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Suitdancer - Wireworld



Tone Control

Released: 6th May 2013 | 5 track leftfield/idm ep

Suitdancer, according to creator Marcus Harris (of production duo Tone Control) is an attempt to distill the vibe of the electronic music, inherited soul records and cult VHS films I consumed as a kid.

In this exploration into late night, leftfield territory, Suitdancer carefully collates searing synthesisers, obscure samples and broken drum machines in a heady, yet danceable style. To round off the EP, Mr. Beatnick steps up to provide a Berlin inspired dub for those who like their house music raw.

This debut from Suitdancer is the first of three EP's that accompany mixes and videos that explore a spectrum of influences. Marcus absorbed audio inspiration for this long - gestating project from seminal producers including: Carl Craig, James Stinson, King Tubby, Giorgio Moroder, Conny Plank and Nile Rogers. Contemporaries of the Suitdancer sound include John Talabot, Luke Abbott, Gold Panda and Pye Audio Corner.

Marcus Harris, is one half of Tone Control, who have been progressively releasing their own brand of electronic soul for over 8 years, appealing to house music and leftfield DJ's alike. Following the release of their critically acclaimed Illusion single, much lauded by Theo Parrish and Kerri Chandler, the duo went on to find wider appeal with their smash Take Me Away ft. Adeola Ranson, and subsequent singles Without Your Love ft. James B. Coleman and Starting with Me with Robert Owens. Marcus' production experience began twenty years ago with the teenage purchase of a third - hand Atari ST, Korg synth and Akai sampler, and was introduced to Cubase by Photek. At this time he also met Simon Finnegan, and the friendship and concepts underpinning Tone Control were shaped. After studying Sound and Video Production at Salford University and alongside a career in supporting youth music, video and radio, Marcus honed his sound in a London studio base with Simon, which led to the birth of the Tone Control label. Now based in Madrid, Marcus continues to produce for Tone Control.

Mr. Beatnick is one of few hip-hop producers to newly enter the house and techno fold in the past few years to have really turned heads. After a stint in Lausanne, warming up for artists like J Dilla and Madlib he moved to London to become quickly immersed in CDR and the nascent beat scene, alongside artists like Paul White and Bullion. Having worked with artists like Ahu, Azymuth and Atjazz, it was the epic, string-laden Synthetes, released in 2011, which proved the breakthrough moment for this talented beat-smith.

Written by Marcus Harris, published by Tone Control Music, administered by Haripa Music UK. All instruments performed by Marcus Harris. Produced by Marcus Harris. Mixed by Matthew Bandy. B1 remixed by Mr. Beatnick. Artwork by Haydn Davies.

"Mr Beatnick dub just takes it there for me !.... Par Excellence"
King Britt
"Loving the Beatnick Dub on this one. top quality."
"Copshow is AWESOME. Can't wait to play these on my show and in clubs. Exactly the kind of link between beats and house I am missing. More please....."
Red Rack'em, Smugglers Inn
"Yes man, dig it!"
Brothers Vibe
"Great Future sounds here... Whole ep features great travel movement .. Mr Beatnick Dub is just redict!"
Demarkus Lewis
"Lovely stuff guys, thanks for sending this. Wireworld and Copshow are both ace wonky tunes"
Sleezy Beats
"Love the Mr Beatnick dub."
Jonathan Moore, Leftside Wobble
"Good stuff...deep/dark!"
Mad Mats
"Excellent selection of tracks"
Simon Harrison
"Very warm sounds, analog shhh like i dig it !! Full support"