Marco Faraone is an Italian dj and producer absolutely appreciated worldwide, and he has a special relationship with Ibiza!
Last summer Marco (in the picture below) played several times in Ibiza at Sankeys and now he’s around Europe for his tour.
Ibiza by night met Marco and it was a great opportunity to talk about Ibiza, about his music and about the “real life” of a Dj!
IBN: Summer 2013 in Ibiza.. how has gone Marco?
Faraone: “It was really good! I’ve done a lot of new and good parties as well as some festivals. This summer I had the opportunity to play in Sankeys a lot for the official Flying Circus parties thanks to my agency Labyrinth. These parties were amazing, it felt so good sharing the stage with all these artists and friends! So this was definitely a huge step and I’m very grateful that I could be a part of it!
Besides Ibiza, I’ve just had an overall great summer, I’ve had a a lot of new releases as well this summer, for example my JAMBO EP on Desolat. Besides that I did some gigs all over Europe for my album tour (I Will Wait – out on my own label Etruria Beat) as well and then last but CERTAINLY not least I enjoyed my gig at Panorama Bar (Berlin) last June as well! Another highlight for me definitely were all of the festivals: Extrema Outdoor Belgium, Sonar …“
IBN: Marco Faraone and Ibiza, how is your relationship with the island and what is for you Ibiza?
Faraone:“Ibiza is… magic, there’s a unique atmosphere. The crowd, the energy, it’s something that you can only find there. It’s very hard to explain but I love the isle and I always will!”
IBN: You are now a famous and known dj.. How is the “real life” of a Dj in permanent tour? Stressing’ Exciting? Tell us something about it…
Faraone:“I love my job! I love to travel and meet new people all around the world. I get to play in a lot different countries so I’m always discovering new clubs which is quite exciting!
Every time it’s different experience and I love that feeling! I only stress when I need to catch a plane right after the party, it can be so hectic! But besides that I love every aspect of it!”.
IBN:Your career is developing very fast. Desolat, Moon Harbour, Drumcode, Get Physical Music, Sci+Tec, Truesoul, Cècille, Be As One …. What do you think, which release was your biggest, break through” release in terms of your career?
Faraone: “That definitely was the “Strange Neighbors EP” on Moon Harbour from 2010. After that, I’ve had a lot of great opportunities: many many gigs, new contacts, new releases … “.
IBN:Marco Faraone producer.. how is evolving your sound?
Faraone: “I always define my sound as “eclectic”. The music I make depends on my mood actually, I always follow how I feel at that moment. That can result in tech, house, techno, deep stuff.. I never know what I’m going to make in advance. The perfect example of this is my album; it includes a lot of different styles and sounds and to be honest I was really surprised (in a good way) about how it turned out!
It’s the same for all of my gigs: I never prepare my set because every crowd is different and the vibe depends from club to club. So when I’m playing somewhere I see how the crowd reacts and I adjust my sound until we’re all on the same vibe”.
IBN:You have visited several famous clubs around the world… Panorama Bar (Berlin), Cocoon club (Frankfurt), Bloc (Barcelona), Sankeys (Ibiza), Tenax (Florence). Which one was your favorite and why?
Faraone: “All clubs are different and they’ve all got something special that makes them unique but the club that excited me the most was undoubtedly Panorama Bar in Berlin. There’s just something about it: amazing sound system, amazing crowd & atmosphere.. No matter what you play over there, you’ll always get a crazy reaction from the people! I can’t describe it, it really is something that you have to experience yourself by going there. The clubs you’ve mentioned definitely are worth their fame! I’d like to add Café d’Anvers in Antwerp (Belgium) to that list as well.. This legendary club really feels like home to me. Their calender is filled with headliners week by week by week, throughout the entire year! It felt really good these last few years to be able to play there several times a year so I’m very happy and proud that I can announce my own residency there”.
IBN:And now..discover us some future projects for next months...
Faraone: “A lot of new music of course! I’m putting out some new stuff on the labels that I really enjoy working with such as Desolat, Moon Harbour and Drumcode. I’m working on some new EP’s and remixes but I don’t want to say too much, I like to keep the surprise effect!
I’ve also got my own label, Etruria Beat, which is still growing. There are a lot of new, cool releases coming out on that as well including the remixes for my album (by Jay Haze, Dana Ruh, Locked Groove and Quenum), it’s going to be a MASSIVE remix pack!”.
What was the biggest honor in your life?
Faraone:“It’s my next gig, my next release, my next travel …. my next experience“.
The Official website: http://www.marcofaraone.com
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