This week’s interview & mix comes from Mark Fanciulli.
Introduce yourself and tell us about the part of the UK you’re from?
My name is Mark Fanciulli, I’m 30 years old and I’m a House & Techno artist from Maidstone.
Tell us about some of your British DJ heroes?
Slam have always been a firm favourite of mine. I always get excited just before I check out a new release from them and their label Soma puts out many incredible productions that find their way into a lot of my sets. One time when I was really blown away was seeing them in the Discoteca at Space, Ibiza. A track that stands out from that night was their remix of Radio Slave’s “Bell Clap Dance”…..I still play that track now.
Another artist would be Dave Clarke. Back when I was studying at College, I would go see him play in London and was always impressed by the energy his set possessed.
What have you been working on recently?
I’m currently experiencing a very productive run in the studio working on both solo and collab projects. Collaborations have been with my old friend Rob Cockerton and I’ve also been spending a lot of time in Stockholm with Zoo Brazil. I’ll be announcing the details of what labels are going to be releasing those projects in the coming months, which is really exciting.
Tell us about the mix, how did you put it together, what did you want to represent?
Before doing the mix I put together a large folder of new and recent tracks that are doing it for me right now. I wanted the final recording to be something that reflects me and the sound that you can hear me play in a club. It doesn’t go as Housey as I can, but I’ve still managed to create something that in 55 minutes gives you a decent idea of what I am about.
Talk us through the British music featured in this mix? Which British artists are you most excited about?
The British mix showcases exciting music which has recently come out from artists who are up and coming, right through to those who have been established since the early 90s. Gary Beck to me stands out as a very exciting artist. He’s been a well known name in Electronic music for years due to his attention grabbing productions and explosive DJ Sets. He’s well known for his hard as nails stuff, but is also capable of having a lot of accessibility while still retaining that hard edge. This can be heard in the records I signed from him to Saved like “Say What” and “Get Down”.
What is on the cards in the immediate future?
My next release is a collaboration with Secondcity, which will be out on Stereo on March 17th and on April 21st I’m putting out the 3rd release on my label Between 2 Points. I’ve got plenty more releases coming after that which I’ll be sharing info on soon too.
Where is the best place in the world you have DJ’d and why?
Now that is a very tough question, something that I get asked a lot and something which isn’t easily answered. I can’t just pick one overall thing, but for the energy and vibe you can always guarantee a great gig in Italy.