Marco Carola is the recognized global ambassador of Italian techno. It’s a position he treats with the utmost care and respect—and one that stands him among the hallowed company of contemporary techno’s leading practitioners. Hailing from Napoli in the south of the country, Marco was among a small group of DJs and promoters who quite literally built the city’s scene from scratch back in the early-’90s. In 1995’s First Planet EP he became the first Neopolitan artist to commit techno to vinyl, paving the way for an entire generation of producers. These days Marco is a mainstay of Richie Hawtin’s Minus and Plus 8 labels, who, much like Marco himself, are one of the driving forces behind techno’s permeation of the worldwide dance scene.
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