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Mark Pritchard - MP Productions EP1

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MP Productions - EP 1 sees Pritchard dip into a slew of alias' that have kept him busy over the years. This new club 12" nods to his mesmerizing formulas for making dance music, carrying the listener through a collection of styles informed by grime, dancehall, electro and techno. Most of the tracks on this EP were first played in his WXAXRXP NTS mix last year, save a couple he held back. Be Like Water is a devilish 8-bar grime instrumental. Harking back to an early `00s grime sound, Pritchard manipulates loops of flutes and pentatonic scales to find an energy which is exciting, addictive and perfect for the club.

Jonathan Zawada's artwork taps into a dystopian intersection between electronic music and machine learning that's somewhat explored on the record. Using AI software, Zawada crafts the cover image of a plastic-wrapped suited man that stands somewhere between the hyper-real and figurative abstraction - obfuscated by a computer that has learned the imprint of a human, but is yet to understand them.

MP Productions - EP 1 is a consolidation of the eclectic style Pritchard has explored throughout his career; from his club music to albums like Under The Sun [2016] (featuring artists like Thom Yorke and Linda Perhacs) and The Four Worlds [2018] to the Global Communication project with Tom Middleton (which was recently re-released via their Evolution label).