Marcus Visionary unleashes his new ‘Together’ EP
If like me you are a Junglist at heart then Marcus Visionary needs very little introduction. With over 20yrs in the game, personally signed into the legendary Digital Soundboy family by Shy FX himself, Marcus joined the elite brotherhood alongside the likes of DJ Fresh, DJ Marky, Benny Page, Calibre & S.P.Y. He prides himself on his tune selection, clean mixing, musical versatility and keen ability to read any crowd. His record collection and astute tune selection are second to none. Now, Toronto’s iconic Jungle Drum & Bass pioneer returns to his own imprint with five meticulously crafted cuts of his signature Soundsystem Culture inspired productions.
Drawing on his deep well of influences garnered from a lifetime of playing Black Music, Marcus Visionary‘s tracks always embody a firm link to the heritage of Jungle with an eyes forward approach to up to the minute relevancy.
Opening up his brand new ‘Together’ EP is ‘Hide & Seek’ a trademark Marcus Visionary sound killing material. Obscure clash samples uniquely chopped amens, “dreaded” out reverse bass, meaty 808 distortions and all of the break switch twists and turns that have become his trademark throughout his catalogue.
Up next is ‘Crucial’ which combines ear worming vocal snips with pummeling 808s and snarling Reece lashes culminating in a dark and nasty peak time destroyer.
Marcus carries the sonic palette over for ‘Vibe Inna 85’, retaining the Valve style B line aggression with more deeply sourced vintage vocals and splashed with early morning atmosphere.
Our premiere for today follows in the form of ‘Brand New Second Hand’ which is another certified Visionary dance floor burner, combining his stand-alone sound with the vocal energy of the legendary MC GQ. The “Voice of Jungle Music” adds his unmistakable baritone and one of a kind catchphrases with his blessing, sampled by Marcus from his treasured collection of AWOL tapes.
The title track ‘Together’ closes out the EP on a grimey tip. Merging hair raising synth lines and roots vocals, laid atop all of Marcus Visionary’s signature Jungle break switches and humming, floor rattling dubwise.
Marcus Visionary drops his ‘Together’ EP on Stereo One Music on 7th September. Check out our premiere of ‘Brand New Second Hand’ below and grab the EP from here