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.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

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.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Special:
“@ BASIS (09-11-2018)”

 

Recommendation:
all featured Märked releases

 

Buy Digital:
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Websites:
Gilfoyle
Märked

 

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

 

Buy Digital:
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Websites:
Torgue
Märked

 

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

 

Buy Digital:
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Booking:
Vaulted Music for Aert

 

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