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Marcus Intalex

 

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Both as an artist and a DJ, Marcus Intalex represents the forefront of soulful musical drum & bass. Heading up the legendary Soul:r label along with long-term collaborator ST Files (as MIST), he's worked with artists such as Calibre and Martyn and and always sought to release quality music with lasting appeal.

Marcus's DJ sets have earned him a reputation as a tastemaker, not afraid to test crowds with a fresh high quality selection from across the spectrum of drum & bass. A passion for techno runs deeply through his music, demonstrated once again by recent solo tracks such as 'Airbourne,' and his four-to-the-floor selection is second-to-none.

Marcus' passion for music was born in his native Manchester, where he experienced first-hand the energy of the nascent dance music scene as a regular on the dancefloor at the legendary Hacienda club. His interest for the music grew as the scene developed and, after landing his first professional DJ gig aged just 17, Marcus went on to work at the infamous Eastern Bloc record store. From here he established himself on the Manchester scene and began producing tracks together with fellow Mancunian Mark XTC as Da Intalex, appearing on Flex Recordings.

Since 2001 and the set-up of Soul:r label, they've released their own music and that of like-minded artists including Calibre, High Contrast, DJ Marky, dBridge, Alix Perez and Lynx & Kemo. The stable has grown to be amongst the most respected in drum & bass, reflecting Marcus' own strong personal belief in innovative music with integrity and a life beyond solely the dancefloor. Sister label Revolve:r provides exposure for more experimental sounds, with Dutch dubstep don Martyn back in the frame for the latest release 'After Seven', in collaboration with Marcus on the imprint where his career began.

The highly successful Soul:ution residency at London superclub Fabric continues to go from strength-to-strength, with Lynx now added to a core that includes Calibre, Marcus and the ever-reliable MC DRS. Marcus's Fabric Live 35 mix CD highlighted many of the reasons why, proving that music with lasting appeal and a diverse selection are among the key ingredients.

Regular appearances for the likes of Metalheadz, Ram and Renegade Hardware have helped Marcus to avoid the obvious tags and pigeon-holes like 'liquid' and 'minimal' and reinforce his versatility as a DJ. Techno sets have also seen him draw from labels such as Kompakt and Wagon Repair and explore his own roots and influences, whilst bringing something different to the dancefloor.

Quoted as being inspired by an influx of quality music at present on a recent tour of New Zealand, Marcus continues to set the pace and champion new artists wherever he travels.

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