Released 27th May 2016
Trevino is Marcus Intalex. He is widely known for making underground drum and bass. In 2011 he started the Trevino alias to feed his desire to get back to his roots and rekindle his 4 to the floor spirit. He was originally a house and techno dj learning his trade in the late eighties/early nineties. He was a regular hacienda punter, a huge fan of the belleville 3 and a keen late night reveller travelling throughout the UK to clubs and raves way before drum and bass even thought of. He worked his way up in the 90’s via working in records shops, djing in clubs and radio, promoting events and producing some significant dnb 12’s. From the end of the 90’s marcus has been in high demand flying around the world peddling his love for deep drum and bass. He still does this but he now also splits his dj calendar with his other alias Trevino and his love for all things 4/4. Well most things, certainly not gabba or hard house or gospel house or scouse house or anything too happy or too cheesy or too slow or too fast or too hard or too soft….sorry i digress..
Marcus’s other major passion is golf. He plays regulary, or he did before he moved to Germany, now he doesn’t play at all but that’s another story. The alias Trevino is named after Lee Trevino, his favourite golfer when he was growing up. Birdie, well you can guess the obvious golf reference there. There are also track titles of some his previous release that bare the names from the golfing glossary. For him it's just a bit of self indulgence. He doesn’t take himself at all seriously and certainly ain't lead by image, fashion or changes in demand and music styles. He likes it pure.
So this all leads us to his current project. Entitled “Front”, this double ep/ album project has obvious golf connotations. The project will come in two parts with “Back” to follow sometime within the next 12 months. Both will contain 9 tracks in the same way a golf course has 18 holes split into two halves Front & Back.
Marcus is keen to point out that the music has nothing to do with golf whatsoever, its just an idea he thought was a good challenge and keeps the golf thing rolling.
So here they are, 9 tracks, aimed squarely at the floor. Nothing too arsey or technical or intellectual, just 8 solid dancefloor cuts plus one short beatless thing to help make them all fit onto the vinyl..
a1. Trevino - Black Cat
a2. Trevino - The Hop
b1. Trevino - Defektor Dub
b2. Trevino - La View
b3. Trevino - Solitude
c1. Trevino - Hum Drum
c2. Trevino - Moving Target
d1. Trevino - Elements
d2. Trevino - Bergmann
Released 11th September 2015
Part 04 of the birdie project welcomes a collaboration of new artists to the stable.
Nick Sinna is an old Mancunian friend of Trevino that over the past few months has totally found his feet in the world of production. Armed with a killer analogue studio Nicks “ Sidewinder” is a rough and ready techno workout and provides a strong lead to the ep.
Sideways is a project between Trevino and Old dnb compatriot DJ Lee. Here they cook up an offbeat low end rattler with some rather nifty percussion and synth work.
Mosca’s 'verb laden transformation of Trevino's Playtime has some great low end vibrations and sounds killer on a big system.
Finally, Adam Pek and Cory James, two new artist hailing out of New York add a touch of class to the EP with a mighty fine piece of break beat electronica.
a1. Nick Sinna - Sidewinder
a2. Sideways - Reverse Momentum
b1. Trevino - Playtime (Mosca's One in the Chamber Version)
b2. Adam Pék and Cory James - Dark Reaction
Released 20th July 2015
Dnb associate, good friend, headonist, and Culinary expert George Levings is the second member of dnb super group Commix to wander astray from the confines of 170 bpm.
As Endian he has forged himself a very credible reputation as an adept creator of underground dance music. These four offerings will further advance his credentials.
With its sonic roots nicely split between Chicago, Detroit, London and Manchester this ep has a nice balance between old and new.
a1. Endian - People
a2. Endian & Trevino - Exotica
b1. Endian - Juno Arps
b2. 122 Groover