Marc Robblz in the house
Marcos Robles, better known by his stage name Marc Robblz, is an 18-year-old producer living in Campinas (Brazil). Marc is making waves int the scene with his releases on several international labels such as Daylight Robbery, Sweets and Treats, Hood Politics, OVRDOSE Records, Chub Rub and others. His songs, as well as his sets, are always filled with a lot of groove and heavy basslines, always influenced with Tech House, House & Techno.
Enjoy the interview and guest mix.
For our readers that haven’t heard about you before, who is Marc Robblz?
First thanks for giving me space to show my work! So, introducing myself, my name is Marcos Robles and I’m currently 18 years old and I’m a DJ/Tech House Producer. I’ve been doing music for about 3 years.
Where are you from and what do you find inspirational about where you’re living?
I am from Campinas (Brazil). Where I was born for sure influenced a lot to build my musical identity. In my city, there is a very strong club and independent scene. I’ve always frequented parties and raves around the city and I believe this has strongly shaped the way I see electronic music today.
How has your music been influenced by other artists, musicians, or life in general?
If I were to stop and think about artists who influence me I could stay all day talking names haha. With a direct influence on the side I produce (which is tech house), currently for me the biggest influences are, John Summit, MKJAY, Marco Strous, Prok & Fitch and Westend. These guys are really making a fresh sound. Besides tech house, I also listen to a lot of techno and electro, which also ends up influencing me a lot in my productions. Other names like Jensen Interceptor, Setaoc Mass, Stef Mendesidis, Oscar Mulero are names that I hear a lot in my days.
How has Brazil influenced your own sound? You have many great genres like Bossanova, Maracatu, Forro, Samba, … how do you incorporate these in your own style and music?
Brazil and its musical identity undoubtedly have a direct influence on how my sound is. I always make a point of using Brazilian genres in my productions. What I use the most, which matches very well with electronic music is Funk, the Brazilian funk in this case. My sound that came out on Hood Politics this year called “Tapping Wind”, I used a lot of elements that refer to the style. In my sets/gigs always when there is space, I also make sure to put funk.
What excites you the most as a DJ/producer?
In short, what excites me the most is when people come to a perception/vision similar to what I have when they are listening to my songs/sets, its when I transmit what I feel to people. This is very rewarding.
How do you see your future within the electronic music scene?
Good, I believe that every time but I’m getting my sound and what I want for my project and that in the future my next step is to create my independent label.
What can we expect from the mix you made us?
In this mix, besides making the selection of the songs, I tried to focus on the aesthetics that my project will adopt in 2020, not abandoning the tech house, but also opening up to aspects such as electro and techno.
Any news to share regarding upcoming work or gigs?
Due contractual issues unfortunately I can’t name names, but fortunately in 2020 I already have releases programmed with labels that I had never released before and always wanted.