Marcos Cabral “Nature Walk EP” (Dimensions Recordings)
New York’s Marcos Cabral steps up for his first full release on Dimensions Recordings with the “Nature Walk” EP. Following on from his epic “Prochainement” masterpiece on Dimensions 002, the EP provides a glimpse into the mind of a well-established and hugely respected artist.
We were able to catch up with Marcos Cabral to ask a couple quick questions about the release and his daily work ethic.
You’re constantly shifting through electronic disciplines, has there ever been a serious urge to settle firmly in one genre?
In a way, you could say that I make electronic dance music. I don’t think the differences between my records are that big.
As a producer you’ve been in the ring a long time, what keeps you getting back in?
Whenever I have long breaks of not making music, I start to feel a little stir crazy. Then after a few hours in the studio, I feel balanced again. It’s definitely therapeutic for me.
How do you balance your life outside of your work?
I have a job where I work with vintage synthesizers all day. The balance for me is to still want to hear bleeps and bloops after I get off work.
What was the creation process when recording “Nature Walk”?
I tend to live jam in the studio and just do stereo only recordings. I rarely multi-track.
How many tracks did you make before settling on these five?
Well, I have literally hundreds of unreleased tracks. These five just happened to catch the ear of Dimensions Recordings!
“Nature Walk” is a broad EP that demonstrates just why Marcos’s records have been finding their way into a multitude of DJs’ bags for the last fifteen years. From his work with Jacques Renault as Runaway, and his coveted Hamilton Dance Records output to his more recent deeper and darker leanings for leading labels such as Clone, L.I.E.S. and Mule Musiq, Marcos has quietly and studiously worked at developing an impressive catalogue which most folks who have brushed with House and Techno will have heard… whether they know it or not.
The EP provides a snapshot of some of the tastes and styles that Marcos has experimented with over the years, the rolling, energetic and optimistic sounding, not quite House, not quite Techno of ‘Wishful’ gives way to the brooding, dub techno of title track, ‘Nature Walk’. ‘Cape Cod’ sees Marcos in classic, house mode with a cut that could easily have dropped on NYC’s Nu Groove Records, whereas ‘Rice A Roni’ is a no nonsense nugget of twisted, grinding, acid. The EP rounds off with ‘Let’s See How The Light Goes Through It’, a spacey hypnotic workout for the late hours and a fitting end to a stand out EP from the self proclaimed, Hardest Working Man!