London United Kingdom
Border Community’s founding father James Holden shares some of his musical secrets with us.
Border Community’s founding father _(artist-name)James Holden_, who kicked off proceedings with the genre-defying melodic anthem _(song-title)A Break In The Clouds_, before coming of age with his twisted debut mini-album of next level music-for-dancing-to _(album-title)The Idiots Are Winning_ in 2006, is a man of many talents: label boss, trend-setting producer, hugely in-demand monster remixer (check his take on _(artist-name)Radiohead_), and on top of all of this he finds himself at the head of the pack of that very modern breed of DJ. Holden is exploiting new technology to the full in order to bring his unique musical vision to life by brazenly uniting tracks from music’s past and present, regardless of scene or status, confounding the purists and making club hits out of many an unwitting dancefloor virgin. His supreme and unrivalled command of the modern technology available to him allows Holden to go where other DJs fear to tread, consistently pulling off daring mixes on-the-fly which just wouldn’t be possible on a conventional two turntable set-up. And so distinct is the resulting sound that your average conservative dance music night can barely contain it.