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After rocking the summer season in Ibiza, Marco Loco is back in Thailand this winter, enjoying gigs on the party circuit from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui to Koh Tao. He has upcoming gigs in the next week at ReEarth Festival on Koh Samui and is back to Koh Phangan for Jungle Experience's epic line up on Jan 25th:
Marco Loco, Marcus Bailey, the enigmatic Berlin duo Marcus Meinhardt & Empro, + resident island DJs Darragh Casey, Lady Oh & Peter G for support.
A night which is shaping up to be an all out Jungle Experience musical extravaganza!
Filling us in on his gig-fuelled few months around the world between Ibiza & Koh Phangan, Marco explains: There was no end-of-season rest this year unfortunately! Days after Space Closing Party in Ibiza, I went to Seoul, Korea, to play a Space on tour date.Then it was back to Ibiza for a few days and on to Amsterdam to play my brother's Fiasco event at ADE.
After a few gigs in the UK, I headed to New York and Florida, followed by an incredible 5 weeks in Mexico. I had a couple of gigs in Tulum - Mexico's up & coming answer to Ibiza - and the rest of time was focused on my production. The phenomenal end to the tour was playing at the new Space Brazil.
What were his top priorities on returning to Koh Phangan this seaon?
To be honest, Priority One was The Jungle!
I had such a great gig there last year and I was so excited to get back here.
I was also excited to be invited back to Loi Lay - both were up there with my best gigs in Thailand last year, full of cool people who really appreciated the music I was playing.
Aside from the gigs I was also really looking forward to seeing all the amazing people I'd met on Koh Phangan last year.
This year he's already been storming the parties with the best of underground house & techno you'll hear anywhere. Add to the mix his latest productions - and you are sure of an evening of musical dynamite wherever he goes.
"I actually started producing long before I started DJing when I was about 13 - almost 20 years ago now, crazy to think about that! I had a keyboard synth back then and I made a load of tracks on it. Looking back, the tracks were not amazing but I was learning how to make music! It’s only the last 5 years or so that my tracks have reached a decent standard that Im happy with and now I really look forward to playing them out during my sets"
Marco tells us his creative process for producing a new track is different every time. Sometimes he might start with a vocal or a piano or he might start with the beats or percussion. Enjoying trying different techniques all the time, he always makes sure his tracks never sound ‘same same!
All his releases so far have been with Celestial Recordings, 'a great label building in stature with every release they do', Marco says it is the man behind the scenes, Steve Kelley, who deserves the credit for Celestial, who also sign J'adele - back on Koh Phangan for Jungle Experience's Jan 21st line up.