DJ and dance/electronica artist David Holmes began releasing albums in the mid 1990s. His music was heavily informed by film soundtracks, which eventually led to work writing actual film scores. Holmes's scores for movies such as Steven Soderbergh's OUT OF SIGHT and OCEAN'S 11 is marked by a mix of cool electronics and classic funk, R&B, and '60s kitsch records. Holmes's mix CDs have displayed a similarly accessible eclecticism and have helped make him one of the most sought-after figures in dance music. In the early 2000s, Holmes formed a live band called the Free Association.