Marquis Hawkes Biography
Marquis Hawkes is not defined by the fact that he is infrequently interviewed and even more rarely photographed. This is not the result of a desire to engineer intrigue or mystique, but is the consequence of his desire to be judged as an artist solely by his musical output, rather than his words or pictures.
To date, that has comprised a string of house-oriented 12”s for labels such as Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, Clone and Crème Organization, taking in everything from soulful vocal cut-ups to jacking drum-machine jams.
His DJ sets have won over fans far and wide with their all-encompassing yet coherent nature, with his standout performances at The Zoo Project, Ibiza and Dimensions Festival in Pula Croatia be recent highlights.
Marquis Hawkes has now signed to the fabric affiliated imprint Houndstooth, his "Fifty Fathoms Deep" EP dropping late in September 2014, to widespread DJ and radio support. The release marks the start of a long term relationship with the London based label.