Soul:ution @ botw 29.04.11

Tonight is definitely a big night & one that’s going to be hard to beat in months to come: Marcus Intalex is promoting his own LP available on his own label at his Manchester residency Soul:ution

With it really being Marcus’ night there is no guest DJ this month, the other resident DJs dutifully fall in behind, but with quality residents as these the night doesn’t so much build as simply switch-on!
Inside a busy Band-On-The-Wall Al Sonar (Hit-&-Run) hands over to S.P.Y. a firm favourite with the Front Row Faithful, when I arrive stage-right. S.P.Y. plays a monster set dropping plenty of Soul:R and Signature classics including ‘Even If’, ‘Drop It Down’ before Calibre himself takes over and begins to weave his magic

I have photographed Marcus Intalex many times over the last 10 years. I’ve long been a fan of his take on future-music, making minimal Detroit-influenced Drum’n’Bass in similar beginnings to A Guy Called Gerald. Marcus stayed based in Manchester but his music is (-& DJ bookings are-) worldwide.

He still sounds fresh, as interested & involved in the music he clearly loves as he was 21 years ago when his career began. Having also been responsible for bringing forward or releasing key tracks by a host of names you are now probably more familiar with Calibre, ST Files, High Contrast, Nu:Tone, D-Kay, Klute, Martyn, Instra:mental, Mosus and S.P.Y., now feels timely (finally) for an artist CD/LP. Marcus Intalex ‘MI21’ on Soul:R.
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