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James Holden Announces New 12″



It’s fair to say that we are are more than fans of James Holden here at DT. It was a long 7 years in between James Holden releasing his sophomore album to follow upon the astonishing debut effort ‘The Idiots Are Winning’ and fans of the academic Border Community boss had been left waiting hungrily for a full length follow up ever since. Thus it was with great excitement that we eagerly consumed ‘The Inheritors’ and whilst it wasn’t what we were expecting it was a fantastic album none the less.

In the past 7 years  the influence of Holden has grown massively, particularly within the UK electronic landscape wherein James has firmly embedded himself as one of our proudest exports both as a producer, DJ and label boss as he helms the now revered Border Community imprint. Helping launch some of the UK’s most prodigious talent including Nathan Fake and Luke Abbott his label has left an indelible mark on electronic music and such is why the confirmation of a second full length effort by James has caused such commotion amongst those in the electronic scene. His own releases are scarce, as are his output as a remix producer as remix roll call over the past six years whilst short is telling with illustrious names such as Radiohead and Caribou being reworked by the Border Community boss.

Always a singular character with a tangential ear for sound and a deep appreciation of the importance of the art within music beyond its sonic qualities Holden has woven a rich aural tapestry leading to the production of electronic music as explorative as anyone is making today. So with suitable fanfare  we’re pleased to reveal plans for more upcoming work in the form of a new 12” that takes album track ‘Circle Of Fifth’ and delivers three new incarnations of the work entitled ‘Tool,’ Dub’ and ‘Gibbersolo’. Each version has been altered so as to understand which parts of the track can stand up on their own without their usual sonic accompaniment. Due out via Border Community on November 11th, you can check out ‘Tool’ below

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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