In September Düsseldorf-based house and techno DJ/producer Markus Suckut presented the world with his third full-length album, Heaven Is A State Of Mind, on UK-based Rekids. A mainstay on the label since 2015, Suckut, who also helms SCKT and Pattern Research, dedicated the diverse LP to his late mother.
After decimating the dance floor at Rekids’ soiree at Amsterdam Dance Event and before his gig on November 2-4 at Techno.Deluxe Warehouse Weekender 2018 in Vienna, we caught up with the prolific mixmaster and asked him to share five of his favorite tracks of the moment.
1. Andre Kronert – Trip (Original Mix)
Well, where should I start? Andre Kronert is not only an outstanding artist but he also became a really close friend of mine over the last couple of years. Every time we meet each other we try to spend a few days together to hang out and to have a good time.
I’ve chosen his track called “Trip,” which was originally released on Stockholm LTD in 2013. This track was an instant all-time favorite for me, and I am glad that Andre re-released this track on his own label a few weeks ago as a single-sided vinyl with a dope etching on the other side!
2. Susumu Yokota – Tanuki
“Tanuki” is from Susumu Yokota’s album, Acid Mt. Fuji, which was released originally in 1994 on Sublime Records. They’ve just released it on CD, and I am so glad that this album got released on vinyl finally this year by Midgar Recordings. They remastered the whole album and it’s worth to listen to the complete LP. It’s an outstanding trip!
3. Mathew Jonson – Decompression (MJ Ghost Force 12” Remix)
Mathew Jonson is one of the best live acts and musicians out there for me. I’ve seen him a couple of times and he always blew my mind — he simply knows his shit! I’ve chosen this version of “Decompression” because I was waiting for ages to get released. He always played it in his live sets, and I always get goosebumps when I listen to this. I’ve got a lot of favorite tracks from this guy in my bag so worth checking out his discography if you haven’t yet!
4. Levon Vincent – Woman Is An Angel
I’ve got nothing but respect for Levon Vincent! He always speaks his mind and does what he is into — not following any hype. It seems that he doesn’t give a fuck and that’s what a lot of other artists out there should do too! Beside that, he creates one dope record after the other.
5. Markus Suckut – We Will All Disappear One Day
Last but not least I had to chose this one. This track was the first track which I’ve written and produced after my mother passed away, and I think you are able to hear that I’ve let a lot of emotions out in the studio on this day. I was so happy when Radio Slave allowed me to do an extra 10″ for my album Heaven Is A State Of Mind on Rekids and that we’ve put it on there. For me this is the most important track on the album because it closed the circle of the album process just prefect.
Just a reminder to all of you out there: spend more time with people you love because they won’t be there forever. Nothing more to say!