If the name Ben Marc sounds familiar, it’s because you probably have heard it before as the renowned double bass player has worked with everyone from Sun Ra Arkestra to Shabaka Hutchings to Ashley Henry and more.
On his new single ‘Dark Clouds’, he hooks up with long-time friend Joshua Idehen (LV, Sons Of Kemet who over Marc’s stark, jazz, and electronica soundscape lays down his trademark expressive and powerful vocals.
With a similarly insightful and inspiring set of lyrics much like Essa’s recent track, ′Dark Clouds′ is Idehen’s gripping take on the state of the world and i love the way he strikes the perfect balance between witty and thought-provoking wordplay.
The track is lifted from his forthcoming LP “Glass Effect” which sees him collaborating with an array of talent, including Judi Jackson, Jason Yarde, Ed Riches and Midnight Roba (Attica Blues).
To coincide with the release of the single, Marc has blessed us with an incredible guest playlist.
“This playlist was so much fun to put together. I’ve touched on all the ingredients I would want myself to adapt to when writing, producing and playing music. It is an eclectic mix of genres full of groove, bass lines, creativity and energy. Touching on the rawness of jazz icon Jonh Coltrane, reggae sensation Mykal Rose and Drum and Bass producer Machinedrum. I hope you like it!” – Ben Marc
From DJ Shadow to Sun Ra, John Coltrane to Ann Peebles, this playlist has something for everyone. Enjoy!
Dark Clouds ft Joshua Idehen is out now. Buy here.