DJ and producer David Holmes steps up to curate the latest installment of the Late Night Tales series, with a collection of personal songs peppered with exclusive new material and rare gems, including the collaboration with Jon Hopkins and Stephen Rea for “Elsewhere Anchises”, streaming now.
Holmes’ early tastes of notoriety came from releases such as his classic Essential Mix recorded in 1997, his sophomore Let’s Get Killed record, and his early acid-house jams.
However, Holmes is perhaps best known for his work in film scores and soundtracking, contributing the scores to Steven Soderbergh’s entire Ocean’s trilogy remake and Out Of Sight. He’s also scored films like Hunger, Good Vibrations, and saw one of his tunes from Cherrybomb score part of the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony in London.
On Holmes’ mix for Late Night Tales, it’s only packed with the judiciously selected nuggets for which his mixes are noted but also stuffed with original material, including collaborations with BP Fallon and Jon Hopkins and an amazing new reading of 10cc’s ‘I’m Not In Love’ by Holmes-produced Song Sung. In fact, there’s a Celtic thread running through the whole journey with Stephen Rea’s reading of an extract from Seamus Heaney’s AENEID BOOK VI – Elsewhere Anchises. Among the other gems included here are David Crosby’s lush ‘Orleans’, Buddy Holly’s celestial ‘Love Is Strange’ and the Children Of Sunshine’s ‘It’s A Long Way To Heaven’.
You can listen to one of the exclusive tracks taken from ‘Late Night Tales: David Holmes’, a collaboration between Holmes, Jon Hopkins and actor Stephen Rea entitled ‘Elsewhere Anchises’ below.