Well it always brings great pleasure to have someone who I've always looked up to not just for his music but the way he is as a person! Introducing Rory Marshall this man has been smashing the dance floor recently after a huge solid EP released just recently & when you have someone who admires your work that is the man Carl Cox I bet you could say Rory is taking over the floor!
Rory Marshall has showcased his got what it takes after the Covid outbreak while he was producing such quality stuff & had Carl Cox take recognition & put him on his label, after this Rory has still been smashing it and has released a further more 2 EP's since. Both keep in mind still on Coxy's label! We recently caught up with Rory to get more of an insight on what has his favorite times during his career.
Q & A:
Question 1: When did the drive to start mixing and being involved in Dance music be a big thing for you in your life?
A: I first fell in love with dance music listening to Novanation on Saturday nights when I was 15/16. Pretty sure it was ran by John course & Grant Smilie on nova100 haha. A couple years later my girlfriend at the time got me a set of decks as a gift and then the rest is history as they say.
Question 2: What is the key to knowing when your tracks are ready or what is one sound you can't not have in your tunes?
A: Testing music at gigs is a great way to know if there is anything missing or lacking but honestly I just kinda know when a track of mine is complete. I know how I want them to sound and a major key is not over complicating it! Obviously drums as it’s dance music but the groove in techno is what I can’t go without!
Question 3: What has been the greatest set for you in your eyes?
A: I’ve been lucky enough to play around the country lately and played some epic gigs but PURE in Adelaide or the Rebuke show at timberyard were both mega!
Question 4: Do you have any forthcoming Tracks/eps on the way?
A: I have plenty set to be released but my next EP is a proper loopy techno two tracker with the amazing Christopher Coe!
Question 5: Your recent EP just dropped what is your favourite track on it?
A: Don’t Diss The 909 is the fave for me cause it was created during such a significant period in my career. Just after everything happened with Coxy and I was booked to play after Rebuke (who helped discover my music in lockdown) so I made that track as a DJ tool to open my set with.
Question 6: Who inspires you?
A: I get lots of inspiration music wise from heaps of different artists but I listen to alot of hip hop. My fave artist is Missy Elliot actually haha. In the dance music realm I take lots of inspo from Coxy, Rebuke, Mark Broom, Sam Paganini to name a few. Actually though my mum inspires me a lot. She always ran her own business and had a drive & passion & belief in herself to do whatever she wanted to do and she definitely passed that onto me and made me feel I could do the same!
Question 7: Favourite Crowd pleasing track?
A: My most recent crowd pleasing track is actually my remix of Moroccan Chant. People seem to really connect with the breakdown of the tune and then explode when it drops!
Question 8: What is one piece of advice you can give to those just starting in the industry?
A: My advice is to take no advice! Just find what you love about dance music and follow that. Things take time to grow and blossom so be patient with yourself. So I guess there’s some advice in there haha.
Question 9: Name your style in 5 words!?
A: Dance music for Night Clubs
Question 10: How do you stay on track with producing so many new songs across the year?
A: I generally produce one track at a time unless I have a remix I’m working on. If I don’t like what I’m hearing after a few hours I usually bin the project and start again the next day. I also go through bouts of inspiration though and currently have zero motivation to open ableton - hopefully that’ll change soon!
Question 11: What has been the biggest challenge for you?
A: The biggest challenge for me was finding and writing music that I truly loved and was passionate about. I spent years playing for specific clubs or sets or set times (which is 100% fine and necessary when you’re coming through - the way I did anyway). I guess it all helped in the end though. Kinda cool that I can hear parts of my current style in my music from 7 years ago.
Below you can find the link to his trending track "Don't Diss The 909"
You can also find Rory below on his social media platforms!
Spotify: @Rory Marshall