I was lucky enough to do a shoot with @nike @kickslounge about the Air Max 98 “La Mezcla” designed by @queenleo_ny, the shoe designers perspective, and how important diversity is in everything that we do today. @junelsantana and @brettwilliamvance joined me in the studio as I was working on some sounds. The special edition shoe dropped at the top of the week, check it out 🔥
04/05/19 #MarcusNow . . I don’t highlight it enough, but DJing is a large piece in the puzzle of what I do creatively. I had the awesome honor to DJ “MIX: Funk” at the Cleveland Museum of Art this month. It was really hard to fit everything into this video but it ended up being a wild night of sing alongs, soul train lines, new connections, and beyond. Bringing together close to 3,000 beautiful people of all creeds, colors, and backgrounds is what these parties do best. It was an incredible time to say the least. (Ended the night with “Victory Lap” RIP Nipsey Hussle 🏁 🙏🏾) Thank you to cle museum of art. Thank you to black music. See y’all next time! . . @dmcphcle @clevelandmuseumofart @c.weeden @shawnbrewsterphotography @bravosmoker @longdivisioncreative
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My baby - M.A.W Gibson SG Custom “Eigen” . . . For everyone asking, it’s design is the quantum physics equation for Wave Function Collapse. Stripped down to the basics, very academic. Beautiful tone on this one. Can’t wait to get back playing in a couple months ⚡️
You’re free to do anything, as long as you know where home is.
02/05/19 #MarcusNow . . Got it right this time. This week I was back in studio with an absolute monster drummer. The video doesn’t at all do him justice, but you’ll be seeing much more down the line. We were able to materialize my exact vision and then some, and do some clowning in the process. Great times today and great times ahead. ⚡️ . . @hr3drumz @shawnbrewsterphotography @akronrecordingcompany @bradpuette
Back to basics.
1/24/19 #MarcusNow . . After all my years of being an art enthusiast, and even studying art history in college, I realized i unfortunately had little to no real knowledge of African American Art. Basquiat was it. This may be a result of the omnipresence of the European perspective in American education, or just my own ignorance, but either way it led me to ask: How much of our history is buried? Jeff Donaldson’s exhibit sent me on a beautiful path of discovery and gave me an unexplainable feeling, leading me to other artists such as Jacob Lawrence, David Hammons, Gordon Parks, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems and others. Google these people and celebrate them just as we do Picasso, Van Gogh, Warhol, etc. Their contributions have become a huge source of inspiration for my current work. After the exhibit I had a session with another amazing musician to improvise over a track. Working hard. 👾 I can go on all day about this stuff, so If anyone wants to continue the conversation or suggest/send over any great artists please message me! . . @shawnbrewsterphotography @akronartmuseum @akronrecordingcompany @joeyskoch @jeffrdonaldson
1/17/19 #MarcusNow . . I celebrated my birthday this year (January 10!) around my family/loved ones and had a great time, thanks everyone 🖤 The next day I was back in studio to continue working on new music. After years of programming all my drums myself, I tracked with a live drummer for the first time ever and tried to communicate my rhythmic ideas as best I could. Shoutout to all my Capricorns and hard workers this month, stay warm. . . @_kyrajai_ @jimstewartrec @bradpuette @toobefresco
12/31/18 #MarcusNow . . As 2018 came to a close i played my last show of the year in an art museum (yay!) and reflected on all the love, good fortune, lows, and mind expansion 2018 that brought. I got to play a show and party in the same night, a true win win. After some initial stresses on sound and setup for the event, I still had a great night and spent my favorite holiday around beautiful people and lots of love. Happy New Year, here’s to 2019 🍾🍾 . . @_kyrajai_ @mocacleveland @toobefresco @cozycoles._23 @joseph_vincent_uccello_botta @wuanonkit
11/25/18 #MarcusNow . . Playing guitar for the first time in a rough 2 months due to tendinitis and getting back into the swing of things (pun intended). Starting it off nice and slow. Going through breakup feels and I’m reminded of just how therapeutic music can be in tough times. Also played our first show with the new live arrangement I’ve been working on at Public Square Winterfest in Cleveland. It feels good to remember exactly who you are again, and It couldn’t have come at a better time. . . . @blackstaramps @gibsonguitar @_kyrajai_ @indians @toobefresco @cozycoles._23 @jwbassman @wuanonkit
11/05/18 #MarcusNow . . It’s hard walking around with the same reoccurring idea for weeks, so it’s a blessing when I’m able to record these days. Our old studio has been shut down so I’m in a transitional period of finding a new space, and thanks to a friend we were able to get back in. I have more ideas than I can physically manifest at the moment, but I’ll keep working bit by bit. . . . @bradpuette @jimstewartrec @nathanpaulmusic @_kyrajai_ @superior_sound_studios
10/18/18 #MarcusNow . . First rehearsal at a friends space for a full band I’m putting together for upcoming dates. (Very exciting). As a result of a recent study of guitar and theory, I’ve developed Tendonitis from an intense practice schedule for the first time in my life and I’ve been unable to play the guitar for the last two months. (Not exciting.) . . . @toobefresco @jwbassman @braxtontmarbury @_kyrajai_ @wuanonkit