Following a few-action packed years, Mark Hawkins brings his house project back to the label where it all began - Dixon Avenue Basement Jams. Remaining true to the Marquis Hawkes sound, "Rush Hour Traffic" revolves around rough and raw kicks, grainy bass pulses and slow-release siren riffs. On "Moonmin", he brings the tempo down to drop a synth-led groove, while on "Bodywork", Hawkins takes inspiration from Chicago's more minimal sound. Repetitive tones, jacking rhythms and insistent chord stabs make for the kind of primal affair that one would associate with Lester Fitzpatrick. Hawkins remains in this mode on closing track "Marauding Acid", where grimy acid lines and eerie synths recall DJ Skull.
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