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Arcon 2

Most widely known for his alternately jazzy and uplifting drum’n’bass and intensive, focused darkcore, Leon Mar (aka Fink, Noel Memory, Essential oil, and Arcon 2) continues to be producing dance monitors for the better element of a decade. Initially small known in the jungle community (though his root base, like a lot of jungle proper’s biggest brands, lay solidly in hardcore), Mar rode an easy monitor to notoriety through a string of acclaimed produces for 4Hero’s observed Reinforced label, documenting such monitors as “Water Globe,” “Silent Working,” and “The Beckoning” under his very own name so that as Arcon 2. Mar was also included on the tough-as-nails Reinforced compilation, Above regulations following to such observed performers as Goldie, L Increase, and Dillinja. Although Mar’s previously Reinforced material, and a scattering of monitors and remixes for Echo Drop and Selector mined a softer, even more fusion-fueled vibe, Mar’s function since “The Beckoning” (also Reinforced’s initial CD-EP) provides tended toward the dark’n’hard, with dense, warbling bass established against snapping breaks and ominous atmospheres. Released toward the finish of 1996, “The Beckoning” specifically cemented Mar’s name as you to view in the 9-7, and following function (including a jaw-dropping remix for Neotropic’s Riz Maslen on her behalf 15 Amounts EP, and a couple of mixes on the near future Sound of London’s “WE’VE Explosive” maxi as well as the 1st non-FSOL release for the latter’s Electronic Mind Violence label) demonstrated as very much; Mar nailed a documenting cope with Warner Bros. in 1997 and released his self-titled first recording later that yr.

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