ILBC UK CONTESTANTS
Previously known as James Orvis, DRUUM is my new alias to push further into electro, techno and breaks. 2017-now James Orvis Published ten releases (16 songs) Major label and DJ support: Spotify playlists, Defected Records, David Guetta, Idris Elba, Will Clarke, Boris Brejcha… BBC Radio One, Xtra and 6 Music plays, championed by DJ Monki and Danny Howard, as an up and coming breakthrough act. BBC/PRS Showcase – Amsterdam Dance Event (2017) Music:Leeds Launchpad Artist 2019 Bandsintown Big Break Artist 2022 Launched Super Computer A/V with Melatron and Oliver Kucera (R&S), an electro label with a strong emphasis on live acts. 2019-now Established Balter Records, a community-driven label and events platform for emerging live electronic artists.
A growing roster of 8 artists with 17 releases to date and label showcases in Leeds, Hull and Manchester. 2018-now Self-employed sound designer and educational content creator for Audiotent, Novation, Elektron, Ampify and Gear4music. I have also started my own business this year teaching production and live performance online with students globally, building courses and uploading educational content to Youtube. 2016 Musical Director, live electronic score for Middle Child’s award-winning theatre adaption of Ten Storey Love Song (Hull Truck, Edinburgh Fringe 2016) 2013-2015 Guitarist & Producer in Paris XY (band), Toured Europe’s club and festival circuit, supporting highly acclaimed Gus Gus on their sold-out European tour.