VA - Various Characters - Character 004



1 Ripperton - I’m Gonna Make U Love Me
2 Carlos Nilmmns, Niko Marks feat. Keter Darker - The Night Not To End (Nilmmns Message Mix)
3 Carlos Nilmmns, Niko Mark - Dark Ages (Original Mix) 


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Big shouts to BBC Radio 6, Pepe Bradock, Fabrice Lig, youANDme, Ital & Biri, Santiago Salazar, Laurent Garnier, DOP, Soulphiction, Groove Armada, Gerd, Domenic, Mano le tough, Joris Voorn, Kolsch, Chymera, David Squillace, John Digweed, Rainer Trueby, Teifschartz, Ame, David Moreno, George Fitzgerald, Huxley, Terry Farley, Tensnake, Luke Solomon for the early feedback!!!

After three stunning, f
loor-fired EPs from the label boss himself, Deetron takes his burgeoning Character imprint to a whole new level of depth and diversity with old friends and new.

Ripperton takes the lead. Last spotted on Character on its inaugural outing alongside label bossman Deetron as Roots Panorama, he lays down an agelessly silky, star-lit groove that’s progressive in its direction but soulful in its message thanks to some fine-tuned falsetto sprinkles. Complete with an equally luxurious instrumental, it’s another example of Ripperton’s own-league precision.

Dig deeper for three jazz-tinted adventures from longstanding musician, serial collaborator and serious soloist Carlos Nilmmns.

Collaboratively penned with his brother Niko Marks, ‘Dark Ages’ is a 3am whirlwind of blue lights and smoke machines. Perfectly positioned to be played in 1995, 2005 or 2015, it celebrates the most enduring elements of pure house music with deep, Detroit-focussed charm.

'A Beautiful Afternoon’ follows, and reminds us of Carlos’s 15 years pro musicianship stripes: Dusty, dreamy waves of pianos ebb and flow over a slim-line slinky percussive spine, rippling and reeling as woozy trumpets breeze in and out of the mix.

Finally Carlos rekindles his creative partnership with iconic 21st century poet and vocalist Keter Darker. Taking off where 'Universal Beauty’ left us on Circus Company earlier this year, Carlos lays down a relentless jazz-licked jack while Keter’s stern spoken word joins the dots, reminding us that the past is not so distant anymore… And the future needs to change.

Five tracks, a school of creative faces and lessons to be learnt; this EP documents a pivotal moment for Character. Essential listening.

Niko Marks - No Alpha - U2X Productions. After a long period aboard Shuttle U2X, certain tones and frequencies have finally been set free. Free to dwell amongst every living being in, on and above the Earth. With poetic vibes which feature Keter Darker, jazzy chordal progressions, eclectic and traditional piano renderings that glide smoothly atop orchestral arrangements bring a fresh spark of energy to the overall sound. This electric vibration can only be measured by possessing…“Soul Meter” by Niko Marks

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Niko Marks & Carlos Nilmmns debut live @ Carl Craigs Detroit Love in Paris

With many collaboratif albums, singles and remixes Niko Marks and Carlos Nilmmns will finally play live together thanks to Carl Craig and Planet-e. Niko Marks and Carlos Nilmmns blend elements of cinema, jazz and soul to their solid Detroit house sound and have a project forthcoming on Planet-e

Disgrace - verb - bring shame or discredit on (someone or something).

This idea went through several iterations, but we finally landed on this one. In the end, I think the word is difficult to illustrate with one image because it can have multiple meanings depending on its context. 

We thought that graffiti was a form of disgrace that many people were familiar with, and tried the idea on other surfaces, such as a brick wall. However, we found that if the object being defaced was of a higher value, the icon gains more impact.

- Niko Marks & Pedro Machaqueiro

My first project for planet-e Detroit is a collaboration track titled “Day Of Knowing”  for Niko Marks new album. The remix is by our brother from L.A Santiago Salazar. Santiago sent me this remix totally out of the blue in the form of a video posted privately on Facebook. Niko and I are happy that we found the remix a good home. Thank you Carl Craig.

Davina Bussey , Niko Marks, Carlos Nilmmns, Andrés

I would like to thank Davina, Niko work making this record happen its been a challenge!  and also to YouANDme, Andrés, Carl Craig and Pepe Bradock for believing in these tracks.

the support for this record has been incredible. 

Thank you to

NewworldAquarium, Paul Woolford, Laurent Garnier, Anthony Collins, Pepe Bradock, Tensnake, Dubfire, John Tejada, Rolando, Osunlade, Ron Trent, Paul Johnson, Jackmaster, David Aju, Gus Gus, Jimpster, Kaspar, Jan and many more.

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Niko Marks, Carlos Nilmmns (feat. Sadiqua) - Hold On By Day(feat. Sadiqua) - U2X Productions. U2X Productions presents, Carlos Nilmmns and Niko Marks with a follow up to their previous release entitled Lounge Chair! “C'est Bon” is loaded with ear candy and hosts a multitude of jazzy riffs, lush soundscapes and funky beats. Orchestral vibes move throughout each track which paint scenes of beauty for the listener making C'est Bon a definite item for your music library!!!