Stealth archives: 2018

Stealth Saturdays: Marquis Hawkes , Stealth and The Rescue Rooms

  • Saturday 2nd June 2018
  • Supported by: Marquis Hawkes (Aus Music), D'lex and more TBA

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Saturday 2nd June, 2018


Born in London, Marquis Hawkes was bitten by the house bug after hearing the likes of D-Mob and Armando in 1988. His alternative outlook and passion for house and techno drew him towards free parties and festivals, and he cut his teeth DJing whilst living as a New Age traveller at illegal events in the mid-90s.

Sleeping on borrowed sofas and in blagged squats, he started producing in 1997, on borrowed equipment and blagged studio time, and against the backdrop of the Midlands’ underground house soundsystem scene. Originally releasing under his birth name, Mark Hawkins, he finally settled in Berlin for it's less pressurised existence, leaving his aspirations for his music career to one side.

When old friends at Dixon Avenue Basement Jams came knocking for demos a few years later, Mark adopted his new moniker - a slight twist on his given name - and concealed his face in press shots, in order that his latest music be judged free of expectation from and comparison to his previous output. Marquis Hawkes soon found himself in demand, with labels like Clone and Aus tapping him up for 12”s, before a relationship with Houndstooth blossomed, a series of EPs leading up to the release of his highly-acclaimed debut artist album ‘Social Housing’.

Marquis Hawkes - 'The Basement is Burning':

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