Marcelo Demarco hails from Uruguay and is a DJ, producer, label honcho and creator of The Circle, an exciting new night that’s hitting East London this weekend. We got really excited when we heard about The Circle as it promises to bring some South American flavour to the start of Spring ‘ere in the Big Smoke with aerial performers, dancers, face painting, lasers and a soundtrack provided by the likes of Clive Henry, Alex Arnout, Alex Celler and Mihai Popoviciu. Who doesn’t love a fiesta!
Hey Marcelo, your event concept The Circle makes it’s European debut this Saturday in East London…so exciting. You started the event in Uruguay – will you be adapting it for the London audience?
Very exciting indeed, in fact the concept doesn’t really change, a Circle of friends enjoying good music, the only big difference is that normally our parties would go until very late in the afternoon, here we have to close at 6am due to license restriction, I guess we will have to explore other London after parties this sunday morning.
How did you go about finding the right artists to play on the night to help bring the concept alive?
I have been in this industry a long time as a DJ, producer, record label manager and promoter, so I know the artists quite well, I have worked with some of them and the fact that many are based in London just make things easier. This time we have two areas and we are aiming for an underground techno sound with an option for deeper sounds in the second room but it is entirely up to the artist what they want to play.
What would be your dream location to host a The Circle party (no expense spared!)?
Well, I would love to do a weekend The Circle party on a remote tropical island and get all the members there but being a little more realistic we are planning a summer party in a beautiful place in Ibiza that could be something to remember… and thats all I can say for the moment, it’s all about the secret nowadays.
What are the crowds in South America like compared to those in Europe?
I would say that Europeans have been in this for longer so are more experienced while in South America is still a growing scene in a way comparable to Eastern Europe. That being said I personally find Spanish, Italian and Latin American crowds very similar, I could say that they are all alike but different at same time.
What do you like to do when you visit London?
First thing I like to do is to have a Pint of Carling at the first pub I can, usually more than one to be honest.
Any tracks coming out of South America at the moment that we should be listening to?
Santa Cruz “uNO (Ronan Portela Remix)” recently released on 0db recordings and keep on eye for my new vinyl “Be Quiet” that will be release soon on Suro records.
And finally, the question we ask everyone, what would you do as a Techno Kitten for the day?
I would probably sleep all day and go out at night, more or less the same as what I do now.
The Circle London takes place at I Can Studios on Saturday 12th April | tickets now on last release | buy ’em here