Marcus Marr: The Ransom Note Mix
Marcus Marr remains a pivotal figure in the wider realm of dance music having become a firmly established figure associated with the likes of DFA and beyond. His sound sees him blend intriguing elements of post punk, indie and rock alongside house, techno and electronic influences. He has worked prominently as a disc jockey for many years and has travelled the world as a result having made regular appearances at the likes of Panorama Bar, Razzmatazz and Good Room in New York. He has also collaborated with the likes of Chet Faker and has established a succesful presence within both the underground and current dance industry.
He has just collaborated with a number of disc jockeys on a new remix EP of his work "Familiar Five" with the likes of Prosumer, Justin Van Der Volgen, Gerd Janson and Ara Koufax all featuring.
Listen and read the interview below:
Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you?
Marcus Marr, I am in brixton, a dj and musician.
What does your music sound like? Can you draw what you think it sounds like for us (an image from the old internet is acceptable)?
It sounds like Sergei Skripal's shell suit top
Where was the mix recorded?
At home in brixton
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
A carefully cleaned hot tub
What should we be wearing?
A pair of scalloped shorts
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
Location: The Mariana Trench
System : through Ridley Scott's old Tannoys
Format : a combination of the wheels of steel and the wheels of plastic
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
Laurence Le Doux – Envelope or Bella Boo – Is It Rude To Wear My Shades
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
Kylie Jenner. Las Vegas. 2016.
Also, and its not a dj mix but an album mix.. its Raw Power by the Stooges (which proves mixing isn't as important as content).
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
Who : Maybe Ron Hardy at the music box. Would like have been there the night he played Acid Trax for the first time
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
First set up was a cassette player. I used to do pause button edits. Then I got a vestax mixer and one technics 1210. Now its the usual technics and pioneer combo.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
The track you end on
What were the first and last records you bought?
First was Ronald Binge – Elizabethan Serenade. Last was Cobra Edits #3
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
Ritter Sport (Rum and Raisin). Had it for the first tine last night and my life is new. Also respect for putting the word 'sport' on a chocolate wrapper.
If it was an animal what would it be?
A dumbo octopus
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
Napalm Death – You Suffer
Upcoming in the world of…
An Ep of remixes of my Familiar Five EP is coming out now. I am currently working on more original music for later in the year.
Anything else we need to discuss?
We need to discuss the fungi of Northern Europe.
Buy the new remix EP HERE.