Ahead of his appearance at this weekend’s Buzzin’ Fly we have a rather fine podcast for you from Marcus Worgull.
The best phrase to describe Marcus Worgull’s approach to DJing is “venue appropriate.” Over the years he has developed a keen sense for picking the right record at exactly the right time. Whether he’s playing outdoors in the middle of the day, or a peak-time set in the dead of night, his ability to read the crowd is unquestionable.
It stems partly from his diverse musical upbringing. “I started playing piano when I was six, played the drums for eight years, also in a school band, sung in a choir, went to parties since I was fourteen.” But it’s more down to the fact that he’s been around records for the better part of his life, finding a little record store in his hometown of Wuppertal that stocked the best in rare soul, jazz, hip-hop and house called Groove Attack.
Nowadays, Worgull owns that store, now based in Cologne. And, although the constraints put on him by his touring commitments only have him in the shop once or twice a week, he still remains diligent on sorting through everything—new and old. He works in classics “all the time, especially at the moment with the old stuff from 10-15 years ago.”
Some of those newer tracks, of course, are his own productions. But not many. A notorious perfectionist, Worgull has only released three EPs over the course of the past eight years. Nonetheless, his attention to detail has been worth it: “Dragon Loop,” for instance, sounds as fresh today as when it was released four years ago—a rarity in the world of here-one-minute, long-gone-the-next electronic dance music.
Unknown – Erown Byes (Mau’s Discofied Tribute) – Rimini
I:Cube – Grandes Orgues – Versatile
Space Ranger – Plastic Romance (MCDE Rmx / Marcus Worgull Edit) – ?
Studnitzky – Hauke (Atjazz Rmx) – Best Works
Unknown – Subway To Cologne – Story
Festland – Irre Gleise (Marcus Worgulls Rauchzeichen Dub) – Mild Pitch
Night Plane – Str8 2 Ur Heart – White
Unknown – Indica – Aldebaran
Gotan Project – Hombre El Hombre (Âme Rmx) – Philomena
Marcus Worgull – Untitled – Innervisions
Barndt – Collection – Cologne Tape
Saturday 05 March 2011
Main Room: Ben Watt, Tevo Howard (live & DJ), Marcus Worgull, Chris Woodward
Room Two: Disco Bloodbath present – Prins Thomas (Full Pupp), Disco Bloodbath
Times: 10pm / 6am
Nearest Tube: London Bridge
Ticket Price: £8 Early Bird / £10 Advance Tickets
Door Price: £13 / £10 Students
£10 tickets still available on Cable London