Second Storey Lucid Locations Double LP on 180g vinyl, 1 is yellow and 1 is black. Second Storey returns to Houndstooth with a sublime presentation of bass driven, meticulously crafted tracks that again deftly display a balancing act between the delicate and the riotous. What is on offer on Second Storey’s new album is an array of concise forward thinking dance music not limited by genre and driven by Alec Storey the drummer / producer - someone you can easily come to know through his engaging live shows. Bass, electro, techno, ambient, psychedelic IDM - the word that best represents this album is ‘spirited’. And it is a spirit that adapts survives and soars on these 10 tracks of real substance. Houndstooth CD | LP
Marquis Hawkes Social Housing Despite an aversion to the spotlight, Marquis Hawkes is one of the fastest-rising names in house music. A string of 12″s for labels such as Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, Clone and Aus preceded a trio of exceptional EPs for Houndstooth, which won him swathes of new fans, from the DJ booth and the radio studio to, of course, the dancefloor. Now he presents his long-awaited debut album, ‘Social Housing’. Houndstooth CD | LP
Marquis Hawkes Raw Materials Just when you thought you had figured out how Marquis Hawkes was going to play it with Houndstooth, he flips the table over to reveal his rougher side, scattering playing cards, drinks and finger-snacks all over the floor. The aptly-titled 'Raw Materials' sees Hawkes making a welcome return to the more primitive house rhythms for which he first became known on his early work for Dixon Avenue Basement Jams. Highly influenced by house originators like Ron Hardy, Gene Hunt and Roy Davis Jr, 'Raw Materials' updates the form with modern production techniques whilst simultaneously preserving authenticity. Houndstooth 12"
Marquis Hawkes The Marquis of Hawkes Berlin based electronic mainstay Marquis Hawkes has announced details of his second LP 'The Marquis of Hawkes' First emerging in 2012, after being sought out by Glasgow label Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, and having previously been heavily involved with the free festival sound-system culture, the London born artist’s iconic sound has taken shape with the influence of music from cities like Chicago, Detroit and New York alongside the UK’s underground house scene. With both depth and clarity of vision, Marquis Hawkes’ second album for Houndstooth expertly hones a shining hybrid of classic slamming house and grittily soulful optimism, making for a career-defining piece of work. Houndstooth CD | LP
Pariah Here From Where We Are Houndstooth is pleased to announce the signing of Pariah for a debut full length, Here From Where We Are. The artist’s first release in six years marks a natural progression in his sound across nine interconnected pieces. “Here from Where We Are couldn’t be further removed from his work with Blawan there are shades of the masters – Eno, Vangelis and Aphex Twin – in this collection of gorgeous, gossamer-light vignettes” Houndstooth CD | LP