Nick Holder ‎– From Within

NRK Sound Division ‎– NRKCD003
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1 Singing... 6:10
2 Time Unlimited 6:59
3 Space Traveller
Producer [Additional] – Marcus Turcotte
4 Da Sambafrique 7:06
5 Trying To Find Myself 7:35
6 Soul Baby Soul 6:08
7 (Return To) Paradise 7:35
8 Hustler's Groove 7:02
9 Carnival 2000 8:03
10 I Once Believed In You 6:15

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Track 2: Contains an uncredited vocal sample of "Dis Poem" performed by Mutabaruka.
Track 4: Contains uncredited samples of "Sambafrique" performed by Dave Matthews.

Tracks 4 & 8 are featured on this CD release, but are not included on the double vinyl version.

Recorded at DNH Studios, Toronto, Canada.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 016555 850323
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5016555850323
  • Matrix / Runout: D3363 NRKCD 003 · 1:1 NIMBUS
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L123
  • Mould SID Code: ifpi 2321

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November 30, 2004
edited over 16 years ago

I totally agree with the previous comment. "From Within" is the first album I heard by Nick Holder, in the listening booth of a store. I got hooked by the samples, the melodies, the flawless beats, the originality (for example, "Carnival 2000" samples a parade passing by. The only thing missing are the majorettes!) Good album to play if you are doing a reception or a cocktail. It will keep the crowd awake and happy. If you want a more danceable album, pick up "Underground Alternatives", his subsequent release. It will do the job well, without a doubt.


June 30, 2004
edited over 16 years ago

After a number of bland singles and albums, Nick Holder finally comes into his own with From Within. Holder abandons the disco samples (thankfully!) and embraces the more soulful and emotional side of house music. Sure, “Singing…”, one of the standout tracks, samples liberally from Billie Holiday, but he works the track so that it stands on its own. “Time Unlimited” explores African rhythms, as does the other standout track, “Da Sambafrique,” which takes a familiar tune and works it into a jazzy frenzy. “Space Traveller” stays in the deep and melodic mode and “Soul Baby Soul” follows that vein. “Hustler’s Groove” gets a little funkier, and even as the slower “I Once Believed In U” sounds like a mirror reflection of “Singing…”, it’s still worthwhile. It’s definitely nice to see Holder’s work mature.