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The Church of Mark de Clive-Lowe

Mark is one of those genius producers we don't talk about enough. Putting out a constant flow of amazing tunes, remixes, mixtapes and live shows he definitely deserves more recognition. With styles ranging from jazz jamsessions and broken beats to nu-soul and soulful garage house among other things he's responsible for one of our favourite two-part-tracks of all time: Heaven part I & II.

As we were reading through his year in review over at his Mashibeats blog we were a bit ashamed that we haven't done a single piece on him all year. I mean check the summary of his output this year:

MdCL 2010 released productions & collaborations
  • MdCL + Friends - 'All I Ever Wanted' (Soundcloud)
  • MdCL feat Jody Watley - 'Tonight's the Night' (Strictly Rhythm)
  • MdCL presents... EP vol.1 (Especial) Rob van de Wouw feat Ivar - Common Ground (MdCL remix) / Sandra St Victor - Cosmos / The Politik - Dreams
  • MdCL presents Midnight Snacks vol.1 - 'Blueberries' (Free download)
  • MdCL presents Rahel - 'Hope' (Free download/Bandcamp) G.P. Worldwide Winner
  • MdCL presents... Rahel - 'Hope' / Lady Alma - 'I Can't Help It' (Alala)
  • MdCL presents Sy Smith - 'Truth' (Strictly Rhythm)
  • Sandra St Victor - At My Spheres EP (Strategic Soul Ventures)
  • Tortured Soul - Did You Miss Me (MdCL remixes)
  • Alton Miller - When Morning Comes feat Amp Fiddler (restless soul remix)
  • Atjazz & Mark de Clive-Lowe - Sweat No Sleep (Atjazz)
  • Isoul8 + MdCL - Stop Bajon (Archive)
  • Osunlade - Butterfly (restless soul remix)
  • Phil Asher - Esoteria EP vol.1 (restless soul)
  • Phil Asher - Esoteria EP vol.2 (restless soul)
  • Warm Days feat MdCL + Za'belle - 'Red to Green'
2010 Mixtapes:
Church vol.2: Forward (Free download)

Then of course, there's loads of new music coming in 2011:
  • MdCL - Renegades & Vagabonds LP: The new full length album!
  • Bonus album EP with special collaborations
  • Productions/collaborations: Ovasoul7, Tosin Tao, Jody Watley, Leon Ware, Lyrico (Japan) and more including the new replife LP 'The Love Note' (Tokyo Dawn Records), a live record with the Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra and the Sy Smith full length album, Nova Lima, Myele Manzanza, Zed Bias, Toddla T, Dego, Jose Carretas, Kyoto Jazz Massive, Sandra st victor, phillip bailey (earth wind & fire). The list goes on and on...
Finally we are very happy to hear that his resident jam over att Church in Santa Monica, LA is evolving into a recording concept! Mark explains:

"CHURCH is my platform to bring together a blend of everything i love and show my own personal journey through music. The first set kicks off with an acoustic jazz trio set, and over the night that morphs into the second set complete with MPC drum machine, fx, synths and guests jamming. It's become that one thing that musically has really made me feel at home here in LA. It's already completely memorable with unexpected guests jamming."

Sandra St Victor ft Mark de Clive-Lowe - Cosmos

Mark de Clive-Lowe presents Rahel - Hope

Check out his amazing music via the links embedded above, purchase and support it if you're digging it!

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