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simon silverdollar
25-03-2005, 11:19 PM
...he was already one of my heroes for putting out the mfa track 'the difference it makes', with its superpitcher remix on his label Border Community. and also because of his remix of 'the sky was pink' by nathan fake.

but i just got his 'balance 005' mix cd and WOW it's huge. all stirring and epic but pretty and shimmery with it.
prog-house is where it's at. and i never thought i'd say that.

jenks
25-03-2005, 11:28 PM
new to this kinda stuff give me some links/context - if that's ok (he says in typically english way) :o

simon silverdollar
26-03-2005, 12:05 AM
gladly!
i'll do my best but i'm no expert...
James holden is a australian dj/producer that started out as prog-house protege of sasha's. recently, though, he's kind of veered of onto his own, quite distinctive, path, setting up a label in London called Border Community, which specialises in tear jerking tech-house that's often quite romantic and understated. like an london-based counterpart to the recent cologne sounds of Kompakt and Trapez, may be.

here's a link to The Mfa- 'the difference it makes [superpitcher remix]', which is one of my favourite songs ever. it'll make you cry [probably];

http://s38.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3TOIQHS84Y5F63P9KMYB0L9M0B


and here's a link to nathan fake 'the sky was pink [james holden remix]' which is just beautiful (and also has one of the greatest titles ever);

http://s28.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3PR2KYWEFXY320U1OISLQTK89W



both were put out on Border Community so they should give you an idea as to whether you like the kind of stuff they're into.

nomos
26-03-2005, 03:00 AM
just listened to 'the difference it makes' - it's beautiful. when that churning midrange bit pulls up every few bars its like like breath is being pulled out of your chest. i can only imagine it on a big system.

mpc
26-03-2005, 03:15 AM
i've got both of those 12"s (mfa record on kompakt i think)

holden used to be big into prog, but, of late, he's been taking in the click influences.

nathan fake has a good new foot tapper out on traum (i think) .

simon silverdollar
26-03-2005, 09:53 AM
just listened to 'the difference it makes' - it's beautiful. when that churning midrange bit pulls up every few bars its like like breath is being pulled out of your chest. i can only imagine it on a big system.

glad you liked it! i think everyone should here this track.

simon silverdollar
26-03-2005, 09:56 AM
i've got both of those 12"s (mfa record on kompakt i think)



nathan fake has a good new foot tapper out on traum (i think) .


just to give Border Community their due (and be an irritating pedant), i think they were the original label for the Mfa record, and kompakt licensed it from them.

i'll check out that new nathan fake.

where's he from, btw? anyone know?

simon silverdollar
26-03-2005, 10:15 AM
just to give Border Community their due (and be an irritating pedant), i think they were the original label for the Mfa record, and kompakt licensed it from them.

i'll check out that new nathan fake.

where's he from, btw? anyone know?


ah, just realised kompakt put out the superpitcher remix of mfa, but border community didn't. apologies.

big up kompakt, then!

jenks
28-03-2005, 03:15 PM
hats off to the dollar - my bank holiday has been awash with this loveliness

robin
29-03-2005, 02:48 AM
me and my mates have been listening to the sky was pink remix a lot over the last while,it really is great
im downloading the other track now,looking foreward to it,i dont really know anything about james holden
but yeah,i cant imagine many people here not liking the track

jd_
29-03-2005, 05:05 AM
someone posted a couple of Britney Spears remixes by him a while back on ilm that were really good. Pretty sure they were by him anyway. I lost them unfortunately but one was a vocal dub mix that was really good. ANybody know what I'm talking about? I think they were for a Breathe On Me single but it got scrapped.

jd_
29-03-2005, 05:14 AM
Yeah I like this Sky Was Pink song a lot too. Thanks for this.

Manuel
29-03-2005, 05:27 AM
he's djing here on the 16th, looking forward to it...dowloaded a set of his, lotsa superpitcher/ellen allien/blackstrobe/acid-y stuff, which kinda surprised me because i was half-expecting fluffy/dubby prog house

i think it'll be interesting to check him out live

minikomi
29-03-2005, 05:54 AM
he uses buzz machines... what a king.

ewmy
29-03-2005, 10:09 AM
Not that this adds anything to to the conversation, but he's from a neighbouring village, and was a couple of years above me at school. He did an arrangement of Elgar's "Enigma Variations" for the school orchestra when he was about 14. It was well good.

simon silverdollar
29-03-2005, 10:25 AM
someone posted a couple of Britney Spears remixes by him a while back on ilm that were really good. Pretty sure they were by him anyway. I lost them unfortunately but one was a vocal dub mix that was really good. ANybody know what I'm talking about? I think they were for a Breathe On Me single but it got scrapped.


here it is!

britney spears- breathe on me [james holden remix] (http://s37.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1CK4IFDAFB5R30RI0BI6HKZJYU )

i like the bit at the end best when it repeats on and on in a really poignant way.

jd_
30-03-2005, 12:20 AM
Hey thanks! There's another more spaced out sounding one I was thinking of specifically, but it's cool to have this one back too.

redcrescent
02-04-2005, 12:14 PM
These were lovely, thanks.

Omaar
29-04-2005, 01:58 AM
yeah very nice, ta. too late for the britney remix though, nevermind , although i am pretty curious .

Omaar
29-04-2005, 03:00 AM
I like the way the sky was pink has this looping 6 bar phrase which i guees cos it is ishorter than 8 bars makes it seem like it never completes and just keeps pulling you forward through the track. Plus the production is ace.

thirdform
25-03-2019, 11:19 AM
remember critical techno consensus of 2005 they all went trance lmao this is why accelerationism is bad.

version
27-03-2019, 05:59 PM
He turned into a pagan or something.

874

Corpsey
27-03-2019, 06:05 PM
Sky is pink remix is one of the greatest techno tracks IMO

Ultimate ketamine balloon choon too

luka
27-03-2019, 06:06 PM
He turned into a pagan or something.

874

This is what dissensus defaults to when I'm not keeping an eye on things. Very troubling.

version
27-03-2019, 06:06 PM
The stuff he makes these days is all modular gear, also did some krautrock-y album a couple of years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FmFXQSIzCo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58y6Kdv9ZV4

version
27-03-2019, 06:09 PM
This is what dissensus defaults to when I'm not keeping an eye on things. Very troubling.

I thought you said Dissensus got sensible in your absence, does that look like sensible clothing to you?

luka
27-03-2019, 06:15 PM
Young Tory on a gap year. He'll be taxing your nan's mobility scooter five years from now. Keep an eye on him.

thirdform
27-03-2019, 06:26 PM
Sky is pink remix is one of the greatest techno tracks IMO

Ultimate ketamine balloon choon too


its vaguely techno i guess. more glitched out progressive house though.

Corpsey
27-03-2019, 06:26 PM
That's the coat I imagined you wearing when you were doing shaman shit in the woods

Corpsey
27-03-2019, 06:27 PM
its vaguely techno i guess.

Guess it's prog house or something

I think of it as techno cos it sounds like a robot with no loins

thirdform
27-03-2019, 06:44 PM
Young Tory on a gap year. He'll be taxing your nan's mobility scooter five years from now. Keep an eye on him.


young tory was his trance phase at oxford university 2005. keep telling corpse but he is very coy about my communications.

now he's probably assumed a lordship so even worse.

thirdform
27-03-2019, 06:48 PM
Guess it's prog house or something

I think of it as techno cos it sounds like a robot with no loins

one of the best melodic techno tracks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhWiXuuuBs8


the techno you are talking about

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRVcexck8fM

luka
27-03-2019, 06:49 PM
Corpse almost never answers my dms either. I wouldn't let it get to you. He doesn't like intimacy.

Corpsey
27-03-2019, 07:02 PM
That's the coat I imagined you wearing when you were doing shaman shit in the woods

Does a shaman shit in the woods

thirdform
27-03-2019, 08:23 PM
the sky is pink is that horrible 00s mentality of mixed cds. and everyone in dance music is hankering for it now, hence the press release on laurel halo's dj kicks.

https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10219305219805129&id=1349205516

luka
27-03-2019, 08:29 PM
the sky is pink is that horrible 00s mentality of mixed cds. and everyone in dance music is hankering for it now, hence the press release on laurel halo's dj kicks.

https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10219305219805129&id=1349205516

Can't believe third said he was Kurdish then he changed it to Turkish, which alright it's not necessarily a contradiction but now he has come out as an Italian from Leeds called Bruno Repossi

luka
27-03-2019, 08:29 PM
Led right up the fucking garden path

thirdform
27-03-2019, 09:41 PM
Can't believe third said he was Kurdish then he changed it to Turkish, which alright it's not necessarily a contradiction but now he has come out as an Italian from Leeds called Bruno Repossi

hey, i thought bobby bisto was a latino bloke you know. considering your hatred for latin music i didn't wanna call u out on it.