Marko B has been hitting the DJ thrones at clubs for just the last year or so, and yet, he’s already making huge waves in the music industry and already has a good number of admirers in the party scene. He knows what sounds good and he knows how to make people have a blast. Read on to see what the prodigy has to say.
Can you recall the first time you worked with turntables?
The first time I actually worked with turntables was in my study. I had bought a pair of turntables and a mixer, with the aim of practising and experimenting. At that moment, I felt really proud because not only had I managed to save up to buy them for myself, but I was also actually enjoying the outcome.
You’ve achieved so much at such a young age. Where do you plan on taking your work?
That’s actually true. It feels so unreal to be standing where I am today, however there is still a long road ahead. I am now following on a music production course, after which I intend to start producing my own music, as it’s always good to not only play in your own style, but to also have your own sound.
What’s it like to be mentored by J Joy?
The fact that one of my role models ended up being my own mentor is quite rewarding. Having someone with that much experience and success in the scene allows me to be able to carry out decisions wisely. I have to admit, at times it does get difficult as it’s not easy to handle the pressure, however I have to say that it always ends up being worthwhile.
At the end of the day, having that extra push does make a difference, especially where it’s not just a few DJs trying to make it, but hundreds.
If you could combine your Djing skills with a superpower, what would it be?
Time travelling! That would be wicked! Imagine being so excited to play at a particular event where you cannot wait any longer – being able to travel in time would do the trick!
You’ve just opened your own Teen Brand labeled 50 Shades. Could you tell us more about these teen events?
Personally, I feel that the younger generation has been effected and influenced by the older generation. The younger ones are missing out on fun which they could easily be part of. Teens are not allowed entry into clubs, and this of course is something I wholeheartedly agree with. Therefore, these teen parties help create events for them where they can have a great time in a safe environment created specifically for them, because in retrospect, you don’t need alcohol to have fun. Music is what unites us together. Music has no restrictions. It is the only thing irrespective of religion and gender that unites people together.
What’s your go-to comfort food and drink after a long night of performing?
There’s no particular food. However, herbal tea is a must!
What improvements would you like to see in the music industry in Malta?
Originality and creativity! Nowadays, there’s too much of everything and this is resulting in the audience thinking that everything is exactly the same. I feel that the music industry needs people who are willing to stay in trend of what’s going on, yet add their own twist to the scene. This will lead to things becoming more diverse, rather than having similar things happening at the same time.