About time Markus has taken the opportunity to drop a taste of his follow-up to the (per Dancing Astronaut), “brooding steamroller” that was ‘Mota-Mota’. A recording whose meticulous development has taken many a month, it’s his club adaptation of Kate Bush’s timeless ‘Running Up That Hill’.
From its outset, ‘Running’ echoes the pulsing feel of the original, never losing a drop of its famously bittersweet rapture. Markus develops its hypnotic theme, slowly raising its synths from deep within in the drop and finally lifting them to meet its almost impossibly beautiful crescendo.
Markus’ search to find exactly the right voice to do justice to his cover was nothing short of exhaustive. After many a month (and demo), that hunt ended at the door of singer Bev Wild. A relative electronic music newcomer, it proved to be the crucial tipping point in the realization his interpretation. Bev brings the track a vocal conviction way beyond her years, sublimating Kate’s inflections brilliantly and conveying every brutally truthful, painfully sensual ounce of ‘Running’s song.