out now: Exilles – Forgotten Overlook EP [Märked]

 

Artist:
Exilles

 

Title:
Forgotten Overlook EP

 

Label:
Märked

 

Cat#:
MRKD021

 

Release Date:
22nd April 2020

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
The Forgotten Overlook

02.
Primal Instinct

03.
Primal Instinct
(Aahan Remix)

04.
Placid

 

Press Info:
It is during these times that music can mean so much. Exilles from Italy makes nowadays’ techno very interesting by always pushing an unheard sound, as their own. Take Ansome and you have a producer that has really dug deep into finding his own very specific sound – and perfected it too. Exilles do that, but they bring so much variety to the table.

Their music can vary from dreamy, hypnotic to straightforward aggression as heard in Modul B14 in Märked’s 16-track album. Take ‘The Forgotten Overlook’, a track that is somewhat dark, layered with hypnotic stereo voices. It builds up to a drop with an adventurous refreshing flute-sounding synth and polished chiseling percussion.

‘Primal Instinct’ is a track with more perceived speed and drive. Quick alternating synth hits are enriched with a progressing alarm – an alarm sound always wins on the dance floor.

Aahan’s premiere on Märked means trouble. Tribalesque approach and a classic Aahan kick underneath it. Mysterious and mudded-down voices of men in the darkness.

Close it with madness; Placid will mess with your upper chamber by playing with acid lines and funky rhythms.

 

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Special:
“6AM Guest Mix”

 

Recommendations:
Exilles’ “Land Of Resurrection” on C O U P
all stuff on Märked

 

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Booking:
Sowhuldistrict

 

Websites:
Exilles
Märked

 

out now: Amstra – Acid Theory EP [Märked]

 

Artist:
Amstra

 

Title:
Acid Theory EP

 

Label:
Märked

 

Cat#:
MRKD020

 

Release Date:
23rd March 2020

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Acid Theory

02.
Euphoria

03.
Summer Of Rave

04.
Talk To The Devil Tonight

05.
Acid Theory
(Non Reversible Remix)

 

Press Info:
Almost 4 years have passed since we rebranded Märked from an illegal rave into a platform to connect artists to audiences, and vice versa.

Twenty, it now sounds like an enormous number. 20 artworks, more than 100 tracks and over a few million listeners. It’s been an interesting 4 years in which we built our own authentic space – thanks to all artists involved.

This 20th release milestone sees Amstra with a 5-tracker EP including a massive remix by Non Reversible. Acid Theory as EP title speaks for the tracks’ characters, for they all have acid elements.

Starting the EP with one of his best tracks – progressive and dynamic in the build-up. The acid vibe reminisces to the sweeps in the better Boston 168 tracks – carefully crafted gems. In Euphoria the acid lines are more driving forward as does the rest. Euphoria is among the more effective club peak time tracks in the pack. Summer Of Rave does that job well too, but has a more cinematic thriller-movie approach. Not the kind of summer we are used to. In Talk To The Devil Tonight Amstra shows that he can build a break very well, playing tension and release to a big unexpected turn in the drop. Non Reversible hits the remix hammer just right in his version of Acid Theory. Very powerful, rolling and pure heated dance floor atmosphere.

 

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Special:
“Mixtape [02-09-2019]”

 

Recommendations:
all stuff on Märked

 

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Websites:
Amstra @ Instagram
Märked

 

out now: VINYA – Adar EP [Märked]

 

Artist:
VINYA

 

Title:
Adar EP

 

Label:
Märked

 

Cat#:
MRKD019

 

Release Date:
26th February 2020

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Flui

02.
Naur

03.
Caun

04.
Flui
(Tham Remix)

05.
Caun
(Rezystor Remix)

 

Press Info:
We continue to bring you talented underground artists mixed with more established names in the scene. It’s only recently that VINYA had joined us for our big various artist album in January 2020 and together with Tham and Rezystor he will make sure you stack up on your daily dose of churning techno shade.

First track’s characteristics are something we see more often from VINYA; phat crunchy saw waves and voices in the left and right field to set you in a hostile trance. The almost serene rest in Naur is insidious, as you know it will come back to hit you again. A new born classic synth rhythm with overdriven waves done the right way in Caun, pushing you to the absolute limit. Enter the freight train with Tham for more hypnotizing and abstractness while Rezystor perfectly assembles Caun up to power 2 – hard to pick a favorite as they are both very effective.

 

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Special:
“The Techno’s Children [TTC029]”

 

Recommendations:
all featured Märked releases

 

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Websites:
VINYA
Märked

 

out now: Various – Surge Of Power II [Märked]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
Surge Of Power II

 

Label:
Märked

 

Cat#:
MRKD018

 

Release Date:
13th January 2020

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Amstra
Komorebi

02.
Brecc
Worst Enemy

03.
CYNKT
Maximum Of Potential

04.
Exilles
Modul B14

05.
Kander
[Insert Emotional Meaning Here]

06.
Metapattern
Time

07.
Pier
Zest

08.
Reveillon
The Things You Do

09.
Sleeps Everywhere
Subject To Corruption

10.
Torgue
Summer Requiem
[feat. Anna Mikhailova]

11.
Umbraid
Lost In Passion

12.
Unart8
RAL 9017

13.
VINYA
Dagra

14.

Lost In The Jungle With 20Kw

15.
Zimo
The Dream Is A Lie

16.
Znzl
The Missing Channel

 

Press Info:
Christmas has come early. Out with a bang, with arguably one of the best projects we ever put our hands on. Märked presents a 16-tracker album with some of underground techno’s most interesting and promising talents in current times. In this compilation you find a mix of artists who are more on the surface and some who are less, but all evenly contributing to an amazing program of diversity.

Handed in alphabetical order: new to the label is Amstra who starts off with a majestic synth sound and big kick-basses. Second in: Brecc doing what he does best by leading the track with distortion-loaded kicks and impactful rave synths. In CYNKT’s track you hear a contagious voice on the rhythm of the synth, beautifully packaged with piano’s and a pad. Both power and melancholy in Exilles’ Modul B14 with crispy doomsday synth stabs powered by delays for depth.

Also new is Kander, who chase the melancholic style too with an emotional fast-paced anthem infused with classic piano play. Metapattern goes into next gear in hypnotizing mode providing a churning bass-line and metallic squeeking. Pier is back on the label with less melodies like we are used to, but more straight-forward techno pounding. Our 18th release also sees Reveillon on the label who seek a balance between dub elements and a more classic old school approach to techno.

Going into to the obscure corner with Sleeps Everywhere , who brings a chaotic pumping track to the table with intense breakbeats weaved in. The addition of Anna Mikhailova to a Torgue track seems a seamlessly add-on to a techno performance for the absolute late (or very early) hours. Furthermore, a piece of art by Umbraid – Lost In Passion is full with emotion and speaks out loud the track’s title. Then RAL 9017 by Unart8 is a piece of dark techno you would encounter in one of Berlin’s nightclubs resulting in the whole building in combat mode.

VINYA’s Dagra will turn a dance floor upside down while churning synth lines build up the floor to maximum pressure mode. YÅ introduces a fat reversed bass reminiscing to the early hardstyle times of the beginning of the century, infused with big trance synths. Zimo – hailing from Hong-Kong – who is undoubtedly one of the lesser known artists on the line-up, but who’s track certainly is among one of the best. An upcoming all time classic with a melody that makes you reminisce to those special moments on dance floors. Close the album with a massive stomper by Znzl, who has mastered the art of weaving obscure sounds in with disruptive techno to break low energy moments.

 

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Specials:
Unart8 – “… plays Unart8”

Torgue – “Märked Podcast 025”

Pier – “Illegal Room Podcast #040”

Metapattern – “RBL Berlin Live”

Brecc – “Synoid Research Podcast 035”

Sleeps Everywhere – “Hibernate Podcast #2 Dec 2019”

VINYA – “Synoid Research Podcast 033”

 

Recommendations:
all stuff on Märked

 

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Websites:
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out now: Gilfoyle – PCL EP [Märked]

 

Artist:
Gilfoyle

 

Title:
PCL EP

 

Label:
Märked

 

Cat#:
MRKD017

 

Release Date:
05th December 2019

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Tanfozos
[feat. Kracht]

02.
PCL

03.
Iridium Flail

04.
Havoc

05.
Havoc
(Falhaber Remix)

06.
Havoc
(Sensive Remix)

 

Press Info:
First discovered through Ōtomo and played by Ghost In The Machine, but now it’s our turn to push Gilfoyle out there. It’s always an honor to promote artists from own soil, coming from a city that is not known for the sound Märked stands for.

Together with Kracht there’s Tanzofos. What we have here is a big warehouse kick drenched in punchy mid and low-mid frequencies. and metallic and squeaky sounds. We see this getting played at primetime.

Continuing the EP with title-track PCL, where Gilfoyle creates a ready to battle vibe. The contrast in the first minute, to where all the elements are at play is very much heard when swords make their entrance.

Iridium Flail hits with most grit and no fear for distortion knobs. An almost slowed-down hardcore-esque anthem with a dose of alarm funk caught from the synthesizer.

End the EP with the Havoc package; the original is really drilling and heavy on the industrial stabs. It’s the kind of track to make the transition to a second half of a dj-set in the later hours of the night.

Falhaber’s remix makes for a really easy-going and danceable track, giving a lot of space to all of the elements. Not the sound that we know him for, but certainly interesting to have especially him contribute the lesser rawest track.

Sensive remixes Havoc at the higher pace of 140 BPM. It’s kept at sizzling speed by rattles of different kinds of percussion. By not totally sticking to what people see as an authentic remix concept, Sensive adds a new sound from a synthesizer and gives the remix what it needed.

 

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Special:
“@ BASIS (09-11-2018)”

 

Recommendation:
all featured Märked releases

 

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Websites:
Gilfoyle
Märked