Michael James (5)

Michael James (5)

Real Name:
Michael Bruce James
Profile:
Michael James was co-writer of Strings Of Life with Derrick May. James was a friend of May and lived close by. He dropped in for a visit at May's house and sat down to play a piano ballad he had been working on called, "Lightning Strikes Twice." This piece went into Derrick's sequencer and was kept there until Derrick decided to listen to it all the way through. He found some portions which interested him, and he started to work with it, adding beats and strings. The rest is Detroit history.
Variations:

Michael James (5) Discography

Writing & Arrangement

MS 4 Rhythim Is Rhythim Strings (Flam-Boy-Ant Mix) and 1 more… Rhythim Is Rhythim - Strings Of Life Transmat MS 4 US 1987 Sell This Version
B.C. 70-2060-49 Various Strings (Flam-Boy-Ant Mix) Various - The History Of The House Sound Of Chicago (Comp) BCM Records B.C. 70-2060-49 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
TCD 2380 Various Strings Of Life (as James) Various - Deep Heat '89 - Fight The Flame(2xCD, Comp) Telstar TCD 2380 UK & Ireland 1989 Sell This Version
12 J TRAX 11 Rhythim Is Rhythim / Model 500 Strings Of Life (Exclusive Remix) (as M. James) and 2 more… Rhythim Is Rhythim / Model 500 - Strings Of Life / Off To Battle / KAOS(12", Ltd) Jack Trax 12 J TRAX 11 UK 1989 Sell This Version
RUMLD 101 Various Strings Of Life (Piano Mix) (as M. James) Various - Warehouse Raves(2xLP, Comp) Rumour Records RUMLD 101 UK 1990 Sell This Version
VPCD 0827 Shane Howard (2) Shane Howard (2) - River(CD, Album) RCA VPCD 0827 Australasia 1990 Sell This Version
DFC 57711 Various Strings Of Life Various - Transmat~Relics (Comp) DFC DFC 57711 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
V25H-12599 Altern 8 E-Vapor-8 (Inciner-8 Mix) (as James) Altern 8 - Infiltr-8 America EP(CD, EP) Virgin V25H-12599 US 1992 Sell This Version
OBSNCD 1 Various Strings Of Life (Remix) Various - The Sound Of Obsession : Volume 1(CD, Comp) The Total Record Company OBSNCD 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
CUTSLP 22 Various Strings Of Life (Unreleased Mix) (as M. James) Various - Classic House Mastercuts Volume 2 (Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP 22 UK 1994 Sell This Version
RUNCD-1004 Various Evapor-8 (Inciner-8 Mix) (as James) Various - Rave Classics Vol. 2(CD) Runaway Records RUNCD-1004 US 1994 Sell This Version
TCD 2787 Various Strings Of Life (Ashley Beedle Remix) (as M James) Various - Club Zone 2(2xCD, Comp) Telstar TCD 2787 UK 1995 Sell This Version
NWKT 88, NWKT88 The 10th Planet Strings Of Life (as M James) The 10th Planet - Strings Of Life™ (Ashley Beedle Remix) (Single) Network Records, Network Records NWKT 88, NWKT88 UK 1995 Sell This Version
EXPCD001 Various Strings Of Life (as James) and 1 more… Various - Flux Trax (Comp) EXP Recordings EXPCD001 UK 1995 Sell This Version
SixxCD 4 Various Strings Of Life (Radio Edit) (as M. James) Various - Communiqué - Singles & Signals(2xCD, Comp) 6 x 6 Records, Avex UK SixxCD 4 UK 1996 Sell This Version
S3 486585 2 Various Strings Of Life (Ashley Beedle Rmx) (as M. James) Various - Groove - The Compilation Volume 1(2xCD, Comp) S3 Frankfurt S3 486585 2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
SRCS 7980~1 Derrick May Strings and 2 more… Derrick May - Innovator (Comp) Transmat, Transmat SRCS 7980~1 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
HIGH4CD DJ Rap Ordinary Day (as M. James) DJ Rap - Learning Curve (Album) Higher Ground HIGH4CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
CDB NTW 5 Various Strings Of Life (Edit) (as James) Various - The Ibiza Anthems(Box + 3xCD, Comp) Passion 98 CDB NTW 5 UK 1998 Sell This Version
MUZIKLP2 Various Strings Of Life (as M. James) Various - Techno Muzik Classics (Comp) Beechwood Music MUZIKLP2 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PIESD 020 Various Strings Of Life (Ashley Beedle Mix) (as James) Various - Rave Anthems(CD, Comp) Castle Pie PIESD 020 UK 1999 Sell This Version
541416 500464 Various Strings Of Life Various - Dance Train Classics Vinyl 4(12", Comp) 541 541416 500464 Belgium 2000 Sell This Version
0137575TST Plank 15 Strings Of Life (Radio Edit) (as Jones) Plank 15 - Strings Of Life (Single, Maxi) Multiply Records 0137575TST Germany 2001 Sell This Version
MOSCD23 Various Strings Of Life (as Mike James) Various - Back To The Old Skool(2xCD, Comp) Ministry Of Sound MOSCD23 UK 2001 Sell This Version
9400112 DJ Fox Strings Of Life (11 Minute Curfew Mix) (as Jones) DJ Fox - My House Is Your House(CD, Album, Mixed + CD, Comp) In Tha House Records 9400112 Portugal 2001 Sell This Version