Mark is prolific and highly respected throughout the underground House and Techno circles. He has a mountain of production credits to his name, having worked with Blueprint Records, Robert Hood’s M-Plant, EPM, Cocoon, Bpitch Control, and Warp Records. He has also amassed millions of streams along the way and reworked material from legends of the scene Robert Hood, Floorplan, Alan Fitzpatrick and Gary Beck.
It comes as no surprise this new LP from Mark is pure unadulterated underground dance music, not designed to pander to any one particular type of music fan. However, as a result, it’s easy to see why many are raving about this eclectic double LP.
The new double LP from Mark on Radio Slave’s imprint ReKids called Fünfzig is a no holds barred plethora of eclectic sounds, ranging from House and Techno through to Dub, Electro, and anything in between.
When asked about the LP, Mark said:
“Fünfzig is a continuation of my previous releases for Rekids & displays my various styles of House, Techno & the bits in between.”
‘Mover’ kicks off the album with swinging drums and funky piano licks. A proper bouncy house number to warm things up. Moving straight into ‘We Gonna Dance’ featuring the vocals of Ella Fleur pumping house track with nostalgic disco nods interspersed throughout this feel-good number. Next up is ‘Stark’ dark dubstep tinges underpin the vibe of this track combined with haunting organs and twisted elements throughout, a truly dark and haunting electronic piece.
Flip over onto the B-side, and starting things off is ‘Let’s Roll’. A pounding bassline, intermittent rave whistle elements, and melodic organs, resulting in a rip-roaring peak time Techno banger. ‘EFX’ carries on the techno vibe with a tension-building minimal techno track, consisting of a smattering of hi-hats, and claps raising the tension which builds throughout the production. Then finally, on the B-side, ‘Dub Me Good’ closes things out with a deep and dark low-slung dubby techno interlude to relieve the tension.
‘Machine’ gets things started on the second disc with emphatic pounding drums, dancing synthesis throughout, and melodic hooks resulting in a gorgeous yet heavy, Melodic Techno piece. Very much keeping within this theme, Mark moves into ‘Memories’ made up of precise drum patterns, sharp cymbals, hooky piano chords throughout, setting it up for the pads which will evoke emotion from the dancefloor. ‘Lovers Rock’ relaxes the tempo with dark rumbling elements laying the foundations of the track combined with a generous helping of machine-driven patterns and swirly effects.
The final cuts of the vinyl are ‘Living For Ya’, a pumping house record laced heavily with disco elements, soulful vocal cuts, carnival samples and bleepy goodness. ‘The 114′ a hard and ready bassline underpins this house cut, with subtle disco tinges and powerful soul vocals sat atop this pumping dancefloor number. Finally ‘What To Do’, a bubbly funk-driven house record with a pounding bassline, disco style synths lightly interspersed throughout & a concoction of vocal samples rounds out the album in emphatic style.
Mark Broom ‘Fünfzig LP’ is out now on Rekids.