Marco Carola in Dubai

Italian DJ Marco Carola’s sound was shaped by his teenage experiences in Neapolitan discotheques

A master of techno, Italian DJ Marco Carola’s sound was shaped by his teenage experiences in Neapolitan discotheques during the reign of house in the 1990s. Restricted by labels at the time, he decided to set up his own, Design, and went on to become the first techno producer in Naples with the launch of his ‘Man Train’ EP. Not bad, considering he was just 20 years old at the time. He moved to London in 2001 to release his second album, Open System, which fused break-oriented electronica with smooth melodies.

Today, Carola has an army of record labels and production credits under his belt, and is said to be one of Italy’s most influential exports as far as techno and electronic music goes. Though this genre is noted for its ability to inspire the Marmite reaction (mention the word in a crowded room and people will start shouting about how much they love it or hate it), Dubai’s clubbers are typically a welcoming lot, which will hopefully bode well for his appearance at the Madinat this week.

Marco Carola plays Madinat Rooftop Main Room on July 22. Doors open 10pm, ladies and Face card holders free ’til 11pm.

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