Mark

Mark – no surname, just Mark – first came to our attention with two, concept-led EPs for Australian label A Colourful Storm. Both Integrier Dich Du Yuppie and Here Comes a Fucking Startup Campus were dark, dread-laden and bristled with hostility stirred up, as you may have guessed from those titles, by the gentrification of Berlin’s creative landscape. The Least Likely Event Will Occur In The Long Run, released via Ostgut offshoot Unterton, followed, tweaking his take on mutant DnB in more abstract directions. By then, we were sold.

At times hypnotic – ritualistic even – and frenetic, this mix feels very much an extension of Mark’s vision with its writhing polyrhythms and machine-augmented shift and flex. It’s a good a chance as any to fully acclimatise to the producer’s sonic universe – a place that, despite the granite-tough textures, offers its own kind of hard-won euphoria.

Tracklist

01. Graham Lambkin & Kevin McPhee – Chance Meeting (excerpt)
02. Polar – not sure, unmarked white label
03. Klute – We Are The Ones (aborted after the intro)
04. Eat Static – Elixir (Intro Edit)
05. Klute – Kahno
06. Cari Lekebusch – Low Profiles-A
07. Autechre – four of seven
08. Marcman – Dici
09. The Accomplice – Critical
10. Modified – Beta Carotene
11. Barac – Minem Monem
12. Volsoc – Try To Save Your Song (Ok Robot)
13. The Soft Pink Truth – Do They Owe Us A Living?
14. Maggi Payne – Scirocco
15. Julia Reidy – SFTGC
16. Anna Lockwood – Glass Rod Vibrating
17. Freddie Fresh – Interlude
18. Mark – Know No Out Only In
19. Autechre – north spiral
20. Overlook – Magick
21. Christoph de Babalon – Alpenglühen
22. Felix K – Flowers Of Destruction #6
23. Seven – Two

Mark plays at Berlin’s Säule tonight, 12 July and Berghain on 10 August