In truth, Marco Bernardi only came onto our radar when Bristol label Futureboogie first released information on his forthcoming EP. Turns out he’s also based in this fair city, making him a perfect candidate for a Spotlight. His sound is best described as intergalactic House, with undertones of Detroit grittiness (for a more ambitious description, see the interview below). This is best demonstrated on the title track of Motorways EP, released last month, which we heard getting some love on Rinse FM the other day, if you’re still sceptical. As luck would have it, Marco will be playing on the Futureboogie Stage at Love Saves The Day in May alongside Âme, Bicep, and Maxxi Soundsytem. For a taste of what he’ll play, have a listen to the mix he did for LSTD below. There are now less than 300 tickets available for the Saturday, so act fast if you still plan on going! (Tickets available from Resident Advisor.)
For a (slightly) more in-depth look at the man behind the music, have a read of the brief but enlightening interview below and listen to both tracks off Motorway EP, which you can buy now from Phonica Records.
How would you describe what you do to an elderly relative?
Gardener… too complicated otherwise.
And how would you describe your music to the more educated music fan who may not have heard of you?
A cyber-galactic transportation of cells from Glasgow, through Detroit, skimming past Chicago, and a final landing in The Hague.
What’s your favourite place to listen to music in Bristol?
In the bath.
Favourite track made by a Bristolian?
One Bristol artist we should keep an eye on?
Your current release is out on Futureboogie. How did that come about and what’s it like working with them?
They are absolutly fantastic guys,very professional and they love fishing.
Any future releases or dates we should know about?
New releases on Abstract Forms, Clone and M.O.S on the horizon.