New Audio: Mark Wise Shares Another Techno Ripper

Prolific, New Jersey-based electronic music producer Mark Pompeo is best known by his stage name Mark Wise. And since the release of his solo debut, 2018’s Blizzard EP, Pompeo has released material that features a unique blend of minimal, progressive techno, house and even heavy metal, while receiving support from the likes of Marco CarolaRichie HawtinCristian VarelaSpartaqueLisa LashesPhaedonVikthorIllario Alicante, and DJ Dialog

Pompeo began the year with the release of the Rumble in the Jungle EP, which featured the crowd-pleasing, expansive banger, EP title track “Rumble in the Jungle,” and the Guilia and Paxtech remix of “Rumble in the Jungle,” which retained the original’s melodic breakdowEarlier this week, n and relentless tweeter and woofer rattling thump while placing it with a trippy, cosmic sheen.

Continuing his long-held reputation for being prolific, Pompeo recently released the two-track Heavy Metal EP. Earlier this week, I wrote about EP single “Heavy,” a “heavy metal techno” banger featuring scorching synth riffage, tweeter and woofer rattling beats, trippy cosmic squeals within crowd-pleasing, high energy techno.

“Metal,” the second track off the EP pushes the heavy metal techno concept even further. Featuring scorching synth riffage, skittering thump, “Metal” is a wild yet seamless synthesis of thrash metal, goth, industrial techno and acid house centered around a crowd-pleasing accessibility. Play loud, and jump into a mosh pit!

ck, “Metal,” really lets the rock n roll influence shine and brings a screaming faux guitar lead to the forefront with an arrangement that’s just like a rock band – only guitar, bass, and drums!! (The part around 3:08 is pretty epic!)