Marlon Hoffstadt - Jungle Highway [Ransom Note Records]
Where to begin with Marlon Hoffstadt? Since debuting five years ago, the German DJ, producer, label owner and party host has enjoyed a degree of success and notoriety usually reserved for those far in excess of his tender years.
We're premiering Jungle Highway, a real builder of a tune, which finds Hoffstadt at his most reserved and mature. Over the course of its near-nine minutes, distant, glassy synths expand and contract over a rich ostinato of low end, painting pictures with rich reds and blues - a blood moon illuminating a deserted highway scoring a line through the desert - in the mind of the listener.