DJ Frankie Holmes

DJ Frankie Holmes

Chicago IL
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Plays: 15,917
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Biography

What made you want to start making music?

I have been amazed with music as far back as I can remember and I have been composing and producing my own songs for about 15 years now. I've been very careful to preserve every single song I've ever written going back to about 1999. What maybe makes my music collection on MadeLoud so interesting, is that you can hear every single one of my songs, there are almost 200 songs here. So you can hear my music skills progressing over the years. What's most amazing to me, is to hear some of my first songs from 10 or 15 years ago, and it's almost as if they are just as good or better in some ways, than the music I'm putting out today. There seems to be some natural ability in me, where I've always had these songs planned out my whole life, and it's not that I get much better at writing music, just that I'm trying to get all of these songs out of my head and into digital music form. I spent the first 20 years of my life playing around on the piano and any time I found a piano I would sit down and experiment for as long as I could. Still, I do not play any musical instruments and cannot read or write music notation. I have virtually no formal education in music, it's just that I've been listening very carefully to all the music I can get my hands on over the years, making mental notes and studying all the different genres or styles of music. I am a virtual artist and virtual musician that works in the digital sound medium. The computer is my music calculator. If I couldn't have programmed my songs with a computer, then I would not have been able to produce any music at all really.

Tell us what your music is about? How has your subject matter evolved?

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.

What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with? And why?

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.

What has been your biggest challenge as an artist/band? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?

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.

What do you hope to accomplish with your music? How do you envision that happening?

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.

Band Members: 
Member Name Instruments
1 Emery Frank Harmon IVComposer / Producer / Engineer - Plays all instruments -
Music Label: DJ Frankie Holmes Music
Musical Influences: 

Fischerspooner - Seal - Kate Ryan - 4 Strings - Morphine - Sounds From The Ground - Insanity Sect - Loop Guru - The Fugees - Harold Faltermeyer - Paul Oakenfold - Snow - Paperboy - DJ Sammy - Ferry Corsten - Sin Plomo - Marc Almond - Simple Minds - Giorgio Moroder - Hybrid - DJ Icey - Chemical Brothers - The Kingston Trio - La Rissa - Way Out West - Debbie Deb - Kylie Minogue - Blank & Jones - Vengaboys - Squarepusher - Wham - OMC - Erasure - Dido - DJ Baby Anne - K-5 - Esthero - Paul Van Dyk

Started Playing: January, 1999

Music

Albums

The Singles - 2011 -
The Singles - 2011 - (partial album)

The Singles - 2011 - DJ Frankie Holmes Music

This is the year my music started to take on a life of its own and I began to form a very distinct style.

These songs almost wrote themselves as I was experimenting with altered states of consciousness.

Be sure to collect them all...

Enjoy,

- DJ Frankie

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Smoke Screen - Disc 1 - 2008 -

Smoke Screen - 2008 - Disc 1 - DJ Frankie Holmes Music

Disc 1 of Smoke Screen has a more Ambient sound and is Electronica all the way...

Well, this Album can only be described as "Outer Space Music". It's very Ambient and Experimental.

It's a really fun Album and contains, by far, some of my best work ever.

You might ask, "What was he smoking when he made this music?". Let that be to your imagination...

- DJ Frankie

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Various Songs - 1999-2008 -

Various Songs - 1999-2008 - DJ Frankie Holmes Music

All kinds of strange & wonderful things in this collection. Some really cool songs are to be found here.

From the first song I ever wrote in 1999, carefully preserved, and other neat music experiments...

...to the second song I ever wrote called "The Last Song Ever Heard", well you just name it, it's all in here.

Enjoy,

- DJ Frankie

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Worlds Beyond - 2012 -
Worlds Beyond - 2012 - (partial album)

Worlds Beyond - Plus The Singles - 2012 - DJ Frankie Holmes Music

This was an incredible year in music, when I began to master my audio tools and the creative process.

What you are hearing in this Collection is me trying desperately hard to produce a hit Dance record.

I had never worked so hard at writing music as in 2012 and the amount of musical output was amazing.

Enjoy,

- DJ Frankie

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Brand New Singles - 2014 -

Brand New Singles - 2014 -

Three new songs already for 2014, Always My Friend, One Fragile World & Love You Deeper.

DJ Frankie is slowing the pace this year and trying to only release songs when necessary.

These first three offerings show that 2014 holds great promise for exciting new music!

Less songs but super high quality releases as usual, thanks for listening everyone, enjoy!

DJ Frankie

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Thanks! I'm glad you like!

If you like Technolust then...
...you must check out the finished version!
- Technolust (Pure Techno Mix) -
You can hear it in the "Brand New Singles - 2013"
...just click on Music to see all my albums!
Enjoy! - DJ Frankie

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Thanks everyone for archiving my music into your collections and thank you for listening!

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Frankie Holmes' music just keeps getting better and better!

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hey thank for taking the time to listen to my work and thank you for the nice comments!

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Like being caught in a dream that is both fun and frightening, happy and horrific, pleasant an profane. A true masterwork!

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Great background music for my YouTube videos! Will list you in the credits! Thanks!

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Thanks Rhea! Stay cool!!

thanks man I'm really glad you enjoyed this piece of music!! - DJ Frankie

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Another first-rate, highly polished, professional track!

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Its the progression of the bass that just fit well... thank You again

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MUSIC ELECTRONICA - 2012 - DJ Frankie Holmes

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hey man, is it ok if i use this for an assignment at uni?

Sure you can use any of my songs in your projects!

Sure you can use my song for your project.
I'd love it if you gave me credit for the music.
If you don't want to credit me that's OK too.
Thanks and have fun with the song!
- DJ Frankie

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