Marcus Marr "Familiar Five (DFA)"
On the Familiar Five EP (DFA) we find London-based producer Marcus Marr turning out his darkest, disco-iest, funkiest batch of tunes to date. Starting with the first single from the EP “Familiar Five,” we find Marcus indulging in his playful, self-described “outsider status.” Said outsider status isn’t surprising seeing as how he says he was “reading Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Kafka’s Metamorphosis” while working on these tunes. I’m not sure if it’s Marcus’ Jekyll or Hyde side that’s playing with funky disco house beats, soulful synth turns, and shimmering production here, but it’s definitely the side we like! Check out the sophisticated bounce of “High Times.”