Hit the North…
Claro Intelecto – “Chadderton”. Released on the Modern Love label [Love057] Sept 2009.
Originally uploaded to You Tube on my previous channel on 20th Sept 2009.
(a.k.a Mark Stewart) hails from Manchester, N.W, U.K. Influenced by bands and solo artistes ranging from Depeche Mode and New Order thru’ to Harold Budd, Aphex Twin and Detroit Techno and Chicago House, Claro began making his own music.
In 2005 he signed with local label Modern Love, releasing stripped bare techno and warehouse killers. Claro is a force to be reckoned with in both his productions and live sets across the globe and is constantly shifting gears and paving the way forward for many other artistes alike.
is a record label based in Manchester, UK. We’ve released records by Claro Intelecto, Move D, Andy Stott, Demdike Stare, Deepchord Presents Echospace, Bitstream, Kaman Leung, Mariel Ito, Pendle Coven, MLZ, Troubleshooter, Ilektro and others
Modern Love is part of Boomkat.com, the online manifestation of Pelicanneck Records in Manchester, specialising in top quality recordings by top quality artistes (as above – and more)…nuff said!
Mark Stewart returns with his first new transmission this year, an incredible study in deep, woozy narcotic / New York House through to relentless dub delayed shuffles. ‘Chadderton’ on the A-side is an astonishing slice of deep, slow and sleazy midnight House, complete with squashed chords and a frayed spine that’s primed for peak-time narcosis. ‘Above’ opens the flip with relentless chords and a shuffling percussive line that never lets up, mixing the techno classicism of Rob Hood with Shed’s inimitably shuffled patterns under his EQ’d alias, but when the bassline appears its just Claro through and through – deep and deadly. The final coda on the EP is a two minute beatless shift with echoes of Eno and AFX shimmering at its core, delivering a rare glimpse into Stewart’s ambient operations and rounding off another indispensable EP beautifully mastered and cut by Dubplates & Mastering for added dancefloor pressure. Essential Purchase.