Bay Area based producer Charles Duff is the man behind Matrixxman and the brand new LP Homesick. Set to be released via Ghostly, Homesick is a machine heavy dance album that seems to travel in-between different galaxies. Weaving in and out between vicious acid lines and heavy 909 patterns, it’s constantly teetering on the edge of human and machine. The twelve tracks shy away from a formulaic dance track setup, and instead mirror a narrative journey that evokes visions of other worlds and different times. Though filled with aggressive drum machines and oscillating synths, Homesick still has that human touch that we’re all longing for. The album is out on July 10th, and available for pre-order here.
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Mark E’s debut album “Stone Breaker” on Spectral Sound veered away from a craft he’d come damn close to perfecting: the re-edit. A quick browse through youtube or the “alt disco” section of your local record store will unearth pounds and pounds of sweetly refined sample material that Mark E has seamlessly reassembled in a way that keeps the excitement of the source while crafting a completely separate final product. R+B Drunkie was actually the single that launched now internationally sought after Golf Channel Recordings’ label.
So, if the tracks on Stone Breaker missed the spot a little bit for you, or just felt kind of 4/4 house thumpy without the magic spark needed to keep them rolling, maybe it’s a good idea to turn back to the edit, more specifically, Jacques Renault’s smooth synth stab and cowbell incorporating edit.
Hot on the heels of his mouthwatering food-porn picture disc series with Public Release, this one is definitely something to Jacques your body (sorry, couldn’t resist) to.