Marco Faraone Q&A

We are so pleased to announce that Marco Faraone will be joining us for this years edition of Free Your Mind festival.  In light of this, we thought we would give you guys the chance to get to know him a little bit better, so we sought out to ask him some awesome questions. Check out his answers below:

Q. If you could eternally be stuck in one year’s music scene, which year would it be and why?                                                                                                       A. I would say the '90's... I am 27 so unfortunately I didn’t have the chance to really discover and live in those years. I heard it was the explosion of everything, discography selling and parties everyday in clubs that used to be open 7 days a week.

Q. Biggest musical influences when you were first getting started?             A. I started with hip hop and drum'n'bass and after a few years I moved on into house then techno. Biggest influences? For ‘house’ I would say (maw-masters at work). Techno: Laurent Garnier as a DJ and Robert Hood as a producer.

Q. What is one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you hear it?
A. Nathan Fake - The sky was pink (James Holden remix)

Q. If you didn’t become a DJ, what do you think you would be doing?
A. I would open a restaurant.. Proper Italians know and love food :) don’t you think?

Q. Do you have a preference in regards to playing at festivals, clubs or parties? And why?
A. I really love to play in both situations. At festivals I can express the "groove side" of myself. In clubs I really take care of the atmosphere, trying to create a wave, a more intimate journey. In the end I think a Dj needs both to really express himself.

Q. What are you working on this year? Any future plans we can know about?
A. I am very excited to release my second ‘EP’ on legendary Adam Beyer's label Drumcode. My new “Climax" ep will be out on March 14th. After that I’ve signed a new ‘EP’ on Josh Wink's label Ovum and a remix of the timeless track "Doppelwhipper" from Gabriel Ananda. It’s one of the masterpieces of the last 10 years and it’s a real pleasure for me to be able to remix that tune after playing it for years! There’s also more news coming from my label UNCAGE. The first two releases off the label have had big support from many Dj’s from the scene.

Be sure to check out Marco on June 4th at Free Your Mind.  We can't wait to have him!