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Debut Transmission: Marst – Nanga

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French imprint A-Traction Records returns with a new EP from Martial Thebault aka Marst late June, featuring three original compositions and two remixes from Moteka.

Here we see Marst return showcasing his melodious, deep techno style which has seen heavy support from French electronic music pioneer Laurent Garnier since his humble beginnings.

Up first is title track our Debut Transmission today ‘Nanga’ which sees Marst blend square wave arpeggios and an amalgamation of delayed staccato synth stabs with weighty rhythms and sporadic organic percussive rolls. The ‘Vocal Mix’ of ‘Future’ follows and embraces a deeper aesthetic via elongated sub drones, stuttering bass hits and snaking resonant lead hook, whilst psychedelic vocal murmurs further fuel its heady vibe.

Fellow Frenchman Moteka then turns in his first interpretation next with ‘Remix 21’ taking a more robust approach with pounding drums, murky atmospheric sweeps and vacillating synth chimes which ebb and flow throughout the groove. The ‘Instrumental’ of the original follows stripping back the vibe to it’s raw melodic state before Moteka’s ‘Remix 13’ closes with on a more dubbed out feel with expansive echoes, broken rhythms and low-pitched vocal chops.

Marst’s ‘Nanga’ EP is out on A-Traction Records 24th June 2016.

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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