About Holden

“Since childhood, Holden has had two passions in life: Music and Technology.  It was only a matter of time before he found synergy between the two.”

Born Michael Gorman, Holden was raised on Long Island.  With local bands like Taking Back Sunday and Brand New achieving national recognition, Holden was inspired to make his own music, so he learned how to play the guitar.  From there, he went on to play with various bands and continued to immerse himself in music any way possible.

For Holden, simply playing live instruments in a garage wasn’t enough.  He realized that he would have to focus on production in order to be heard on a larger scale and decided to buy an 8-track.  It was then that Holden took his first steps towards becoming a music producer.  His talents became popular in the community and he assisted in the production for most of the bands in his high school.

After high school, Holden enrolled in Marist College where he pursued a degree in computer science.  Taking several music classes along the way to ensure he never left his true passion behind, Michael focused on learning the inner workings of computers.  This ultimately led to a job as a programmer in the financial services industry. 

It was then that Holden relocated to New York City.  The NYC club scene proved to be a valuable asset in Holden’s journey as he enveloped himself in the electronic dance music (EDM) scene.  Local venues across the city were able to recruit industry legends such as Tiesto, Hardwell, and Afrojack for live performances, and Holden began attending as many of these shows as possible.  This style of music was foreign to Holden and he became intrigued by the new and energetic sound.  Shortly thereafter, he began working on his very own electronic productions.

Because of his background with computers and his prior music experience, producing electronic music was a seamless transition for Holden.  It was in the spring of 2013 that he garnered his first major success, with the electro-inspired Soulves Records’ release, “Last Stand.”  

As Holden continues to progress as a producer, his style is ever evolving.  He is currently focusing on trap, dubstep, and everything in between.  This can be seen in his latest Beatport release: Holden’s official remix of “Time" by Dirtywork. 

Holden is a shining example that music has no boundaries.  Stay tuned as he continues to grow and influence the way we all experience and listen to music.

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