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Deploy drops ‘Ticking Clocks’ on DTM Recordings


Deploy is the alias of the UK based, multi-faceted DJ/Producer Mark Cousins. His musical background being conceived in indie bands, Mark honed his songwriting and vocal abilities until returning to his first love of dance music – Drum & Bass in particular. With support from Benny V, DJ Rap, Bladerunner, Ray Keith and Nicky Blackmarket, Deploy is forging a solid foundation within the dance music scene.

For the past few years Mark has heavily developed his skills as a producer, having released on Spearhead Recordings, Dance Concept Recordings, Dread Recordings and his own label DTM Recordings. Mark’s dedication to working on his music production to achieve a sharp and authentic sound has led to a varied output of music styles.

Having featured on Becky Saif’s Pyro Radio show in 2019 and last seen live at Fabric London back in March 2020 – one of the last club nights since the UK went into quarantine – you can now see Deploy on his monthly live MixCloud session where his sets include all the Drum & Bass he’s into right now.

As Deploy, Mark uses his experience to create Drum & Bass tunes that vary from structured songs to dirty rollers. To explore other musical endeavours, he also uses the vocalist alias of Dylan Wilde which allows him to carry on experimenting with songwriting and singing – which is evident on several of Deploy’s tracks.

Now, Deploy is bringing the Drum & Bass fire once again to his label DTM Recordings. Having recently collaborated with Benny V for Spearhead Recordings, Deploy always makes sure he has time for his own imprint and with a release every month this year, he is consistently building his varied discography – and it’s getting better with each musical offering.

‘Ticking Clocks’, opens with a haunting piano intro with choir-esque backing vocals. When the processed lead vocal comes in it’s accompanied by an acoustic guitar, giving the track a songwriter feel until you are drawn into a heavy drop that catapults you into high energy chopped female vocals over an amen break with heavy bass.

The track then switches to a reese bassline, riding its melody over the shimmering amen. Another liquid meets jungle affair which Deploy is embracing right now – a perfect summer slammer…

Check out our premiere of ‘Ticking Clocks’ below. It’s penned for release on 25th June and is available for you to grab from the purchase button beneath the Soundcloud player!


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