Techno Vinyls Records ’ series of interviews, we talk to producers who have releases on our label.
Interview with Marco Ginelli
What does producing mean to you? When did you start your music career and what motivated you?
- I started playing music at a very young age, 10 years ago. I’ve never studied music, I can’t play any instrument, I became a DJ completely by accident one day to the next. I started producing around 2012 completely at the basics. I experienced everything on my own: use of the software, collecting and cutting sound samples, mixing, mastering, the structure of the track and I could list. My tracks was played by big ones like UMEK, COYU Stefano Noferini, Vlada Asanin … It is an eternal love for me that never depends. It can be stopped, but not finished.
How have your releases inspired you throughout your career?
- It has always been important to me what the audience thinks about my track, I am interested in everyone’s opinions. I’ve been writing techno tracks since 2014, trying to create my own style for myself. When I see Charlotte de Witte or Amelie Lens playing my tracks at Awakenings, it’s a very good inspiration for a producer. It’s an incredible feeling to see thousands of people go crazy for it, even if you don’t even know whose track it is.
Do you like to collaborate with other artists? What do you think about remixing? Do you like to remix or do you like to have your music remixed?
- I think working with someone else is useful because there are many producers who complement each other. We can learn a lot from each other. I love working with both new names and more famous fellow musicians. I tend to make remix for new musicians. I think it’s important that we don’t just make original tracks and let’s also ask for remixes for our tracks. It is often said that which track isn’t made into at least one remix is worth nothing. Of course this is not scripture!
How do you choose a title for your tracks? Do you think a well-chosen track and EP title matters?
- All my tracks has an atmosphere: more pulsating or just Dark, gloomy style. It also depends on my mood what the final result will be just then. Nothing should be forced, it will always be a problem. I also give the title based on this. I like to give my Industrial Techno tracks an abstract, almost “meaningless” title, which just means something to me. For example a sequence of numbers, a code, or the like.
Is a well-designed cover important to you?
- In the world of the internet, our intellectual product, or whatever we want to sell or press down on the throats of others, is worthless without a good graphic or a good photo. It’s important to have something to grab in it when you see it. The same is true with track. It is a huge advantage if the cover is in line with the style of the track.. Abstract, or just cheerful, colorful. It also depends on your target audience. You wouldn’t buy a Dark Minimal track with a colorful palm tree album cover.
How do you choose record labels (what is a good label for you and what are your expectations)?
- All my tracks is equally important to me, be it my own composition or remix, it doesn’t matter at all. I put a lot of energy into finding the right record label. Great advantage if at the label several celebrities already have releases or are making remixes and if the graphics look good. A plus point if for example in addition to a digital release the track also appears on vinyl.
How do you see track sales in the digital millennium data flood (for example: how do you see the digital sales, promotion tracks, illegal downloads etc.)?
- Nowadays, everyone can download anything, from anywhere. Very few buy a piece of track. Anyone who buys track does it out of respect or to preserve sound quality.
What are your future plans for making tracks?
- Developing my modular synthesizers, improving the sound of my music, making it diverse. I would like to put more energy into my performances, as many as possible, I would like to perform abroad again, but mainly to go to domestic clubs, as the situation in the country allows.
Thank you for accepting our interview request, we wish you much more success in your producer work!
VINYL ► Marco Ginelli & Andrew T Dorn – Hellbound
VINYL ► Marco Ginelli – Apocalypse
VINYL ► Marco Ginelli & Otin – Do You Know
VINYL ► Marco Ginelli & Secretvision – Mysterious Place
VINYL ► Marco Ginelli & David Temessi, Victoria Franches – Kaos2020