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Get Started Remix EP
~ Mark de Clive-Lowe

  • Label: Tru Thoughts
  • Cat Number: TRUDD063


Arrow Icon Get Started feat Omar & Sheila EBuy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon Hooligan feat nia andrewsBuy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon Hooligans feat nia andrews (Nostalgia 77 Remix)Buy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon Get Started feat Omar & Sheila E (Full Crate Remix)Buy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon Get Started feat Omar & Sheila E (A Sides Remix)Buy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon Everything feat Ovasoul (D Felic Refix)Buy MP3 £0.50L 1


“Get Started Remix EP” is out on October 29th/30th on Tru Thoughts, highlighting the second single from Mark de Clive-Lowe’s noted ‘Renegades’ album. With worldwide acclaim and support over the last year from Gilles Peterson  (BBC 6Music) and Jason Bentley (KCRW) to name a few, MdCL’s electro-jazz influenced album is given a fresh spin with this EP featuring original cuts and a handful of eclectic remixes.

The lead track is standout album cut “Get Started” feat. Omar & Prince-alumnae Sheila E. With a relentlessly driving drum track, “Get Started” is a futuristic soul classic with a UK dancefloor twist. The track features a cast of musicians whom MdCL credits as his dream band - the signature smooth vocals of label mate Omar (MBE), the Queen of percussion Sheila E, Pino Palladino on bass, Lil John Roberts on drums, and Omar Philips on additional percussion. The polyrhythmic textures blend perfectly with Mark’s pristine production of sparkling synths overlaid with spacey FX.

The EP takes a melancholic turn with notable favorite, “Hooligan” featuring nia andrews (who also collaborates with Janelle Monae/Common). nia’s haunting vocals and twisted story weave expressively between Mark’s bouncing bass lines, minor chord changes, and floating flute melodies courtesy of Finn Peters. Tru Thoughts label mate, and leading light of UK jazz, Nostalgia 77 embraces the vibe with a remix treatment that includes an eerie Theremin and head nodding drums, accenting the emotive song with heavy reverbs and delays.

Amsterdam based producer and DJ Full Crate (22 Tracks) brings a fresh, energetic remix to “Get Started” with a screwed down vocal sample, hand claps, booming bass tones and a series rhythm that hits deep. Legend and pioneer A-Sides takes a different approach to the track with a straight up drum ‘n’ bass remix – here, Omar’s vocals sit atop fast break beats for the first time, which will definitely please drum ‘n’ bass aficionados. The EP concludes with a smoother, nu jazz style groove with D-Felics reworking “Everything” feat. Ova Soul.

Japanese-New Zealander Mark de Clive-Lowe is a complex producer, keyboardist, composer and DJ. He embraced the piano at age four; soon becoming an accomplished Jazz musician.  Before moving to Los Angeles, MdCL spent 10 years in London where he states he honed his producer skills whilst working alongside Bugz In The Attic and Jody Watley. Now residing in Los Angeles, MdCL continues to tour the World, where he “effortlessly spins samples, drum beats, piano and keys and a live band into a tight aural choreography” (LA Weekly); and his monthly residency, Church (LA/NYC) “has earned a reputation as one of the premiere jam nights in the city”, according to LA Times. Studio projects include the Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra Big Band Project; album production for Sy Smith and Sandra St Victor; and collaborating on Jody Watley’s new LP. He is also going back to his roots, playing jazz piano for the celebrated Dwight Trible (former singer with Pharoah Sanders).

“The man behind a million great tunes” – GILLES PETERSON (BBC R1/6MUSIC)

“A nice slice of modern soul” – LAUREN LAVERNE SHOW (BBC 6MUSIC)  

“Call it what you want, I’m sticking with the words awesome and genius”WAX MAGAZINE

"Music that connects with all corners of the world via great grooves & melodies” – DAM FUNK (STONES THROW)

“Really soulful vox - particularly like the remixes”EMILY DICKS (BBC RADIO 1)

“Thanks. Amazing. Big Respect to MdCL. Full support”JOSE PADILLA


“Mark de Clive-Lowe is a legend. Top release”JAMES HUXLEY (PULSE RADIO)

“Great sound, quality vocals and some class production.....cut above the rest.” – SOULM8ONLINE

“This is great!”DANNY KRIVIT   

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