Marshall Watson Do Want What You EP
San Francisco’s Marshall Watson has a new EP out now. It’s an EP of deep house sounds, focusing on the slightly laidback stuff that Marshall does best. There’s a thoughtfulness but perhaps also a little peace inside.
Do Want What You is gem of a tune with offbeat drums set against piano chords and found sound. There’s a driftingness to the piano that eventually resolves into a quite let-your-hands-sway-in-the-air tune. Issac remixes it into more straightforward dance floor tune but it’s none the worse for the reorientation. You can see it making it more attractive for DJs. Mark Slee’s remix keeps it clattery and more leftfield. The final tune, Timelight is the key track here for me. Nothing’s rushed. Every layer arrives in its own good time. The whole is a complex, relaxed, yet danceable tune. Perfect for summer.
Blurb: We’re calling this Deep House, but it’s also woven through with tasteful elements of Techno and Progressive House (no, not that new garbage, but the Real Progressive House that’s made from layer after delightful layer of take-me-on-a-journey sound). “Do Want What You” is a groove story well told, with several builds and some well-timed melodic surprises. Issac, who is perpetually on top of his game, has added a thickly layered and relentless dimension that would fit right into a peak time John Digweed set, and Mark Slee’s Low Slung Mix emphasizes both the funk and the chug. “Time Light” shines as well, with deepness and sparkling melodies that are almost visual in nature. Marshall Watson (aka Shane) is a San Francisco Bay Area composer and electronic music maker who first came to the fore in 2003 via several singles and albums release on Sheffield’s Highpoint LowLife records. Since then his music has been released on a diverse group of electronica imprints including Car Crash Set, 442, Volkoren, Celsius, and most recently on Looq Records. As a composer, Marshall Watson is master of his craft. He currently holds a position as the Music Director at Sirius Sound, where he has written tracks for Yahoo!, Google, Flickr, Aruba Networks, Symantec, Cisco and many others. Despite the high credentials, his heart is still on the underground dance floor. You can find him DJing occasionally at infamous Qool Happy Hour, as well as monthly at Eclipse Salon, both in San Francisco.Blurb: