Rocky

Marsiano

Rocky Marsiano is the instrumental/beats project of the Portuguese old school producer/MC/DJ D-Mars. "The Pyramid Sessions", its critically highly acclaimed debut album (Loop:Recordings) from 2005, with a strong jazz influence, opened doors for the project to start performing live. With the releases of its 2nd album (Outside the Pyramid) and 3rd album (Back To The Pyramid) D-​Mars further explored jazz fusion by adding elements of soul/funk and Brazilian music (his mother was raised in Rio).​ The fourth album "Music For All Seasons" was entirely produced in Amsterdam, where D-Mars is now living, and is a tribute to his mother's Brazilian records.

 

His latest releases "Meu Kamba", "Meu Kamba Vol. Dois" & "Meu Kamba Três" bring a fresh element to Rocky's production: music from Angola, Cabo Verde, Guiné Bissau and Mozambique. Receiving a lot of international praise, "Meu Kamba" albums are a colourful journey through the great rhythms from these Luso-African countries. All "Meu Kamba" records were originally self-released on 12" vinly and afterwards released digitally by Akwaaba Music from Ghana. A follow-up 7" vinly release called "Ritinha/Djó Djó" was also very well received by the DJ community (p.e. by the likes of Osunlade).

 

Rocky Marsiano has performed at all the main venues and festivals in Portugal, (p.e., ALIVE, Vodafone Mexefest, Lux Frágil, Gulbenkian, Super bock Super Rock) and was selected by BBC1's DJ and music ambassador Gilles Peterson as part of his night at Casa da Música (Porto). He also DJs regularly at some of Lisbon's main clubs and has DJed at the official Womex 2015 DJ showcase summit in Budapest.

 

You can hear his weekly radio show "Da Raiz Ao Ritmo" on Lisbon's finest radio station Rádio Oxigénio.

 

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