Exclusive: Marcus Schossow launches underground imprint Code Black with a gritty new single ‘Alone Out There’
Marcus Schossow has made it his mission to leave an indistinguishable impression through all his work. A calculated force, Schossow will continue to probe into his brand of hazy tech house with the launch of Code Black, an imprint offshoot of Code Red dedicated to deeper cuts.
Schossow’s first debut on the imprint is a revival of his Englafjord alias.
“For way too long, I’ve been fighting to balance the dark and the light in my career,” Schossow told Dancing Astronaut. “Creating Code Black gives me the foundation to do whatever I want with the thirst for the darker sides of my sound.
“This has grown within me for years, not only the urge for total freedom, but also to be able to do two things at the same time without hurting the redline in between my releases.”
“Alone Out There” succinctly captures the idiosyncratic intent of the Code Black imprint in both an alluring bassline and eerily evocative vocals. “I don’t wanna be alone in the world out there,” a voice coos under a swelling bassline. “They say you don’t gotta go home, but you can’t stay here.”
As much as the vocals are fleeting, “Alone Out There” is an inexplicably blissful ballad on its face, and it’s one that represents an artist whose composure always weathers the market’s storm.