Mark Seven gets closer to defining the sound of Parkway with the latest release ‘Vibes’. The influences are clear and present, but the sound is modern, with crisp drums, synth lines and judicious use of the handclap. Vibes come in three flavors: Sunsplash has the feel of summer heat, heavy synth bass and bouncing leads from New York to Negril. Original Vibe adds sharp synths over an electro bassline á la Freeez and Body rounds off with a smoother soul vibe.
Mark Seven – Parkwerks Volume 2 [PKWY12]
The Parkwerks series continues with four cuts from Mark Seven confirming the less is more philosophy: minimum ingredients to create maximum effect. Layered synths, clean, crisp percussion and heavy basslines.
Dekmantel Selectors 2019
Dekmantel Selectors is an intimate festival, limited to a capacity of 2000, to keep the vibe pure throughout the whole week and this can be seen once you get to the bay from The Garden, next to the small fishing village of Tisno.
M.K. VII – E-Versions #7 [MERC023]
MERC welcomes Mark Seven as guest editor on E-Versions 7. It took a long time, a lot of telephone conversations, a lot of pleading, digging, sweat and tears to simply find out what Tony’s Slice was after hearing it on Mark’s Parkway Mastermix. Turns out its MKVIIs attempt at recreating a live mix by Tony Humphries he heard on Kiss cutting 2 copies of the phone conversation back and forward forever. With EV#7 looming we knew this would be a perfect opportunity to have a guest on the series, so we persisted and broke him down and he finally gave in to the pressure.
In addition to Tony’s Slice, MKVII has turned in a superb acid work out in the form of Case Study #9.
DJ Duke presents Freedom – Closer [LT1A003]
This is the first of two 12s containing one of our absolute favourite tracks from prolific producer Ken Duke aka DJ Duke. Closer was orginally released back in 1994 on Dukes Power Music Records and the amazing Klubb Kidz mixes quickly found its way into many DJs record bags, including label boss Mad Mats who rates the Flava Dub as one of his favourite deep house cuts of all time. If u ever heard Mats spinning a house set chances are big youve heard this mix blasted loud! First up for remixes duties this time is Mark Seven, Parkway/Parkwest label owner, a true DJs DJ, a passionate music lover and record collector extrodinare. The So Close Mix of Closer is deep house at its finest, an homage to the classic Prescription sound keeping it ultimately atmospheric. The Stalker mix continues on the same vibe yet develops into something more meaty and pumping during its course. Together with the original Klubb Kidz Flava Dub and the Mark Seven mixes this release got everything a true deep house head needs.