OUT Chris Johnson - The Calling / These Days [Borderline]

Chris Johnson
Release title
The Calling / These Days
Label name
Borderline Music
Release date
Jul 7, 2023
Release type
Link to external store


Lost in Trancelation
Jul 13, 2020
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these days sounds the most promising with some slight subtlety and nuance to it, the calling sounds cliched and formualic attempt at midtempo trance, but ultimately feels dull and empty with a substandrd one-note forgettable melody
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Senior Member
Jul 18, 2021
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I like these but I do not understand the need for radio edits, especially as teasers before the extended, or better put "regular" version. What is the purpose of these edits, is it for radio shows like ASOT or some DJs to play? I don't think you need to cut the track length for that to work, so I dont know.. Streaming fee doesn't play a role with Bandcamp either. I don't know why but I find it annoying to have to have these in the package and also to wait for the extended.
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Julian Del Agranda

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Jul 3, 2020
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I do not understand the need for radio edits
Well on Spotify you can easily see the shorter edits have 4 or 5 times as much plays (in general). So there is a demand.

Not sure why those releases earlier, fortunately just a few days later.


Senior Member
Jun 1, 2021
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Actually quite enjoyed These Days! Nice sound design, and overall progression. The Calling was extremely forgettable though, especially with those boring plucks that everyone uses.


Senior Member
Jan 11, 2022
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Northern California
Gotta echo pretty much everyone else, These Days is a nice surprise. Much more subtle arrangement, nice groove too. One of the bigger standout tunes from Borderlands for me. Other one is a snooze though.


TranceFix Crew
Jun 27, 2020
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Bit late to the party, but These days is nice! Really like The Calling too. Great release