Marquis Hawkes -THE MARQUIS OF HAWKES (2 X LP) (underground house soulful grooves !!
Berlin based electronic mainstay Marquis Hawkes has announced details of his second LP 'The Marquis of Hawkes', due out 24th August 2018. Ahead of this, Hawkes will release a new single featuring acclaimed UK soul singer Jamie Lidell on the 20th July. The single, entitled 'We Should Be Free', features, alongside the low slung but melancholic original version, three reinterpretations of the song, remixed by Hawkes himself. Both this, and the essential previous single from June, 'Don't U', which featured the vocal talents of Ursula Rucker, will appear on the forthcoming album in an extended version.The album will be the producer's second LP for us, following his critically acclaimed debut 'Social Housing' for the label, which was released in 2016. Entitled 'The Marquis of Hawkes', the new album adheres to a specific sound palette whilst still displaying eclecticism across its eight tracks. Opening with the beat-less droning ambience of 'Beton Theme', the album takes in a variety of themes from across the house music spectrum, from the deep and dubby meditation of 'Instrument Of Thought' to the body jerking rhythms and retro bass stabs of 'Tough Love'