2011 was a very exciting year for DJ Frankie and he was doing his best work ever that year... 2012 has already turned out 35 new tracks and should be an exciting year for this artist! Now that 2013 is here, DJ Frankie is working harder than ever to bring you the most pleasing musical experience possible, stay tuned!
For 2014 DJ Frankie has slowed the pace, but there are already 4 new songs for this new year! They are, "Always My Friend", "One Fragile World", "Love You Deeper" and "Awaken Now Dreamer" and these are hands down some of the best and most creative songs DJ Frankie has ever done. He pushes himself at the beginning of each new year to outdo and make better songs than the year before and 2014 is no exception. A lot of DJ Frankie's music is now for sale, but there are also still many Free Downloads, even the first 4 songs of 2014 are all 100% Free to Download! Buy them if you like! DJ Frankie hopes you enjoy the music and also hopes he can keep new songs coming your way all year long! Take care everyone and thanks so much for listening to DJ Frankie's music, he thanks you greatly for your support!
DJ Frankie Holmes has been listening to the music of the Musical Starstreams Radio program hosted by Forest and music from the Waveform Catalogue since the early 1990's. Infinitely inspired by this "exotic electronica" and "ambient dub", these great artists form the foundation of everything DJ Frankie is about musically. He purchased 35 albums from the WaveformHQ website and listened to them all, hoping to shape his own style in a positive direction.
Perhaps the Top 5 influences for DJ Frankie are; Deep Forest, B-tribe, The Future Sound of London, Fischerspooner, and The Prodigy. He has also been greatly inspired by Bass Music for car stereo, such as Bass Boy, Techmaster P.E.B., Bass Invaders, and DJ Magic Mike, though these influences are not as apparent in DJ Frankie's music.
Search for DJ Frankie Holmes on the web to find many other ways to listen and lots more songs, there are more than 200 different songs online at this time... There are many places to listen and download DJ Frankie's music!
DJ Frankie Holmes understands that some people can't afford to purchase any of his music, or just can't be bothered with the buying process, so he has made sure that there are still many free high quality downloads all over the place! It's up to you, I just want everyone who desires to enjoy the music, to be able to listen to and download some of the songs you really like into your collection. MadeLoud has the most free downloads and my complete music archive is on their site... this is the Link on my MP3Unsigned Page you want Over 200 Songs - FREE Downloads here! for most of the free downloads. Just scroll down the MadeLoud Page and click on "View All Songs by DJ Frankie Holmes" to see all the Albums with Free Songs!
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December 17, 2014
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“DJ Frankie Holmes is grateful to have the opportunity afforded him to host his music all across the internet. He would like to thank all the people who work so hard in technology to allow unsigned and undiscovered musicians to host their music for free and make it available to the world. DJ Frankie would also like to thank all the countless people who have helped him throughout the years making his music career possible. Thank you so much to all of you.”
— DJ Frankie Holmes, The Music of DJ Frankie Holmes