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18 years have passed since Mark Farina dropped his debut album ‘Air Farina’ on the seminal west coast imprint OM Records. It’s about time the world enjoyed a new one…
Say hello to ‘Isolated Samples’, the straight-talking, floor-thumping, bass-bumping house music album we need and totally deserve after everything we’ve been through in the last 15 months. As the title suggests, the album was willed into existence during the Chicago pioneer’s pandemic-induced time off-road in isolation. Using the studio as an outlet to focus, find purpose and feed that creative urge, the result is a no-nonsense collection of eight grooves – seven club-ready cuts, one interlude – that tangibly emanate Mark’s innate sense of fun and focus.
A personal release right down to the wry mushroom reference on the cover art, which he photographed himself, each track is stripped-back to his less-is-more signature. Strictly the essential ingredients, creating space for the bulging funk; from those classic house keys and signature Chi-town bubble on ‘Know Hey’ to the sinewy, mischievous acid on ‘Don’t Know’ via the unabashed rave homage ‘Milwaukee Ave Loft Party’, this is Farina’s love letter to the music and movement that’s inspired him since day one… And a gift to us fans who’ve supported him along the way. Isolation over, the world is definitely ready for this.
Artist : MARK FARINA
Title: ISOLATED SAMPLES
Label: ROBSOUL RECORDINGS
Release Date: 16/07/21