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Marcellus (UK) makes his Hottrax debut with his ‘Reeces Pieces’ EP


Marcellus (UK) makes his Hottrax debut this May with ‘Reeces Pieces’.

London-born DJ & producer Marcellus has had a bountiful 12 months, dropping flavours across Elrow, Relief and Deeperfect and grabbing the attention of Dennis Cruz, Michael Bibi and Jamie Jones. Now, the UK talents’ beats land on Jones’ Hottrax for the first time in the shape of his weighty four-track EP ‘Reeces Pieces’.

“This EP was made by experimenting with different sounds in lockdown that I haven’t used before, real funk elements in Reputation, & also Reeces & 2003 inspired by Drum & Bass!” – Marcellus

Ghostly pads float over snaking percussion in the fibrous lead track ‘Reeces Pieces’ as male and female vocals battle it out over a brooding bassline before ‘Reputation’ brings the funk with slappy strings, jazzy motifs and deep tones. Next, ‘Wild’ takes no prisoners with pounding low-ends and sassy, loopy lyrics alongside twisted samples, ahead of the swung closing track ‘2003’ harnessing convulsing synths and crescendoing drumrolls as a fitting finale for this dynamic EP.

Marcellus ‘Reeces Pieces’ drops via Hottrax on 16th May 2022 & we premiere ‘Wild’ on Data Transmission today, check it out here and grab the EP on Beatport.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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