Marlon Hoffstadt - Observing The Known
Ransom Note Records
Marlon Hoffstadt is a Berlin based producer who's sure come a long way since his debut on local labels Stil Vor Talent and Keno; he now heads up the Retrograde and Midnight Themes imprints. For the new label of UK music website Ransom Note, he presents some lush retro referencing house on the Observing The Known EP. Starting off with the classic acid house vibe of "Floating" which is reminiscent of 808 State, we've then got the bouncy neon-lit sound of "ARP+" which gets a very Jamal Moss sounding remix on the flip by London based Scott Fraser (Crimes Of The Future). The balearic/tropical vibe continues on the sun-kissed and blissed out "Batavus" and we particularly enjoyed that chunky Juno bassline throughout.