Renegade Riddims: Deploy
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 his music onto Ray Keith. Since then Ray Keith, along with Bladerunner, has spent time guiding Deploy on his production, supporting his music in clubs, on radio shows and with releases on Dread Recordings.
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 finally joins the ranks of our Renegade Riddims mix series. We’ve been huge fans of Deploy for a few years now and heavily support his rise. His production skills are insane and he consistently delivers amazing music, there’s a load of his tracks on the website which we’ve premiered, go and check them out if you need any more convincing!
In the meantime, check out Deploy’s mix below and download it for free using the FREE DOWNLOAD button beneath the Soundcloud player! It features music from himself, Levela, Break, Bladerunner, Benny V and loads more!
1 – A LITTLE TOO MUCH – BCEE
2 – MINEFIELD – TECHNIMATIC
3 – GET ME HIGH – DEPLOY
4 – TRIBE
5 – DULCID TONES – BREAK
6 – MY SOUND – DEPLOY
7 – IN MY HEAD – DEPLOY
8 – BRSTL HARDCORE – S.P.Y
9 – WAR DUB – BLADERUNNER
10 – GIVE ME A BOMB – DRUMCATCHER FEAT BRK
11 – THE DEVIL – WAEYS & LEVELA
12 – COUPLE GUINNESS – SELECTA J-MAN FEAT SUKU
13 – BUDZ – RENÉ LAVICE
14 – CRINGE – MR EXPLICIT – BLADERUNNER REMIX
15 – BASSLINE TERROR (VIP) – BLADERUNNER
16 – PUSH BACK – DUB
17 – KEEP THE BEAT GOING – BLACK BARREL
18 – VOODOO – DUB
19 – THERMAL (FEAT FABRIC8) – HILLEH
20 – PUPPET (ORIGINAL MIX) – KLEU
21 – NIGHT AFTER NIGHT – DEPLOY FT DYLAN WILDE
22 – GOTTA BE THERE – DEPLOY
23 – BADDA THAN DEM (DJ GAW REMIX) – TIMBALI/PEPPERY
24 – LIGHTWEIGHT – (BREAK REMIX) – TOTAL SCIENCE
25 – CAN YOU FEEL IT (DJ SS REMIX) – DRUMSOUND & BASSLINE SMITH
26 – NOT BOSSA NOVA – BASSBROTHERS
27 – TICKING CLOCKS – DEPLOY
28 – EDEN (THE VANGUARD PROJECT REMIX) – DPR LEO WOOD
29 – MAGIC WORDS – (LEVELA REMIX) – BCEE DEGS
30 – ELYSE – LEVELA
31 – JUST ANOTHER SIGN – DEPLOY
32 – NOT THE ONE – BENNY V & DEPLOY – DEPLOY REMIX