Joseph Marinetti

Opening for Atoms for Peace, releasing tracks on Glasgow’s LuckyMe, getting love from Pete Tong and Skream! In a few short months, electronic producer Joseph Marinetti’s has a CV which should be filed under high achiever. His name is being bandied around by dance music tastemakers after just a handful of releases, most notably first single Dive. A hectic DJin schedule has also made sure he’s been ear marked as one to keep your ears on…

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 11 Oct 2013
  • min read
Joseph Marinetti is a name you’d be forgiven for associating with a classic Raymond Chandler mob flick than wobbly, electronic house.

But rather than wielding any fire arms, Joseph lets his beats do the talking in the style of influential house gangsters DJ Sneak or Derrick Carter.

In an incredibly short space of time, his music has done much to impress, already finding its way into the ears of some key dance music folk. Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich fell under the influence of the underground pulse of his debut single Dive and invited him to open at their debut UK gig at London’s Oval Space earlier this year.

2013 has continued at a breathless pace for Joe. His track VGLXW was included by dubstep-turned-house lover Skream! on his contribution to the All Gone Pete Tong Miami 2013 mix while the Red Bull Music Academy invited him to host their stage at annual hipster hoe down Field Day. Joe helped curate fresh talent such as Kwes, Koreless and Egyptian Hip Hop.

He’s since linked up with Glasgow label LuckyMe on latest track SWN. The imprint has had its fingers locked on the pulse of the electronic underground for many years, playing an important role in the rise of Glaswegian producers Hudson Mohawke and Rustie. So the future is looking bright. M quizzed Joseph on how he first got entangled in club culture and what's next...

I first started writing music because…
Good music is underrepresented

I have been making music since…
MySpace

My music is…
Reverence for the originators

You'll like my music if you listen to...
Peer pressure

My favourite venue is…
The dancehall in Shacklewell Arms at its sweatiest

Music is important because…
Bus journeys take longer without it

My biggest inspiration is…
Everyone I saw play at Doublespeak in Glasgow

My dream collaboration would be…
Ice Cube

To try me out, listen to my song…
SWM

If I wasn’t making music I’d be…
Less broke

In 10 years time I want to be...
Even more lucky.

Why did you PRS for Music?
I have a lot of music I've written sitting out there that's getting bumped in clubs, festivals and on the radio, I joined PRS because I know the organisation respects the artists' rights to their music and the value behind it.

And what are you planning on releasing next/working on next?
Some remix material is on its way but most importantly my debut EP for LuckyMe.

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