D'Marc Cantu remains an underrated force within dance and electronic music - a figure whose music has been played and championed by dj's across the globe yet has never been one to engage in the hype and bulls**t often associated with the scene. His tracks have done the talking and since 2000 he has released a steady and prolific array of material on the likes of Crème Organization, Forbidden Planet, M>O>S Recordings, Altered Moods Recordings, Nation and many more.
In 2005 D’Marc teamed up with revered house music producer JTC to form the duo 2AM/FM - this was then later elaborated upon by the addition of Melvin Oliphant, aka Traxx ,as the two became three in the form of the group X2.
Establishing a sound which embodies the early roots of jackin' beats, Chicago inspired drum workouts and rough and ready acid - D'Marc Cantu is a producer whom has become an unsung, enduring hero of modern day house music.
In October he will appear on Tuskegee Music, a record label run by Seth Troxler, for the first time. It demonstrates the far reaching versatility of his own music and the value placed upon his tracks by a sprawling assortment of dj's and tastemakers.
In line with this we asked him to nominate some of the music and sounds which have helped broaden is own perspective and enchanced his take on production. These are his influences and the stories behind them...
Silver Apples - Oscillations
Oscillations was one of those tracks that makes you think ands it's with you. Take a moment to realise that this was made in 1968. The Silver Apples really drove me to experiment with new and weird ways to make noise. It’s crazy what they were doing in the late 60s...