Artist: Mark Henning
Label: Soma Records
Release Date: 15th December, 2013
Cat #: SOMA384
01. Mark Henning – Blackout (Original Mix)
02. Mark Henning – Jack & Lil (Original Mix)
Mark Henning makes a welcome return to Soma with yet more jaw dropping tracks with the Blackout EP. Mark Henning has been a friend of Soma’s for some time now. Releasing his first EP and debut album back in 2008. A master of all things Techno & House his style easily straddles each genre. Last years release of the ‘Sunday Slide EP’ brought Mark back into the Soma fold in true funked up fashion and with this new EP he goes back to his analogue background using only a Jupiter 6 synthesiser, Novation Super Bass Station and 909 for a proper Techno workout.
Title track Blackout rocks in with melted vocal samples over that ominous 909 kick, building slowly with a lush pad, the perfect intro to what will follow∑Mark brings a perfectly sequenced bassline that growls yet remains as funky as can be. Layers of hi hats work their way as the bassline mutates in the background. Mark keeps this this track deep as the pad once again glides in giving a bit of Motor City feel. This is real machine funk.
On Jack & Jill Henning keeps it stripped back but no less driving. This is a full on analogue monster. A melodic synth line backed by straight up 909 drums work this track into a frenzy with complete ease. With the mere opening of filters and simplistic use of the revered drum machine Mark has built a track that will whip any dance floor up.
A firm favourite at Soma, Mark always delivers the good and with this EP of machine fuelled techno he looks to set Techno alight with his unique and quirky production.