Marcus Marr just announced hisFamiliar Five: Remixed EP, due May 18 via DFA Records. The remixed tracks first appeared on the UK producer’s Familiar Five EP, released earlier this year (stream it HERE). The new EP will feature remixes fromJustin Van Der Volgen, Prosumer, Gerd Janson and Ara Koufax.Today, Ransom Note premiered “Rocketship (Prosumer’s Retransmission)” and you can hear Janson’s previously released remix HERE. In addition to a digital release, the EP will be available via limited edition 12” vinyl. Preorder the EP HERE.
“It was fun to ask some of my favourite producers to remix these tracks,” notes Marr. “I love Gerd’s remixes and play them loads. Prosumer is a great producer and I’ve been a fan of his for ages. Justin Van Der Volgen I also love – his originals and his remixes are always interesting. And Ara Koufax I’ve been a fan of since their tune ‘Brenda.’”
Marr is no stranger to collaboration, working with Australian musician Chet Faker on 2015’s Work EP. Work yielded two hit singles, “Birthday Card” (Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 first play, #1 Hype Machine) and “The Trouble with Us” (#1 Hype Machine). The Familiar Five EP, however, shows him in his individual element, an artist and performer who understands just how to make superb music for both man and machine.
A regular at Berlin’s famed nightclub Berghain/Panorama Bar since 2014, Marcus Marr recently performed a string of single launch dates in North America with The Juan Maclean. He has previously toured with the likes ofHot Chip, Floating Points, Jacques Greene and Optimo, and has performed at the highly regarded MoMa PS1 Warm Up series, Day For Night Festivaland Art Basel Miami. Marcus has also contributed mixes to Beats in Spaceand Boiler Room.