Now for his next LP, Heavy Weather, which is due for release next February, Mark has introduced more of a Hip Hop feel, with the lyrics being provided by Jon Driver aka Eshermanjaro. He is presently studying for a PhD, so you should be on the look out for some intriguing lyrics.
The debut single from the LP is Cheshire Cat which has a large production of multilayered sounds and a suspiciously Happy House piano riff. There is a swing feel to the drums, but for me this feels a bit dated really, to my ears harking back to the late 90’s especially with the sung vocal refrain.
The remix is provided by Gella who has produced a bass riddled, but more electronic biased offering. The beat is heavier, but a bit drum machine-ish and the bass more funky, but there are unnecessary equaliser / vocoder effects which detract from the simplicity. With its harder edge this is probably the version that will get the most spins.
With the rumour being that a funk re-edit is set to drop and do damage in the clubs this release is set for a long lifespan.
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