for our third instalment on mars recordings weve decided to go for transparent green vinyl! this has nothing to do with aliens, we wouldnt be that obvious, but its the colour chosen by the artists and we think it looks like another great mars package. musically, well edward oberon & paul t have conjured up 2 awesome tracks. >love is< is absolutely sublime with its warm bass line and delicate sounds to the breakdown, while keeping the drums nice and punchy, a great tune to roll out. >absolute< harks back to the deep sounds of old good looking by the likes of big bud or tayla. ridiculous sub-lo bass and deep strings, this is how mars do things and we feel its another quality 12 inch where the music & the packaging matter.
mute & mako have already proved how good an outfit they are with releases on makos very own label utopia music & their excellent astral transmissions on ingredients, not to mention rorschach on the recipe book lp. well they are back again with another killer release. >essential forms< has all the hallmarks of mid 90s d&b with its long intro, tight drum workout and sublime arrangement. the flip is just as strong, taking you back to an artist called shogun on renegade recordings around 1996, this wicked roller is a joy to mix. keep an eye on this trio!
dj support: doc scott, dj lee, dramatic & dbaudio, bryan gee, ltj bukem
mars recordings return for what promises to be a potential anthem for 2012. total science have taken on the nottingham boys excellent >far away< and delivered a killer remix. while on the flip it is back to business for dramatic & dbaudio with the disco killer >days runnin out<.
dj support comes from marky, total science, storm, london elektricity, nu tone, bailey
it is not often you get to hear the wizardy of tom withers aka klute on the remix tip but we managed to secure his services & he has served up a masterpiece. excellent synth work & hypnotic drums under mesmerising lush chords. random movement has delivered an absolute gem for mars alongside production partner jaybee. >same ol me< has a nice rolling energy & uplifting vibe.
with plays on radio 1 from fabio & support from klute, marcus intalex, london elektricity, total science & lenzman!
aviv geffen has recorded his first english language album with super producers trevor horn & ken nelson. the much in demand producer dave sitek (guitarist with tv on the radio and producer for foals and yeah yeah yeahs amongst others) also produced the track it was meant to be a love song which will be the first single.