Born out of the melting pot that is Ladbroke Grove, West London with it’s unique tradition of merging musical styles, Border Crossing’s sound emerged in 2004. Their critically acclaimed debut LP ‘Ominous’ (RG Records) expressed this diverse range of influences, drawing upon Reggae, Soul, Rock, Jazz and Hip Hop, fusing them together in the spirit of unity that characterises this part of London. The second album ‘Freedom of speech’ signalled a harder sound with more vocal collaborations, before a venture into the purely instrumental sound of their third release, ‘Starlines and Stellagrams’ in 2010.’
Core members AJ & Seorais were joined by beatmaker Ollie Bishop and experienced engineer and musician Nick Rundall for their last album, as well as remixes for Jehst and Easy Star All Stars. Their new material is a natural progression from their last album, with added vocals from the likes of Jehst & Fat Jon (the ample soul physician). The group’s first release for First Word was a 7” single followed by 5-track EP in June 2012. This was followed by a dub version of ‘Starlines & Stellagrams’ from the legendary Tony Assassin. Bass!
“Ominous is a highly original and startling debut, which has the ingredients to be a word of mouth classic” METRO
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