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Marshall Watson is at it again with an exquisite and intricately layered new single, The Motivator. Like a sonic version of an Escher painting, the track seems to build and build ever upwards yet remains grounded in a consistent space. Rolling baselines and wicked drum fills keep the track chugging forward though cloud-like atmospherics. Classics from Underworld and Spooky are reference points as Marshall explains, "I carry over the feelings I used to get from 90s progressive (the Underworld remix of Drum Club's Sound System and Spooky's Little Bullet come to mind)… I'd like to invoke that feeling of being on a little journey."

Marshall (Shane) Watson is an accomplished electronic music producer and remixer. During the 90s, while living in New Orleans, he discovered electronic music through acts like Orbital, Rabbit in the Moon and DJs Sasha, John Digweed and Chris Fortier. During this time in New Orleans he befriended progressive house icon, Pete Lazonby and through a series of existential music conversations between the two, (and a short stint promoting a DJ night with Pete by the Mississippi River) Marshall began his production career.

In 1999 he moved to Seattle and was heavily inspired by 2000 era Morr Music artists like Herrmann & Kleine, Lali Puna and Ulrich Schnauss, and some serious rainfall. In 2004 he released his first album The Time Was Later Than He Expected, on the Sheffield label, Highpoint Lowlife. He continued to release music with Highpoint Lowlife, including one more album and several singles on various compilations before relocating again to San Francisco in 2009. Connecting with Loöq Records in 2013 at the long standing Qoöl Happy Hour, he signed his EP Do Want What You, which was supported by the likes of Sasha, Chris Fortier and Hernan Cattaneo. Since then, Marshall has remixed some of Loöq Records' finest artists, including Jondi & Spesh, Mark Slee and MOMU.

In 2016 he released the Sitting Near Dreaming EP an ambient work on the Barcelona Label, Seven Villas Voyage, sister label to Seven Villas. HIs third album, I'd Rather Be In Space, was released on Loöq Records in early 2017, Marshall lives in San Francisco with his wife and two cats. He is the owner and Music Director of Marshall Watson Music, and a composer for Swell Music and Sound.


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