Our Saturday selection:
Mark Broom – Raver EP (Rekids, REKIDS153)
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Beard Man label boss Mark Broom returns to Radio Slave’s Rekids with a swinging techno
focused four-tracker entitled ‘Raver EP’
Since the early 90s, renowned UK artist and DJ Mark Broom has been cherished for his consistent output of rhythmically charged techno and energy spiking performances with releases on Warp, R&S, Soma, Hardgroove and Blueprint alongside collaborations with artists such as Baby Ford, James Ruskin, Discrete Circuit and Gary Beck. A regular on Rekids, Broom’s contributed numerous releases and remixes to Matt Edwards’ label – notably last year’s massive ‘Break 97 EP’ – and his next outing sees the prolific producer return with four more versatile club-focused cuts.
‘Raver’ opens with boomy kicks, splashing cymbals and aggressive stabs until ‘Insta’ trembles the floor with rolling snares, driving rides, distorted claps and arpeggiated synth patterns. On the flip, ‘Midnight’ takes retro sounding keys and adds peak time drive with lofi drums, distant vocals and a sleek funk line sample before ‘Hear Me’ electrifies with a tease of classic 90s-esque lyrics, bouncing toms and elated chords.
Tracklist: Mark Broom – Raver EP (Rekids, REKIDS153)
0B2. Hear Me