Biography of DJ Soch
|Real name / ||marco socci|
Marco Socci, aka dj Soch, alias Antonio Spencer, was born in Foligno, Umbria, a small region in the center of Italy.
In the mid 80s he begins to approach Djing, mixing funk, rap, hip house, house music in all its forms ( chicago, detroit, acid, etc.. )
His first performances take place in 1992 at Mito club, where he introduces the local public to house music.
A few years later, along with a group of friends, Marco founds Moves and Groove Mag, a monthly magazine about music and underground youth culture. The magazine is distributed in all of the most important clubs in Italy and in the top DJ record stores. In the meantime, DJ Soch appears as special guest and resident DJ in several clubs, finally reaching a wider national audience.
Driven by his enthusiasm, along with some DJ colleagues he organizes one-night parties, such as “Rebirth” and “Freezone”, at Normal Club in Perugia, the most historic underground club of his region.
He then becomes DJ and musical consultant for Max & Co. (one of the leader companies of the Max Mara fashion group) and La Perlatwo years in a row, during Milan Fashion Week.
In 2001 he meets Joe Montana and produces his first mix with him, entitled A New Day for Deep Touch Records in Miami. A tight collaboration begins at this point, bringing new releases for Zenith Ibiza Records, Tracks 4 DJs, Load Recordings, etc.
During a trip to London with close friend Stefano Tucci, he becomes friends Cesare Vs Disorder & Rudolf from Essential Reload, sharing some gigs with them in various clubs of the UK capital, such as Exit Bar, The Elbow Room, Undersolo, Bed Bar, The Burlington Club, The Lodge Bar.
In 2007 he participates as artist in the first edition of Dancity Festival, an electronic music festival which every year hosts world-class artists such as Steffi, Dixon, Carl Craig, Henrik Schwarz, Cassi, Apparat, Mouse on Mars, Move D, I:Cube, Deetron, Agoria, Nicholas Jaar, Trevor Jackson, among others.
He becomes one of the resident DJs for Collective, an annual event with over 5000 people, with performances by area DJs and producers.
In 2009 he founds Mind Your Hate (MYH Records), a recording label varying from deep house to more techno and electronic sounds, supported by different DJs such as Paco Osuna, Monika Kruse, Luciano, Richie Hawtin, Mandy, Slam, Claude VonStroke, Ralf, Nicholas, Pierce, Andrew Grant, Someone Else, Mirco Violi, Mandy and others.
In 2011, some of his productions such as Scream, Up&Down, Fluido and Sottovuoto were broadcasted and charted by Martin Landsky, Alexkid, Maceo Plex, Ralf, Cesare Vs Disorder, Ajello, Beatport.
At the same time he also produces music for other labels such as Love Unlimited Vibes, Minnesanger records and Time Has Changed run by Timid Boy, for which he made a remix for Adriano Filippucci .
He is currently one of the resident DJs at Serendipity club, which showcases artists such as Matthew Herbert, Redshape, Jeff Mills, Nick Hoppner, Clive Henry, James Holden, James Priestley, Kyle Hall, Martyn, Ivan Smagghe, Portable, etc.
Gate 123 is the name of the “house” parties created by him along with colleague Marco Ragni at Serendipity club.
He doesn't like to be labeled within one musical genre, but rather a mix of deep house with the best European tech house, all the way to Detroit sounds and down tempo.
His DJ sets reflect his soul; he likes to think of them as a voyage from sunset till dawn, a summer rainstorm with thunder, lighting, then suddenly sunshine again.