VA – Fuga [TOKEN93]

Fuga presents a focused and refined showcase of the Token sound in 2020. The compilation highlights the label’s dedication to the classic tenets of the Techno genre, but at the same time draws attention to its role as a conduit for new talent to receive the exposure it deserves without artistic compromise. Including Nastia Reigel, Dold, Mark Broom, Border One, Stefan Vincent, Ribe, PTTRN, Linkan Ray.

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VA – Fuga [TOKEN93]

VA – Mistress Special Release [MR096]

Minimalist, swinging, fast paced DJ tool Techno exclusives from DVS1’s ‘Fabric Mix’.

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VA – Mistress Special Release [MR096]

Blue Hour – Blue Hour Remixed 2 [BLUEHOURMX002]

The second edition of Blue Hour’s ‘Remixed’ series features four distinctly diverse cuts. Mark Broom delivers a peak time take of ‘Common Ground’, followed by Substance’s (AKA DJ Pete) dub driven remix of the untitled hidden ambient track which appeared on ‘Reference 97’. On the flip Hessle Audio’s Pangaea re-captures the jacking and functional energy of ‘Falling Lines’, then closing the EP is a raw and dreamy electro workout of ‘Introspective II’ from VC-118A.

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Blue Hour – Blue Hour Remixed 2 [BLUEHOURMX002]

VA – Five III [NON025III]

Non Series will reach its fifth anniversary and to celebrate the Spanish label will be releasing a compilation series. Tadeo successfully opens the third and closing part of the compilation with a very strong cut, followed by Eduardo De La Calle’s sophisticated sound, the mesmerising groove of the UK producer Mark Broom and at last, the haunting jams from Aiken.

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VA – Five III [NON025III]

UR.BASM Festival @ Bucharest, November 29 – December 4, 2016

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UR.BASM Festival @ Bucharest, November 29 – December 4, 2016

Mark Broom / Victor Santana – Helium [CHAVAL014]

The next release on Chaval Records unites its main producer, Victor Santana with one of the masters of British techno, Mark Broom. How much Helium does the Techno you usually listen to contain? This new offering from Chaval has an extra supply of the chemical compound. The best-known use for this noble gas could be to inflate balloons and airships. A chemical element used to both fly to the sky as well as dive to the depths of our seas. These properties are very similar to the techno we like. If you bind two atoms of oxygen to the sun’s temperature then you create helium, and if you join Mark Broom and Victor Santana, you get Techno. The EP features 2 new tracks by Mark Broom and 2 by Victor Santana.

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Mark Broom / Victor Santana – Helium [CHAVAL014]

Gary Martin – This Is It [MT071]

Gary Martin releases his second sequential EP on Motech Records, the ‘This is It’ EP. The Ep features two more exclusive tracks, ‘This is It’ a driving composition accented with piano and synth patterns and subtle funky movement, and ‘Galaxy Style’ a percussive, building composition expertly laced with muted samples and synth progressions.

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Gary Martin – This Is It [MT071]

Mark Broom – Stunned (97 mix) / Decay [MPM026]

The original version of Stunned was released on Mark Broom & Dave Hills renowned Pure Plastic label back in 1997. The 97 Mix featured here started as a live mix of the track, which Mark has now tweaked for maximum dancefloor devastation. Its accompanied on the flip side by a brand new composition of equally outstanding quality. Broom is in fine form on Decay with his tight production skills delivering the kind of tough, raw Techno that sits perfectly on M-Plant.

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Mark Broom – Stunned (97 mix) / Decay [MPM026]

Invincible Scum – Ztaur [ZTAUR]

Invincible Scum are here to save you from our once certain fate. A bounty of golden acid and precious gems lies before you. HEAR the mystical 303 weave it’s tales of yonder and FEEL the pounding of the electronic drum deep in your soul….seize the moment and celebrate this day for it is ours! ZTAUR is the fourth of 12 releases from Z O D I A C 4 4. One for each sign of the stars and then Z O D I A C 4 4 is forever dead and gone.

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Invincible Scum – Ztaur [ZTAUR]

Robert Hood – Mark Broom Edits [MPM019]

This year Robert Hood celebrates the 20th anniversary of his M-Plant label with a sequence of EPs featuring classic M-Plant releases and rarities remixed and re-edited, a compilation bringing Hood’s huge body of work together and a series of special events. Kicking off the EP releases, UK techno stalwart Mark Broom delivers these exceptional edits of ‘Untitled 1’ from Hood’s series ‘Moveable Parts’ and ‘One Touch’ from the ‘Minimal Nation’ album.

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Robert Hood – Mark Broom Edits [MPM019]

Dax J – Dreamscape EP [MONNOM001]

The 1st release from London label Monnom Black is a vinyl only affair that sees 3 original tracks from EarToGround’s Dax J with a remix from UK techno legend Mark Broom. A set of peak time weapons. Planet X, tough driving beats and hard soundscapes that lead into soothing echo chords. Mark Brooms remix keeps it in the same vein, peak time, hard hitting drums and driving bass in typical Broom fashion. The traditional sound of Alpha Rhythm strips things back with huge subs and eerie piano riffs, big kicks drums and gentle chords. The amen infused Dreamscape finishes off the EP with its old school rave vibes.

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Dax J – Dreamscape EP [MONNOM001]

Mark Broom – Hypnotic Regression [ES013]

Edit-Select013 features a new track from Mark Broom and a heavyweight Edit Select remix. Expect more suspended alien terror and sub-aural rumblings from distant planets. Totally convulsive and burning with radioactivity. The original takes cues from Jeff Mills’ space exploration; spitting synths sit low in the mix while looping 3/4 arpeggios disorientate and hypnotise. A completely mechanized bassline chugs without missing a single beat. The Edit Select mix adds static hats and whirling, sweeping atmospheres which suggest we’re preparing to take off to another planet rather than explore the one we’re already on.

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Mark Broom – Hypnotic Regression [ES013]

The Fear Ratio – Skana EP [BP035]

James Ruskin and Mark Broom return to Blueprint Records as The Fear Ratio with ‘Skana EP’. The EP delivers four new beautifully crafted cuts, while still lending themselves to the dancefloor. With their tough, heavy basslines, overlaid with syncopated beats, clipped tones and synth led melodies, ‘Skana EP’ continues where ‘Light Box’ left off and shows once again why these two talented UK producers are still at the very top of their game.

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The Fear Ratio – Skana EP [BP035]

VA – Belly Dancer [MT037]

DJ 3000 presents 10 Years of Motech (The Remixes) Part 2 EP ahead of the full length remix CD. Mark Broom adds a killer interpretation for an impressive opener. Next up is Kiko who doesn’t disappoint with his driving new rendition of DJ 3000s Defiant (MT-015), toughening up the original but still maintaining its funk-fuelled roots. The rest of the EP features a remix a track taken from Franki Juncas 2011 album Invisible Moods. Firstly, Ill Be Around gets the remix treatment from Detroits Luke Hess, delivers a moodier take on things, with deep pads and a grooving beat.

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VA – Belly Dancer [MT037]

Paul Mac & Mark Broom – Essex Acid EP [BMD005]

Paul Mac & mark Broom revisit those aciiied days to show us how it’s done with the four-tracker, ‘Essex Acid EP’ on Mark Broom’s own imprint, BeardMan. Joining their production forces for the first two tracks, Paul Mac then goes it alone for the second half of the EP.  Originally recorded back in the day, ‘I Don’t Know’, ‘A Certain Era’ and ‘Knocker’ were first released on Mark Broom and Dave Hill’s seminal Pure Plastic label (PP066), while ‘Remember When’ was never previously released.

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Paul Mac & Mark Broom – Essex Acid EP [BMD005]

The Fear Ratio – Light Box [BPLP003]

‘Light Box’ is the first artist album to bear fruit from the recent studio partnership of James Ruskin and Mark Broom – aka The Fear Ratio. As The Fear Ratio, Broom and Ruskin delve into the hinterland of contemporary music. A space where cold atmospheres meet lush melody and tough, yet clipped pulsating beats. From the warm polyrhythmic funk of ‘Ax’ to the deep spatial reverb of ‘Guv 1’, the dub induced strains of ‘Pinhead’ and melancholic refrain of ‘Morning Blues’ Ruskin and Broom deliver their new artistic agenda.

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The Fear Ratio – Light Box [BPLP003]

Mark Broom & James Ruskin – Erotic Misery [BP031]

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James Ruskin and Mark Broom follow up their previous and serious selling outing (BP029 No Time Soon) with a stonking slab of the dark techno stuff. ‘Erotic Misery’ ploughs a heavy 10 minute groove of dry humping bass throbs with a payload of acrid synthline dissonance while ‘The Future That Was’ hankers for classic dark techno memes with a dirty, pipe-rolled bass sound and Millsian ambient drones. ‘Black Lines’ is far slinkier, kinked with swinging drum patterns and stealthy synth arrangements.

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Mark Broom & James Ruskin – Erotic Misery [BP031]