The Detroit veteran's Day Of Knowing LP is due in February.
Marks, a keyboardist, singer and producer from Detroit, got his start as a studio musician, and played alongside Mike Banks, Scott Weatherspoon and Raphael Merriweathers in the group Members Of The House. Over the years he's also worked with Eddie Fowlkes and Carlos Nilmmns—the latter appears on Days Of Knowing's title track, originally issued as a single on Planet E last year.
The album is Marks' 44th, following releases on the likes of Delsin, EMI, Submerge and U2X Productions (home to most of his output). He says Day Of Knowing "contains compositions that capture various genres of music that have influenced my recordings... [such as] house, techno, classical, jazz and soul."
Planet E has also announced a partnership with !K7. Along with Days Of Knowing, an album from Terrence Parker and a reissue campaign delving into Planet E's back catalogue are in the works. Label founder Carl Craig says, "It's my honor to work again with !K7. We have worked together since both Planet E Communications and !K7 were young startups."
Listen to Nico Marks' "Many Other Places."
01. Crank Shaft
02. Niko Marks, Carlos Nilmmns - Day Of Knowing (Santiago Salazar Remix)
03. Niko Marks, Carlos Nilmmns - Day Of Knowing
04. Niko Marks, Carlos Nilmmns - Elle Est Une Danseuse A Minuit
05. Niko Marks, Carlos Nilmmns - Many Other Places
06. Niko Marks, Carlos Nilmmns - Saint Antonio
07. Soul Meter
08. This One (Keep Coming mix)
09. Niko Marks, Carlos Nilmmns - Thrill Of The Chase
Planet E will release Day Of Knowing on February 10th, 2017.