Marques Toliver – Studying for My PhD (Mixtape) | Stream + Free Download

American born/UK residing Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Marques Toliver had a incredible year performing across the world and being the only unsigned act to perform on the Jools Holland show. After signing a deal with Universal publishing last summer, the artist has released his first mixtape entitled Studying for My PhD.

The classically trained violinist who combines contemporary R&B and Soul with classical music uses this mixtape to reflect the things that inspire him, using various samples from popular songs such as Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get Together” to an interview taken from the reports of the riots that occurred in the U.K in August. The 14 track mixtape surprisingly touches on many of the events/current affairs that we have seen throughout the year by simply chopping up different types of dialogue and putting it to music. Take a listen to the mixtape in full below.