Marco Faraone is a prolific and versatile producer whose incendiary live sets have earned him the attention of all the right people. The Italian techno artist has recently had his music released through labels such as Drumcode, Desolat, Sci+Tec, Get Physical, and more. As a DJ his residency at Tenax in Florence has played host to the likes of Adam Beyer, Loco Dice, Ricardo Villalobos, Dixon, Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, and more.
Hailing from Tuscany, Italy, Faraone grew up immersed in music – his father was a DJ in the 80s, working for a local radio station, whilst his grandfather was also a folk singer and a musician. Surrounded by these diverse musical influences, Marco started playing around with hiphop records from the likes of Run DMC and Tupac, graduating into drum n bass when he wanted something a little “freakier”. His talent didn’t go unnoticed for long, as Faraone landed his first gig at just 14 years old.
As his style developed, Marco became fascinated with the 90s house championed by Masters At Work and Todd Terry, whilst admiring Laurent Garnier for his ability to effortlessly play diverse sets.
Developing his production skills led to his first release in 2008, ‘Arabia’ on Tenax Recordings. Although this effort was well received, it took a further few years of hard work and sending out demos before Faraone’s “big break”, with the 2010 EP ‘Strange Neighbors’ on Moon Harbour. When label boss Matthias Tanzmann played the title track out at DC10 in Ibiza, it prompted a huge reaction with a dancefloor sit-down. Marco Faraone had arrived.
He’s since developed a worldwide reputation as an…
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