Robert James is one of a new breed of artists that hail from the city of Leeds, the UK's second key stronghold of underground house and techno outside of London. While he made his name DJing around the city and in Ibiza his career exploded exponentially during last summer when his debut release ‘Sleep Moods’ was released on Jamie Jones and Lee Foss’ Hot Creations label. Since then he’s notched up a Mixmag ‘House Tune of the Month’ with Malibu (also on Hot Creations), which he co-wrote with fellow Yorkshire lad Burnski.
His sound is completely unique, born from a strong sense of groove and from summers spent on the dance floor at DC10 in Ibiza plus a healthy ambition to turn house music on its head. He effortlessly creates music aimed squarely at the dance floor that is distinct, infectious and appeals as much to the head and the heart as it does the feet. For the last two years Rob has been regular fixture at clubs like The Mint Club and My House in Leeds, the Zoo Project and Space in Ibiza and the Rainbow in Birmingham, but following his debut release on Hot Natured his diary is filling up fast with incoming bookings from as far afield as Moscow, Tunisia and the USA. These Gigs and others have seen him play alongside the likes of Carl Cox, Jamie Jones, Layo and Bushwacka, Clive Henry and Dyed Soundorom to name a few. 2011 is set to be a big year for Robert James… get used to the name as you’ll be hearing it a lot more over the coming months.