Tracklist

The MFA The Difference It Makes (Original Mix) 6:26
Meta.83 Antrieb 1:53
Jake Fairley Oshawa 2:20
Zeta Reticula Tool 1 1:19
Petter (5) All Together 7:03
Baby Ford & The Ifach Collective Bad Friday 1:46
Zeta Reticula Tool 3 1:00
Avus Real (Original Mix) 5:02
DJ ESP No Future (Soundburnt Mix) 2:14
Jase From Outta Space Feat. Claire* Do What You Want (Infusion's Sky Mix) 7:35
Nathan Fake Outhouse (Fluffy Mix) 3:16
Nathan Fake Outhouse (Original Mix) 8:50
Fort Dax* Fortune Telling Fish, Curled To Suggest 'Home' 2:07
PQM* You Are Sleeping (PQM Meets Luke Chable Vocal Pass) 6:33
Petter (5) These Days (Instrumental) 8:03
Baby Ford & The Ifach Collective Bad Friday (Beats)
Herrmann & Kleine Leaving You Behind (Without Knowing Where To Go) 5:46
Meek (3) Happy 4:49
Meerkat Colours (JH Re-edit) 1:28
Avus Your Body (Original Mix) 1:34
Scape One PFX Tokyo 0:58
FC Kahuna Hayling (Kosmas Epsilon Mix) 6:53
Holden* The Wheel (Pass 1) 5:54
Kotai + Mo Black Acid Pt 1 0:59
Epsilon 9* Lifeformation (Infernal Machine Mix) 6:53
Carl A. Finlow Ghetto Server 4:42
Gill Norris Forme 7:03
Ficta Eli 4:53
Petter (5) Tonediary 5:55
Form & Function Wonderland (Original Mix) 5:38
Meta.83 End Titles 4:31

Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EQGCD008 James Holden Balance 005(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) EQ Recordings EQGCD008 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
EQGCD008 James Holden Balance 005(2xCD, Comp, Mixed, Promo) EQ Recordings EQGCD008 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
EQGCD008 James Holden Balance 005(2xCD, Comp, Mixed, Unofficial) EQ Recordings (2) EQGCD008 Russia 2003 Sell This Version

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josteih

josteih

November 27, 2021
referencing Balance 005, 2xCD, Comp, Mixed, EQGCD008

Hype text from the label:

Following on from the internationally acclaimed Balance 004 compiled and mixed by Phil K (nominated for Best mix compilation in the forthcoming Australian Dance Music Awards 2003), EQ introduce UK based James Holden to the fold, which should further propel the Balance series status as Australia's premier DJ mixed compilation.

James Holden, is a DJ/Producer with a large following the world-over. This eclectic mix of house, techno, melodies, and ambient moments, will definitely capture the attention and imagination of clubbers and music connoisseurs alike. Balance 005 features tracks and remixes from the likes of FC Kahuna, James Holden, Infusion, Carl A. Finlow, FortDax, Zeta Reticula, Petter, Meta.83, Baby Ford & The Ifach Collective, Luke Chable & more...

James Holden's reputation as a producer is first class .He has produced consistently beautiful and futuristic tracks and equally stunning remixes, which are always a mainstay of the major league dj’s sets, from Sasha, Digweed and Warren to Tong, Oakenfold and Tiesto. His now-classic "Horizons", the trance tune which first shot him to fame recently featured in Mixmag's Top 100 dance records of all-time.

He's also had success with singles "One For You" and "Solstice", along with various side projects (Ariane for Hope Recordings, Mainline for Bedrock and Ogenki Clinic) . Other collaborations include the track "Bloodlock" for Sasha's "Airdrawndagger" album, an ongoing project with respected producers and good friends Brancaccio & Aisher. James first mix cd "Fear Of A Silver Planet " gave him the chance to showcase his unique sound & musical vision.

Melodic and driving, dubbed out and hypnotic, his sets take in techno and deep trance along with his own tracks, special edits and remixes put together in his studio and a good deal of sampler wizardry, making his sets every bit as individual as the sound of his productions – James Holden is very much THE DJ to watch for the future!
albert_ru

albert_ru

November 2, 2021
referencing Balance 005, 2xCD, Comp, Mixed, EQGCD008
Year after year I keep returning to the CD1 of this masterpiece, and the more I do, the more personal it becomes to me
molemaan

molemaan

October 23, 2021
referencing Balance 005, 2xCD, Comp, Mixed, EQGCD008
legit a classic. amazing how consistent it is over the 2 hour run time.
Sebibaba83

Sebibaba83

August 24, 2021
referencing Balance 005, 2xCD, Comp, Mixed, EQGCD008
I remember the first listen to this double mix when it's came out, i were totally impressed. And you know what? After 18 years,stil feel the same. Never met another mix which could do the same for me. Stil listening in every half year once, never gets old. Holden's fused together a lot of different styles of electronic music, every feelings keep changing in. Can't find the words. An evergreen mix in my soul.
Luckedup

Luckedup

July 16, 2021
referencing Balance 005, 2xCD, Comp, Mixed, EQGCD008
I'm with the others here - one of the best mixes out there - just go for it!
Record-Rarities

Record-Rarities

June 30, 2021
referencing Balance 005, 2xCD, Comp, Mixed, EQGCD008
Almost 20 years later...and this is STILL THE BEST MIX I'VE EVER HEARD.

Such an amazing journey by Holden...the tracks seem like they were made for each other (maybe they were?). Regardless, someone had to be a mastermind behind it.
BlackRose56

BlackRose56

June 11, 2021
edited 6 months ago
referencing Balance 005, 2xCD, Comp, Mixed, EQGCD008
After listening the hole 2 cd's on YouTube, I said I have to buy this cd, took 1 month to get it from Australia but it came. James did an amazing work here, very good mixed and enjoyable, I like both ends cd1/2 and the begging on cd2, I heard both cd's 4 times before, with the cd now 5, and every time gives me the same excitement, as the first time. A big thanks to James for mixing balance 005.
B0rnSIippy

B0rnSIippy

May 5, 2021
referencing Balance 005, 2xCD, Comp, Mixed, EQGCD008
Don't know if I'll be able to properly review this, even after countless listens, but I'll put this way - even if you aren't hooked the 1st time, you'll come back to it (you better). And each time you do, the less you believe that a mix like that can actually exist
Klaans

Klaans

December 23, 2020
referencing Balance 005, 2xCD, Comp, Mixed, EQGCD008
You can still purchase the CD at the balance webshop, it is only 22 australian dollars, which translates to 13.5 euros, less expensive than buying it here on discogs! https://balancemusic.com.au/product/james-holden-balance-005/?v=3a1ed7090bfa
CoLt80

CoLt80

July 1, 2020
referencing Balance 005, 2xCD, Comp, Mixed, EQGCD008

My god this CD is evocative for me of an era of house music I was obsessed with. This progressive style of house that came out of the post trance scene and is on show par excellence on this CD was never topped for me, not even by Sasha's fantastic various albums or other Holden efforts. Seminal Album. You must get it if you haven't heard it.