40 Questions: Marco Faraone

40 Questions: Marco Faraone

When he’s not playing to crowds at Awakenings, Tomorrowland, Panorama Bar and Elrow, Italian techno DJ and producer Marco Faraone is releasing his music on Drumcode, Rekids, Ovum, Get Physical and more top imprints.

2018 will also mark Faraone’s third year as a resident for Marco Carola’s Music On party in Ibiza, playing alongside guys like Green Velvet and Apollonia.

If you don’t think Marco is busy enough, he also heads up his own label, UNCAGE Music, where he has put out releases from Radio Slave, Skudge, Marcel Fengler and Eduardo de la Calle.

01. Where are you right now and what are you doing?

Right now in my studio, working on a remix and preparing my bags and music for the weekend.

02. What year were you born?

1988, the year of the dragon.

03. What’s the coolest thing in your house?

My studio, of course!

04. Worst experience as a DJ?

When someone dropped a beer into the mixer and it exploded. Luckily we had another one.
 People were screaming at me but wasn’t my fault.

05. Best experience as a DJ?

Bringing everyday my music all around the world. When I started djing I was 14 years old and I didn’t even expect to play outside of my bedroom. So everyday for me is a new experience, a new journey.

06. Favourite record label?

Delsin.

07. House or Techno?

Everything what is beautiful.

08. First record you ever paid for?

Lucio Dalla – Attenti Al Lupo, 1000 lire.

09. Studio or DJ booth?

Both, different emotions.

10. Your dream collaboration?

With Laurent Garnier or Robert Hood. Or maybe both.

11. Tell us something we shouldn’t know about you?

I’ve never took ecstasy.

12. Cats or dogs?

Dogs.

13. Ever smoked?

Never.

14. Ever done drugs?

Never.

15. Ever stole?

Yes, when I was younger, but nothing important.

16. Busy city, or quiet beach?

Quiet beach.

17. One act who’s inspired you your whole career?

Jean Michel Jarre.

18. If you weren’t in the music industry, what would you be doing?

Food is my second passion, so maybe a chef.

19. Worst job you’ve ever had?

Playing in an empty club after long travel was probably the worst. 
I also used to work in a gas station when I was young to collect some cash, but trust me it’s not even half as shitty as playing for no people. I personally felt very bad.

20. Favourite record right now?

Adamski – Killer (Luca Lozano Edit).

40 Questions: Marco Faraone

21. Favourite record of all time?

Underworld – Born Slippy.

22. One thing you couldn’t live without?

Music.

23. Favourite food?

Italian food.

24. Movies or books?

Movies.

25. Vinyl or CDJs?

The importance is the result.

26. Favourite country to travel to?

Iceland.

27. Favourite club you’ve played at?

Tenax Florence.

28. Favourite festival you’ve played at?

Awakenings.

29. Craziest story of being on the road?

Once the promoter got so wasted, I had to help him up four stairs to put him in his bed.

30. Weirdest request as a DJ?

Play ‘Despacito’ for €200 last summer in Mykonos. I swear I didn’t.

31. Coke or Pepsi?

Diet Coke.

32. If you had one super power what would it be?

Read into other people’s mind.

33. Late sleeper or early riser?

Very late sleeper.

34. Favourite fruit?

Orange.

35. Strangest video you’ve watched on YouTube?

This.

36. Shower or bath?

Shower. And I hate when the shower is in the bath.

37. The top thing on your bucket list?

I wanna ride the hyperloop.

38. PlayStation or Xbox?

PlayStation.

39. Do you have any pets?

No, but I would love to. Maybe one day when I don’t travel so much.

40. Anything to add?

Get out of the cage.

Marco Faraone’s Stage Capture EP is out March 23 on On Edge Society. Pre-order HERE.