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.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Special:
“@ BASIS (09-11-2018)”

 

Recommendation:
all featured Märked releases

 

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Websites:
Gilfoyle
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out now: Torgue – As Above So Below EP [Märked]

 

Artist:
Torgue

 

Title:
As Above So Below EP

 

Label:
Märked

 

Cat#:
MRKD016

 

Release Date:
30th September 2019

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Balance

02.
Invictus

03.
Escape From Wonderland

04.
Invictus
(Ben Techy Remix)

05.
Invictus
(Corroid’s Dominanz)

 

Press Info:
Over a time span of almost 2 years where Märked grew as a label, as well has Torgue. He now returns to Märked for his third addition to the label with his signature sound of polished bleeps, screeches and intelligently crafted cinematic sceneries. Holding on to the aforementioned, Balance is exactly an example that identifies Torgue as a producer who had created his own trademark.

Invictus really hits with its big thumping kick. High-pitched metallic bleeps are arranged in a dreamy and fast hypnotic groove, while still putting sound systems’ mid ranges to the test. When it drops after the break the track takes off on a dive flight alternating the earlier-mentioned bleeps with lower notes of arpeggiated synthesizer play.

Escape From Wonderland lives up to its name, but we like to say travel into wonderland as the track has a really dreamy and mellow vibe to it. The acid component leaves you hypnotized while the ever forward-driving percussion and low-mid bass parts keeps the trip at full speed. A future closing-track classic is born.

Ben Techy hasn’t appeared on the label for quite a while, but with this remix his presence will be heard significantly. From a dreamy original track which is also pretty tough, Techy takes it up a notch and molds Invictus into a full-blown live weapon.

Sandpaper scratching and voice-like humming adds more fire to the stove in this remix of Invictus. CORROID gives new definition to ‘scary techno’ by creating an atmosphere that could easily serve as a background sound in a horror game scene.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Invictus”

“Escape From Wonderland”

“Invictus (Corroid’s Dominanz)”

more soon

 

Special:
“ERDS022 Podcast”

 

Recommendation:
all featured Märked releases

 

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Websites:
Torgue
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out now: Aert – Death Field EP [Märked]

 

Artist:
Aert

 

Title:
Death Field EP

 

Label:
Märked

 

Cat#:
MRKD015

 

Release Date:
16th July 2019

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Obliterated Homicide

02.
Deal With Your Problems

03.
Let The Body’s Hit The Floor

04.
Obliterated Homicide
(Ike Dusk Remix)

05.
Obliterated Homicide
(Chêne Remix)

 

Press Info:
Hard as nails techno coming from Rotterdam, a city that houses no surprises in that particular corner of tough electronic. Death Field EP is a cold one, and distortion the rule rather than the exception. After previously having made a remix for SDB, AERT returns to Märked with a swing around your ears and a kick in the nuts.

Start the EP with clattering breakbeat pounding, shrill horns and chunks of laser drops in Obliterated Homicide. A sense of industrial machines at work is present in each of AERT’s tracks.

Deal With Your Problems keeps the industrial character, but here four to the floor is introduced, rushing with charged low-mid bass notes playing in between the hits of the kick. The metal and tough snares add to the eerie atmosphere to make it sound like a sonic punishment.

Let The Body’s Hit The floor could be played as slowed-down hardcore, but with more control and space. Threatening synths from the start and flaming percussion is then later introduced.

Ready to burn stuff with Ike Dusk on the remix game. Underneath the kick there’s a nasty bass line clearly present, buried in heaps of sharpened percussion. Never a dull moment when Ike brings the shovels and spades.

Catching breath with Chêne’s remix of Obliterated Homicide as a perfect cool-down to the EP. Whereas the original version doesn’t necessarily have any melodic content but just straight on stabs and bleeps, Chêne introduces a catchy hypnotic, trance-inducing melody.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Let The Body’s Hit The Floor”

“Deal With Your Problems”

“Obliterated Homicide”

 

Video:
“Obliterated Homicide (Ike Dusk Remix)”

 

Special:
“Owt’s Podcast 143”

 

Recommendations:
Aert’s “Dyrocktion EP” on Instinkt
all stuff on Märked

 

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Booking:
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Websites:
Aert
Märked

 

out now: Sensive – The Millennial Mile EP [Märked]

 

Artist:
Sensive

 

Title:
The Millennial Mile EP

 

Label:
Märked

 

Cat#:
MRKD014

 

Release Date:
03rd June 2019

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
The Millennial Mile

02.
Barricade

03.
Rinse And Defeat

04.
The Millennial Mile
(DJ Ibon Remix)

05.
Barricade
(SDB Remix)

 

Press Info:
According to our statistics, most of our listeners are millennials: the people born in between 1980 and 2000. Sensive – who also grew up in the 90s – walks the same road and has also experienced the evolution of technology at a high pace, much like an invasion.

Also reflected in the urgency of his music, the direction of Sensive’s second EP is paved by the function of power and groove. Even though the EP as a whole is quite abrasive, the bridge to accessibility is present by each track having an understandable rhythm and groove build with a lot of percussive elements.

Starting the EP with title track “The Millennial Mile”, a contagious funky bass line driven forward by multiple details of percussion. From the mid part onwards a synthesizer is used to have short stabs emphasize the synergy between the rhythm of the kick and bass.

In “Barricade” there is kick-pummeling and rolling sub-basses drowned in a whirlpool of a cold and rugged soundscape. Organic wooden percussion drives the groove forward at a clanking 136 beats per minute.

“Rinse And Defeat” has the most distortion going on but there’s also a lot of swing at play. Characterized by a churning bass-line this stomper is grounded in a timeless aesthetic with amplified screeches that would have a lot of warehouses’ sound systems turned inside out.

Known for his iconic tracks on Kulør and Ectotherm, also featured on the EP is an obscure remix by one of Copenhagen’s most interesting artists. Here DJ Ibon creates an enigmatic scenery and the outlining of a desolate atmosphere and vibe which makes for a perfect fit for the closing of a set.

Closing the EP with a SDB remix of “Barricade”. Next to his everlasting supply of funk, he is back on Märked with his signature sound by multiplying the sample of Sensive’s pad and remodeling it to something majestic we previously heard in his last release with us

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Barricade”

“Rinse And Defeat”

“The Millennial Mile (DJ Ibon Remix)”

“Barricade (SDB Remix)”

more soon

 

Video:
“Rinse And Defeat”

 

Special:
“Intercell With Tim Tama + Sensive”

 

Recommendations:
Dahlia’s “Shades Of Black EP” on Märked
SDB’s “Restrepo EP” on Märked
Dark Matter Space Assembly’s “Screams Of Hate EP” on Märked
Pier’s “Divided Attention EP” on Märked
Torgue’s “Barong EP” on Märked

 

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Websites:
Sensive
Märked

 

out now: Dahlia – Shades Of Black EP [Märked]

 

Artist:
Dahlia

 

Title:
Shades Of Black EP

 

Label:
Märked

 

Cat#:
MRKD013

 

Release Date:
23rd April 2019

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Enma

02.
Shinigami

03.
Nibbãna

04.
Nibbãna
(DJ Varsovie ‘Xenia Onatopp’ Remix)

 

Press Info:
Shades Of Black EP is a transcription of our soul’s darkness in a different manifestation. Seen as some kind of lucid dream in which there is no way out and where you must face your scariest unconscious facets. Here the key words of self-comprehension are only chaos and despair. Introspection, self-reassessment and courage to face yourself represent what this four-part journey is about. Don’t be afraid to meet yourself and jump into your shades of black.

Parisian Dahlia is breaking through the early morning mist of France with his debut-ep on Märked. Spewing 4 powerful tracks influenced by EBM and a taste of new age industrial techno. The EBM cult of muscularity is heard through strokes of a whip on the 2 and 4, a characteristic arpeggiated synth and an obscure female vocal in ‘Enma’. These ingredients talk strength and punishment on the dance floor.

‘Shinigami’ – although having a similar programmed EBM snare – here benefits from more uplifting notes. Shinigami literally translates as God Of Death, of which the perception of the contrasting hard kicks and percussion to the leaning towards peacefully designed pad sound would come across as a calm a funeral for your own peace of mind.

Apart from the tracks all being peak-time bangers, Nibbãna has a more nuanced approach. After starting off with relentless power this piece develops into a nostalgic trip down memory lane. The soothing and majestic notes of the synthesizer create a timeless space in which thoughtful is mixed with aggression.

The mysterious DJ Varsovie appears as a remixer with a massive industrial breakbeat sledgehammer. Reverberated warehouse sounds are alternated with multiple salvo’s of kickdrum gunfire. The introduction of the vocal after the break cuts your favorite dance floor in half. Use this weapon with caution – only for the trained ear.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Video:
“Nibbãna”

 

Special:
“Selektor Podcast #50”

 

Recommendations:
Dahlia’s track “Apoptosis” as free download
Dahlia’s track “Les Papillons Noirs” as free download
SDB’s “Restrepo EP” on Märked
Dark Matter Space Assembly’s “Screams Of Hate EP” on Märked
Pier’s “Divided Attention EP” on Märked
Torgue’s “Barong EP” on Märked

 

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Websites:
Dahlia
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