DnB Legend Marcus Intalex is dead

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Orang Utan, May 28, 2017.

  1. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

  2. sankara

    sankara Well-Known Member


    I was listening to this tune just the other day
  3. Athos

    Athos Well-Known Member

    RIP Trevino
  4. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    Damn! :( RIP Intalex.

    This tune just sums up driving back from a night locked into Kool or Rude...

  5. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Shit, no :(
  6. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    Still love this first tune from Intalex (with L Double)....

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  7. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    unbelievable...he can't have been 43?
    can't image what the cause of death. Would be surprised it was drugs.
    legend is absolutely right, in my book he saved DnB and took it where no one has taken it before. And some classic Jungle back in the day too

    last year I met him at the bar of a club and gushed at him for a good half hour ... He was feeling quite down about The Scene, and I drunkenly banged on that DnB needs him!! and it was true....

    He leaves the most solid back catalogue of any dnb producer as far as I'm concerned. If there's a new Marcus tune its buy on sight, no questions asked. Never missed. No exaggeration to say he will always be my favourite dnb producer.

    tragic loss.....
  8. cantsin

    cantsin Well-Known Member

    shocking ...did a bit of work with him as Trevino, pleasure to deal with - RIP

    (can't think of any other producer that so easily / convincingly switched from DnB to really impressive 4/4, and back again, apparently at will )

    Last edited: May 29, 2017
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  9. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Last edited: May 29, 2017
  10. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam.


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  11. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    with a heavy heart ive done a mix and written down some words

    Marcus Intalex – A Better Place – Tribute & Salute

    Better Place
    Love and Happiness
    Lose Control
    Warp 1
    Second Thoughts
    Proof Rock
    Red 7
    Make a Raise
    Step Forward
    Celestial Navigation
    Bitter End

    download link etc
    Mikus Musik: Marcus Intalex – A Better Place – Tribute & Salute
  12. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    He was really great, seminal figure in D'n'B. Gave a lot of joy and inspiration to many. RIP :(

    Nice words, tunes and memories ska invita :)
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  13. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    Nice words and looks a great selection mate, will check this later :cool:
  14. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    @ska invita Forgot how damn good Love and Happiness is <3
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  15. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    heart attack apparently
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  16. sankara

    sankara Well-Known Member

    Innit - that 12" with Dreamworld on the flip has got to be one of my most played records. Absolute classic.

    ska invita thanks for this mix. I had a little personal one last night which I didn't record and played a fair number of tunes you have included.
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  17. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Sad news :(
  18. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    The usual DnB formula goes: Intro>>>>1st Breakdown (no drums)>>>1st Drop (drum section)>>>>2nd Breakdown(no drums)>>>>2nd Drop (drum section)

    A lot of lazy tunes pretty much just repeat 1st breakdown+drop in the second half...

    Listening through a bunch of Marcus's tunes back to back theres one thing i notice he does so well which is the 2nd breakdown after the first drop really goes off on another level...melodic, stringy, spacey breakdowns, big build ups and variations which set up the second drop so well.

    A lot of modern DnB gets mixed so fast because the 2nd half is the same as the 1st so why hang around? With Marucs's tunes you have to let them play as they properly build and go somewhere, especially through that 2nd breakdown section. The arrangements are on another level.
  19. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Ive just uploaded this. Its the bollocks

    Also this which i dont think was online before - its alright
    Last edited: May 30, 2017
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  20. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Angels Fall, by DRS, LSB
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  21. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    Tribute show on mi-soul with Bailey and others
    half hour left
  22. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

    This is a really nice mix, I wasn't as familiar as I should have been with his productions and this def shows how amazing his music is. It's like you say always very musical and rhythmically complex but with a light touch... like the best of the Bristol V stuff... and also very varied of course! Thanks for it, a great tribute for the man too.
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  23. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    nice one rutabowa, nice to know it comes across to fresh ears.

    what's clear when you hear that influences mix of his posted above is he went down that path of Detroit techno to Chicago ( acid ) house to warp/bleep /proto jungle to dark n deep hardcore to dnb, and translated that road into his own music. not everyone who makes dnb had that journey, and of those who did no one managed to bring all that history in its purity into post-2000 dnb like he did.

    In that respect he was a voice of a certain generation, people who were deep into 88 but stuck with (and love) dnb to the bitter end, ie today. Many people jumped ship early or got on the train late but to me he embodies that continuity. add a good dose of Manchester rain attitude and to me he captures a massive part of my own musical path and world view. will genuinely miss him
  24. braindancer

    braindancer not for long

    Really enjoyed your mix ska - and the influences radio show you posted is an absolute blinder....
  25. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    that influences mix has some great stuff on it
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  26. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    Listened to the Intalex mix ska invita made, and have to admit, it's not my cup of tea - too smooth.
    His Trevino material is quality though
  27. londonkid

    londonkid Active Member

    Very sad. Always digged his stuff
  28. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

    Gutted! He was a classy DJ. If you saw his name on a flyer, it was a guaranteed good night!
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  29. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    horses for courses i guess...when i heard he was doing techno i got excited but the tracks ive heard I found a bit ploddy, but im not really into modern techno tbh - not really my thing....got any favourites? Despite that Ive heard a couple of his trevino/techno dj sets and they make good listening i thought
  30. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    See what you've become ska invita ? ;)

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