Selection Sorted TechnoPodcast 088 pt.3 // Marc Ash
Marc started organizing parties as co-founder of Crimewave (former bi-monthly party) which since 2012 has brought a selection of minimal-synth and avantgarde electronic performers for the first time in Milan. Before that, he played a leading producer role in the former witch-house band "Cyndies" releasing a LP on the german label Phantasma Disques (Junkyard II, 2011) and touring Europe.
Drawing largely his aesthetic and artistic inspiration from early new wave and dirty industrial as well as from electronic pioneers, he's active both as dj and producer, with his self named project (obscure electronics, after a synthwave beginning) and his moniker Plovdiv, more techno-dark beats driven. In December 2013 he released a track on Minimal Trend Records' “Minimal Milan” compilation and he's currently working on his own label “Blacksilk Records”, which aims to bring out the best of hidden experimental and obscure electronic projects. During the past 5 years he played in many relevant Italian clubs, often heading to Berlin, which always considered is artistic hometown and where he appeared as a guest at several underground parties.
Between 2013 and 2016, while studying History of Art, he worked in Turin as art director and resident DJ for the obscure electronic underground project "Devil's Dancers". Recently relocated to Berlin, he's now committed to launching his multifaceted label Blacksilk, publishing his debut as Plovdiv in July 2016, which has been reviewed by Hardwax as “Exceptional & refreshing Industrial / Electro / Techno hybrid EP” and has received wide approval and support from numerous established Djs. A new tape by Marc Ash has been released on the polyhedric Clan Destine Records in spring 2017; this work, titled “Ostracism”, carries forward the original influences that characterize Marc’s style, blending synthwave, electro and industrial with syncopated vocal textures and features two reworks by fellow producers Alexey Volkov and Huren.