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.
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Michael James (5) Discography Tracks

Remix

MNCN005 Michael James (5) - Remixed album art Mancini Just Music (Michael James Remix) Mancini - Remixed(12") Mancini MNCN005 France 2018 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

Michael James (5) - Strings Of Life album art Rhythim Is Rhythim Strings (Flam-Boy-Ant Mix) (as Micheal James) and 1 more… Rhythim Is Rhythim - Strings Of Life Transmat US 1987 Sell This Version
Michael James (5) - The History Of The House Sound Of Chicago album art Various Strings (Flam-Boy-Ant Mix) Various - The History Of The House Sound Of Chicago (Comp) BCM Records Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1988 Sell This Version
B.C. 70-2060-49 Michael James (5) - The History Of The House Sound Of Chicago (...From The Very Beginning...) album art Various Strings (Flam-Boy-Ant Mix) Various - The History Of The House Sound Of Chicago (...From The Very Beginning...)(12xLP, Comp + Box, Ltd) BCM Records B.C. 70-2060-49 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1988 Sell This Version
Michael James (5) - Deep Heat '89 - Fight The Flame album art Various Strings Of Life (as James) Various - Deep Heat '89 - Fight The Flame (Comp) Telstar UK & Ireland 1989 Sell This Version
12 J TRAX 11 Michael James (5) - Strings Of Life / Off To Battle / Kaos album art 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 Michael James (5) - Warehouse Raves album art Various Strings Of Life (Piano Mix) (as M. James) Various - Warehouse Raves(2xLP, Comp) Rumour Records RUMLD 101 UK 1990 Sell This Version
Michael James (5) - Transmat~Relics album art Various Strings Of Life Various - Transmat~Relics (Comp) DFC Italy 1992 Sell This Version
HTC 92101 CD Michael James (5) - Electronic Communications album art Arkanoid String Of Life (as M. James) Arkanoid - Electronic Communications(CD, Album) Hi Tech Music HTC 92101 CD Italy 1992 Sell This Version
V25H-12599 Michael James (5) - Infiltr-8 America EP album art 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
Michael James (5) - The Sound Of Obsession Volume One  album art Various Strings Of Life (Remix) Various - The Sound Of Obsession Volume One (Comp) The Total Record Company UK 1993 Sell This Version
Michael James (5) - Classic House Mastercuts Volume 2 album art Various Strings Of Life (Unreleased Mix) (as M. James) Various - Classic House Mastercuts Volume 2 (Comp) Mastercuts UK 1994 Sell This Version
RUNCD-1004 Michael James (5) - Rave Classics Vol. 2 album art Various Evapor-8 (Inciner-8 Mix) (as James) Various - Rave Classics Vol. 2(CD, Comp) Runaway Records RUNCD-1004 US 1994 Sell This Version
TCD 2787 Michael James (5) - Club Zone 2 album art Various Strings Of Life (Ashley Beedle Remix) (as M James) Various - Club Zone 2(2xCD, Comp) Telstar TCD 2787 UK 1995 Sell This Version
Michael James (5) - Strings Of Life™ (Ashley Beedle Remix) album art The 10th Planet Strings Of Life (as M James) The 10th Planet - Strings Of Life™ (Ashley Beedle Remix) (Single) Network Records, Network Records UK 1995 Sell This Version
Michael James (5) - Flux Trax album art Various Strings Of Life (as James) and 1 more… Various - Flux Trax (Comp) EXP Recordings UK 1995 Sell This Version
S3 486585 2 Michael James (5) - Groove - The Compilation Volume 1 album art 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
SixxCD 4 Michael James (5) - Communiqué - Singles & Signals album art 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
AF 001 Michael James (5) - Strings (Ain't What They Used To Be) / Things album art Astro Farm Strings (Ain't What They Used To Be) (as Jones) Astro Farm - Strings (Ain't What They Used To Be) / Things(12") Astro Farm AF 001 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Michael James (5) - Innovator album art Derrick May Strings and 2 more… Derrick May - Innovator (Comp) Transmat, Transmat Japan 1996 Sell This Version
0630 181922 Michael James (5) - Disco Biscuits album art Various Strings Of Life (as M James) Various - Disco Biscuits(2xCD, Comp, P/Mixed) Coalition Recordings, Arthrob 0630 181922 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Michael James (5) - Learning Curve album art DJ Rap Ordinary Day (as M. James) DJ Rap - Learning Curve (Album) Higher Ground UK 1998 Sell This Version
MM 80087-2 Michael James (5) - Classic Rave album art Various Strings Of Life Various - Classic Rave(CD, Comp, Promo) Moonshine Music MM 80087-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
CDB NTW 5 Michael James (5) - The Ibiza Anthems album art Various Strings Of Life (Edit) (as James) Various - The Ibiza Anthems(Box + 3xCD, Comp) Passion 98 CDB NTW 5 UK 1998 Sell This Version
Michael James (5) - Techno Muzik Classics album art Various Strings Of Life (as M. James) Various - Techno Muzik Classics (Comp) Beechwood Music UK 1999 Sell This Version

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funk_wid_it

funk_wid_it

November 4, 2018
edited 14 days ago
It should be noted that Michael James also co wrote 'Dreams Of Dreamers' with Derrick May. He should certainly be a lot more well known than "that guy that did the piano part" on 'Strings of Life'.

Respect Michael.