James first played the keyboards at the age of 10 and was soon dabbling with samping and mixing. Later, when the first Korg workstation arrived, James was commissioned to produce music for fashion shows, which lead him down the path of producing dance-orientated and non-vocal music. More recently James has been involved in a number of TV theme projects and the occasional DJ spot mixing well-known dance tracks with his own.
James has produced music for a variety of uses, drawing from an interest in a wide range of musical styles. His record collection and inspiration includes Groove Armada, Air, Royksopp, Lemon Jelly, Portishead
After a random meeting in Sydney in April 2010 with Mike and Larry, and a swap of details and tracks, James Hariman was very soon invited to join the Lucky Life Team, and soon after his second gig with them, was made a resident with Lucky Life Australia where he now plays at all the monthly events.