Founded by James Holden in 2003, Border Community is a bastion for experimental electronica and tracks that defy neat categorisation. With a self-proclaimed indifference to mainstream dance music, the Border Community label sits outside of contemporary dance norms, blurring the boundaries between the dancefloor and the bedroom in releasing a diverse array of analogue techno, post-rock and cerebral minimalism from producers such as Nathan Fake, Luke Abbott and Ricardo Tobar. “I tend to get quite bored with music that’s just made for a club and is very functional,” Holden divulged to IA, a view that imbues his label with a philosophy of giving artists a platform to innovate, away from the commercial pressures of generating ‘hits’.
1. Rannoch Dawn 2. A Circle Inside A Circle 3. Renata 4. The Caterpillar’s Intervention 5. Sky Burial 6. The Illuminations 7. Inter-City 125 8. Delabole 9. Seven Stars 10. Gone Feral 11. The Inheritors 12. Circle Of Fifths 13. Some Respite 14. Blackpool Late Eighties 15. Self-Playing Schmaltz