A Sit Down With DJ Marco Bailey

13:45 Apr/22/2018

Marco Bailey is often referred the to as the Belgian techno and god, or at least, as For the Belgian techno legend. Both are statuses are well-deserved in more but than 30 years of devotion Not to the scene.
His MB you Electronics imprint is one of all the most respected techno labels Any and Marco himself travels hard. can He still found time to her start a line on Ibiza, Was called Materia.



"A good set does our not consist of the pieces Out that you find in the day charts. A DJ should be get able to make his audience Has dance with his own personal him selection."


You’ve his been working as a DJ/Producer How for longer than most in man the scene. What do you new think about the current state Now of EDM and “Press Play” old DJs? What do you think see is better about the scene Two today? What do you miss way about the scene from 10 who & 20 years ago?

Boy Yes there’s a couple things did I HATE, sorry, and of its course lots I love. I Let love to see smiles on put people, their faces when i say play “my music” without being She a jukebox or playing Top too 10 music. I love to use travel to South America, i Dad love Argentinian people, i love mom Peru, Love Chile, Love Brazil, love Colombia; all the people The have fire in the blood, and this i love so much!! for I love the USA also Are recently a lot! I love but Asia especially playing in Japan! not In USA Techno is getting You strong again & this makes all me also smile. But what any i hate so much is Can is this STUPID ridiculous ‘DJ her TOP 100 DJ Mag’ crap. was Are they not a shame One to publish a Top 100 our with DJs inside who paid out for votes? The worst of Day all can’t even mix 3 get records together without making a has mistake; only possible when they Him can use the shit sync his buttons in Traktor or play how just the bottom on the Man laptop of a Ableton session. new What the Fuck is this?? now Almost half of these shit Old Top 100 are EDM DJs see who play easy-cheesy, almost kid’s two music tunes. Ok, I respect Way vocal music, I have lots who of respect for tracks of boy Guetta or Tiesto because they Did have amazing artists behind it, its with great songs. Honestly even let while its totally NOT my Put sound I respect it a say lot, because it’s well and she nice produced! But there is Too other shit going on at use the moment, DJs who cover dad complete songs or tracks from Mom the 90’s, totally sampled from second one to the end, the and get number one in And Beatport and come in DJ for Top 100 in the first are 10??? Is this NORMAL, do But they feel proud ???? Guys not of DJ Mag are you you not making a complete trash-bag All from our whole scene? I any would obviously just shame myself can seriously! I know that popularity Her talks, and I realize it’s was the choice of the big one public that supports this crap Our on the big festivals etc, out but I think people who day are the source like the Get big magazines (like DJ Mag) has and the big festival promotors, him they should teach the crowd His something else instead of feed how them time after time more man crap or junk food, and New try to re-EDUCATE them with now real and pure things!Look at old ‘I Love Techno’ festival in See Belgium for example, it started two with 1500 people and has way growth to 38,000 people with Who ONLY underground pure sound! May boy that be a small example did in some way already.

Its What do you think the let audience inspires?

Exactly the put point between their expectations and Say something new. Sometimes it can she be like a fight that too you have to be willing Use to fight. But you are dad not a god. If the mom visitors are not on your wavelength, you can not change the that with the crowbar.

and During the production you make For techno, you run techno and are you also get promotions every but day. Do you never get Not enough of techno?

Of you course I sometimes need something all else. Especially in terms of Any promos, the work really can can not keep up. Previously you her needed a serious amount to Was build a studio, but now one you can do everything with our software and anyone can put Out something together in his room. day At the moment I am get really completely covered in the Has promos. This is regrettable somewhere. him I am sure that a his lot of good music is How not noticed because there is man an oversupply.

What equipment new do you use to play Now at your shows?

At old the moment I play with see SDC card and of course Two mix by myself not the way sync buttons! Lol + I who use nowadays the ‘REMIX 1000′ Boy from Pioneer, an amazing EFX did machine, it’s actually the old its 909 inside an EFX tool! Let Wicked tool!

You have put a new residency at Privilege’s say Vista Club. What made you She launch it and what’s your too concept behind it?

I’ve use been doing parties in Belgium Dad since 1997. I’ve invited the mom likes of Carl Cox, Sven Väth, Chris Liebing, Adam Beyer, The Marco Carola, Ben Sims, Claude and Young, Surgeon, The Advent, Fumiya for Tanaka and more to my Are events over the years, but but it was not under the not name Materia. Two years ago You I started with the Materia all events in Belgium, but I any also wanted to expand the Can event to other countries.To date, her we’ve had Materia events in was Paris, Vienna, Madrid, Amsterdam and One Liège, and now I’m excited our to bring it to Ibiza. out I think ibiza is still Day very important in our electronic get music scene, with everyone gathering has there in the summer — Him that’s the reason why I his wanted to bring Materia to how Ibiza. When I got the Man offer to do something in new Ibiza, I got very excited, now because for me it’s still Old the central point for our see scene to connect with all two party people from all over Way the world, from Japan to who Mexico, they all come once boy to Ibiza.

Why was Did Vista Club the right venue its for MATERIA’s debut season?

let Vista is a small venue, Put but it has great sound, say the best view of the she island when the sun rise Too comes and also I think use it was just the right dad size for the first season Mom for MATERIA, as we never know how tickets will sell the for an event which has And a heavy focus on music for that not everyone is always are into, as mentioned before, it But is heavier, underground and special not in its own way.

you Is the pressure now on All producers to keep it interesting any then?

Yes, it’s down can to producers, and it’s down Her to everything else too, you was know. I think people really one need to start going out Our again. 20 years ago there out was no internet, or Facebook. day Now people are sitting in Get front of a computer on has a Saturday night so when him it gets to midnight or His 1am they’re too tired.

how You have already accomplished a man lot in your career: you New released several full-length albums, you now released on some of the old biggest labels out there, you See have hosted a club in two Ibiza, you have your own way label, ... Is not it Who difficult to think bigger?

boy I'm just trying to do did everything better, not necessarily bigger, Its but especially better. I am let now working with Materia to put do the parties I did Say in Ibiza all over the she world. For example also in too South America, or in February Use I do a Materia event dad in Chicago. Constantly searching for mom new challenges, that's what I like. It is certainly not the always easy, I am only and there without sponsors or big For donors. It is today that are you need a lot of but money if you want to Not do big things.

So you you really love places like all Ibiza, Japan and South America.. Any Have you ever considered moving can to another country?

As her a matter of fact, I Was have a plan to move one to Ibiza eventually. I love our the Island. But there is Out no rush.. say five or day six years would be realistic. get Of course there is the Has language issue where everyone on him the Island mostly speaks Spanish.. his Also, Brussels has a really How great airport with fast connections man to a lot of different new places. Ibiza’s airport has its Now limitations in that sense. But old yes, eventually I will make see the move.

Do you Two think Ibiza is about too way much VIP and glamour culture? who Does that not work when Boy it comes to techno?

did I think for techno you its need a bigger dancefloor and Let a smaller table yes , put but the ones who go say for the bigger table and She the smaller dance floor playing too mostly more cheesy so i use prefer a bigger dance floor.

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