Marco Lenzi was born in Livorno, Italy and raised in Rome, where as a teenager he got into clubbing, record collecting and mastered his DJ technique. Marco’s love of electronic music started over 30 years ago after he inherited some records from his father, an electronics engineer for NASA. His early influences include K. Stokhoussen, Pierre Henry, G. Ligety and other producers from the 1960′ s, artists who weren’t afraid to experiment with new sounds and techniques. This is something that Marco keeps in line with his own production and DJ work, and with seamless mixing and the originality of his programming he soon developed his own unique style.
Marco moved to London in ‘88 and got into the acid house music scene. He was at the heart of 2 of the best record stores in London – Silverfish and Eukatech. Marco, Nils & Hans Hess and Alex Oppido started the Silverfish Records store on the Charing Cross Road in the heart of London in the early 1990’s. The store was an important part of the growth of the dance scene in the UK. Silverfish included a record shop, a café, and art gallery and was transformed into a club on weekends. Its reputation was built from the knowledge and passion they injected into it. After Silverfish, Marco, Nils and Hans opened the infamous Eukatech records in the hearth of Covent Garden. This provided a popular place to listen to the latest tracks, which became also known for releasing quality music and hosting many label showcases, including the famous Axis Records pop up shop where Jeff Mills played a few sets to his fans and presented his new projects including the limited 3 x 7 inches release which was only sold at Eukatech. This and other initiatives helped Eukatech win an award for best independent record label in 2005.
His passion for music led to the birth of Molecular Recordings in 1994, one of the most respected cutting edge techno labels in the U.K. On Molecular Marco released his own material and many other artists. Molecular released DJ Bone’s first ever record; it was the first UK label to release Chris Liebing and the first label to sign Inigo Kennedy. Other artists that appeared on the label are Mr G, Olive Ho and many young talents that deserved to be heard. Jeff Mills, Adam Beyer, Marco Carola all appeared on the Bio Molecular Rhythms compilations
Marco has also produced more than 50 records on various labels including Molecular, Search, Missile, Audio, Eukatech, Noise Music and Primate, to name just a few.
Marco is a techno veteran who has been producing, remixing and playing all over the world for the best part of past two decades, taking his well selected sound to the masses. Marco has performed in over 50 countries. In 2008, Marco was voted 49th in the DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJs in the world.
After a few years out of the music business and looking after his 2 daughters, Marco is back with new material and re-launching Molecular Recordings. Music has always played a big part of Marco’s life so expect more to come.