Marina (in the pictures below) is a Croatian dj, producer and audio engineer. Marina plays since 2005, then in April 2015 founded the label ThanQ Music. She plays deep tech and and landed in Ibiza since 2013.
Currently, Marina has important projects also with the team of Unusual suspects Ibiza.
Ibiza by night met her and discovered a really interesting artist…
IBN: Marina & ibiza: how started the story? (we must start from Ibiza)
Marina:”Summer 2013 was my first time I landed on Ibiza through Burn residency program and although I did not won, I was noticed by David Vincent, Sankeys owner and he gave me a chance to play there and have a residency with VivA Warriors crew and for that experience and opportunity I will be forever grateful! Since then I’ve been a regular visitor, with two full summer seasons on the Island.“
IBN: What means for an artist work in Ibiza?
Marina: “I feel it’s all about the love for music, like-minded people from all over the world connecting on this special Island. For an Artist it super nice because everyday you can meet someone who is a part of music industry and can maybe help you go into direction you imagined for yourself. From another point, for me even more important, is that you have the opportunity to play for people from all around the world, literally.“
IBN: Let’s talk about you now. when you started to play, tell us your story
Marina: “My Journey started around 2005 playing some tunes for people who were drinking coffee at the college I was going to. Before that I was just going to parties nearby and watching the djs control the crowd and I was fascinated with that. I wasn’t thinking to start playing but It just somehow happened, life pushed me into that direction and I thought ok, I can try and then instantly fell in love. I was always into music, playing piano as a kid, playing guitar as a teenager, always loving gadgets and hi-tech stuff, loved first computers I encountered, so DJ equipment was very appealing to me. I was naturally drawn to it. My first real gig in a club was in front of 1500 people and seeing all those hands in the air, I think I was then forever hooked. It just felt so amazing, to play the music for the people and get their amazing feedback, just Wow. It’s like a drug I guess and from then I’ve been chasing that feeling all around the world 🙂 ”
IBN: outside the white island: which are your plans
MARINA:”Work hard play harder 😀 I must say I’m bad in planning things, my style is more go with the flow, but I do have a plan to do a second USA tour this march and my first Columbia tour is taking shape so I’m hoping that will happen if everything connects nicely. I also plan to push some more focus into my label THANQ, bringing even more quality but unknown artists to the light, making a anniversary event like every year, and Like always I plan to work harder in the studio and make some new tunes and get the tunes I already have out on some cool labels.”
IBN:Ibiza 2017…are your ready???
MARINA: “I’m extremely happy I was a part of Unusual suspects party this summer, really like their concept and the artists involved, so I was really happy I got to present my sound there also. David Vincent again had a good ear and a good vision and said to them to check me out. As they told me, they really enjoyed my style and for the season 2017 you can definitely expect me coming back to play for them and to be stronger part of their team.”
The festival will take place from July 28th till August 1st 2016.
The list of confirmed artists t is simply great: in four days will perform living legends as Sven Väth, then Solomun, Nina Kravitz, Ben Klock, Dave Clarke, David Morales, Robert Hood aka Floorplan, Marcel Dettman, Marco Faraone, Davide Squillace, Margaret Dygas, Ten Walls, Tania Vulcano, Petre Inspirescu, Steve Rachmad, Adriatique and many more.
The line up includes also several excellent emerging artists that we appreciate since many years in Ibiza, as Cristian Viviano, Frank Storm (that plays in Ibiza regularly also at Unusual Suspects at Sankeys), Alex Neri, then Caruan, Angelo Perna of “Nice to be”, Gianni Callipari, Rick Maia, Giovanni Verrina and many more.
Here you have the official poster.
On these premises, see you at Movement festival, and this is the official program.
Next 16th of August will start Sonus Festival in Croatia, one of the most important event in this summer season.
This is a festival where will play several Ibiza’s heroes, as Luciano, Marco Carola, Loco Dice, Joseph Capriati, Seth Troxler, Richie Hawtin, pan-Pot, The Martinez brothers, just to tell some names, and Ibiza by night wishes to give you some useful links:
Yesterday, at Pacha Ibiza, presented by Des Paul and Lucy Horobin, was celebrated the 17th edition DJ Awards !
There were 11 categories voted for by the public…and the winner were….
“The King” Carl Cox won both of his nominated categories: Techno & International DJ, and we are very happy for these scores! Luciano, collected Tech House. For the second year running, Hardwell was voted the winner of Electro House and Deep House was presented to Jamie Jones.
A new entry is … Disclosure won their first DJ Award for Electronic Live Performance.
Also Patrick Topping had a great night… with 2 awards for Newcomer and Track of the Season, for his summer hit “Forget”.
The Trance category was won, for the seventh year, by Armin Van buuren.
In 2014’s edition were introduced two new categories: Breakthrough and Electronica, and the winner were respectively Mano Le Tough and Diplo.
Then was time for Special Awards: Iban Mendoza as Ibiza DJ, Be-At.TV was given the award for Media, and International Festival went to Creamfields UK.
Croatia were also given recognition this year for Dance Nation of the Year, received by Miss Sunshine.
MK received the award as Producer.
Innervisions received Record Label of the Year, with co-founder Dixon collecting, and Native Instruments took home the Cutting Edge award. Outstanding Contribution went to DJ Harvey.
And, after the ceremony… was time for an after party at pacha hosted by Ibiza Rocks House that featured an eclectic line-up duo 2manydjs, Fritz Kalkbrenner performed live, Soul Clap, Doorly, The Magician, and Graham Sahara!
Many thanks to Jesus Sierra for the media support!