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Bodytonic Podcast 092 : Mark Broom
To celebrate the release of his new album "Acid House" (his first full length EP in 15 years)- Mark Broom serves up the latest Bodytonic mix and has a quick chat with BT editor Dave B about the state of Techno, his new EP and the record he NEVER leaves his house without.
You are one of the pioneers of British techno- starting back in 1992, 18 years later- has the scene changed for better or worse?
At the moment the "scene" is at a strong point. I think there are plenty of great Techno records being produced and it's great to see labels like Blueprint/Sandwell District Edit Select ( the list could go on ) releasing great proper music. I'm also looking back through my own vinyl collection and digging out techno cuts from 10 years ago that still sound current, so for me the scene seems to be ok.
Techno hasn't really been on the forefront of music since 'minimal', with the likes of Dubstep and less 4/4 sounds getting a lot more press- where do you see the genre going in the next year?
It will get stronger, the good thing about techno is it's always there bubbling away in the background and does not need any hype like some other forms of music, also it's good to see techno artists joining forces and collaborating on projects as this will reinforce to the world that it's here to stay and won't be going anywhere.
Your new album "Acid House" seems to take the listener on a bit of a musical journey with jackin house, filtered disco and techno all making an appearance. What was the thought process behind it when you went into the studio?
I made most of the tracks over the last year or so and was holding them back and waiting to see what could be done with them, then Nic Fanculli was interested in me making a mix CD for Saved so before we started the ball rolling on that project I sent him a folder over with most of the album tracks and Nic digested them and then decided to go for the artist album instead.
As a producer I'm making all styles of music and wanted the album to be a DJ's album and not a concept/arty style release so you'll find all areas are covered.
A track like 'Scream' definitely gives a nod to the past, (you can almost imagine it being played in an old school warehouse rave off the M1) are you trying to school all the Richie Hawtin clonies on what techno really should sound like?
Not at all, with 'Scream' I was trying to make a fun house/techno groove combing classic samples with new school production it was not made as an educational tool :).. It was a track to make people smile (and scream if they want to).
When playing out, what is the one record you always have in your Dj Box?
It seems to be Laurent X Machines which is a classic old acid number always gets the crowds moving and put smiles on the clubbers faces.
What does the next year hold for Mark Broom?
Well you'll hopefully see a new album that me and James Ruskin are working on for Blueprint and some more collabs with Edit Select and Mihalis Safras plus some new releases on my own label Beardman, number 7 will be a track from Gary Beck remixed by myself and a new Broom cut on the flip so watch out for that. I'm also working on a remix for Johannes Heil on Cocoon and one for Alan Fitzpatrick on Drumcode.
Mark Broom's "Acid House" is out now on Saved.
Limitiert 4 - Was Erwartest - Platzhirsch
Andre Galluzi - Mauersesler - ostgut ton
Limitiert 4 - Wasser Wartet - platzhirsch
Skylark - Krakatoa - saved
Rocca Branco - Platzhirsch
Size - Kobel - truesoul
Alchemy Records - white label - alchemy
Alchemy Records - white label - alchemy
Pfirter - the dub track (kyle gieger mix) - Driving forces
Mauro Picotto - Diamond (mark broom mix) - alchemy
Mark Broom - Verve - beardman
chris liebing - dustin zahn mix - clr
player - joey beltram mix - player records
laurent x - machines - housenation records
Tim Deluxe - Jack It - skint
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