Marske Hospital Corners (inc. Spencer Parker & Boxia remixes)
Ape-X Records is the new label created by the people behind the Newcastle party of the same name. It debuts with a fantastic EP from mysterious spoken word musician Marske with production duties taken care of by esteemed North East artist and Ape-X label manager Man Power, plus remixes from Spencer Parker and Boxia.
Ape-X has long been setting the benchmark for underground parties in Newcastle with intense atmospheres soundtracked by everyone from Amelie Lens to Andres, Robert Hood to Shanti Celeste. Luke and Gabe from the party describe the sound of the label as “attempting to capture the unhinged moment in every party where the energy remains high, but the vibe can turn weird. Where the excitement and emotion are both balanced enough to let the DJ move people’s minds as much as they move their feet”.
In original form ‘Hospital Corners’ is as highbrow as it is lo-fi. It is a wonderfully hard to categorise track that draws on house, techno, no wave and beat poetry, with coarse percussion and low slung bass that bang, while Marske delivers his wry and personal observations on the modern condition
Next to an instrumental and radio edit, Work Them boss and cult Berlin favourite Spencer Parker reworks the track into six minutes of hard hitting and raw techno that will blow up the club. Drumcode’s techno talent Boxia then reworks it into a more paired back but just as heavy wedge of warehouse-ready techno with the spoken words adding even more weight.
This is a powerful debut from the Ape-X label and a superb offering from Marske.
2.Hospital Corners (Instrumental)
3. Hospital Corners (Spencer Parker WorkMix)
4. Hospital Corners (Boxia Remix)
5. Hospital Corners (Short Edit)