Meet Marcus, a Spotify playlist curator from Oslo, Norway.
“I know nowadays it is easy for almost everybody to make music at home. I wish people still come together to make music, not only but also with real instruments. it just sounds better and has more life.”
Describe your playlist. Perfect setting(s) for vibing out to it include:
This playlist contains mostly a relaxed, jazzy vibe, for me that was how the 90s started, a little more relaxed but very groovy. This playlist contains everything von the beginning until now. I, as you can hear, like mostly artists who know how to make a song, that means it has a beginning, a middle part, a break or two and an end. Today it is not very often the case, I get a lot of submissions, they go like this, fade-in, a beat which goes until the end, somebody is rapping, fade out. For me, that's not Hip-hop. I am old school in terms of quality (and in other terms as well, I suppose)
What kind of music/artists did you grow up listening to?
My mother worked a big part of her life for Polydor, Deutsche Grammophon. We always had a lot of records at home. So, I guess in a way I was influenced by that. From my childhood, I remember this song Popcorn by Hot Butter and Kraftwerks Autobahn(of course, I am a German), even remember when(i was six) and where( Düsseldorf, on the Oberkassel bridge in a car) I heard it the first time. Later I was more into new wave, never much rock until I was older, but I liked Queen. Always was into electronics. I did not really listen to music before I was 14. I liked Beethoven, Hendrix, B52s Depeche Mode.
Who's your favorite new artist(s) that you'd encourage other people to check out?
New artists, it's not easy, I am always searching for somebody with a unique style. Here are some I like: Bohren & Der Club of Gore, Moondog, Burnt Friedman, Mulatu, Astake, Ennio Morricone, Alice Coltrane