When we heard Marc Romboy was hooking up with prolific Japanese techno producer Ken Ishii we took more than a casual interest here at DT to see what the pair could come up with together whilst on different sides of the globe with such differing styles. The results of the ‘Taiyo’ project were impressive and they went on to make quite a splash in the months following the release whilst impressing dancefloors as they played a series of dates together.
Now Marc has announced that he will be following up that collaborative album with a 3 disc retrospective of his work entitled Shades which will be released through Systematic Recordings this March.
Featuring over 30 tracks, including original cuts, remixes and no less than nine new tracks, Shades is undoubtedly the most comprehensive account of the German’s career thus far. Popular collaborative number such as ‘Lost’, ‘Delusion Of The Enemy’ and ‘Eurasia’ all make an appearance with Marc keen to show off the variety of his back catalogue as he explains: “With Shades I wanted to underline the different ways I make music… I just follow my feelings in the studio and don’t think of any style, category or what other people would think about it. This is not easy for people who need categories, but this is me and I only release stuff under my own real name.”
The first disc is described as “deep groovy and soulful,” whilst the second reportedly follows a more “melodic, trippy and warm” vibe before the final disc sees him explore “noise, machine rhythms and crazy sounds.”
Sounds good to us Marc!
TracklistCD 101. Marc Romboy – Don’t Stop02. Marc Romboy, Fyta & Ray Wilbern – Shake It Again! 03. Marc Romboy & Stephan Bodzin – SL Mirage 04. Marc Romboy & Blake Baxter – Freakin’ (Updated Original)05. Marc Romboy & Robert Owens In My Mind06. Marc Romboy – L’arc-en-ciel (Album Version)07. Marc Romboy & KiNK – No Sports08. Sterac – Astronotes (Marc Romboy Treatment)09. The Juan Mclean – One Day (Marc Romboy Remix)10. Terrence Parker – Love’s Got Me High (Marc Romboy’s Systematic Soul Remix)11. Marc Romboy & KiNK – Delusion Of The EnemyCD 201. Marc Romboy – The Octopus02. Marc Romboy & Blake Baxter – Muzik03. Marc Romboy – Sunburst04. Marc Romboy & Tyree Cooper – Lost05. Detroit Grand Pubahs – Sandwiches (Marc Romboy’s Systematic Soul Remix)06. Sono – Keep Control (Marc Romboy’s Moog Journey)07. Marc Romboy – More Muzik08. Marc Romboy – The Advent09. Marc Romboy – The Hazard10. Max Cooper – Raw (Marc Romboy’s Sub Attack)11. Gus Gus – Hateful (Marc Romboy & Dimitri Andreas Remix)CD 301. Marc Romboy & Kris Wadsworth – The Noise02. Marc Romboy feat. Bajka – Reciprocity03. Marc Romboy & Stephan Bodzin – Model 160104. Marc Romboy – Iceland05. Marc Romboy & Gui Boratto – Eurasia06. Marc Romboy – The Awakening07. Marc Romboy & Rodriguez Jr. – Lac De Nivelles08. Marc Romboy – Stella09. Marc Romboy – Sonora10. Marc Romboy & Blake Baxter – Where Would You Be? (Synthapella)