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#NowPlaying: ‘Yesterday’s Tomorrow’ by Markus Wormstorm

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The musical output of Markus Wormstorm (born Markus Smit) stretches far and wide. With classical training he arrived in Cape Town in 2001 at the age of 19 to begin his now legendary career within the city’s electronic music circuit. He’s since collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry and to date has released three full-length albums of his own. By day he runs Honeymoon Studios, a full service sound studio specialising in music composition for commercials, films and video games – last year he composed the soundtrack for Ian Gabriel’s film Four Corners. More recently Markus started a fun side project by the name of Akira, releasing the self-titled debut EP via Biblo (a record label and online music library he runs with his wife) in March. Taking all of this into account it’s only natural that his taste in music is considerably varied. Today we find out the extent of that in the #NowPlaying he compiled for us, Yesterday’s Tomorrow.


Markus is obsessed with music that hints at narratives and stories, and he’s particularly into Sci-Fi and slow building tension. This comes through in his playlist, of which he says, “I browsed through my iTunes playlist to put this together with my left hand. Although I loathe it, the word ‘eclectic’ comes to mind. The playlist is not attached to a particular musical style or mood and transverses various genres. There’s some Ethiopian jazz from the 70s and some cinematic scores from the 80s. I threw in a Pulitzer Prize winning composition and lastly, added a dash of modern electronica.”





  1. Mulatu Astatke – Fikratchin with Menelik Wossenatchew
  2. Gas – Pop – A2
  3. The Talking Heads – Moon Rocks
  4. Kettle & Secede – Ringvanes
  5. Monolake – Void
  6. B12 – Silicon Gardon
  7. Vangelis – Wait For Me
  8. Robert Lippok – WhiteSuperStructure
  9. Tipper – Life Raft for a Death Trip
  10. Tom Waits- Dead and Lovely
  11. Loscil – Sea Island Murders
  12. John Luther Adams – Become Ocean


Cover artwork: Bruce Pennington



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