Vessel Records celebrates its milestone 10th release with a four tracker from one of the UK’s finest producers of high quality house and techno, Mark Ambrose. Founder of Crayon Records and having released on far too many reputable imprints to name, Mark is a stalwart of the scene and has contributed three brand new original tracks as well as an old favourite of many for VES010 titled ‘Mystery Club House Trax’.
The EP kicks off with ‘Space & Sound’, a bubbling opener with a pulsing dub horn and transcending tones that build into a killer acid hook. Catchy guitar lines and a punchy bassline are the foundations of the next track ‘Barn Dance’, which when flowing into the peak time percussion could lend itself well to those moments that turn the dance floor into a frenzy.
On the flip side we have two darker tracks for those later hours, the first being a re-release from 1997 from Aubrey’s Solid Groove imprint. ‘Redial’ is going for silly prices on Discogs at the moment which will make this EP one to want for the old techno heads, who have followed Mark’s music from the beginning. Finally the closing track is ‘In The Basement’, a spooky finisher layered with eerie synths and a sample that some may recognise…
Mark’s signature syncopation and decades of experience pull together what is perhaps the most exciting and notable record in Vessel’s back catalogue so far, very fitting for the 10th release!
Red Rack’Em – “Lo slung basement traxx and hi tech space funk designed for pinger faces. Totally my bag!”
Franck Roger – “In The Basement is a great tool.”