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Marcus Rubio blows up (and turns into smog)

A look back at the albums of SA's L.A.-bound music alchemist

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California, here he comes: SA composer Marcus Rubio

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2012 (Forthcoming) — Hello Dallas (no Rubio Rating)
This has been a very intensely involved record, and it should be rad in a lot of ways. I like that the songs have been coming out as long-form pieces, and that there’s a natural synthesis between the experimental electronic stuff I’ve been working on and straight pop music. Plus [the title track] is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever written.

BONUS MATERIAL:

On sticking with the SA music scene: There are times I regretted not getting out of SA, for not going to school in New York or L.A. But I’m glad I stuck around. I feel like I’ve been able to do a little of everything here, and I was lucky to meet a lot of like-minded people that pushed my composing and playing forward.

The SA collab he wishes he could have done: Ernest Gonzales. I’ve never had the chance to meet him, but I feel like we’ve got a lot of common ground sonically speaking.

On being confused with Florida senator Marco Rubio: I feel like Michael Bolton in Office Space. I mean, he’s the one who sucks.

On dreaming Lil Wayne: I once had a dream where I was producing a track for Lil Wayne, and I was using this weird 12-tone piccolo line in the beat. And I’m playing back the track for him, and he’s just yelling “MORE PICCOLO! MORE PICCOLO!” I’m really hoping this comes true one day.

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