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Ambient House Review

Marquis Hawkes – Lunar EP

UTTU – Release: 3rd July 2020

From his early wonky techno releases on Djax Up Beats and Ugly Funk, to his newer house productions, we have been fans of Mark Hawkins aka Marquis Hawkes for the best part of 2 decades now.

His jacking Relief-esque records of late have made way in this outing on UTTU, in exchange for some very mellow deep house sounds (from when deep house meant something different to now!)

The EP, gradually slows in bpm, with a nice ambient track in ‘Morning After’ to finish off. Sonically, it’s nothing ground-breaking by any means, but reliably solid tools for DJs and any kind of return to ambient house is a plus in our books.

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Ambient House Review

DJ Soch – The Power of Poetry

Distant Hawaii – Release: 3rd July

Chic beachwear vibes on this 5-track EP from DJ Soch. Blending ambient pads, 707s and resonating marimba tones to create some classy deep house grooves.

Lobster Theremin · HAWAII022 // DJ Soch – The Power Of Poetry EP

Assuming we will be able to dance outside sometime in the near future, this one will be in our daytime crates.

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Electro Feature House Techno

Fundraiser: Trussel Trust

Machine Mind Records and Flatland Frequencies are running a fundraiser for the Trussell Trust, a UK charity that provides foodbanks for those that need them. 100% of money received from sales of copies and downloads of the Jeran Portis album from last year, Sound and Vibrations, will be donated. In these turbulent times we need to stand together, so please give generously.

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House Review

Rocky Jones – The Choice of a New Generation

On the surface, Rocky Jones may appear to be a bit of a one-hit wonder, on Discogs this 1987 track is listed as his only single. But his influence on the history and evolution of House music is much greater than a quick glance at his discography may indicate.

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Acid Electro House Radio Techno

Techno and House Essentials – February 2020

Another Jeran Portis blend of the finest new releases, this time concentrating more on the house and techno end of things, with some deep electro thrown in at the end.

Highlights include a remix of Girls of the Internet by Mark Broom, abstract minimal experiments by Makaton and some atmospheric electro by Annie Hall.

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