Border Community

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’.