100 MARCO CAROLA
Marco Carola has been synonymous with what has become known as business techno for the last decade. He’s one of Ibiza’s biggest draws thanks to his own Music On night, and is just as big in the festival game given that he hosts his own Music On weekender in Amsterdam each May. This year, of course, it was postponed, as was his full Ibiza season, leaving fans desperate for some of that stripped back, rolling minimal techno that is known as the Neapolitan sound.
He first fomented it back in the south of Italy in the early ‘90s, a time when the likes of Luigi Madonna, David Squillace and Joseph Capriati were also cutting their teeth. Famous for playing seemingly endless sets up to 18 hours in length, he has also produced on key labels like Minus, mixed it up for fabric, and put out acclaimed albums like ‘Play It Loud’.
Fans have been treated to sets from their techno god just a couple of times this year. The first was a few days after the world went into lockdown back in March, when the most famous Italian in techno played a live stream from Clubspace in Miami, and a couple of times since then he has played low-key beach parties in Italy. They were apparently enough to keep people on board and voting for Marco, who remains one of techno’s biggest global stars.