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Change can be scary: new jobs, new relationships, an unexpected change of circumstances – all can provide challenges that can seem too overwhelming to overcome. But let the debut release from North East/London-based artist Marske show that it is possible to go through troubling times and make it out the other side stronger than before.

Marske (aka Patrick Duffy) underwent some big life changes that, while some may call them less than ideal, gave him an opportunity for a career refresh. But he may not have steered himself in a wholly creative direction without input from world-renowned DJ Geoff Kirkwood, alias Man Power, who just so happened to also be considering shifting gears from global touring, to taking a decidedly more experimental approach to his creations. The result is an explorative, exciting album that, thanks to some incredible visual and physical materials in addition to the record, goes beyond any mere auditory experience and encapsulates the shared values and culture of two guys who both grew up in the North East. Swell might not feature heavily on the dancefloors of Ibiza, but is sure to pump up the vibes of your own at-home, socially distanced club nights.

Swell by Marske is out now


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