Marshall Watson US

I’m a composer and electronic music maker.  in 1998, using student loan money, I bought my first synthesizers/sampler and never looked back.  My fist rig consisted of an Ensonic ASR-X, a Korg Wavestation, a Roland JX-305 (the blue ‘groovebox’ with keys) and a cracked version of Cakewalk.   I remember a particular night in New Orleans after playing ‘live’ when I naively asked Pete Lazonby if I could ‘jam’ with him while he dj’d… lol, he politely said, ‘no.’ That was the beginning of my musical career.

In 2003, as the internet was being used more widely and bandwidths were increasing, I started posting music on MP3.com.  This was when I met Thorsten from Highpoint Lowlife, out of Sheffield.  HPLL released two albums and several singles of mine over the next few years, and eventually closed it’s doors in 2009.  Since then, I’ve had music released on Car Crash Set and Peloton Musique from Seattle, 442 out of Australia, Volkoren from the Netherlands, Celsius Recordings and Influenza Media from Belgium and the Netherlands,  and now the seminal Loöq Records in San Francisco.

My first EP, Do Want What You,  on Loöq records was released in June and charted #12 on Beatports top 100 (for a flash in the pan)