Loraine James - not Lorraine James, Loraine Jones, or any other common misspelling - began developing her musical language early in life. Growing up on Enfield's iconic and colourful Alma Estate in North London, she was surrounded by a plethora of parallel cultures, and thanks to her mum's obsession with anything from heavy metal to calypso, James was able to experience music from the driver's seat. She learned to play the piano as a teenager, frequenting emo, pop and math rock shows before teaching herself electronic music production with a MIDI keyboard and a laptop. In her low-key home studio, James channeled her wide range of interests into a personal sound that in time evolved into an identifiable signature.
- selected credits:
DIALOGUE: INTERNATIONAL WOOLMARK PRIZE (Short) d. Partel Olivia (2023)
SYNCOPATED GREEN (Short) d. Arjuna Neuman, Dan Guthrie and Ufuoma Essi (2022)
Original Commission at Volume festival, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2023)