Burner Records co-founder and producer of everything atmospheric Marcus Woods has a catalog bigger than those a number of years his elder. With some of his earlier works having disappeared into the depths of the internet, it’s left people eagerly waiting his next release.
Recent cuts have created astral sonic landscapes that borrow trap drums to form his signature sound. However he’s demonstrated the range of his musical repertoire with his collaborative EP ‘Global Warming’ with Rebel Phoenix. Featuring straight up banging instrumentals, the production on the project was a welcomed switch up from his more ethereal solo music.
Whilst we’re left waiting for some more other-worldly goodness we caught up with Marcus to shoot him some questions.
You are fighting in the octagon, what song do you walk out to ?
D Double E – Street Fighter Riddim.
What fact about you would surprise people?
That my real name isn’t actually Marcus Woods and that the name has no meaning or background at all, I just came up with it on the spot when I was 16
What does retirement look like for you in the future?
I couldn’t see myself retiring or even imagine it, I love what I do so much, I wouldn’t be as happy as I am right now if I wasn’t in someway involved.
What is your morning ritual?
Waking up late, being in a rush, just about getting ready, running to the bus stop, missing it.
What movie / video game has the best soundtrack?
Silent Hill 2.
Finish this sentence: You should never __________
NOT BACK YOUR LAPTOP UP OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL OF YOUR PROJECT FILES BECAUSE A CAN ON MONSTER SPILLED ON IT.
What is essential to have with you in the studio?
Nobody else there or around me, I much prefer working solo so I’m not intimidated or distracted by others.
What is the last thing you watched on netflix/youtube/tv?
Revenge Of The Sith, I’m currently back in Star Wars fanboy mode for The Rise Of Skywalker.
What are you addicted to ?
I’m not incriminating myself, nice try Dylan.
You have your own talk show, who is your first guest?
Pharrell for sure, being on stage with him at EP last year was nuts, I’d love to chat to him properly.
You are headlining Glastonbury, what are your most outrageous rider requests?
A Bobby Shmurda hologram, poppers, PS2 with Battlefront 2 and Lego Star Wars, a large Big Mac student meal with a Coke.
The first album you bought?
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, m.A.A.d City
You can choose one artist to head up the government and subsequently save the country, who is it?
A Mango-FYNCH coalition, without a doubt.
You can rock the stage with any act past or present, who are you choosing?
Blank Banshee, once I’ve got my live set up and running next year I’d love to gig with him again, plus he’s one of my biggest inspirations and one of the nicest people I’ve ever met.
What is your pet hate?
The unnecessary abuse I receive in the Burner group chat.
Photography: Finn Harney