MARCUS INTALEX – A MUSICAL TRIBUTE

The tragic passing of Manchester based Marcus Kaye who was known as Marcus Intalex and Trevino has been felt heavily within the electronic music community.

He contributed so much to a scene we all love, never compromising his output, holding strong to what he believed in and influencing generations.

Below are some of his tunes, some interviews he did and a link to the recently released Angels Fall track by DRS and LSB. All proceeds from the track will be donated to help his family at this very difficult time.

One of my personal favourites. Mist:ical was comprised of Marcus Intalex, S.T Files (who Marcus co founded his label Soul:r in 2001 with) and Calibre. Marcus also collaborated with S.T Files under the name M.I.S.T.

An absolute classic. I have raved to this incredibly uplifting, soulful and utterly beautiful track more times than I can remember. It always receives the best response and will continue to spread happiness and joy across dance floors globally.

Marcus Intalex released his debut solo album on Soul:r called ’21’ in 2011. Incidentally this was also the same year he created the moniker Trevino under which he released house/techno music and set up his own imprint called Birdie.

Great set from Intalex under his Trevino moniker for Boiler Room x Dimensions Festival.

This is a two part interview which Marcus did for Organic Beats just before his ’21’ album was about to drop back in 2011. (http://organicbeats.co.uk)

Finally this is the link to the Angels Fall track from DRS and LSB.

Please donate if you can.

                                       https://4marcus.bandcamp.com/track/angels-fall

R.I.P Marcus Intalex

Thank you for the music x

 

ONE WEEK UNTIL ROUGH TEMPO PRESENTS THE DNB WEEKENDER IN PRAGUE!

 

1 WEEK TO GO UNTIL ROUGH TEMPO PRESENTS
The Drum & Bass Weekender – Prague
In Conjunction with Breakin Science & Let It Roll
26th – 29th May 2017 – (UK Bank Holiday Weekend)

If you have any doubt as to where to be this coming May Bank Holiday, look no further than The Drum & Bass Weekender in Prague presented by ROUGH TEMPO in conjunction with BREAKIN SCIENCE & LET IT ROLL!

First and second release tickets are completely sold out! Final release are now on sale and available for only £80 and day tickets from just £30 at

https://www.deftickets.co.uk/events/roughtempo-dnb-weekender-prague-2017

4 DAYS FILLED WITH MASSIVE LINE UPS!!

Friday and Saturday – STORM CLUB PRAGUE

https://www.facebook.com/stormclubprague

Sunday – ROXY PRAGUE

https://www.facebook.com/ClubRoxyPrague

Monday Daytime Event – CROSS CLUB

https://www.facebook.com/crossclubpraguecz

SOCIALS

FACEBOOK EVENTS PAGE

 https://www.facebook.com/events/204638153281461

TWITTER

#dnbweekender

TICKETS

www.deftickets.co.uk

WEBSITES

http://www.roughtempo.com

http://breakinscience.net

http://www.letitroll.eu

 

SUSTANCE DELIVERS ON DISPATCH LTD

 

In anticipation of his killer forthcoming release on Dispatch LTD, Sustance answers some questions about production, his influences and what we can expect moving forward.

Hi, can you tell us a bit about yourself?

Hi, yeah my name’s Oscar, I live in London and split my time between my studio in Hornsey and working as a set builder on movies.

How long have you been producing and how did your journey into the world of music production begin?

I’ve been making music since I was about 13. I used to play guitar and sing in bands when I was in school. My brother is 8 years older than me and always had decks. He always spun jungle & dnb and I used to sneak on his decks when he was out. I got crazy into turntablism and learnt how to scratch and beat juggle when I was about 18. It was a natural progression from then to wanting to make my own beats so I bought an Akai MPC2000XL sampler. I only ever knew how to make beats from sampling records for years. I eventually ended up getting a computer and got really into synthesis. I think having the sampling knowledge helped me a lot because it was natural for me to take the sounds I had synthesised and put them into samplers to play in my tunes. I probably still make more hip hop and downtempo stuff than anything else to this day.

Can you tell us a bit about the creative process and inspiration behind your forthcoming Allow (It) EP on Dispatch LTD?

After getting consumed by the technicalities of tech d&b for years I kinda fell out of love with the sound. All the “neuro” scenes tunes sounded crazy over the top to me. I’ve always listened to more stripped back minimal and soulful tunes than any other style of d&b. My buddy and I share a studio which has a Moog Little Phatty mono synth and I decided to try and make a really simple tune just using that. That was “Rugged” forthcoming on Dispatch LTD. After that it just felt natural to try and make an EP in the same style and try and progress with that sound.

The second track on the EP called “Signals” features Illaman. How did this collaboration come about?

I’ve always loved all styles of tunes with vocalists. I’ve worked with loads over the years on different alias/genre projects. I’ve know Dave (Illaman) for a few years now. He’s an amazing MC, host, writer and he’s also one of the nicest people I’ve ever met too. A genuine don. I made “Signals” and he came to the studio one night and wrote and recorded everything in under two hours. Total professional and fucking hilarious too. Big love for this guy!

What is your current studio set up like and do you have any go to synths or plug-ins that consistently find their way into your tunes?

My studio at the moment consists of my Adam A77X monitors, Virus TI2 synth and my computer. I’m very lucky to share the space with a mate who has the aforementioned Moog Little Phatty. He’s also just added a set of Barefoot MicroMain45’s to the setup too which I’m currently making my first tune using. They sound incredible. Definitely recommended if you’ve got a spare £6.5k!

Who are some of the artists that inspire you musically?

I’ve got an endless amount of different artists that have inspired me over the years and to this day. Too many to mention them all but I suppose a few are DJ Premier, Portishead, Omni Trio, Metallica, Alchemist, Konflict, Masta Ace, The Winstons etc etc… the list is truly endless.

Finally what can we expect moving forward?

After this release I’ve got another d&b EP signed to a big label for later this summer. It’s got a couple of quite emotional soulful tunes as well as a couple of dirty minimal tunes. It’s got probably my favourite d&b tune I’ve made on it too… it’s called “Shiv” so you can look out for that. Apart from that I’ve just finished a 6 track downtempo EP under a different name that I’m in the process of self releasing. Keeping busy for sure!

The Allow (It) EP is currently available for pre-order from the link below. https://www.dispatchrecordings.com/product/disltd034-sustance-allow-ep

Early Dispatch Store Release date: 22/05/2017

General Release Date: 26/05/2017

SUSTANCE SOCIALS

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SustanceUK

Twitter – https://twitter.com/SustanceUK

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/sustanceuk

Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/SustanceUK

 

THE RISE OF MR WOBBLICIOUS

 

A YouTube channel with in excess of 12.5k subscribers which has accumulated millions of views across it’s almost 2000 uploads and a label on it’s 35th release with over 7k followers. This is the story behind MR WOBBLICIOUS told by the man himself.

“Alright mate it’s story time! To start from the very beginning we have to go back to September 2012. I had always had a big crush on the entire DnB movement and had been going raving weekly since I was about 14. I had been all over Belgium to see the biggest names in action, which resulted in me beginning to dream of doing something within the scene myself. Over time this became more and more important to me.

I started to meet some up and coming producers who I personally felt were so underrated and back then it was a lot harder to get your name out there than it is now. That’s when I had my idea of how I could personally give something back to the scene. I wanted to start my own promotional YouTube channel but all I could think was, where the hell do I even start with this? I had never been that involved in the computer world so I literally did not have a clue! Luckily I had a good friend who was more than happy to teach me everything I needed to know, and jump on board with starting the channel, creating all the artwork and teaching me different programs.

A month later on the 10th October 2012 the YouTube channel was officially born. Very soon after, I met a huge bunch of very promising up and coming artists such as Jack The Ripper, Vacuum and Danger to name a few. I had such a blast promoting their music and sharing it around the world.

I was so hooked on promoting the channel that me and my buddy started talking about hosting our own nights too. On 10th May 2013, the two of us along with his brother, decided to launch Wobble Trouble events which were born in our hometown of Kalmthout in Belgium. Our first events were a huge success. We had the amazing honour of hosting the Belgian debuts of Jack The Ripper and Vacuum. Our events grew so quickly that by May 2014, we had to move them to Antwerp as they had out grown our first venue. At that time the YouTube channel was in excess of 5k subscribers and I was receiving so much unsigned music and meeting so many promising producers that I had the idea of launching a digital platform to release the music I loved.

At the beginning of June 2014, the label Wobble Infection Digital was born, with the British Jump Up producer Dangerous kicking off the first release. Everything was going great, but it was also extremely time consuming. I had barely any time left and was working day and night on the YouTube channels and also studying and working. It eventually became too much and we started slacking on our events which eventually led to the break up of our crew and the end of those in May 2015. Our final event was in collaboration with Gun Audio and hosted the European debut of Code Red repping Original Sin’s label. Although that was the end of the events I decided I still wanted to run the label and YouTube channel myself and that brings us to where we are now.

In excess of 12.5k subscribers, millions of views across almost 2000 uploads and a label on it’s 35th release with a good 7k followers. Was it worth all the time and effort? It certainly was and it still is!”

Soundcloud

YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/MrWobblicious