Premiere: Markus Eden – Artemis [Creche Records]

Markus Eden brings a cross-section of fresh house sounds on the fifth EP from the ever more vital Creche Records.
Eden hails from Cyprus and has been deep in the music world for many years. Along the way, he’s done it all from early hardcore and breakbeat to jungle and drum & bass, 2-step and house. He has lived across Europe and held several residencies while nowadays he is one of the scene-leaders back in Cyprus. Following outings on the likes of Digital Delight and Sultry Vibes, he now makes his mark on London’s Creche Records.
Heavy opener ‘Dub Siren’ is rock solid, with coarse metallic hits and low-slung bass underneath the edgy sirens that ring out into the mix. It’s a dense and serious sound for sweaty floors. ‘Artemis’ then heads off to the cosmos with more silky and sci-fi synth lines and slinky drums. It’s a seductive track with a future-facing atmosphere and plenty of deft sound design. Last of all is ‘Long Distance’, a spaced-out house trip that rides on shuffling drums as melancholic chords bring deep feelings. It echoes the machine soul of Detroit’s finest and is a timeless tune from Eden.
This is a potent and club-ready EP full of irresistible house heat in all its many forms.

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