Hitting the circuit for the launch of Dekmantel’s second selectors compilation, Young Marco arrived in a cold and damp Birmingham for the seventh stop of his European tour. The Rainbow Venues in Birmingham played host for the night, with Young Marco supported by Dekmantel Soundsystem.
As Dekmantel celebrates it’s tenth birthday, Dekmantel Soundsystem stayed true to their roots and wasted no time laying the pace for the evening. An already energetic room was amplified by the intimacy of the venue, with the Soundsystem boys showing the best of their crate digging credentials well as their eye for modern classics. A few highlights of their set include Peggy Gou’s awesome Day Without Yesterday and Tough City Kid’s Cole Rabies Beats from their 2015 release on Permanent Vacation.
With a solitary red light scanning the dancefloor, the basement venue provided an intimate but laid back atmosphere that was perfectly in tune with Young Marco’s signature airy house vibe. His set was a typically eclectic affair, toughing on genres including house, techno, disco and afro-beat.
It’s been a busy few months for Marco Sterk. As well as the selectors EP, he’s released a second album alongside Gigi Masin and Johnny Nash as part of the Gaussian Curve, as well as properly launching his Safe Trip label with not one but two albums exploring Italian Dream House classics between 1989-1993. Earlier this year Safe Trip also released an EP for Private Eyes – a duo made up of Amsterdam’s Interstellar Funk and Jeroen.
Below are a few of the other tracks played on the night. 2017 looks like it’ll be another busy year for Young Marco.