Review: Marco Bailey's fifth full-length - his first set of all-new material for some five years - has been described by the man himself as the best representation of his sound and a "permanent snapshot of his live shows". It's certainly an arresting and largely club friendly affair - the odd ambient intro or interlude excepted - with Bailey serving up throbbing techno cuts that variously doff a cap to pitch-black Roman techno, Teutonic minimalism, the producer's largely forgotten trance roots, warehouse-friendly rhythmic psychedelia and, in the case of the organ-sporting "Reboot That Advice", the spiritually-inspired Detroit techno of Terrence Parker and Robert Hood.
Review: Belgian producer Marco Bailey can certainly make a techno record - he's been doing it for 20 years. For this release he's commissioned a cast of three producers to remix his track "Railways", but first, the original. Bailey's A1 seems tailored made for DJs like Adam Bayer and Speedy J - big kicks, some growl, and white noise swoops - but when Mike Dehnert is left to his own devices, the Fachwerk boss turns a brooding techno roller into a funky, house-infused, beefed-up club track that's reminiscent of his earlier works. Woo York deliver a very straight and arpeggiated remix while new name Dispar Vulgo, like Bailey's original, provides something heavy and downbeat.
Review: Although often robust and wide-eyed, Marco Bailey's particular brand of techno-inspired electronic music owes as much to classic progressive house, ambient and modern tech-house as it does to Dave Clarke or Detroit futurism. This musical melting pot - born, we can only assume, from nearly two decades of music-making, gives High Volume, his latest full length, a vibrancy sometimes missing on previous exercises. There's much to admire, from the bongo-laden assault of "Summer Madness" and early Black Dog-ish "Grolzham", to the shuffling trip-hop sweetness of "The Airport Lounge" and classical sweep of "She Leaves".
Review: Amazingly, this is Marco Bailey's first album in seven years. Coming out on John Digweed's Bedrock imprint, it sees the veteran Belgian flex his production muscle with a set of tracks that defy easy categorization. There are a number of sublime downtempo cuts U some ambient, others rooted firmly in trip-hop U alongside Bailey's usual tough dancefloor workouts. Even within the techno/tech-house tracks on display there's plenty of variety; think rubbery main-room funk ("Rubber Band"), twisted acid freakery ("Beaming") and Moroder-ish hedonism ("Bom Bang!"). The album's real outstanding moment, though, is "Bill The Trumpet Player" U a deliciously jazzy stomper that recalls Garnier's "The Man With The Red Face".
Review: Vinyl sampler from John Digweed's long running Bedrock imprint to accompany what is, amazingly, the first album from Marco Bailey in seven years. Whilst the album sees the veteran Belgian flex his production muscle with a set of tracks that veer between downtempo and the more usual tough dancefloor cuts, this sampler very much focuses on the latter. Proceedings commence with the Moroder-ish hedonism of "Bom Bang!", characterised by menacing arpeggiated bass that rises and drops in all the right places. Alongside this are the rubbery main-room jack funk of "Rubber Band", the driving tropical thump of "Break The Rules" and the twisted acid freakery of "Beaming". All this means you'll have to indulge in the album proper to hear "Bill The Trumpet Player" - a deliciously jazzy stomper that recalls Garnier's "The Man With The Red Face".
Review: What we have here my friends, is Marco Bailey at the top of his game. "Wahnsin" is definitely what you would call 'aptly titled'. It's a crate saver, and it's going to dominate dancefloors for the months to come. Hey, we're raving that much about the original we almost forget to mention Danilo Vigorito's remix on the flip... a f*cking blinder, we tell you. This is an excellent MB Elektronics release.
Review: Another top notch electro-techno release by Belgium's best known DJ, Marco Bailey. The title track is a mean dancefloor killer that will do well thanks to its grooving drive and monstrous break. "Colorfest" is a unique and surprising mix of Detroit techno with Marco's typical electro-tech sound. "E-Facts" is a more noisy burner with an amazing break to close this great EP in style.
Review: Marco Bailey and Tom Hades team up once more for this new Mbelektronics release. The sound could be described as less minimal techno and more electro-house this time. The 'Lime Cocktail EP' simply combines the best of Tiefschwarz and the Dahlbäck family.