Mark Hand – Under the Winter [SLPVNL008]

Serbia’s Soul Print Recordings returns after a year away, with four pieces of beautiful and emotive deep house from the Englishman Mark Hand. The record kicks off with Midnight, a beautiful track with it’s floaty pads and gently rippling bass tones, coupled with the great soulful voice of Greg Blackman. False Leads is a percussive number, drenched in machine soul, with on the flip, Sio’s voice sits effortlessly above a downtempo beat, while Mark adds his late father’s saxophone to the mix on the final jazz enfused Mountains.

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Mark Hand – Under the Winter [SLPVNL008]

VA – Innate 001 [INN8001]

Since 2014 the Innate blog has been delivering high quality “slow journalism”, serving up articles that shine a light on artists that have otherwise gone under the radar. Four years on, the Innate team has decided to launch their own label with the same stated aims, namely to showcase deep electronic music with warmth and soul, produced by unheralded heroes old and new. The label’s first release – a four-track, multi-artist missive – offers a neat summary of what listeners can expect to hear in the months and years ahead. Tracks by Gilbert, Mark Hand, Lerosa and Innate founder Owain K.

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VA – Innate 001 [INN8001]

Mark Hand – Remind Me [SIG.MMXI.VIII]

Take a twilight drive down the A19 with the billowing steam of Redcar steel works in the distance and the exotic promise of the lights of Teeside’s chemical industry on the horizon. Wash away that ennui with these three deep and soulful techno & house cuts from UK producer Mark Hand. A wonderfully produced; debut vinyl 12”, direct from the moody streets of Hartlepool, filled with all the analogue warmth and low frequencies required for late night dancefloors and early morning reflections.

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Mark Hand – Remind Me [SIG.MMXI.VIII]