Marbs brings Desert Hearts Black into the new year with a fresh focus and the Minds On The Run EP, featuring a remix from Oscar L!
Desert Hearts Black founder Marbs wants nothing more than to start off the new year the best way he knows how by delivering the type of music that makes us all drop our jaws in awe. Today he comes correct with three brand new tracks plus an extra special remix from the wildly talented Oscar L. The EP is called Minds On The Run and was made throughout 2021 with a plan to expand into more diverse sounds while placing focus on the pandemic’s effects on the human condition, and ultimately, the exciting return to live events.
To get the party cranking Marbs begins with seven minutes of pure club anthem energy on “Needed Time.” For the journey, he strived to paint a picture of the peak hour, when the music seeps through the brain in psychedelic fashion and the crowd lets all of their inhibitions melt away under the flashing lights. It’s hard to not obsess over the soft vocal detail and the flurry of strong elongated synth notes that make this track vibrate every fiber of the body. Pay attention because the fun is found in all the melodic twists and turns featuring a drive that will make your feet glide in celebration.
Next up is “Mental Gymnastics” and, you guessed it, this one will make your brain twist and turn! The track was designed to represent the producers’ mental state in the midst of adjusting to the pandemic. As you can imagine, the sound structures are a bit erratic, with a range stretching through melodic, tech, and electro. With genre lines blurred, it builds into a bubbly and determined sound atmosphere. But don’t get too comfy because halfway in Marbs flips the script, flinging bold electro-synths into the mix before rounding out the journey with subtle yet effective energy that will leave you begging for more.
For the title track, Marbs strives to convey his longing for the Desert Hearts booth at sunrise. The magic happens right out of the gate with whimsical sound details putting us in the mood to simply close our eyes and sway. From here, the faithful beat leads us through hellishly heavy organ accents while the vocal gymnastics, ranging from seductive moans to psychotic giggles, fill our bodies with the fuel it needs to stay moving and grooving well past the crack of dawn. Can you imagine hearing this one dropped at Desert Hearts Festival this year? We think the answer is a resounding YES!
Finally, Spanish artist and D-Mix host Oscar L takes a crack at the opening track and hits it out of the park. For his re-imagined rendition of “Needed Time,” he flies us up into the cosmos to dance among the stars. The hi-hats shines bright with a sharp shizzle while the melody captures an ethereal essence that will make your head spin as gravity loses its effect on your feet. Now that you’ve been sent straight into orbit, all that’s left to do is press repeat to enjoy the mind-altering ride over and over again.
Now it’s your turn to sink your ears into Minds On The Run! Grab your copy on Beatport, stream the EP below, and let us know what you think in the comment section!
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Marbs – Minds On The Run – Tracklist:
- Needed Time
- Mental Gymnastics
- Minds On The Run
- Needed Time (Oscar L Remix)