Jump the Q
A mini-interview with 22 short questions (some personal, some tricky) looking for equally short answers, addressed to artists, producers, promoters, djs, friends and affiliates of the blog in general.
Today Chris Marigold of Blu Mar Ten Jumps the Q
Let’s get started:
Set 1: The man behind the mask
Q1: Favourite travel destination?
Emilia Romagna, Italy
Q2: Favourite dish?
Q3: Favourite drink?
Q4: Dream car?
Dreams about cars can be symbolic of the journey of your life. What you can learn about dream cars depends on a number of factors: Who is driving in the dream? Are you driving, or are you a passenger? This information could point to a part of your waking life that you need to focus on — in particular, how you treat yourself or how you let others treat you. Dreams about a car driving too fast or recklessly can be seen as a warning.
Q5: Favourite movie?
Firewalk With Me
Q6: Favourite sports team – domestic and international?
No interest in sport whatsoever.
Q7: Favourite pair of trainers?
People have favourite trainers? Really?
Q8: Feared but not respected, or respected but not accepted?
Connected but not disaffected
Set 2: The man behind a set of decks
Q9: First record you bought?
Clear – Cybotron
Q10: Most valuable record you own (sentimental value not financial)?
Clear – Cybotron
Q11: Favourite piece of musical equipment?
A massive musical brain
Q12: Favourite track (non genre-specific)?
Bach’s Goldberg Variations
Q13: Favourite label?
Q14: Favourite dj/artist/producer?
Jeff Mills / Anish Kapoor / Badmammal
Q15: Track you wish it was yours?
The Architex – Altitude
Q16: Vinyl or digital?
Set 3: The man behind the scenes
Q17: Favourite venue worldwide you have ever attended?
Q18: Best live performance/dj set you have ever witnessed?
Doc Scott / Grooverider @ The Blue Note 1995
Chris Isaak – London 1991
Q19: Worst live performance/dj set you have ever witnessed?
Happy Mondays – 1990
Q20: Dream line-up for a festival (5 names)?
Steve Reich x 5
Q21: If you had a magic eraser who would you extinguish from the musical map?
Q22: Future plans?
Few musical acts can lay claim to such dynamic and consistent evolution as Blu Mar Ten.
Formed in the big-bang of 90′s drum & bass and regular faces at Rage, Metalheadz, Speed & AWOL, Blu Mar Ten were rapidly spotted by LTJ Bukem and signed to Good Looking Records, cementing their position in the genre as originators of complex, atmospheric music.
They quickly grew and mutated beyond the confines of the jungle into lush experimentation with downtempo, ambient, house, breaks, techno & left-field for labels such as Naked Music, TCR, Guidance and Big Chill, with another two full albums of non-d&b material on Exceptional Records.
In 2005 Blu Mar Ten returned to the drum & bass scene releasing a string of tracks on heavy-hitting labels such as Hospital, Renegade Hardware, Shogun Audio, 31 Records, Tangent, Phuzion, Vibez & Basement.
2009 saw the establishment of their own Blu Mar Ten label with the release of the ‘Close’ and ‘Believe Me’ EPs and their long-awaited first full drum & bass album, ‘Natural History’. The album delivered an incredibly wide range of drum & bass tracks from the deeply abstract to the unashamedly dancefloor, all bearing Blu Mar Ten’s trademark stamp of quality.
In 2010 Blu Mar Ten released an augmented version of the album, ‘Natural History: Revision’, featuring a collection of new remixes.
In 2011 Blu Mar Ten delivered their ‘Love is the Devil’ project, with singles ‘Five Summers’ / ‘Still the One’ and ‘Problem Child’ / ‘Sweet Little Supernova’ achieving mass support from DJs, radio, clubs and listeners alike.
The full ‘Love is the Devil’ album was released in November 2011 to wide-spread critical acclaim and chart success.
Blu Mar Ten have remixed:
Erykah Badu, Annie Lennox, Alicia Keys, Terry Lee Brown Junior, Jakatta, Tom Middleton, Bop, The Ananda Project, Doc Scott, Fink, Blame, Kubiks & Lomax.
Blu Mar Ten have been remixed by:
Marcus Intalex, dBridge, Bcee, Sunchase, Tom Middleton, Joe Syntax, Unquote, Cicada, Fink, Rennie Pilgrem, Terry Lee Brown Jr, Nor Elle, Sabre, Blame, Seba, Klute, Bop, Kastle, Stray, Badmammal, Social Security, Kubiks.
Blu Mar Ten music receives DJ support from:
London Elektricity, Marky, Friction, D Bridge, Hype, Futurebound, Teebee, Klute, Instra:mental, Marcus Intalex, Ed Rush, Logistics, Nicky Blackmarket, LTJ Bukem, Doc Scott, John B, A Sides, Alleycat, Annie Nightingale, Apex, ASC, Bcee, Big Bud, Chris SU, Craggz, Crissy Criss, Data, DKay, Eleven8, Enei, Ink, Joe Syntax, Lomax, Loxy, Lynx, Makoto, Mosus, Mutated Forms, Nerm & D-Kode, Nookie, Seba, Spectrasoul, SPY, Stray, Tom Middleton, Ulterior Motive, Utah Jazz, Rennie Pilgrem, Pete Tong, Felix da Housecat, Eddy Temple Morris, Ben Watt, Carl Cox, Lee Burridge, Erol Alkan, Howie B and Mary Anne Hobbs and many more.