Deploy drops some bangers on Dance Concept
Mark Cousins, aka Deploy, is a Drum and Bass Producer /DJ based in the Midlands, UK. His interest in dance music began by swapping early 90s rave tapes between friends at school. Captivated by the different styles layered over fast breakbeats he followed its transformation into Jungle and Drum and Bass. Inspired by the DJs while raving at The Sanctuary, he bought his first sampler and record decks in order to learn production and mixing.
While studying, he collaborated with musicians and worked on remixes for bands. It was at this time that he relentlessly hounded Nicky Blackmarket, sending him tunes and receiving feedback and much-needed encouragement. This led to Nicky playing his track ‘Liquid Shadows’ at Random Concept in Germany 2011 and passing his music onto Ray Keith. Since then Ray Keith, along with Bladerunner, has spent time guiding Deploy on his production, supporting his music in clubs, on radio shows and with releases on Dread Recordings.
As Deploy, he uses the above influences to create DnB tunes that vary from structured songs to dirty rollers but to explore other musical projects he also goes by the alias of Dylan Wilde. This is where he can flex his vocal abilities and experiment in other sub-genres of electronic music and beyond. Nothing is off-limits for Mark Cousins.
Deploy is back on Dance Concept with more musically infused Drum & Bass powerbombs. ‘Live Your Truth’ with its Erik Satie’esque intro reminds you of something from Omni Trio’s heyday before the typical Deploy switch with its heavyweight drop. The release includes a vocal and instrumental version. The release also includes our premiere for today, the energetic ‘Simplify’. This is one of those Drum & Bass tracks that cross many subgenres very nicely! With an intermittent vocal and a wubby bassline mixed with slick drums, ‘Simplify’ is a filthy beast!
Check out our premiere of ‘Simplify’ below and make sure you bag yourself a copy from here