A new record from Manix? According to Marc Mac, Reinforced rave is back on an album set to drop in October called Living in the Past.
A long awaited and highly anticipated album from Manix. A return to the original sound of Hardcore/Jungle Rave from one of the leading artist at Reinforced Records. Produced by Marc Mac of 4hero, this stunning 10 track album is full of the same energy and style that made Manix so crucial to DJs and Ravers of the era. Packed with all new original fresh tunes but still sounding like a lost recording from 1993, anthemic pianos, big bass lines and breaks.
Preview the lead-off track, called “Pull Up Tune,” below.
Marc Mac is bringing back his Nu Era persona for an album of vintage techno colliding with 4hero-style soul, and it’s called The Third Adam. Very much an electronic release, Mac relied on a laptop, vintage drum machines, and analog keyboards for composition and recording. But Nu Era is still Marc Mac so The Third Adam is filled with Future Soul, Funk, and Nu Jazz. The album is out on May 20, but you can pre-order now.
Daz-I-Kue recently started a new podcast representing Future Soul Records and some of Daz’s favorite independent music.
The show will concentrate on the soulful side of the independent movement. Be it hip-hop, nu-jazz, house, broken, down-tempo or whatever as long as its innovative and has the element of soul. Also you will hear exclusives from Future Soul Records pending releases.
The stars of this week’s show include the Marc Mac produced single from Dezaray Dawn called “Sail Away,” and Dego’s “Sunshine” featuring Bembe Segue and Dave Nkumu.
Marc Mac and Erik Rico have come together to create Direct Soul, an EP that fuses Afro-Latin rhythms with Tech-Soul stylings, and the music is beautiful. The record features four highly-danceable, and yet organically soulful, songs.
Erik Rico says, “For me there’s no one set way that I begin the creative process, which is why technology is so important; it allows me to capture things on the fly like a moment’s inspiration.”
Appropriate comments since the duo recorded Direct Soul in one afternoon session in Marc Mac’s studio. The comments are also apt because the album relies on tight, technical production without sacrificing deep sounds and inspired melodies.
But, as tempted as we are to analyze the record’s subgenres and production techniques, that’s not what this EP is about. Direct Soul is about Erik Rico and Marc Mac getting together to record some soulful love songs, and you can hear them right here.
Marc Mac has dropped a new addition to his podcast entitled “The Best Way To Start The Day.”
A selection of 4hero music to start your day. I’ve thrown in a few unreleased outakes and a few rare remixes for you, hope you like. Our latest project has just come out this week so please go and check it out at you local store or digital spot
And of course the “latest project” that Marc is referring to is the new album, 4hero presents Extensions, which includes reinterpretations of 4hero songs by artists such as Robert Mitchell 3io and Sonar Kollektiv Orchestra.
Marc Mac – In Between the Lines