Are you ready to take your turn now?" asks a mischievous voice at the beginning of DJ Marcelle's new album. But by this point you don't have a choice: you better buckle up for a joyride through the wild, unpredictable imagination of a true electronic music auteur. 'Saturate The Market, Now!' is stuffed with the kind of raw, rhythmic workouts and playful humour we've come to know and love from the long-serving Dutch artist. Let's start with the music: Marcelle pinballs between pumping outsider house, brilliantly weird acid and musique concrète experiments where anything could happen at any given time. Then there are her famous track titles, which take another aim at nightclub patriarchy ('Technicians And Their Light Effects', the successor to last year's 'Technicians And Their Smoke Machines') at the same time as displaying a keen sense of satire ('I Fell In My Own Cesspit!') and revealing a difficult relationship with the sour, massive rock that for her is 'German Bread'. With artwork featuring a collage of puppets found in her Amsterdam house and Marcelle's own on-the-road photography, this is yet another album that sets her a mile apart from the paint-by-numbers dance music producers - or "accountants" as she's witheringly described them.
Marcelle arrived via punk, post-punk, avant garde and dub and lives by the independent, forward-thinking spirit inherent in those scenes. A sense of freedom is imbued in her work, unsurprising given that this album was written in two weeks and was made entirely on her own collection of machines (save a few choice vocal samples). It's Marcelle's eighth vinyl-only release for Jahmoni Music from Munich and follows on from last year's 'One Place For The First Time' which swiftly sold-out and is now onto a repress. The vinyl is released alongside a 10" featuring extended and dub versions of triumphant album-cut 'Everything Not Yet'.
So are you sitting comfortably? Well Marcelle would prefer if you weren't. Because this is music
Drum & Bass
Electro / Electronic
DJ Marcelle / Another Nice Mess
Electro / Electronic