Mark Broom should need no introduction, a legend on the UK electronic music scene, he is internationally renowned for both his production capabilities and outstanding DJ skills. It’s no wonder that his tracks have graced the likes of Mo-Wax, Warp, R&S, Bek Audio, Ifach (with Baby Ford), Blueprint, Bpitch Control, NON Series, M-Plant, Material and more. Not to mention his collaboration with James Ruskin as The Fear Ratio which has seen releases on both Blueprint and Skam. And over the years he has added to this legacy by self-releasing on his own labels, Pure Plastic, King Of The Snakes and the current chapter, Beard Man.
Now for the first of three EPs, Mark Broom brings his sound to EPMMusic and the ‘One Sound / Myth EP’ sees Broom in pure Techno mode. ‘One Sound’ is highly effective in its simplicity; nothing is superfluous on this grooving, bass-laden beast, while ‘Myth’ is a revolving stomper that’s primed for the dancefloor with its layered beats and shining cymbals.
Adding another dimension to the EP are remixes from Chicago’s DJ Hyperactive and the Antwerp based DJ/producer, Absent.
DJ Hyperactive is an underground Techno hero, honing his skills in the early 90s, he has produced over 100 original tracks and remixes, played at most of the legendary techno clubs across the world and still finds time to run his own 4Trk Recordings. His remix of ‘One Sound’ is deep down and dirty, adding that raw Chicago touch to great effect.
Absent started his musical journey at an early age, when his Father introduced him to vinyl and his extensive record collection ranging from early Jazz to Classical to Rhythm and Blues. At the age of 15, he attended his first Techno party and from that day his journey into the genre began. With African blood running through his veins he has a passion for rhythm and melody, which is clearly evident on his stellar Tech-funk remix of ‘Myth’.
A further two EPs on EPM by Mark Broom will follow later this year.