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Born in Hamburg in 1975, Marco grew up listening to disco, soul, boogie, funk and 80s pop. As he grew older he went through a brief Mod phase before finding and embracing more dancefloor-inspired influences from Larry Levan to Junior Boys Own, Romanthony to Masters of Work. After starting the Mirau Musik label with friends in 2005, Marco released his first record “Around The House.” He made his commercial recording debut on the Mirau Musik label with his Restless EP in 2006, which he followed up with I Say Mista in 2007. In addition, he released EPs on the labels Players Paradise (Dust, 2007), Radius Records (Fried Egg, 2007), and Endless Flight (Keep Believin’, 2008). In 2007 he also founded the label Glossy Edits, which quickly gained a great reputation amongst music collectors.
Tensnake’s first taste of critical acclaim came with the release of his “In the End (I Want You to Cry)” EP on the label Running Back in 2009. The EP was voted #1 on djhistory.com’s end-of-the-year list, and was the driving force behind Tensnake’s breakthrough success.
Launching even further onto the scene with his track ‘Coma Cat’ in 2010, Tensnake smashed dance floors worldwide and earned himself a name as a game-changing dance pioneer. Called “highly precise modern disco” by the New York Times and “infectious” by Idolator, Spin said that “Tensnake helped pave the way for the current deep- house revival.” In 2013, Tensnake was asked to deliver an Essential Mix by BBC Radio1’s Pete Tong, thus further cementing his status within the scene.
Released in 2014, his debut album ‘Glow’ represented a milestone in a career which had already traversed the world’s greatest dance floors, and which earned Tensnake his towering reputation as one of house and disco’s leading producers. This debut album features an impressive range of collaborators, including the almighty Nile Rodgers, three time Grammy-winning Stuart Price (AKA Jacques Lu Cont), Jamie Lidell, MNEK, Fiora, and more. ‘Love Sublime,’ the
album’s 3rd single, is a delicious slice of disco pop adorned with the unmistakable guitar groove of Nile Rodgers and the beguiling vocals of Fiora. It follows the two previously released album tracks, ‘58 BPM,’ a lush, down-tempo disco jam, and sumptuous house cut and Beatport Top-5 hit ‘See Right Through’ (both featuring Fiora.)
Since Glow’s release, Tensnake has gone on to launch his latest artist label, True Romance, where he has released tracks from forward-thinking artists such as Andre Hommen, Prison Grande, Charlie Sputnik, Sunrise Highway, Magic Touch, Larse, and more. He also continues to release successful EP’s of his own work on True Romance, including 2015’s Keep On Talking / The Walk EP, and 2016’s Desire and Freundchen EP’s. Tensnake’s repertoire of remix work has also grown substantially over the years, with official remixes commissioned from him by Junior Boys, The Faint, Aloe Blacc, Azari & III, Scissor Sisters, Goldfrapp, Friendly Fires, Little Dragon, Lana Del Rey, Pet Shop Boys, London Grammar, and more.
Honey Dijon was born and raised in Chicago the home of house music, but has been living in NYC for many years. Like many involved in the scene, her love affair with music began upon hearing her parent’s soul and r&b records at home. Soon she wanted to be the one dropping the needle on the record whenever they held parties in the family basement and the lure of club life soon followed. Before long she was obsessively collecting her own music from hallowed stores like Imports Etc and Gramaphone in Chicago, all the while honing her own personal style.
It was while hanging out in these stores where Honey met and formed a long lasting friendship with Derrick Carter, who became a mentor. It was he who introduced her to the underground of Chicago where she was exposed to the sounds of jacking house and Detroit techno. After relocating to New York City, Honey also met another music giant Danny Tenaglia, whose legendary sets at Twilo were also a major source of inspiration. “Danny heavily influenced my sound as a DJ’, says Honey. “The drama of his delivery and risk taking always informed me of how I wanted to present music. Of course, Derrick and Chicago house were also very influential in my development as an artist, so it’s this combination of Chicago and New York that has helped me develop my signature sound.”
Still preferring vinyl as a format, there is something hugely authentic about the way Honey mixes, fusing the bump of Chicago with more classic New York sounds and other European influences. Her sets are known for their strong programming, passion and integrity. The art of the mix itself is also very important to Honey as anyone who has witnessed her play can testify about her deft mixing skills and the way she dexterously flows between house or techno with a warm, hypnotic feel. She has played at many of the best venues around the world including esteemed underground haunts like Panorama Bar/berlin, Sub Club/glasgow, The Block/tel aviv, Output/nyc, Space/ibiza and of course Smart Bar/chicago.
In the studio, Honey brings her unique perspective and experience to her productions as well. Of course heritage sounds are at the rock bed of what she does, but far from churning out throwback sounds, she makes sure new ideas are at the forefront. For evidence of this look no further than her releases and remixes on Classic Records. In fact this cultural star recently mixed a retrospective compilation for the legendary Classic Music label as well being commissioned to create the soundtrack for a recent Louis Vuitton Menswear shows.
With her charisma,style and broad understanding of electronic music and upcoming gigs in Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Amsterdam, Germany, Spain, and Paris to name a few there seems to be no stopping Miss Dijon.