Providing a salient moment of techno and euphoria to hold on to in these times of club closures and 10pm curfews; ‘In My Heart’ closes Mark Pritchard‘s new EP ‘MP Productions EP 1’. The track follows devilish 8-bar grime instrumental lead single ‘Be Like Water’, with the EP released on 13th November.
‘MP Productions EP 1’ sees Pritchard dip into a slew of alias’ that have kept him busy over the years. This new club 12” nods to his mesmerising formulas for making dance music, carrying the listener through a collection of styles informed by grime, dancehall, electro and techno. Most of the tracks on this EP were first played in his WXAXRXP NTS mix last year, save a couple he held back.
Jonathan Zawada’s artwork taps into a dystopian intersection between electronic music and machine learning that’s somewhat explored on the record. Using AI software, Zawada crafts the cover image of a plastic-wrapped suited man that stands somewhere between the hyper-real and figurative abstraction – obfuscated by a computer that has learned the imprint of a human, but is yet to understand them.
‘MP Productions EP 1’ is a consolidation of the eclectic style Pritchard has explored throughout his career; from his club music to albums like ‘Under The Sun’  (featuring artists like Thom Yorke and Linda Perhacs) and ‘The Four Worlds’  to the Global Communication project with Tom Middleton (which was recently re-released via their Evolution label). Pritchard is currently working on the follow up to his ‘Under The Sun’ album.