Los Angeles-based producer Marques Lafelt is known for seductive soulful left-field sounds, taken from the perspective of a purveyor of classic techno. A prominent party organizer around L.A.’s beat scene, Marques’s previous efforts could be found on the Nylon Trax label and in remixes for Jaymz Nylon and Men From Nobu.
The album Future Black Gurl is a afro-futuristic psychological concept album set in the distant future. It is about the search for love, self care, and relationship issues — finding and losing love and then reflecting on the journey and lessons learned. Future Black Gurl was a limited two-part project, self-released in 2012, now recovered, remastered, and reissued by The Content Label. Prepare to explore a timeless electronic sound.
“Love Unlimited” sets the album’s tone in title and style, wistfully exploring the search for love through bold synthesis. “Sex in the 100s” looks forward to an older age with a late night groove … the imagined couple remains bonded together. “Cleared Outtake 2 Loveless” is a vision of Future Black Gurl, subdued and hidden within a slinky drum pattern. “TextNMe” heralds the arrival of Future Black Gurl via text message, soundtracked by a smooth, technological sheen. “Oso” is a downtempo signal of encounter, the couple now in person and entwined. “Korggy N Bass” transmits love through an introspective chillwave groove. “Kombat Laptop Drum” is all about the tension of the relationship … feel the drama in the agitated bass notes. “Broken TV Hold Me” is the end of the cycle, our protagonist alone with a broken television, missing Future Black Gurl. Bonus reflections are then found in “Cleared” — divergent in rhythm and evocative in mood — and “Sex In The 100s (Clicked Mix)” — another suggestive whisper to the future.
Andrew Emil (Glenview Records) – “LOVE LOVE LOVE this whole album. Bravo!”
Mathias Schaffhäuser (Ware Records) – “Pretty nice + interesting. I love the emotional power of the tracks and the popfactor.”
Nick Warren (Global Underground) – “A superb album. The more chilled tracks have great depth and quality.”
Severino (HorseMeatDisco) – “Beautiful.”
juSt b (Melodic Deep) – “Sassy, sultry vibes.”
Aja Allsop (Ketch A Vibe Radio Show) – “This is pure class!”
Snooba (Radio Panik) – “Pure good vibes! Du grand art.”
Floored Capri (Kane FM) – “Blissful sounds. Complex layers. Really nice vibe.”
Lars Behrenroth (Deeper Shades of House) – “Wow! This is sweet.”
Hober Mallow (Mighty Reel, Sydney) – “Beautiful. I Love this EP. 100% support. I’m Absolutely into the whole thing.”