UK’s Mark Hawkins (Marquis Hawkes) returns to Will Saul’s powerhouse label, Aus Music, for his 5th release on the imprint. After his previous ‘Basement is Burning EP‘, Marquis Hawkes released Phoenix Parts 1 & 2 earlier this fall. Phoenix Part 2 is the grittier construct by converging polarized elements of Detroit Techno, Big Room House and Disco. Phoenix Part 2 emulates Robert Hood’s playbook with raw, futuristic kick drums on drawn out disco arraignments with an infectious bassline. Feel like those moments when you feel a sliver of warmth from the sun shining on a subzero temperatures day.
Phoenix Parts 1 & 2 are available both digitally and on vinyl pressing. Definitely check out the disco/house friendly version of Part 1 here.