Artist: Mark Broom
Title: King Ep
Label: EPM Music
Format: Vinyl / Digital Download
Cat. #: EPM17V / EPM54
Release Date: 15 September 2017
2. King (Gary Beck Remix)
Following on from ‘One Sound / Myth’ released in June, ‘King’ is the second in a trilogy of EPs for EPMmusic by Mark Broom.
Where the first EP featured Mark’s classic techno skills, on his ‘King EP’ we get another side to Broom, although anyone familiar with his huge catalogue of releases or tight DJ sets will already know there’s more to the UK maestro than straight-up techno.
From the get go on his ‘King EP’, Broom delivers peak time heat. The EP features three new cuts where house meets UK techno. The title track is intensely addictive, with its tough, tracky groove, stomping bassline and woven disco sample. ‘77’ and ‘LX’ continue the theme but with a deeper quality. The former is a dizzying number that could have easily come out of the windy city, but pauses here and there for a touch of UK flavour, while the latter is a looped stomper, with it’s piano refrain and compact beats.
Also featured on the EP is a stripped-back remix of ‘King’ from Bek Audio’s Gary Beck who cuts away from the disco, leaves the stabs and biting groove, but adds an epic sweep to autograph his work.
Look out for the third EP in our Mark Broom series at the end of the year.