Deploy returns to Dance Concept with ‘Isolation’ EP
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. Fascinated 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, Milton Keynes, he bought his first sampler and record decks in order to learn production and mixing.
While studying Music Technology at the University of Derby 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 Mark’s music onto Dread Recording’s Ray Keith. Since then Ray Keith, along with Bladerunner, has spent time guiding Mark on his production, supporting his music in clubs, on radio shows and with releases on Dread Recordings.
As Deploy, Mark 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 here.
Fast forward to today and Deploy returns to Dance Concept and raises the bar further still with his 4 track ‘Isolation’ EP. A subtle blend of hard-edged music and musicality delivered in a way only Deploy seems to know how. The tech edge of ‘Isolation’ and ‘Reload’ are perfectly balanced by the more playful and musical ‘You Know’ and ‘The Omen’. A perfect addition to your Halloween set and beyond. Deploy’s ‘Isolation’ EP has already received support from DJ Rap, Serum, Voltage, Bladerunner, Benny V, Nicky Blackmarket, Dr Meaker and many more!
Today we premiere ‘Reload’ which you can check out below and grab the ‘Isolation’ EP from here