Marco Bailey is somewhat considered an icon when it comes to techno and the dance music
industry as a whole. It starts with a beat, and for Marco that as in the late 80’s. In 2014 he
celebrated 25 years of Marco Bailey, a true achievement for someone who is an ambassador
for the scene as well as an amazing DJ and producer.
He grew up in Belgium, and it all started out when he went to a small local club in his nearby
city. At this point, he knew little and didn't have any musical heroes, but soon released that
he would rather be behind the decks than on the dance floor.
After teaching himself his early days in the 90’s were all about hard work and dedication.
Playing gigs for small fees or sometimes even for free, this was how Marco learnt the trade
and got to his feet, created a small local following playing everything from rock, funk and hiphop. In 1994 he found house and techno, where he started releasing on some small labels, under “Marco Bailey”.
His break came in 2000 with his first EP on Carl Cox’s Intec imprint with “Play It Back”. Over
the next couple of years he worked on his own imprint, launching MB Elektronics, with the
first release in 2002 with “Caprioska”. The releases came flowing over the next few years,
which saw the release of his critically acclaimed “Rube Boy” album back in 2004, soon
followed by “Dragon Man” LP on John Digweed’s Bedrock in 2011.
Since 2000, he has had numerous releases on Intec as well as Bedrock who have supported
his techno productions from the beginning. Not forgetting labels including Sleaze and
Drumcode in recent years, as well as his very own MB Elektronics, with now over 150
releases to date since its inception, the label is considered one of the top techno imprints in
the industry, with releases from the likes of Adam Beyer, Joseph Capriati, The Advent, Nic
Fanciulli and Speedy J to name a few.
His most recent album was with 12 track “High Volume” released back in 2013 on MB
Elektronics, dubbed by some techno aficionados as a masterpiece. It was at this time, he
also released an up close and personal documentary “Marco Bailey”.
His Electronic Force podcast has been a huge success from the get-go, with almost 300
episodes to date, he has had every artist on board from Carl Cox, Alan Fitzpatrick, Umek,
Joseph Capriati, Sam Paganini and Carlo Lio. It’s heard by millions of listeners in more than