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Posthumous Marcus Intalex EP set for release under Art Vandelay alias

Hear the Mr. Fingers-reminiscent 'Olde Rotary' now...

Yesterday, we announced that Bristol DJ/producer and Utopia Music founder Mako will release the final EP to appear on the late Marcus Intalex’s Soul:r label on 9th November.

Also set to be released that day is a posthumous EP from the d&b pioneer – real name Marcus Kaye – who passed away unexpectedly in May 2017 aged 45. The three-track EP will be released under his Art Vandelay alias – one for the Seinfeld fans – which he had adopted specifically for this collection ahead of its originally planned due-date mid last year. The EP will be out on a new label, Vandelay Industries.

Intalex also released house music under the Trevino moniker, but it seems for this 12” he intended to go even deeper, with a classic Chicago deep house flavour coursing through its thee lush cuts.

‘Olde Rotary’ – which you can hear below – is luxurious and analog, reminiscent of classic Mr. Fingers cuts and Technicolor sci-fi soundtracks. It’s a superb release that we’re delighted is seeing the light of day.

“Marcus may have been wanting to keep Art Vandelay as a secret alias,” say the friends and family releasing the EP. “But we decided it would be nice for his many fans to experience this music knowing it was one of the last projects worked on.”

The news of both of these releases comes shortly after the recent announcement of the Marcus Intalex Music Foundation in Manchester. "MIMF is a platform to support and nurture talent in many aspects of music development and the culture that surrounds it," director, Nick Sinna, said in a statement. "One of Marcus’ greatest passions was to encourage and guide aspiring music talent, as well as pass on the knowledge he himself acquired over the course of his long-standing and successful career."