Hi Marek, could you please introduce yourself to our listeners?
My name is Marek Edmund Stuczyński, better known as Eltron John. I live on the Vistula riverbank in Kraków and spend my time on an everlasting journey to the light. Meaning – I dance, sing, walk, talk and play. And do everything that goes with it.
How has the mix been recorded and what’s the idea behind it?
It was recorded way past due (to all the UV crew I apologize). The idea is rather simple – to take some records from the bag and mix them up together. Just dance platters I’ve been carrying lately. Nice ones – staight from my kind of fiesta (at least one type…) and into your life. For the car, for the gym, for cleaning the house, for the houseparty. Love it or leave it.
How long have you been deejaying and how has it evolved over the time?
I was really into music ever since I was about six years old. Cassette tapes, guitar, cds, electric guitar, bands, songs etc. Then I tried to dabble with production when I was 19 – first synth, sampler, mixing desk, vinyl started coming at that time. At about 22-23 I started deejaying more or less professionally, doing little residencies etc. It still is my main thing, but I’ve been dabbling with production obviously, and all the other things that go with music, good and bad. It’s a long story. Nowadays I deejay with a mic live, and do various types of jams in other life situations.
Is there a record that triggered your interest in electronic music and brought you to deejaying?
A couple. I was brought up with soul/jazz/rock/psych/alternative music, and so stuff like Miles, Prince, Hendrix, Lee Perry and a whole lot more sparked the interest in just how good records are made. When I had a few of these, and some could be danced to, I tried to play them out to people. Then I realized that some records are good for dancing mainly, but then again I never really liked the idea of “elettronic dane music”. True – some great records (danceable or not) are entirely electronic, but some are just electric, or even acoustic (even though the recording process always involves electricity nowadays). The presence of electricity will never explain the quality of one record, or the lack of it in another. These things go way deeper.
What do your parents think about what you do?
Hard to say. I have no problems with that, but I think they both can relate to it, in their own ways.
What are your projects for the next time?
I never answer these questions. I can just mention Sonoris Causa and Hic Sunt Leones, but the true significance of those will only be felt later. I can’t explain it.
Finally, what’s the last record before the lights are switched on?
Depends on the bag, people, sound system, my mood… But let’s have “You’re Someone Special” by Wind Song for now, as it’s a record I’m entirely in love with and it’s quite difficult to play it inside a set.
01 Samo DJ – Leggo
02 Photonz – 1551
03 Chino – Estate
04 Albinos – Baka Tribe
05 Africane 808 – Tummy Tummy
06 Alternations – Dance
07 Martyn – Newspeak
08 Drumtalk – Airbourne
09 Pepe Bradock – Lifting Weights
10 Kikrokos – Jungle DJ (Prins Thomas edit)
11 Bookworms – African Rhythms
12 A Drummer From Detroit – Drums #1 (Part 1)
13 Suburban Knight – Midnite Sunshine
14 Eltron John – Bomby
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