Q: Please introduce yourselves.
I am Marc and I have been playing, performing and producing music under the name of AFFKT for a while. I am the Sincopat label owner / manager and I am the CEO and chief engineer at Pobla Studios. And recently I also became the dad of my 3 month old little boy Alai.
Q: One person you'd dream to have a coffee with?
So many people…Ok, if it has to be related to music I would say Laurent Garnier.
Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
Going into people's minds and learning what they do better, if they have superpowers as well as getting their superpowers as well, haha.
Q: If given the opportunity to create a film score, which movie would you choose and why?
I have in fact made an alternative soundtrack for the old movie from Salvador Dali and Luis Buñuel ‘A Chien Andalou’ as my final project in university. But honestly I love film music and the relation between images and sound, so if I have to say just one I would say ‘Solaris’ by Steven Soderbergh.
Q: Who has been the most influential in your music career? And who has been the most influential in your personal life?
In my music I think Chemical Brothers and Trentemøller are some of my biggest influences, In my personal life, I would like to think that my mother and my father really define how I am and what my values are. Also my family and my friends for sure I guess define and influence what I am.
Q: Could you share with us your journey – the good and bad experiences that have brought you to where you are today?
I have been in music for many years now, of course as in life itself there have been good and bad moments, many trips, projects and adventures that define the person and the artist that I am today. I would probably need a book to explain it all, haha, just kidding. But in fact my last album ‘The Big Picture’ is about this journey, my journey and there is a certain track called ‘The End of the Road’ that explains it in words, so I would encourage you to listen to it.
Q: Everyone goes through ups and downs, what’s one habit you adopt to push through the downs?
Yoga and doing any exercise always cleans my mind and helps to keep me focused. And of course making even more music and spending more time in the studio is my great therapy. Also that really helps me is having certain challenges always on mind, big and little challenges to keep motivated day by day.
Q: What is one pro work ethic that you would recommend to the readers/listeners?
Staying true to one's principles and working hard to push your limits further everyday. keep focused on the outside noise, this is an ephemeral business in which not everything is what it seems.
Q: How has your music style evolved over the years?
My music has always been inspired by many different styles and sounds. So over the years I think I have been adding more and more colours to my sonic world.But, honestly, I didn't care too much about styles or labels and I'm still the same. My obsession is to make music that moves and gives you goosebumps, so the essence remains the same.
Q: If you were to venture into another music genre, which one would you choose and why?
That’s a difficult one, I like a lot of genres but if I just take one I take Punk Rock. I really like the energy of this music genre. I think you can feel my music somehow.
Q: Could you name 3 tracks that got you into electronic music and why?
Unkle - Lonely Soul: what I love about this track is its complexity and different passages, it is like an album in one song.
Break - Cold Sweat: Its perfection of shapes and simplicity.
Chemical brothers - Hey Boy, Hey Girl: His energy and how it captivates you from beginning to end.
Q: Can you recommend a hidden gem in your home country that would be perfect for a rave?
Are you serious, that’s another question I would need an entire book to talk about, hehe. Just in Valencia, my hometown, there are so many places. An example of this is the Albufera of Valencia, which is a lagoon next to the city and connected to the sea, a beautiful and magical place.
Q: Could you tell us about your upcoming releases and plans for the year?
This 2023 is definitely going to be the best in terms of label releases of my entire career. In addition to the releases for Renaissance, Dust & Blood and Sincopat that have already come out, this second part of the year is coming even stronger with new EPs and singles for Diynamic, Pets, Multinotes, Global Underground and Sincopat, plus some of my best remixes to date. And of course to continue traveling around the world to bring my and Sincopat's music everywhere.
Q: Can you share a fun fact about yourself that most of your listeners are probably unaware of?
I don't know if it's funny, but most people don't know all my work and credits as a mixing and mastering engineer at Pobla Studios, where we have mix and / or master around 30 thousand tracks (that’s right) for the biggest electronic artists and labels in around 10 years now. So yes, probably some of the music you listen to and play also has at least a little bit of the fantastic team of Pobla and myself :-)