'There is much more competition in DJing, now'
Three questions with Belgian Techno DJ, Marco Bailey
1. When was the last time you visited India and why do you think India is becoming a sure stop for DJs and artistes from around the world?
It’s my second time in India; a month ago, I played at the Sunburn Festival in Goa, and I really liked it. It’s nice that the Indian promoters are putting in a lot of effort now to make the scene bigger and better. The festivals are already well- organised with lots of great people. India is one of the world’s biggest countries, so there is plenty of potential and it can become as big as Germany or UK, as far as music is concerned.
2. You have stuck to Techno since the 90s, what attracts you to the genre?
I was playing Trance from 1990 until 1995, but from the years after 2000, Trance became very commercial with lots of vocals and almost each time, the same baselines. I found that Techno was much more creative and more experimental somehow, and I got more and more involved with Techno.
3. You’ve been a DJ for a long time. Is there more competition now?
Yes, because nowadays it’s easier to make music on the laptop, which was impossible years ago. Back in the day, you could only make tunes with a big studio and only with expensive equipment. Now, so many young guys are making music only with the laptop, naturally, so many more tracks are coming out and thus, much more competition.
Marco Bailey will perform in the city today, 10 pm onwards
AT Royalty, Waterfield Road, Bandra (W).
COST Rs 700 to Rs1,200