Event: MARCUS MARR (DFA Records)
This weekend, South Africa will be treated to a special event headlined by London-based Marcus Marr, who became widely recognised by his international hit, “The Music”, which charted at number 3 in Spin Magazine’s “The 40 best dance tracks of 2013 so far”.
I got the chance to ask him a few questions and in the interview he shared his current musical inspirations. “I’d say I still take most inspiration from my old musical heroes, like Curtis Mayfield, Prince, and David Bowie. But in terms of current artists I like Todd Terje, Dan Avery and even rock acts like Tame Impala!”
When asked about what we could expect from his shows he had to say that, “I have a lot of unreleased new music that I’m road-testing at the moment. Plus you’ll hear all the most interesting music I’ve heard lately – anything from disco, house, techno, bass. A couple of old favourites usually sneak their way in too. I am fairly low-key when I play – don’t expect lots of Jesus-Christ poses!”
Marcus will be performing on 31 January at JHB’s Kitchener’s and will be supported by Sassquatch, Data Takashi, Andrew the DJ and Casioheart, with Visuals by Sassquatch. And on 1 February he’ll be performing in CT at Assembly and will be supported by Bruno Morphet (Peroxide set), Gateway Drugs, Tommy Gun, Data Takashi, with Visuals again by Sassquatch.
For more details on the JHB event, go here.
For more details on the CT event, go here.
Check out the promo video for his SA tour, as well as a few of his best tracks below.