Artist —

Marquis Hawkes Sept 2013 copy


Biography —

It’s amazing how many assumptions are made just by withholding information, as Marquis Hawkes has discovered over the past year. Yet in an era of data overload, where knowledge of everything is readily available, right down to what someone had for breakfast, it’s refreshing to still have a few quantities which are unknown. Is he from Chicago, Glasgow or Frankfurt? A fresh faced new player to the game, or a seasoned hand with his irons in the fire for over a decade? Is Marquis Hawkes even a He?

What is clear however, is that this is an artist with some firm ideas about aesthetics and execution who came to observe current trends align themselves coincidentally with the kind of sounds he had been interested in listening to for some time.

Four EPs later for Glasgow’s infamous “Dixon Avenue Basement Jams” imprint, and Hawkes’ sonic manifesto has become clear, each record having sold out in quick succession, undoubtedly helped by major DJ support of big hitters Jackmaster, Eats Everything, Martyn, Boddika, Optimo and Ben UFO to name but a few.

The attention of Creme Organisation luminary DJ TLR was caught early on, leading to a request for a remix of Neville Watson’s “Against…

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It’s amazing how many assumptions are made just by withholding information, as Marquis Hawkes has discovered over the past year. Yet in an era of data overload, where knowledge of everything is readily available, right down to what someone had for breakfast, it’s refreshing to still have a few quantities which are unknown. Is he from Chicago, Glasgow or Frankfurt? A fresh faced new player to the game, or a seasoned hand with his irons in the fire for over a decade? Is Marquis Hawkes even a He?

What is clear however, is that this is an artist with some firm ideas about aesthetics and execution who came to observe current trends align themselves coincidentally with the kind of sounds he had been interested in listening to for some time.

Four EPs later for Glasgow’s infamous “Dixon Avenue Basement Jams” imprint, and Hawkes’ sonic manifesto has become clear, each record having sold out in quick succession, undoubtedly helped by major DJ support of big hitters Jackmaster, Eats Everything, Martyn, Boddika, Optimo and Ben UFO to name but a few.

The attention of Creme Organisation luminary DJ TLR was caught early on, leading to a request for a remix of Neville Watson’s “Against The Tide”, and onward to a full solo EP for Creme to be released in 2014. Likewise Hawkes’ came into his own when remixing Studio Swiss’ “Falcon’s Pass” for a limited edition Crow Castle Cuts vinyl run which went on to be featured as the opening piece to Move D’s Boiler Room set recorded at Dimensions Festival.

However, in a move making it very clear that Hawkes’ is no one trick pony whilst at the same time wishing to maintain a distinction between his different interests, his “Juxta Position” project was unveiled in late 2013, giving him a platform for his colder, darker and more precise sounding output. This was inaugerated with his first release under this moniker, “Vol. 1″, the second release for DVS1′s “Mistress Recordings” label.

Despite this backdrop of concentrated studio creation, Hawkes’ original motivation remains as a DJ, in which capacity he always seems to tune in to what an audience wants to hear, without falling to the lowest common denominator, whilst managing to throw a few curveballs along the way.

Look out for further new releases to be announced throughout 2014!

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Dates —

25th April 2014
Basing House, London (UK)

2nd May 2014
Gruenspan, Hamburg (Germany)

3rd May 2014
Volt, Sittard (Netherlands)

4th May 2014
The Grand Social, Dublin (Ireland)

9th May 2014
Post Club, Madrid (Spain)

23rd May 2014
DV1, Lyon (France)

24th May 2014
Projekt Lab, Poznan (Poland)

13th June 2014
Reading Rooms, Dundee (UK)

14th June 2014
Night Kitchen, Sheffield (UK)

22nd June 2014
Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (UK)

27th June 2014
La Mandarine, Toulouse (France)

12th July 2014
Panorama Bar, Berlin (Germany)

9th August 2014
Schlachthof Krefeld, Krefeld (Germany)

15th August 2014
XOYO, London (UK)

29th August 2014
Dimensions Festival, Pula (Croatia)

26th September 2014
Pulse London, London (UK)

27th September 2014
The Menagerie, Belfast (Northern Ireland)


News —

Marquis Hawkes – Boiler Room Berlin —

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The Boiler Room Berlin set from Marquis Hawkes is archived and ready for re-consumption.

Source: Boiler Room 17th March 2014

Marquis Hawkes – Dimensions Festival 2014 Promo Mix —

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Marquis Hawkes has recorded the 3rd edition of the Dimensions Festival 2014 series of promo mixes. It’s live, off the cuff and 100% vinyl, from him to them to you.

Marquis Hawkes Mixmag Feature —

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Mixmag get all gushing over Marquis Hawkes as they take a look at some of the best new producers in electronic music that like to keep themselves to themselves and let the music do the talking.

Marquis Hawkes Boiler Room Berlin – Archived DJ Set —

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Marquis Hawkes‘ excellent set for Boiler Room Berlin has been archived and is now ready for re-consumption.

Marquis Hawkes – Boiler Room Berlin —

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Catch Marquis Hawkes on Boiler Room Berlin this Wednesday.

Source: Marquis Hawkes - Boiler Room Berlin 10th February 2014
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