berlin based electronic mainstay marquis hawkes has announced details of his second lp the marquis of hawkes. the album will be the producers second lp for us, following his critically acclaimed debut social housing for the label, which was released in 2016. entitled the marquis of hawkes, the new album adheres to a specific sound palette whilst still displaying eclecticism across its eight tracks. opening with the beat-less droning ambience of beton theme, the album takes in a variety of themes from across the house music spectrum, from the deep and dubby meditation of instrument of thought to the body jerking rhythms and retro bass stabs of tough love, the introspective mood of the matrix, to the soulful new jersey styled house grooves with a contemporary twist of sunset building through the optimistic joyousness of ‘hope in our hearts before closing with lidells heartfelt and passionate emotional overload on we should be free. first emerging in 2012, after being sought out by glasgow label dixon avenue basement jams, and having previously been heavily involved with the free festival sound-system culture, the london born artists iconic sound has taken shape with the influence of music from cities like chicago, detroit and new york alongside the uks underground house scene. with both depth and clarity of vision, marquis hawkes second album for houndstooth expertly hones a shining hybrid of classic slamming house and grittily soulful optimism, making for a career-defining piece of work.
berlin based electronic mainstay marquis hawkes has announced details of his second lp ‘the marquis of hawkes’, due out 24th august 2018 on fabric’s in-house label houndstooth (home to call super, aïsha devi, special request and more). ahead of this, hawkes will also release a new single featuring acclaimed uk soul singer jamie lidell. the single, entitled ‘we should be free’, features, alongside the low slung but melancholic original version, three reinterpretations of the song, remixed by hawkes himself. both this, and the essential previous single, “don’t u”, which featured the vocal talents of ursula rucker, will appear on the forthcoming album.
marquis hawkes is an alter ego adopted by long time electronic music producer mark hawkins, founded for his house music focussed activities. hawkins decided it was time for a reboot after being head-hunted by old friends dan monox and kenny wasp, who had just founded dixon avenue basement jams in 2012, particularly as the material differed from what hed previously released.
here we are with a new split ep by herzel & nathan surreal. were happy to release 2 original gems by herzel & nathan surreal. as dancefloor driven as ethereal, this ep is a perfect balance between 3am craziness and end of the night pleasures. on top of that, were bringing two remixes by the prolific marquis hawkes. an acid bomb to spice up this already powerful package, and lord of the isles with his beautiful version of where were we.
after sharing his flair for producing polished house grooves on kwench records’ last ep, philly veteran pete moss returns to collaborate with cassy on the fifth release. this instalment gives two original tracks, and introduces aus music steamroller marquis hawkes into the fold as remixer. keeping to mind that cassy’s motive was to produce with esteemed artists that she personally came to admire, to be enlisted on two eps is a testament to moss’s finesse. for marquis hawkes, cassy’s admiration runs deep into his ability to expertly produce quality house music on many levels. last year he had three critically exclaimed releases on aus music, with ‘the basement is burning’ ep securing its place as a summer smash.
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.
SOMETHING ELSE / I KNOW YOU WILL (MARQUIS HAWKES RE-EDITS
12" Vinyl UK17.10.17
leroy burgess - one of the pioneers of boogie, a legendary figure in the nyc disco scene and all-out originator is well known by dance music aficionados across the globe for his output. his logg project from the early 80’s especially has acquired a cult status amongst diggers, released on salsoul in 1981 and boasting mixes from larry levan the lp became an instant club classic that still commands the dancefloor in 2017. salsoul is a label that isn’t afraid to bridge the gap between their hugely groundbreaking catalogue and contemporary dance music. they understand the impact and influence their music has had on dj culture and embrace it wholly. step up uk underground producer marquis hawkes who originally approached salsoul with this set of killer reworkings that had long been private versions that featured in his sets. having dropped ep’s for labels such as dixon avenue basement jams, aus music, houndstooth and many more his name is firmly planted in the minds of record fiends across the nation. adopting a classic us style of production, using analog gear, dope loops and chops and finessing it all with his own grittiness, hawkes seemed a good fit to remix 2 stellar joints from logg s catalogue. something else and i know you will both get cut up, re-edited and laced with rock solid drum programming by hawkes on this sublime 12’’. lovingly tweaked with just the right amount of rawness for the dance this one won t leave your bag anytime soon! pure peak-time sounds here, another example of salsoul embracing the sounds of now and breathing freshness into their untouchable catalogue. essential.
next up on aus music is the welcome return of a good friend and label regular - the ever ascendant marquis hawkes. having released 4 eps on aus thus far, he makes his return in the form of a blazing, floor-focused 2 track ep which sits neatly with previous outings on the label. ‘the basement is burning’ takes it’s name from a near-fateful experience stemming from an electrical fire in hawkes’ home which culminated in him and his family being evacuated from a 5th floor balcony. having ensured the safety of his family, he made a dash across berlin to make a 10am live show, a few days later with the power back on ‘the basement is burning’ was born. the title track kicks off with splashy, live drum samples that are armoured with electronic layers before a feel-good piano lick glides into the mix. bursting synths are introduced before ducking strings chords bring the track to an ecstatic conclusion. ‘tower block boogie’ then tumbles short funk samples through bold drums as a fervid sense of tension burns throughout.
in the follow up to his doornroosje ep released back in october last year - aus continue on form in 2017 and present another solo ep from label mainstay marquis hawkes. having been brought into the fold on 2015, the berlin based artist has consistently utilised aus to outlet his more soulful and stripped productions. his previous work has comprised fun, sample-heavy tracks designed with nothing but the dance floor in mind and his latest 12inch sweet temptation expands on this bringing melody, rhythm and chords to the foreground. jubilant, powerful vocal lines and stony drums are the core ingredients and their melding results in a collection of 4 tracks of varying moods and intensities. while ‘burning light’ and ‘sweet temptation’ pack a certain big-room punch, eivissa and zapper bluesky carry depth and soul in a manner that recalls a classic and cherished hawkes sound. now 5 releases deep with aus music - marquis hawkes continue to demonstrate why he is a regular and esteemed member of the roster.
IM SO GLAD (INC. CATZ N DOGZ, PAUL WOOLFORD REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK16.11.16
marquis hawkes sound ranges from club-ready weapons of slamming and sleazy to swinging and acid-laced, beholden to vintage us house music and jacking dance floor jams. after the monumental success of his debut album social housing, a recent live boiler room appearance, resident advisor mix and a 9/10 album review in mixmag, marquis hawkes returns with an absolute beauty of a package alongside the indisputable queen of rnb & soul, jocelyn brown. the release also includes two remixes from producers at the top of their game, house legend paul woolford and close friends, polish duo catzndogz, each tackling the crystal clean house anthem im so glad turning in monumental dance anthems which will be heard across dance floors for some time to come. cut and mastered by matt colton at alchemy mastering.
aus music follow up a string of records from fresh signees paul woolford, tom trago and recloose with the return of a long term friend and label favourite marquis hawkes. hot on the heels of his recent lp social housing - the berlin based artist lines up doornroosje, a tight a two-tracker that remains consistent with his output on aus: dancefloor-focused jams suffused with simplicity and soul. discopuss kicks things off with a potent combination of samples and hardware as sassy funk samples are propelled by tough crunching drums. the title track then follows up with piano stabs and busy, percolating synth lines driven at a pacy rate to rapturous effect rounding off another solid addition to aus musics catalogue.
trotz einer aversion gegen das rampenlicht entwickelt sich marquis hawkes zum shooting-star der house szene. nach ersten maxis für dixon avenue basement jams, clone und aus sowie einer trilogie für houndstooth, legt er nun sein debütalbum vor. social housing deckt das gesamte spektrum der house music ab, von deepen grooves über disco cut-ups bis soulful keyboard-jams und jacking drumcomputer und featured dabei die stimme der legendären jocelyn brown. der definitive sommer-soundtrack.
three ultra exclusive remixes of arguably the most upfront track on the forthcoming marquis hawkes album on houndstooth, which features legendary soul diva jocelyn brown on vox. fell off the back of a warehouse, and in short supply, so dont sleep on this!
2016 sees the 3rd anniversary of houndstooth, and the label mark this with their 50th release. tessellations is a compilation of brand new, exclusive tracks from each of the 14 artists to release on the label. the release serves to simultaneously trace common threads and highlight tensions within such a stylistically expansive roster. this 12inch sampler collects four dancefloor-leaning cuts onto vinyl for the first time. the atmospheric jungle of special requests live from alpha centauri could be the soundtrack to an intergalactic chase scene, whilst akkords vector grinds gradually towards an explosion of mechanistic breaks, like an ancient machine brought to life. cant stop sees marquis hawkes dusting down the 303 for a playful yet powerful acid banger, before second storeys elephant ride draws syncopated funk from his machines in his inimitable style.
aus follow up some landmark records from the likes of bicep, shenoda, youandewan and new addition fold with the return of a label-favourite - the esteemed man of the moment marquis hawkes who offers up his first full length ep on aus in the form of chances. in the wake of his recent outing on houndstooth as well record on dixon avenue basement jams and clone jack for daze, the london born berlin based producer does what he does best for his aus debut and lines up three rapturous jams packed with disco loops and tough analogue drum work all suffused a signature degree of grit.
marquis hawkes returns with a new ep for houndstooth, sweet. pairing up a sugary r&b sample with his signature swinging but slamming beats, opening cut when i get home is a return to the flavour of last year s summer smash cant find a reason, although this time around, it s more tracky and introspective. next up, a different facet of hawkes production talents is reprised with at the witness stand, a trippy take on classic ny freestyle. opening the b-side, title track sweet furthers hawkes trademark rough and ready house sound with distinctive vocal hooks and a hip-twitching rhythm, whilst bringing up the rear, what a relief is a raw but inescapably funky drum workout that would make the likes of traxmen & eric martin proud.
the homesick team have broken into marquis hawkes secret vault and dug up four great edits that have had great responses from his public during the past few months. now available on a solid 180g records meticulously mastered to sound as awesome and modern as they were when they first got released.
aus music continue to bolster an ever expanding roster in uncovering an adroit and overlooked producer - the dublin born producer timothy blake. in amongst those in the know, blake is an artist whose reputation reaches back over 20 years and one whose releases have touched the likes of dirt crew, fatty fatty phonographics and kleine reise.
marquis hawkes kehrt zurück zu seinen schlichten aber effektiven house-rhythmen, mit denen er durch seine frühe arbeiten für das britische label dixon avenue basement jams bekannt wurde. einflüsse von ron hardy, gene hunt und roy davis jr werden mit modernster technologie auf heutigen stand gebracht, ohne deren authenzität zu verlieren
aus music follow up another solid year of releases that included both eps and albums from their ever-expanding family with their first of 2015 - another offering from berlin based youandewan. consistently modest in his ascent, youandewan has steadily built his reputation behind releases on secretsundaze, hypercolour and simple records as well his release on aus back in june of 2014
exzellente house-ep von marquis hawkes auf houndstooth! jazz-deepness, disco flavours, cyberpop und future-funk klingen wie prince meets neneh cherry, in geiselhaft genommen von gene hunts unbarmherzigen 909 selektionen.
ohm tribal tone, need we say more? first released on hubba hubba back in 92, still sounds as relevant today as it did in the clubs back then. still caned by house djs du jour from bicep to andrew weatherall to pete tong.
zweites album des house-masters und wahlberliners marquis hawkes nach seinem debuet social housing in 2016. die bandbreite der acht neuen tracks deckt das gesamte house-spektrum ab: von deep und dubby, über koerperzuckende rhythmen und retro-bass-stiche, bis zu introspektiven stimmungen und new jersey-style-grooves voller soul. unterstützt wird marquis dabei von zwei prominenten und bewährten vokalisten: ursula rucker und jamie lidell.
trotz einer aversion gegen das rampenlicht, entwickelt sich marquis hawkes gerade zum shooting-star der house-szene. nach ersten maxis für dixon avenue basement jams, clone und aus sowie einer trilogie für houndstooth, legt er nun sein debütalbum vor. social housing deckt das gesamte spektrum der house music ab, von deepen grooves über disco cut-ups bis soulful keyboard-jams und jacking drumcomputer und featured dabei die stimme der legendären jocelyn brown. der definitive sommer-soundtrack!
DJ HAUS ENTERS THE UNKNOWN VOL.2 VINYL SAMPLER (3XLP)
3x12" Vinyl UK05.11.18
dj haus enters the unknown is a yearly compilation looking back at the last 12 months of uttu releases - some obvious highlights but emphasis on overlooked b sides too. it’s also an opportunity to work with friends outside of the uttu label by including exclusive collaborations and tracks from the uttu extended family. ahead of the full compilation release uttu present a triple vinyl edition of the exclusive tracks and collaborations featuring: legowelt, dj deeon, dj seinfeld, dj normal 4, marquis hawkes, dj boring & many more.
inside out is a brand new series that invites djs and producers to blur the boundaries between traditional artist albums and mix compilations. coming from aus music label head and dj-kicks curator will saul is at the helm for the first volume.
redlight returns to uttu after his previous city jams ep on hot haus recs. here he reps dance trax with 2 insane mind bending breakbeat infused klub trax. totally enormous extinct dinosaurs & marquis hawkes both rerun gamma ray in different directions providing the ultimate club package!
vince watson & kirk degiorgio continue on suara s onslaught of great release this year, 2 legends of the british techno scene collaborate on this ep along with some quality remixes from lake people, marquis hawkes, and voiski.
it’s evident in poland’s thriving creative cultures from the provocative art of katarzyna kozyra to the literature and poetry and films of wojciech kuczok. it’s evident in the stark optimist architecture of daniel libeskind. it’s evident in krakow’s thriving club scene and the country’s bubbling pools of electronic music talent. it’s everything catz n dogz do: their attitude, their music, their labels, their wooded festival and, perhaps most importantly, their friends. not just there to carry you home, friends carry you everywhere. and right here on ‘friends of pets’ catz n dogz are carrying their companions’ creativity with the same esteem and pride they host their polish festival. a cultural statement and powerful showcase of their country’s great thinkers, creators, collaborators and disrupters in electronic music, across 16 tracks
jahr für jahr versorgt das label mobilee die techno- und house-gemeinde mit einer weiteren ausgabe der “back to back”-reihe. mittlerweile ist man bei der elften kompilation angekommen. was die zusammenstellung immer so besonders macht: jedes mal übernimmt ein anderer nachwuchs-dj/produzent aus dem berliner labelstall die verantwortung, und 2017 ist anja schneiders protegé kevin over an der reihe.
hot on the heels of the dj mix of 2013 from john talabot and following luminaries such as maya jane coles, maceo plex and breach, next in line to mix it up for the esteemed !k7 dj-kicks series is aus music and simple records boss will saul.
live and raw retakes from the crow castle cuts series with an unreleased bonus track too. black vinyl, black label, black bags, limited edition. llangollens dinas bran boys invited marquis hawkes, in fields, zoovox and gnork to quite simply do their thing = cccraw.1
hot on the heels of the release of neville watsons songs to elevate pure hearts album, crme organization releases a three track ep of remixes from the longplayer. drawing on diverse names, each of the remixers transforms their given track into something quite different from the original. the first is by watsons frequent collaborator, bulgarian producer and live specialist kink. he tackles songs to elevate pure hearts and laces it up with some lazy old rave breakbeats and plenty of lucid synth and melody pattern before fast rising dixon avenue basement jams associate marquis hawkes takes on against the tide . he imbues it with what is fast become a trademark sonic weirdness, with wrought iron synth bars interlocking with molten synth lines and a slow, purposeful and predatory mood. finally, american moon b turns in a trippy outsider house version of son of house with off kilter claps, see-sawing synths and organic drums.
inside out is a brand new series that invites djs and producers to blur the boundaries between traditional artist albums and mix compilations. coming from aus music label head and dj-kicks curator will saul, the concept encourages artists to showcase their own music and or the music of those in their own individual circles. the mix will be release digitally and on cd, while a selection of the tracks will also be available on double gatefold vinyl. each instalment will feature 100% new and unreleased music.
for over a decade, defected miami mix albums have brought together the best new underground house music, championing upcoming talent and highlighting material from established artists. defected miami 2018 continues the tradition of forecasting the records that will soundtrack the miami winter music conference and go on to remain playlist fixtures for tastemaker djs throughout the summer. diving right in with the sunshine-ready beats, riton & kah-lo fake i.d., the collaborators follow-up to their grammy nominated rinse & repeat, sets the tone for the opening quarter, maintaining the high energy through to first lady sam divines joint effort with cassimm, what god has chosen. it wouldnt be a miami album without some soaring vocals, delivered by kandace springs on the latest kings of tomorrow anthem ‘faded’ (sandy rivera classic mix) and by the gospel-powered dames brown on sophie lloyds calling out. more direct club-focussed highlights include rapson featuring nathan thomas heat (scott diaz remix) and claptone featuring ben duffy in the night, taken from the berlin hit makers forthcoming album fantast. mella dees future hit techno disco tool provides jumping tech with a cheeky disco nod while the glorious new york-styled the people by eli escobar off his acclaimed album shout ensures that the album takes a trip through the full house spectrum. spread across two expertly constructed mixes, defected miami 2018 is an essential collection that brings the florida vibes to wherever you may be.
die zehnte und letzte ausgabe der trendsetterserie future disco mit dem untertitel complete. repeat. a disco drama. bringt anhand 16 neuer dancefloor-smashes den glamour und glitzer legendärer studio 54-disco zeiten zurück. cd1 in the mix, cd 2 mit elf ausgespielten highlights. feat. tracks & mixes von dj koze, kraak & smaak, tensnake, marquis hawkes, tiger & woods, vimes, u.v.a.
house music has enjoyed an incredible year, and 2017 looks set to continue to provide yet more outstanding additions to the genre. defected presents most rated 2017 celebrates the wealth and variety of house created, played and enjoyed on dancefloors worldwide, showcasing the records doing the business in clubs right now, previewing the hits of the year ahead, and reflecting on the big tracks from the past twelve months that are destined to become tomorrow’s classics.
top-labelsampler zum 3-jährigen bestehen des zum londoner kult-club fabric gehörenden labels houndstooth mit 14 exklusiven tracks sämtlicher künstler. die stilistische bandbreite des labels und seines 50. jubiläums-releases reicht dabei von düsteren klanglandschaften über offbeat-electro-pop und analoge 4/4 pulsierungen bis zu visionären neuinterpretationen von hardcore. samt allen räumen dazwischen.
in seinem tadellosen fabric-set führt uns der schweizer maestro deetron durch unterschiedlichste sounds, styles & szenen. chicago- & detroit-klassiker, moderne tunes von jungen shootingstars, straighter techno und eine serie an leftfield-diversionen machen dieses kaleidoskopische mixset zu einem puren vergnügen, dem der deep-digger-dj von anfang bis ende seinen unverwechselbaren stempel aufdrückt.