Ear To The Ground: Mark Hawkins ft Donnell Knox – A Whole New Internet Game

Out this Friday 20 November, Mark Hawkins drops his new EP on Houndstooth with four original tracks and features Donnell Knox.

Both “Whole New Internet Game” and “Repise” are in collaboration and recorded at the tail end of 2019 when Donnell Knox visited Mark’s studio in Berlin. The former features Donnell’s spoken vocal (and check the lyrics because they have never been so pertinent), while the latter they work together on production, both dishing out a taste of Detroit. “Reprise”, although a stand alone track, could also work as a DJ tool with the tracks intro building through over half the track. With the right accompanying elements around it in the mix, could really do some dancefloor damage!

“Emerald” (my track of the release) and “Sixth” are solo creations and straight up House, bringing classic synth, kick and chords to the party, with an added groove from layers of improvised keys, bouncing basslines and plenty of underlying soul.

Take a listen below and you can buy your copy HERE

Barry