Tom Franke & MEA - Now
13 / March / 2019
Dortmund label Kittball enlist German producers Tom Franke & MEA who drop their ‘Now’ EP with three house cuts featuring remixes from Aussie artist Mark James and MEA himself.
Hailing from Koblenz, Tom Franke aka DJ TOM has had global success as a producer, DJ and founder of radio shows on bigFM and Ibiza WhiteFM Radio. Franke’s performed in over thirty countries, spanning all continents, and has released over one hundred singles on various labels including House Nation, WePlay, and Tiger, as well as Audio Safari where he previously collaborated with fellow German producer MEA.
Mario “MEA” Gürtler is a credited audio engineer, sound designer and four-time label founder of imprints like Ponyfarm and Plaza Records. When not producing for labels such as Music & Melody and ZYX, he is spinning records at German clubs like Delta, Giga Parc and Aura. Melbourne promoter and producer Mark James aka Eternal’s varied career has seen him produce with Carl Cox, to organising Australian festivals like Circus Paradise and Gatecrasher.
‘Now’ kick-starts proceedings with a prominent horn riff and metallic moments riding over a thick shuffling beat and pulsing enveloped bass. Mark James’ edit provides murkier tones with stuttering synths and hip- hop vocal cuts, before MEA rearranges the riff’s elements expertly with additional drum rolls and claps.
Tom Franke & MEA ‘Now’ drops on Kittball on 8th March.
1. Now (Original Mix)
2. Now (Mark James Remix)
3. Now (MEA Remix)