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hmwapachu The use of vocal samples in this album is exemplary, from the sharp intake of breath on Heartstone, the mumbled speech on 'Window', to the monologue on 'Holding You'. The entire Oeuvre is littered with such examples. This is a patient and beautifully crafted album. Favorite track: Heartstone.
Thomas Chamberlain
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Thomas Chamberlain Bask in the freshness Favorite track: One Reality.
«LiQuiD FuSioN»
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«LiQuiD FuSioN» First time coming across Mako, wicked-sounding release! Count me locked in for April 2020. Favorite track: Light Cycle.
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warmvn Brilliant album. Liquid Groover is just sublime.
Favorite track: Liquid Groover.
Åsmund Mæland
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Åsmund Mæland Nobody does the Metalheadz sound better than Mako in 2020. Funk, pain, beauty, filth, technology...and like the Onemind LP this is a journey through tracks, not just a bunch of singles stuffed together. Favorite track: Liquid Groover.
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    A1. "One Reality"- Mako
    A2. "Light Cycle" - Mako & Andy Skopes
    B. "Flip it"- Mako
    C. "Hoxton Home"- Mako
    D1. "Holding You"- Mako
    D2. "The Scenic Values"- Mako

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Heartstone 04:31
Offline 05:20
The Window 04:58
Flip It 05:10
One Reality 05:11
Holding You 07:21
Hoxton Home 04:53
Oh Really 04:35


Bristolian Stephen Redmore, known through his drum & bass alias Mako, is finally set to unleash his forthcoming LP on Metalheadz, something which he’s been working on behind the scenes for some time. The label head of Utopia is well known for his slick production and penchant for underground anthems, something which has been seen again and again on his own imprint, as well as across a plethora of labels which have acted as pillars for the drum & bass world. Having already made his presence felt before within the catalogue of Metalheadz, as well as Break’s Symmetry Recordings, Dispatch, Soul:R and Samurai Music, he’s a valuable part of the genre’s make up, which is why the announcement of his forthcoming LP ignited widespread anticipation.

Directly translated to ‘a body of art’, Mako’s LP ‘Oeuvre’ is representative of his life’s work in music production. The switching breaks of ‘Heartstone’, slamming, yet eerily hollowed snares of ‘Offline’ and grinding bassline of ‘Life Cycle’ alongside the late Andy Skopes, a testament to the legacy he left behind, set the tone. Meanwhile, Villem and Fields join Mako for the LP’s next collaboration ‘Liquid Groover’ before the emotive swelling build of ‘The Window’ gives way to a second drop beat switch up, continuing the journey. ‘Flip it’ has already been doing the club rounds, as the moody Photek atmospherics of ‘One Reality’ and more affectional twists of ‘Holding You’ adds to the tracklist’s versatility.

‘The Scenic Values’ underscores Mako’s love of Krust and Doc Scott production grooves, whilst the experimental soundscape of ‘Hoxton Home’ heralds back to old Lemon D. ‘Oh Really’ finishes the album’s more club-orientated offerings, which follows with a 170bpm techno style track via ‘Passive Aggressor’. ‘Oeuvre’ is a walkthrough of Mako’s many personalities as a musician and it finds a welcome home within Metalheadz’s historic discography.


released April 6, 2020

Written & Produced by Stephen Redmore


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