OUT NOW: Marquis Hawkes - Sweet
Marquis Hawkes is back with a new EP of slamming house tracks, ‘Sweet’.
Pairing up a sugary R&B sample with his signature swinging but slamming beats, opening cut ‘When I Get Home’ is a return to the flavour of 2014's summer smash ‘Can't Find A Reason’, although this time around, it's more tracky and introspective. “Relax, it’s summer again,” say Inverted Audio. Next up, a different facet of Hawkes’ production talents is reprised with ‘At The Witness Stand’, a trippy take on classic NY freestyle. In the words of DJ Mag: “A slick jam that blends together handclaps and harmonies over a funky bassline.”
Opening the B-side, title track ‘Sweet’ furthers Hawkes’ trademark rough and ready house sound with distinctive vocal hooks and a hip-twitching rhythm - “A contender for one of the best tracks of the year,” according to Mixmag. Bringing up the rear, ‘What A Relief’ is a raw but inescapably funky drum workout that would make the likes of Traxmen & Eric Martin proud, described by Dummy as "a hypnotic house track that's bound to leave dancefloors spellbound."
‘Sweet’ is out now. Order your 12” vinyl (cut & mastered by Matt Colton) from our store to receive free WAV files, or download from iTunes / Google Play.