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Don't U

by Marquis Hawkes

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    “I love the synths on this record, so warm – legendary voice Ursula Rucker sounding exquisite – Marquis Hawkes, really love everything he brings as well.” Annie Mac (Radio 1 – 15th June)
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Marquis Hawkes, the alias adopted by longtime electronic mainstay Mark Hawkins, has shared the first track from his forthcoming EP, ‘Don't U feat. Ursula Rucker’, due for release on the 29th June.The lead single will also feature on his upcoming second album, set for release later this summer and with more details coming soon, it will follow his critically acclaimed debut ‘Social Housing’ from summer 2016, and a string of releases on Will Saul’s AUS Music label.

Lead single ‘Don’t U’, an intuitive high-energy club track that wears its heart on its sleeve, features American spoken word artist and activist Ursula Rucker who captures a moment of divine elevation on the dance-floor. The EP also features three ‘Don’t U’ remixes from Hawkes, one Club Edit and one Dubbed Out Vocal Edit, as well as a propulsive, menacing B side titled ‘Don’t Do Acid.’

First emerging as Marquis Hawkes in 2012, after being sought out by the founders of Glasgow label Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, and having previously been heavily involved with the free festival soundsystem culture, the London born artist’s iconic sound has taken shape with the influence of house and techno from cities like Chicago, Detroit and New York alongside the UK’s underground dance scene.

Back with a bang, ‘Don’t U’’s effortless marriage of classic slamming house and grittily soulful optimism is sure to become an instant dance-floor epic, which will pave the way for Hawkes’ much anticipated second full length later this summer.


1. Don’t U ft. Ursula Rucker
2. Don’t U ft. Ursula Rucker (Hawkes Club Vocal)
3. Don’t U ft. Ursula Rucker (Hawkes Dubbed Out Vocal)
4. Don’t Do Acid



released June 29, 2018

Marquis Hawkes, Ursula Rucker


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Marquis Hawkes Berlin, Germany

Marquis Hawkes debuted in 2012, releasing a trio of EPs on Glasgow’s Dixon Avenue Basement Jams label. Drawing from classic Chicago house, with a no frills approach to production that made him the perfect fit for the label (whose motto is “real rockin’ raw shit from the street for the clubs”), the EPs made him an instant one-to-watch in house and techno. Now signed to Houndstooth look out 2016 ;) ... more


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