MISSION TO MARS
SO NOW ITS MARK BAILEYS TURN TO HIT FULL THROTTLE DURING THE LATEST LOCKDOWN. FROM A YOUNG AGE MAN2.0 IMMERSED HIMSELF IN THE LONDON CLUB SCENE, AROUND THE LIKES OF FABRIC AND TURNMILLS. HIS MUSIC GAINED ATTENTION FROM RANSOM NOTE AMONGST OTHERS, AND CURRENTLY HAS FOURTH COMING RELEASES ON NEIN & NIGHT NOISE.
Mark, before we start, can you tell us a bit of a description of the mix you’ve sent us?
Ooh hello there! I would say that the mix is a selection of old and new bits of growly, but playful morsol of House, Techno, Electro and for want of a better word, Disco!
MAN2.0 Whats the story behind the name?
Right, long story. When I first set up my Hotmail account back in the 90s I tried to give myself the Hotmail name Manmachine, after the Kraftwerk album, but it wasn’t available, it offered me manmachine201, which I took. That stayed with me right up to the point where I started producing, but thought something snappier was needed. Ended up bouncing around a few ideas with Neil (Tronik Youth) and MAN2.0 was the one that stuck... I wish I could say that it was a statement about Nietzschean thought, or something to do with the relationship between man and machine, but it’s just really because I like Kraftwerk. I probably should have given it more thought given the rise in identitist politics and the saturation of DJs/Producers who are also Man’s, but at this point, I’d rather just make tunes, play records I like and accept that that was where I was at the time.
Interesting to know! Ok, now for the Mission to Mars...
Lets pretend and fast forward to the year 2033, and NASA announces they are selecting an elite few to be the first of mankind to touch down on Mars. Based on your resounding intelligence, witty humour, skills and good looks - You have been chosen! Question is, would you accept a one way ticket?
Ah go on then. You’ve twisted my arm. I’m getting used to social distancing and self isolating so what better place to hone my skills than on a mission to Mars!?
Your luck is in! You are the chosen Commander! Theres a big old space ship waiting to be named….. What are you going to call her?
Ha, after telling you how long winded my artist name is, you want me to name a spaceship?!
I’m reading Moby Dick at the moment, so at this second, the Pequod2.0. Mainly because I don’t have 20 years to refine it.