Mark Reeve makes his welcome return to the Drumcode fold with a powerful three-tracker ‘Far Away’.
In recent years Mark Reeve has become a pivotal member of the Drumcode crew. His 2015 EP ‘Run Back’ was a standout, before he backed it up strongly with ‘Nine of You’, his collaboration with Adam Beyer that featured on A-Sides Vol.5, ensuring his place in the hearts of DC fans. As further evidence of his importance to the collective, Beyer has selected him to suit up for the inaugural Drumcode Festival happening this August in association with Awakenings.
Harking back to formative times in the ‘90s when he’d frequent Sven Väth’s legendary Omen in Frankfurt, the title track to Reeve’s ‘Far Away’ is a timeless beauty, driven by a celestial melody line and emotive bass notes that lobs it into the kind of laser-kissed territory that would make even the most jaded of raves throw their arms skyward. ‘Redemption’ follows, a tougher, heads-down techno workout imbued with plenty of energy thanks to a crafty bass melody that runs throughout. Rounding out the EP is the classy bass-driven cut ‘Fragile’ that makes its mark with deep subterranean stabs and punchy kicks.