Marquis Hawkes marks his fifth release for Aus with another classy 2 tracker titled, æThe PhoenixÆ (Part 1 and Part 2). The Phoenix follows up summer hit æThe Basement Is BurningÆ which saw Midland, The Black Madonna and Gerd Janson all supporting at festivals worldwide. The Phoenix is two takes on one concept. Part One takes the Disco and House amalgam which Marquis has developed in recent times to itÆs logical conclusion, perfectly walking the tightrope between joyous abandon and classy depth, and giving DJs the perfect weapon for all floors, from sweaty basements right the way through to much bigger dancefloors. Part Two then flips the program with the same raw materials and sets up the perfect shot, directed at a big room House/Techno crossover, building on the foundations laid by the Detroit techno originators by infusing contemporary production values and a more modern twist. The Phoenix is something of a landmark EP for Marquis Hawkes, once again redefining his sound. We canÆt wait to hear what he does next.