Leaving this Planet EP
by Mark de Clive-Lowe presents…
MdCL releases this bandcamp exclusive EP leading up to the new full length album ‘Renegades’ coming Summer 2011.
Featuring vocal contributions from Bembe Segue, Sharlene Hector, nia andrews, T____h and Ovasoul7 as well as musical collaborators from London, Peru, Atlanta and LA.
Kicking off with a cover of Gene Harris’ ‘Koko + Lee Roe’ (featuring an all star trans-Atlantic supporting cast) the EP segues courtesy of Bembe into the afro-dancefloor bounce of ‘Dreams’ also featuring guest percussionists from Peru’s Nova Lima. ‘What It Is’ is one of the EP’s two instrumental cuts taking the dancefloor from a soulful house-tempo bounce into a downtempo head nod. The UK’s Sharlene Hector (Basement Jaxx) vocals MdCL’s flip of Charles Earland’s ‘Leaving this Planet’ – taking the EP to its closing track, ‘Eight’ – some otherwordly twisted breakbeat excursion – mixdown with sonic flavor courtesy of 2000Black’s Dego.
“presents his new EP: bit.ly/atWulQ serious tings as usual…#genius” – James Poyser (Badu/D’angelo/The Roots)
“Leaving This Planet is one of those inspiring and beautiful EPs I’ve heard in ages. The production and vocals are rich and rewarding. This is a high point in MdCL’s already shining career. Out to the vocalists — y’all sounding stellar too!” – DJ Tomas (Friday Night Session/Umoja/XLR8R/SF)
“this ep is crazy!!!! Koko and Eight are my faves… so dope!!!” – Isoul8 (Archive/Italy)
“yesssssssssssssss. dopesque maestro” – Alex Attias/Mustang (Switzerland)
“an absolutely quality release! Great performances” – Favouritizm (UK)
“Once again MdCL ticks all the boxes, innovation, soulfulness,quality. Five great tracks, but the title track, an awesome rework of Charles Earland’s classic with a lovely vocal from Sharlene Hector, and a new version of The Politik’s “Dreams” with the ever brilliant Bembé Segué, steal the show!” – Patrick Forge (UK)
“Where exactly is this directed? We believe somewhere further then our Spiral Arm? Maybe beyond the eighth Galaxy From our current solar orbit ? Leaving This Planet EP will satisfy all who dance for the launch – Significant steps for Mankind – MdCL goes Galactic…” – Lazer Cru (UK)
“Always keeping it fresh & funky! Really digging “What It Is” and “Dreams” – Kudos man!” – Anthony Valadez (KCRW/LA)
released 18 April 2011
Mark de Clive-Lowe – keys, synth bass, drum programming
Bembe Segue, T____h, nia andrews, ovasoul7 – vocals (Koko + Lee Roe)
Bembe Segue – vocals (Dreams)
Sharlene Hector – vocals (Leaving this Planet)
Nova Lima (Dreams), Omar Phillips (Koko + Lee Roe, Eight) – percussion
Lil John Roberts (Koko + Lee Roe), Richard Spaven (Leaving this Planet) – live drums
Mike Feingold – guitar (Koko + Lee Roe)
Produced by Mark de Clive-Lowe
Mixed by Toni Economides except ‘Eight’ mixed by Dego for 2000Black
a Mashibeats Bandcamp Exclusive – mashibeats.bandcamp.com