Marco Lenzi was born in Livorno, Italy and raised in Rome, where as a teenager he got into clubbing, record collecting and mastered his DJ technique. Marco’s love of electronic music started over 30 years ago after he inherited some records from his father, an electronics engineer for NASA. His early influences include K. Stokhoussen, Pierre Henry, G. Ligety and other producers from the 1960′ s, artists who weren’t afraid to experiment with new sounds and techniques. This is something that Marco keeps in line with his own production and DJ work, and with seamless mixing and the originality of his programming he soon developed his own unique style.
Marco moved to London in ‘88 and got into the acid house music scene. He was at the heart of 2 of the best record stores in London – Silverfish and Eukatech. Marco, Nils & Hans Hess and Alex Oppido started the Silverfish Records store on the Charing Cross Road in the heart of London in the early 1990’s. The store was an important part of the growth of the dance scene in the UK Silverfish included a record shop, a café, and art gallery and was transformed in a club the weekend. Its reputation was built from the knowledge and passion they injected into it. After Silverfish, Marco, Nils and Hans opened the infamous Eukatech records in the hearth of Covent Garden. This provided a popular place to listen to the latest tracks, which became also known for releasing quality music and hosting many label showcases, including the famous Axis Records pop up shop where Jeff Mills played a few sets to his fans and presented his new projects including the limited 3 x 7 inches release which was only sold at Eukatech. This and other initiatives helped Eukatech winning an award as best independent record label in 2005.
Marco’s passion for music led to the birth of Molecular Recordings in 1994, one of the most respected cutting edge labels in the U.K. On Molecular Marco released s his own material and many other artists. Molecular released DJ Bone’s first ever record; it was the first UK label to release Chris Liebing and the first label to sign Inigo Kennedy amongst others.
Marco has also produced more than 50 records on various labels including Molecular, Missile, Audio, Eukatech, Noise Music and Primate, just to name a few.
Marco is a techno veteran who has been producing, remixing and playing all over the world for the best part of 2 decades, taking his minimal and funky sound to the masses. Marco has performed in over 50 countries.
In 2008, Marco was voted number 49 in the DJ Magazine Top 100 DJ in the world. The world’s most important DJ poll.
Techno peppers his sets, and he now bravely labels himself a minimalist. “Sometimes with a trend, people are like sheep and follow it,” he explains. “But I have been playing and producing minimal techno for a very long time. Minimal techno has been around for nearly 20 years. It’s not a new thing.” Indeed, it was the original minimal godfather Robert Hood who included Marco’s ‘Taboo’ on his recent Fabric CD – testament to Lenzi’s authenticity of touch if ever one was needed.
Marco is now concentrating on the re launch of his Molecular label as well as spending more time in the studio, after taking a quite long break looking after his 2 daughters. He is busy developing new sounds and styles, producing new releases for Molecular and various other labels, with an album project in the pipeline. Music will always be a part of his life.
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