This guy is. For. Real. He’s probably best known for his work with Chet Faker (aka Nick Murphy), but Marcus is so talented that he can pretty much produce a hit in any genre, and play most of the instruments as well. As if that’s not enough, he’s one of the most respected DJs in the game, playing the top of Berlin’s scene.
Having bigged him up, his releases are actually a bit hit and miss – probably because he plays with so many genres and influences. So what I’ve done is picked two of his darker numbers for you. First up we have Pleasure Moon – a rolling, percussive, sexy trip through the night.
And second it’s Gerd Janson’s take on High Times. It comes firing straight out of the blocks; it’ll grab you by the scruff of the neck and not let go for another 7 minutes. So I hope you like!
First up, I can’t describe this new 3-track release by Dusky without loving on the name of the first track; Boris Borisson’s Trip To Morissons. I mean, what are they thinking? And why? I love it.
Anyway, to the music – it is another consistent (read, massive) release from the lads from London. It delivers just what you’d expect – some ethereal cords, some tasty nostalgic vocal samples, and some even more tasty breaks. Sharp.
A line paraphrased from the review on RA: Dusky deliver the “general feeling of roofs being raised”. And if you want to do just that, you’re in luck – join in for their 5th in a series of 8 hour sets at Mick’s Garage this Saturday. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
More Dusky loving by me here.
Now this is a huge old track for me. Incredibly tasty piano chords, stunning deepness. At risk of sounding like a prick, I think the second drop (at 2:45) is really fucking clever. It somehow feels original, creative and natural at the same time. Leon Vynehall would be proud.
If you like the track you are in luck: as well as the Dope Mix, the EP has a Vocal Mix, a Deep Mix and an Alex Israel Remix!
Here we have three quality edits on Sterns; the vocals of immensely talented Malian singer Nahawa Doumbia being given the treatment by Ben Gomori and Tom Jay. Rather good.
Oh I love a big house rumbler I do. Hot Since 82 (Daley Padley) dropped this beast a couple of months ago on his Knee Deep in Sound label and I can’t really get over it.
Daley is on a pretty tasty looking Summer tour of Europe right now. If you like what you hear, check it out at www.hotsince82.com
track album: fuck it, have the whole album, why not.
Something a whole lot deeper coming at you today. It’s a dark rumbling beast of a track from Will Saul. This UK scene stalwart has music in his blood – he was born in Glastonbury and is the founder of Simple Records and Aus Music (who released this beauty).
Turn it up 90 seconds in and feel it come at you wave after wave.
Ever wondered what it would sound like if Roger Federer played against Novak Djokovic in the 2019 Wimbledon tennis final, except instead of Wimbledon it was outer space and instead of tennis it was synths? Then look no further. Masters of the interstellar game.
As always, shout out to Ben Gomori for the tip.