We premiere new music from UK dance music royalty, Mark Hawkins, as he returns to Aus Music for a 12 track album. We premiere ‘Maladayfun Friction’, a kaleidoscopic look into deconstructed acid at lightning speed.
Mark Hawkins flexes one of the beefiest resume’s in UK dance music history with early releases on Djax Up Beats and Ugly Funk which were hugely authoritative cuts within the world of screeching & jacking techno. Across the following decades, Mark has delivered razor sharp cuts that encompass pretty much anything that has an electronic heart – leaving his own unique trail for others to follow via his work for labels as diverse as Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, Sonic Mind, Mistress Recordings, Houndstooth and Aus.
Hawkins now returns to Aus Music with a dozen fresh cuts encompassing his rich background in electronic dance music. His latest offering seems to be moving in a similar a vain as his previous LP ‘The New Normal which landed on Houndstooth in 2021.
We premiere ‘Maladayfun Friction’, a disentangled trip through fluttering synth lines and acid tones as Hawkins shows his more experimental side of production. The UK producer shows shadows of Aphex Twin on Maladayfun Friction as the track promptly caves in on itself, diverting into peculiar rhythms and patterns at the blink of an eye. Hawkins exquisitely uses tight loops and beat repeats to transition from one frenzied section to the next, all while still holding onto his ravishing sound design which makes the track comprehensively captivating.