Lil' Mark - 'Vernon Park' EP [Apollo Music Group]


Lil' Mark - 'Vernon Park' EP [Apollo Music Group]

Apollo Music Group keep the dance-floor burning with a new release from label boss Lil' Mark offering up the four track 'Vernon Park' full of twist acid house which also features a remix from The Outfit which is a secretive alias for an established Chicago based producer with close ties to the imprint.

“Breaking Up” is centred around the melodic synth playing arpeggiated chords, which as the track develops boils into short spells of bubbling acid. The hypnotic groove is pushed forward by stripped back percussion that’s lead by prominent open hi-hats, and overall the track has an uplifting vibe full of warmth.

Second is “Exploration” which fuses building synth stabs with delicate textures to create something of a dream-woven sand-scape. Spacious and gentle the track for some may not be an obvious club tool, but for others it may be considered the perfect set builder, with its blissed out textures and simple groove making it an ideal transition track.

The third track “Vernon Park” follows the melodic theme that runs through the release, but replaces delicate synths with the squelch of a morphing acid line. Fluttering hats and the crunch of a clap fill the mix, while the acid takes us on a psychedelic trip full of colour and mystery.

Finishing the release is The Outfit remix of “Vernon Park” that keeps the original’s vibe, but has more prominent percussion to create a dance-floor focused jacking groove. Although similar to the original version, it adds a nice alternative for those looking for something a little tougher.


01. Breaking Up
02. Exploration
03. Vernon Park
04. Vernon Park (The Outfit Remix)

Release Date: 25th November 2016.