" Undefinable, eclectic and destabilising "

Composer, artist, and music producer HOLEG SPIES is one of France’s greatest exponents of electronica music. Best known for his sound design and conceptual music, his style is described as a universe of visual soundscapes.

Three decades of musical exploration, from the beginnings of the techno movement to composing music for film, videogame and television, Holeg’s various projects introduced the intermixing of musical genres that he is still pursuing today. These unshackled sonic landscapes break out of all classification and lose themselves in the confines of electronic and indie music, cinematic ambient and world fusion.

In the early 90s, while studying international law in Paris La Sorbonne, Holeg DJ’d and hosted underground raves in Europe and India, joining the French pioneer DJ booking agency Out Soon alongside such artists as Jeff Mills and Laurent Garnier.

Holeg’s numerous collaborations include iconic artists like The Future Sound of London, Coldcut (Ninja Tunes), Anne Clark, Youth (Killing Joke, producer of Pink Floyd and Paul McCartney) …

Throughout the 2000s Holeg moved into avant-garde audio-visual creations and exhibited at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, contemporary art venues in Tokyo, New York, and Geneva. He also contributed his musical talent to Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto’s fashion shows.

All his works are related to immersive journeys, including those among the Hopi tribe in Arizona, the steppes of Mongolia nomads and long spells of solitude in the French wilderness.
From 1997 to 2007, Holeg extensively toured and performed in Japan thanks to Mike Maguire from Juno Reactor (contributors to the Matrix franchise soundtracks), and it was there that he crossed paths with the notorious filmmaker Takashi Miike. After making an audio-visual remix of Miike’s film Ichi the Killer (2001) Holeg’s film journey began.

Since then, as a solo artist and also as part of Savage & Spies, Holeg has worked on feature film scores that include fantasy animation Abruptio (2023) starring Jordan Peele and Robert Englund; thriller Black Site (2022) starring Michelle Monaghan, Jason Clarke and Jai Courtney; psychological thriller Heckle (2020) starring Steve Guttenberg; multi award winning drama Apartment 407 (2016); action thriller The Outsider (2014) starring James Caan and Jason Patric; moving documentary The Road to Freedom Peak (2013) narrated by Djimon Hounsou; cult horror The Human Centipede: First Sequence (2009); the trailer for Michael Bay’s The Hitcher (2007) ; as well as on video games for The Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom (Sony Playstation – 2014) and Vampire: The Masquerade (Sharkmob – 2022).

Holeg’s shape-shifting discography includes releases on Universal, Sony, Polygram, Lakeshore records and numerous indie labels around the globe such as César nominee Vitalic’s Citizen, Grammy nominee Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto, Youth’s Liquid Sound Design.

Holeg has just released his first book with Signal Zero Editions.

Holeg Spies’ work transmits a vast Rosetta stone facilitating communication between the world of ancient thaumaturgical wisdom and our current network society.
David d’Heilly – Journalist and curator – Tokyo and New York

Breaking norms, blurring the lines, and creating an immersive universe of sound for the listener to get lost in, but even more, travel around in.

Alexis Bernier – Journalist

Holeg Spies’ Brave New World album is a masterpiece. Genre bending psychedelia. An electronic Dark Side of the Moon meets soundtrack and chill.

Martin ‘Youth’ Glover – Grammy awarded record producer

Holeg Spies’ Axis Mundi album is the soundtrack to the ultimate film I dream of directing. A journey between the end of a world and the beginning of a new era reconciled with the original vibration.

Pierre Morel – Director of Taken

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