A unique type of breakthrough act delivers this week’s mix.
Marquis Hawkes debuted in 2012, releasing a trio of EPs on Glasgow’s Dixon Avenue Basement Jams label. Drawing from classic Chicago house, with a no frills approach to production that made him the perfect fit for the label (whose motto is “real rockin’ raw shit from the street for the clubs”), the EPs made him an instant one-to-watch in house and techno. 2014 was Hawkes’ most productive year yet: as well as another record on Dixon Avenue, he delivered records for European labels that fit his approach (Clone Jack for Daze, Creme Organisation) and inked a deal with Houndstooth, who released his Fifty Fathoms Deep EP.
Hawkes is no kid, however (if you didn’t gather that from the illustration above): a British ex-pat in Berlin, he was making music for 15 years before finding success as Marquis, and his FACT mix draws from two decades of buying dance records. DBX, Kerri Chandler, Armando and Roy Davis Jr are all included, while there’s also airings for newer, but still classic-sounding house from Leon Vynehall and Delroy Edwards.
Hit play and catch Hawkes in action at Found Festival in London’s Brockwell Park on June 13.
Skye – Ain’t No Need (Booton)
First Choice – Love Thang (David’s Original Mix) (Vicious Music)
Jamie 326 – Give Me Your Love (Lumberjacks From Hell)
John Swing – I’m Here (Relative)
Nail – No Mo (Shabby Doll)
DBX – Losing Control (Peacefrog)
Johnny Fiasco – Convection (Cajual)
Ly – Back to Zanzibar (King Street Mix) (Night Grooves)
Members Of The House – Party Of The Year (Inspirations of Jazz Mix) (KMS)
Kerri Chandler – Lovin You (Kaoz Drum) (King Street)
Super_Collider – Darn (Cold Way of lovin’) (Loaded)
Kerri Chandler – It’s You (King Street)
Steve Murphy – Shake It (Vakum)
Nate Williams – Klimax (Roy Davis Jr Remix) (Power Music)
Timothy Blake – Like U Want Me 2 (Kleine Reise)
Leon Vynehall – Pier Children (3024)
Janet Rushmore – Joy (Kaoz Trackin Dub) (Choice Records)
Timothy Blake – Haunting Passion (Fatty Fatty Phonographics)
Mike Grant – My Soul, My Spirit (Mr. G’s Freedom Train Mix) (Moods & Grooves)
Wbeeza – Circles (Third Ear)
Delroy Edwards – Kickin Butts B2 (LACR)
Armando – Simple Minded (Trax)
Franky Knuckles – Baby Wants To Ride (Trax)