Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Music Love: "Peacemakers" by Marcus Marr

You’re not going to see a lot of instrumental music during this series, because I’m more of a lyrics and voice person. Every now and then, however, I fall in love with an instrumental song, as I have fallen in love with “Peacemakers.”

There’s not much out there on the ‘net about British DJ Marcus Marr. He doesn’t have his own Wikipedia page, although he does have social media. If you want to find out (a little) more, you can click HERE. I first heard this song in December 2015. I can’t recall if I’ve mentioned before that I enjoy listening through end-of-the-year “best songs” lists. It’s where I find most of my new music, and it’s where I found “Peacemakers.” (If you’re looking for specifics, I believe it was on NPR’s Top 100 of 2015 playlist, which was nice because they featured many different genres and had them all in their entirety on a channel on their website but was largely a bust for me. I only downloaded 3 songs from it.)

The song drew me in with its great beat, and its deep, funk-style bass. I’m a sucker for some good, funky bass. This isn’t a song for dancing. Nor do I imagine using it for workout motivation. This is a grooving song, one that will make you feel cool while you’re walking down the street, or sitting in your car/on public transit, or even (in my case) while you’re writing.

So pull out something you’ve been working on, turn up your volume, and tell me, after, if you could resist bopping along to this groovy song.


Patricia said...

Man, this is incredibly groovy! I really like it.

I'd never thought of listening through top songs lists. You are so smart!

balyien said...

I had my music on shuffle the other day and this song popped up, and I was like, "Damn, this is one groovy song!"

I like to keep up-to-date on good music. :) I don't want to turn into one of those middle aged people who laments that they stopped making good music during my formative years.