Marcus Marr has been releasing acclaimed records via DFA Records over the last few years, including “Brown Sauce,” named in Pitchfork’s Tracks earlier this year, and “The Music,” named one of the “Best Dance Tracks of 2013” by SPIN. A regular at Berlin’s famed nightclub Berghain/Panorama Bar, the lifelong music obsessive’s first encounters with dance music were acid house records which augmented his vinyl collection of rock and soul, and attending all night parties under Brixton’s St Matthews Church. Traveling to the south of England to watch DJ Harvey play a lengthy set, he saw the kind of power a DJ can wield over a willing crowd.
In 2015, Marcus recorded a collaborative 4-track EP with Chet Faker. Titled ‘Work’, the EP was released on 4 December via Chet Faker’s own label, Detail Records. The EP features’Birthday Card’ (Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 first play, #1 Hype Machine). ‘Learning For Your Love’ (Beats1 first play), ‘The Trouble With Us (#1 Hype Machine) and ‘Killing Jar’.