A brand new MARKX track "Thumka" (translated as fight) has been played for the first time on BBC Introducing North East.
The eastern inspired track was written in September 2016 at a songwriting retreat in Andalusia, Spain and is a co-write with the artist Sanila and another writer named Andy Mcneil.
Sanila said via her Facebook page:
"A big thank you to Nick Roberts for playing "THUMKA"on BBC Introducing NE. It was my privilege to co-write this song with my wonderful songwriter friends Andy McNeil & Ian Markx".
"This was something completely new to me and writing an Eastern inspired track was way out of my comfort zone! However Sanila's cultural influences and unique life story made for a very fun and enjoyable day of writing!"