Different Marks is a collaboration between Catz ‘n Dogz and the late Martin Dawson, and their LP project Untitled is now generously available both for streaming and download from the Pets Recordings SoundCloud page. The three artists were introduced through mutual friends and through a spark of inspiration seemed to immediately connect and decide to collectively embark on a project together. Although Dawson tragically passed last November, the album had been completed and along with the help of a variety of vocalists and talented songwriters has turned into an expressive full length body of work of which all participants can be proud. Cari Golden, Ben Westbeech, and Glimpse (among several others) make appearances on Untitled and as a whole, the record soars through emotional lyrics, distinctive melodies and rhythms, and polished production. It’s hard to compartmentalize its sound, but it’s certainly worth a listen.
For most of the new-comers to the genre of electronic music, Martin Dawson is but a name of tragic passing. Track collaborators Noir, Habischman, and Cari Golden have collectively decided to give away his would-be final official release — a remix to Habischman’s ”Diabolic” — as a way to pay tribute to his storied legacy. The track is a testament to Dawson’s production ability; it embodies the qualities of a timeless progressive masterpiece, with gentle piano strokes and a powerful vocal segment. The Berlin-based DJ was brought up in a place where electronic music found its footing, and has left great musical contributions through his lengthy and respected career. Head over to Noir’s Soundcould page for the free download.
RIP Martin Dawson
We were very saddened to learn today of the passing of Berlin-based, English house music producer Martin Dawson. According to our friends over at Resident Advisor, Dawson suffered a crippling brain aneurysm about ten days ago and was unable to recover. He has worked both on his own accord (as King Roc as well as Martin Dawson) and with Giles Smith as Two Armadillos. Dawson has consistently produced quality house music for the last decade and his presence will surely be missed in the dance music world. Check out some of our favorite Dawson tracks below.
via Resident Advisor