Artist: Marco Bailey
Title: Icefyre EP
Label: Materia Music
Cat No: MATERIA004
Release date: 19th May 2017
Marco Bailey strikes once again with a savage release on forward-thinking Materia Music with the ‘Icefyre EP’. The release features 2 superb originals from Marco and two remixes by Setaoc Mass and Viels.
First up on the release is ‘Dirty Stab’ and it is a perfect description. The track has a superb underlying funk to it and the stab swells and builds throughout. It is one of those really dark moody tracks that I can imagine John Digweed hammering out in the depths of his sets. As always with Marco Bailey the percussion is on point and those cymbal rides hit you like a brick. A sublime slab of deep dubby techno!!!
Next up is the Setaoc Mass remix of ‘Icefyre’ which is a throbbing industrial sounding number that will be in huge support with the big hitters. The track has a mind-bending, ethereal like synth line that is just incredible. Haunting techno from this man and he is certainly a producer to add to your radar if you have not heard his work before.
The second remix of ‘Icefyre’ comes from Viels and is a lot more stripped back than the previous remix. One more for those thought provoking extended deeper sets. The production is superb and the way the remix has been constructed is up there with the best. Sublime percussion and hi-hats and the metallic sounding hits and bass are incredible.
The final track on the release is the title track and as with most Marco Bailey tracks, you know you are getting no rest bite. I love how Marco always has this funky bounce to his techno tracks. No matter how deep or moody he goes there is always that element that makes you want to dance and groove. The track has a great undulating rhythm that simply does not let up. If you want some serious dancefloor destroying tracks look no further than this EP. Superb on all levels!!!