MEDIC8: “8-Bit Bouncer” b/w “Halow” BUY NOW
MEDIC7: New Blood EP : “Worst Case Scenario” BUY NOW
German-born Martin ‘Martsman’ Heinze is yet another fine addition to growing list of worldwide Med School graduates. Early musical exploits came through co-running net-label Plainaudio which aims to provide a platform for electronic music with a focus on leftfield and experimental d&b.
Martsman’s first vinyl excursion “Ago” arrived on an Offshore Recordings/Commercial Suicide split 12 inch in 2005, perforating just about any discerning eardrum with its off-centre and deviantly calibrated construction. “That track was my attempt to integrate my own vocabulary of sounds into drum & bass music” recalls Martin, “a framework in which I consider anything goes.” A philosophy echoed in his DJ sets and very much shared by Med School.
Several releases later including outings on Counter Intelligence and Alphacut Recordings, Martsman has honed his skills and demonstrates some damaging efficiency on Med School. Donning his white overalls, he has his scalpels sharpened and is ready to operate. The bludgeoning monster track “Worst Case Scenario” formed one quarter of the successful “New Blood” EP in 2008 and the debut Med School single “8-Bit Bouncer” followed not long after. But it was b-side “Halow” that stole the show, a massive favourite for Mary Anne Hobbs, Nerm, Hype and plenty more besides. Martsman’s continuing success confirms him as one of the scene’s true innovators, exemplified by yet more support from the likes of Fabio and his latest glitch-step offering, the “Trueschool Drumkit Wonder” EP, which is out now on Med School. Do not miss!