Through the early years of the new millennium Holden stayed with the trance-inspired sound, but by 2004 his remixes had begun to take a tougher edge with some really original ‘click house’ productions. Notably his remix of Andre Kraml’s ‘Safari’, which featured on M.A.N.D.Y.’s Get Physical compilation. Holden had produced some compilations, most notably his At The Controls mix, which seamlessly fused many electronic genres. Finally, in 2006, Holden released his debut, The Idiots Are Winning, on his Border Community label. He gained widespread praise for the album, with the UK’s The Times newspaper stating the album contained ‘The best “Intelligent Dance Music” since Aphex Twin’. The album was more dancefloor friendly than Aphex Twin, however, with a twisting minimal electro/techno ambience that recalled the work of Scotland’s Slam.