James earned a BM in Music Performance in 2009 from The University of the Arts in Philly. Although his academic focus was centered around jazz, he grew up playing in orchestras and pit orchestras and has played in several rock bands over the years, making his eclectic background a key element of his electronic compositions. As a performer he’s shared bills with DJ Shiftee, Elijah, Gosteffects, KOAN Sound, Gemini, Starkey, Proper Villains, Dev79, Willy Joy, Sex Cult, Ninjasonik, Victor Niglio, Si Young, and many many more. James currently teaches music tech, music theory, and composition at the Community College of Philadelphia as a member of its budding Sound Recording and Music Technology program, and recently became a voting member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Recording Academy.
RVLVR performing live with Starkey