Mark Evetts pays tribute to his Midlands homegrounds with a thematic focus on the Black Country and the industrial revolution. 'The Kings Heath' droll synth house, 'Midland Nights' ripples a siren over an otherwise comforting house beat and 'Black Country Roots' trudges with hypnotic monotony.
This artist is featured in Update #073:
The Best Albums of 2011
As the old year draws to a close, we recap the finest musical moments of 2011. For this update we have selected our favourite full-lengths of the year, and we are making all of these indispensable albums available to you for a special price until January 15, more...
This artist is featured in Update #070:
Modeselektor, Roman Flügel, Four Tet, Joakim
Modeselektor are back! After four years spent with Moderat and setting up their own label the Berlin pranksters return with their eagerly awaited third album, 'Monkeytown'. Don't just stop reading there however, as September was ripe with many more fantastic more...
This artist is featured in Update #067:
Secretsundaze, Roska, Fennesz, Little Dragon
We hope that you have escaped the grizzly northern European weather in time and will be spending your Monday morning at a sunny beach. But even if you'll be riding the subway to work instead, here is some of our favourite new music to keep you in a summer more...
This artist is featured in Podcast #047:
This artist is featured in Update #063:
Mark E, Vladislav Delay Quartet, Tiger & Woods
The past month of May provided us with a release schedule almost as erratic as the weather, but sticking to our monthly essentials should keep you on the safe side in terms of musical quality. Outstanding artist albums from Mark E, Dominik Eulberg and more...
Selected as Artist of week #20
This artist is featured in Update #061:
Gene Hunt, Dominik Eulberg, Mark E
We return to the dance-floor this week with a selection of stunning house and techno releases that are guaranteed to get your toes tapping and heads nodding. Our featured album sees Gene Hunt unearth priceless Chicago house nuggets for Rush Hour, while more...
This artist is featured in Feature #128:
Michael Mayer, Mark E and John Talabot Reworks
Co-written by James Murphy and Nancy Whang, the heart-breaking 'Take 'Em Up' was one of the definite highlights on Shit Robot's recent 'From The Cradle To The Rave' album, and now deservedly sees a single release via the mighty DFA label. The included more...
A release of this artist is recommended by Pratersauna:
Vienna's unique club and art space, Pratersauna, presents one selected album for a special price each month. This month's choice is Mark E's eagerly awaited debut album Stone Breaker. ''Of course, it wasn't supposed to be an album.'' Birmingham based Mark E still cools it down, whether it's more...
This artist is featured in Update #029:
Total 11, Shed, Matthew Dear
Until very recently August was known as the music industry's 'dead season' - the one month of the year where you could safely pack up and head for the beach without risking to miss any essential releases. This newsletter is proof as to how much times have more...
Running Back has certainly risen as a well-recognized record label becoming known for its high-quality releases exploring the deep and, at times, disco-leaning side of House. Mark E contributes a exceptional addition to the label with 'Nobody Else', a summery laid-back disco roller with a killer bassline.