James What has long been making his mark on electronic music. His is a two pronged attack, the first being solo as both producer and DJ. He has played everywhere from Robot Heart at Burning Man to across both Americas, Europe and Asia, has previously hooked up with Crosstown boss Damian Lazarus as Zod and released on his other label, Rebellion. So too has his original solo work, which is a knowing concoction of gruff techno, slick minimal and classicist house aesthetics, come on labels such as Crosstown Rebels, Poker Flat and Murmur, with remixes being commissioned by Rue de Plaisance, CityFox and My Favourite Robot.
Brought up in southern France, James first began playing guitar and other instruments in bands. He then moved to London in 1999 to pursue music performance and recording arts studies at the acclaimed London College of Music and SAE.
He released his initial solo productions in 2005. Since then he has gone on to make and release his solo and collaborative music with Dan Berkson (Berkson & What). The analogue loving house and techno partnership has won worldwide acclaim for their live shows and productions on labels like Poker Flat and Crosstown. That project has also given rise to their new label Modelmaker, meaning this venerable talent is about to leave yet another indelible mark on the scene that he has so intrinsically been linked with ever since making his debut.
Released by James What on Poker Flat
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