With a slew of releases over the past few years, many of which appear on his new “Collected Works” CD, U.K. producer and globetrotting DJ Mark E has proved he knows how to lay down a proper groove. Case in point, and my favorite Merc release to date, Special FX layers sample upon sample with sci-fi synth patterns creating a dense, throbbing mid-tempo groove. Special FX is a shinning example of Mark’s ability to combine, seemingly, minimal percussion patterns and sample arrangements in an understated complex manner. The effect is a hypnotic, slow motion disco journey that just builds and builds along they way, sucking you in.
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