The hard man of Italian techno tones it down for his debut mix compilation.
Marco Carola got his first start playing house and Italo, transitioning into techno from 1993 (His label Design Music was the first Italian label to focus solely on techno). As a DJ, he’s known for his three-deck mixing style, and while he made a name for himself playing harder techno in the nineties, these days moving more towards minimal, albeit with an aggressive edge.
“I think my style’s always been changing,” says Carola. “I started with house music, I went tribal techno, and now I can say I play more minimal techno. I can say that I’ve never really been going through trends. But the old crowd seems to accept the new sound – when I’m sampling minimal, it doesn’t mean I’m sampling boring minimal. I always keep my funky side.”
Surprisingly, ‘Fabric 31’ is Carola’s first ever DJ mix release. Why did it take make years to get around to the project?
“I was probably waiting for the right time to do a mix CD,” explains Carola. “It’s different, you don’t really listen in a club. You probably listen in the car, or at home, in the office. But what I’m actually playing today could be listened to everywhere. So I think it made me realise it was really the time to do something like this.”
’Fabric 31: Marco Carola’ Tracklist
01 - Matt John - Io - Underl_ne
02 - erikOtanabE - Eclat and Prudo (Alfa Romero Rmx) - MiniSketch
03 - Chris Carrier - Sure Shot - Adult Only
04 - Marek Bois - You Got Good Ash (Gabriel Ananda Rmx) - Trapez
05 - Fusiphorm - I am...you! (Someone Else Rmx) - FoundSound
06 - Timo Anttila - Nakuta - Frozen North
07 - Barem - Cilindro - FoundSound
08 - Mathias Kaden - Snowman - We Are
09 - Paco Osuna - Cretine - Plus 8
10 - Fraktion - Acidrop - Resopal Schallware
11 - Marc Houle - Kicker - Minus
12 - Audio Werner - Onandon - Perlon
13 - Dolly La Parton - Whenever - Bemysheep
14 - Microfunk aka 2000 and One and Dave Ellesmere - Pecan - Remote Area Records
15 - Details - Change - Loose
16 - Dario Zenker - newbe (Heartthrob’s are u gay Remix) - Esperanza
17 - Ernie - Escarabajos - Signs Of Authority
18 - Alex Smoke - Plunder - Soma
As usual, Fabric First members get first dibs at the release, this time on November 6th. The CD will be released in the UK and Europe on November 13th and elsewhere December 12th 2006.