EPISODE 23: Dave Marsalek

Dave Marsalek

Erik chats with Dave Marsalek of SPIZM about their latest full-length release “B4UDie”, how he has been coping with the effects of the pandemic, his background, and also the upcoming plans for SPIZM.

Dave Marsalek has been a part of the Chicago music scene for two decades. Originally from Baltimore, Dave moved here to immerse himself into Chicago’s free jazz, post rock and experimental music scenes. Dave formed the drum and bass duo SPIZM in 2003 with upright bassist Pablo Pascoll hand has toured nationally. He also hosted regular live drum n bass/IDM, Jazztronica, and Junglebop sessions at The Muse Cafe in the late 2000s and founded his IZM Records imprint as a way to catalog the recorded output of a myriad of projects that intersect at jazz, rock, electronic experimental music.

Featured Tracks:
Flight of Light
Twin Speaks

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Dave curated an amazing playlist of favorite artists and a sampling of his various projects over the years