I have been listening to this album on repeat and can't get enough. It's like petrol is being poured into one ear and honey into the other and I love it. Genuinely cannot choose a favourite track <3
Amsterdam via Wales DJ & producer Maroki unveils a darker, more eccentric side to his productions, this time opting for four bass heavy, left-leaning cuts of idiosyncratic dance-floor experimentation on LTFIRE. Nestled amongst the trees along the river lJ, Maroki is surrounded by influence, from the city's bustling streets to the tranquility of nature's boundless beauty; Maroki’s work walks the tight-tope between these two spaces, a place where machines and human complexity meet.
‘Pots & Pans & Handstands’ opens up the A-Side with a high-octane journey, meshing breaks and shape-shifting bass with hoovering pads that sound like landing UFOs. ‘Hasnoot’ continues this menacing theme, providing an immersive experience that feels compulsive and raw. Yet, there’s elements of fun and flashes of colour, adding to the almost audio visual vibe Maroki can create.
The B side opens with ‘Boiler’ a nocturnal groove that sways ominously in the wind; If the UFOs were landing on the records A side, this is the soundtrack to their dystopian future. Maroki completes his metamorphosis with ‘San Andras’, visuals of large spaces with high concrete ceilings come to mind, where the track's mechanics can thrive, reverberating beautifully amongst the looming shadows of dancers.
released September 16, 2022
Production & arrangement by Maroki
Additional Production on San Andras from András Komáromi
Design by Liorzh
Mastered at Ten Eight Seven
Pressed at Kuroneko