If you’ve seen sets by Pender Street Steppers or Beautiful Swimmers at Gottwood, Dekmantel or Dimensions this year, you will have no doubt become acquainted with the quite stunning ‘A Fatal Flaw In Disco (u-4-ria mix)’, by Mark Seven. Not the most prolific, but up their with the most seasoned, he is a serious selector, capable of uniting both the heads and wanderers in a rhythmic frenzy of feet on the dancefloor. Obviously, with this much education, comes an ear for what makes a workable club track, and this is more than evident in the versatility of his latest EP, released on World Building, a new label by Ari Goldman (of Beautiful Swimmers fame).
While it’s hard to top the heights of ‘A Fatal Flaw…’ and its two multi-purpose mixes, ‘Never Leave’ isn’t too far behind. A slow burning shuffle through dubby 3am chords, catchy synth runs and Kerri Chandler-esque sax lines that throb subtly back and forth through a hypnotic seven minutes. While the structure is predictable and not focused on build-ups or extreme intensity, this no frills dance record has all the elements exactly how they should be, owing much of its charm to the rock solid grooves and simplicity that the aforementioned lie upon.
It would seem harsh to dismiss this as being a throwback record (citing influences from Mike Dunn, Chez N Trent and Fast Eddie) because it still has a gleaming sense of modernity in the production that will keep this record from expiring long after the summer is gone.
The Fatal Flaw in Disco is out now, available from Earcave and coming soon to UK stores.