On the a-side is the Main Mix. The familiar drum patterns of Holden’s work begin the production as snares rattle and the baseline digs deep. The track builds and builds in the early stages as a melody tries to break out of the confines. The beats stop momentarily, a break that acts as a introduction for the melody to take effect. It’s a trademark addictive Holden melody that combines well with the beats. Deep into the track the beats take a break and the melody intertwines with a big roaring baseline that changes notes to devastating effect. James has hit the mark yet again with this production.
On the end of the a-side is the Fluffapella that includes the melodic arrangements on its own as a DJ tool.
Firstly on the b-side is the Beats Tool. It’s a track that showcases the complexity of the drum patterns and in itself is quite a solid production. It uses a stuttered kick pattern and drums, random percussive effects and minimal melodic interludes.
Also on the b-side is the excellent Ambient Version. Slow beats unite with the main melody in a journey that also involves random effects and a unique soundscape, particularly late in the track. This is sure to appeal to many, and it demonstrates the diverse talents of James’ productions.
A quality debut for the label that is sure to be the kick start to something very successful. With Holden at the helm, there is sure to be something unique and very special in each release, just as there is with the first release here. Border Community is definitely heading towards the clouds.