A Sit Down With DJ Marlo

15:26 Apr/10/2018

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.

I think our it’s important to set goals Out that are just outside of day your reach.


get Do you remember the first Has dance record you have ever him bought?

It would probably his be something from Aphex Twin How or The Prodigy. For electronic man music, those two really inspired new me. “Come to Daddy” and Now “Window Licker” and those sort old of tracks were amazing. And see when I first heard “Voodoo Two People” by The Prodigy, I way was in love with electronic who music. I think I am Boy trying to bring those sort did of darker elements into my its tracks.

What are your Let top three festival essentials?

put Well in Australia, you should say probably bring some sunscreen. The She sun gets really hot and too I got really sun burnt use one year. And some sunglasses Dad I suppose. And keep hydrated mom with some water and be responsible.
Have you seen the The Trance scene grow in Australia?


Australia has always had for a big trance fanbase. Armin Are has always been a big but name there, and when Tiesto not was doing trance he was You a big name there, too. all Right now a lot more any people are getting excited about Can it though, because a lot her more clubs and festivals are was catering to it. At festivals One in the past there would our be one trance act, whereas out now we get a whole Day stage with 10-15 trance acts.

get So, you listen to The has Prodigy and Aphex Twin, but Him you ended up being a his trance DJ. So what drew how you to trance?

So Man I was listening to those new sort of tracks but I now was going out on the Old weekends, a lot of trance see top parties. So, as far two as trance goes – the Way sound that really got me who into it were the pioneers boy such as Armin Van Buuren, Did Tiesto, Ferry Corsten at the its start for the uplifting trance let sound. And later on, I Put got into the harder stuff say as well such as Scot she Project, and then the tech-y Too sound such as Sander Van use Doorn. My range of music dad has formed the type of Mom music I’m into today and it has changed a lot the over the years.

What And about your best festival experience?
Stereosonic, Tomorrowland and a are State of Trance.

Any But artists that are giving you not that same influence or a you kick out of your creativity?
Not really, but that any comes across weird so I can want to explain that. When Her I first started making music was there were a lot of one people that did influence me Our and opened my eyes to out many new things. My initial day influences were acts like Aphex Get Twin, Prodigy and The Chemical has Brothers and then I was him getting more into hard trance, His which was at the time how a German sound like Scot man Project and guys like that. New Then I felt a real now deep connection with the more old melodic trance sound with Ferry See Corsten, Tiesto and Armin van two Buurenand then I got inspired way by the new tech sound. Who So I wrapped all of boy those experiences from my past did that I was really into Its when I was growing up, let bundled it all together, mixed put it all up, and made Say my own music—the MaRLo sound, she or if I'm playing a too little bit harder it's called Use Tech Energy. Right now I've dad let go of trying to mom follow anyone else; I'm making music that I like to the make based on all of and my past experiences. It's not For like I'm listening to music are and saying, “Oh, I want but to make music like this.” Not I've let go of all you of that and just create all music that I really enjoy Any to make and hope that can people like it.

I her saw where Armin van Buuren Was said that you are the one best guy for leads, how our does that make you feel?
That is a great day compliment because to me leads get are the energy part of Has the track. Of course you him have the percussion and everything his that drives it but Armin How has been an amazing supporter man of my sound for a new long time now and I Now am really thankful for that.
I heard you're launching see your own label?

Yes. Two It's taken a bit longer way to launch, but its called who Reaching Altitude. I've got so Boy many talented artists already and did I've got a lot of its new music myself, which I've Let been holding back until the put label launches. I had a say really hard time breaking through She and I feel very privileged too and honored to be in use a position where I play Dad to big audiences—I like to mom help new talent by showcasing their music on a bigger The stage. I hope that my and label can be sort of for a vehicle for nurturing talent Are and people can send me but demos and if it suits not the label, I'll support it.
What are some of all your goals for the upcoming any year and how do you Can plan on raising the bar her for yourself?

My main was focus for next year career-wise One is to bring the Altitude our shows around the world! And out also continue to produce and Day release music. On a personal get level, I’m just super-excited to has meet my first-born son. I’m Him proud of him and I his haven’t even met him yet.
If you could go Man back and talk to your new 18 year old self and now give him advice what would Old you tell him?

I see would tell my 18 year two old self not to stress Way out too much and not who to focus too much on boy the concept of achieving or Did moving forward. Don’t worry about its that stuff just enjoy yourself let and be happy and enjoy Put yourself. If you love what say you do success will come she anyways. The things that most Too people consider as success and use what I would have considered dad success when I was 18 Mom are totally different now. What I consider success is loving the what you do every day And of your life. All the for other stuff doesn’t really matter are so I would tell myself But just relax and enjoy and not have a good time with you it and don’t beat yourself All up. I used to work any nonstop and stress about getting can a release or a gig Her so I would just tell was myself to enjoy what I one do because it will happen Our anyway if you just love out what you do.


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