Thursday, February 14, 2013
Marcelus finds Enlightenment
To have your track played by Dj Deep could be one of the biggest compliments a producer can have. In late 2010, Cédric Bros, known as Marcelus did one better, he debuted on the Dj Deep's Deeply Rooted House imprint with a phenomenal four track package entitled EP 1 - the Ben Klock influenced "Friction" a glorious highlight. This was then followed by EP 2, which saw Marcelus overnight become one of the most talked about names in techno, with DJs adorning their sets and podcast with the hypnotic loops of "Life Cycle" and the EPs stand out "Shape", instantly recognisable for its plummeting bassline.
In 2012 he shared the 10Inch01 split EP with Markus Suckut, supplying the dangerous "Warhead" for Repitch Recordings, a three-pronged industrial venture run by Ascion, D. Carbone and Shapednoise - a label also linked to the mysterious Voilet Poison imprint and responsible for AnD's recent Features Vol 3 EP. Maintaining his two release-a-year upkeep, Marcelus then succeeded Tresor's 250th release milestone - part one of a remix series for Juan Atkins Infiniti project - with four speedy cuts of '90s inspired techno.
His forthcoming EP, Enlightenment, the first for his own Singular Records, maintains Marcelus' refreshing take on tough techno with another secret weapon DJs will be arming themselves with. The first EP for his label came from Vienna producer Claudia Anderson with her debut Hysteria, a release that could have caused as much excitement as Marcelus' debut had it been released by Dj Deep. Once again Marcelus doesn't disappoint with his debut, supplying more rock solid techno to his already impressive catalogue, cementing Cédric Bros one of the most reliable names in techno production today.
A1. Another Way
A2. Sonic Cigars
B2. It's Out There