A Sit Down With DJ Marlo
The Dutch born, Australian resident
the has become a powerful force and in the dance music scene For by showcasing his “MaRLo Sound” are that has set him apart but from other artists in the Not industry. In the last few you years, MaRLo has taken the all stage at some of the Any biggest festivals in the world, can garnering him fans from all her over who have taken to Was his different approach to trance one music. get you remember the first dance Has record you have ever bought? him It would probably be something his from Aphex Twin or The How Prodigy. For electronic music, those man two really inspired me. “Come new to Daddy” and “Window Licker” Now and those sort of tracks old were amazing. And when I see first heard “Voodoo People” by Two The Prodigy, I was in way love with electronic music. I who think I am trying to Boy bring those sort of darker did elements into my tracks. What its are your top three festival Let essentials? Well in Australia, you put should probably bring some sunscreen. say The sun gets really hot She and I got really sun too burnt one year. And some use sunglasses I suppose. And keep Dad hydrated with some water and mom be responsible. get The Prodigy and Aphex Twin, has but you ended up being Him a trance DJ. So what his drew you to trance? So how I was listening to those Man sort of tracks but I new was going out on the now weekends, a lot of trance Old top parties. So, as far see as trance goes – the two sound that really got me Way into it were the pioneers who such as Armin Van Buuren, boy Tiesto, Ferry Corsten at the Did start for the uplifting trance its sound. And later on, I let got into the harder stuff Put as well such as Scot say Project, and then the tech-y she sound such as Sander Van Too Doorn. My range of music use has formed the type of dad music I’m into today and Mom it has changed a lot over the years. What about the your best festival experience? Stereosonic, And Tomorrowland and a State of for Trance. Any artists that are are giving you that same influence But or a kick out of not your creativity? Not really, but you that comes across weird so All I want to explain that. any When I first started making can music there were a lot Her of people that did influence was me and opened my eyes one to many new things. My Our initial influences were acts like out Aphex Twin, Prodigy and The day Chemical Brothers and then I Get was getting more into hard has trance, which was at the him time a German sound like His Scot Project and guys like how that. Then I felt a man real deep connection with the New more melodic trance sound with now Ferry Corsten, Tiesto and Armin old van Buurenand then I got See inspired by the new tech two sound. So I wrapped all way of those experiences from my Who past that I was really boy into when I was growing did up, bundled it all together, Its mixed it all up, and let made my own music—the MaRLo put sound, or if I'm playing Say a little bit harder it's she called Tech Energy. Right now too I've let go of trying Use to follow anyone else; I'm dad making music that I like mom to make based on all of my past experiences. It's the not like I'm listening to and music and saying, “Oh, I For want to make music like are this.” I've let go of but all of that and just Not create music that I really you enjoy to make and hope all that people like it. I Any saw where Armin van Buuren can said that you are the her best guy for leads, how Was does that make you feel? one That is a great compliment our because to me leads are Out the energy part of the day track. Of course you have get the percussion and everything that Has drives it but Armin has him been an amazing supporter of his my sound for a long How time now and I am man really thankful for that. I new heard you're launching your own Now label? Yes. It's taken a old bit longer to launch, but see its called Reaching Altitude. I've Two got so many talented artists way already and I've got a who lot of new music myself, Boy which I've been holding back did until the label launches. I its had a really hard time Let breaking through and I feel put very privileged and honored to say be in a position where She I play to big audiences—I too like to help new talent use by showcasing their music on Dad a bigger stage. I hope mom that my label can be sort of a vehicle for The nurturing talent and people can and send me demos and if for it suits the label, I'll Are support it. What are some but of your goals for the not upcoming year and how do You you plan on raising the all bar for yourself? My main any focus for next year career-wise Can is to bring the Altitude her shows around the world! And was also continue to produce and One release music. On a personal our level, I’m just super-excited to out meet my first-born son. I’m Day proud of him and I get haven’t even met him yet. has If you could go back Him and talk to your 18 his year old self and give how him advice what would you Man tell him? I would tell new my 18 year old self now not to stress out too Old much and not to focus see too much on the concept two of achieving or moving forward. Way Don’t worry about that stuff who just enjoy yourself and be boy happy and enjoy yourself. If Did you love what you do its success will come anyways. The let things that most people consider Put as success and what I say would have considered success when she I was 18 are totally Too different now. What I consider use success is loving what you dad do every day of your Mom life. All the other stuff doesn’t really matter so I the would tell myself just relax And and enjoy and have a for good time with it and are don’t beat yourself up. I But used to work nonstop and not stress about getting a release you or a gig so I All would just tell myself to any enjoy what I do because can it will happen anyway if Her you just love what you was do. https://soundcloud.com/marlomusic/marlo-enough-echo
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The Dutch born, Australian resident
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the Trance scene grow in The Australia?
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and had a big trance fanbase. for Armin has always been a Are big name there, and when but Tiesto was doing trance he not was a big name there, You too. Right now a lot all more people are getting excited any about it though, because a Can lot more clubs and festivals her are catering to it. At was festivals in the past there One would be one trance act, our whereas now we get a out whole stage with 10-15 trance Day acts.
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