Friday, April 16, 2010

Mark E - Works 2005-2009

Continuing with my beat-driven electronica binge, I'll give you one of the more experimental and original albums I've heard lately. Mark E takes bare-bones techno and spices it up with disco samples that fade in and out, creating incredible groove in each song. Needless to say, this must be busted out at some point at your next dance party. The interesting thing though, is that this producer is not interesting in short bursts of energy, as most 3 minute house songs are. No, he wants slow burners; anthems for the dancers who are in it for the long run. These stretched out tracks are disco-influenced microhouse, slowly changing and completely funky sounds well suited to armchair or nightclub dancing.