Up close with DJ Steve Marx from BBR’s Digitize radio show

Up close with DJ Steve Marx from BBR’s Digitize radio show

Monday, 11 July 2016
Digital Therapy are a collective of some of Sydney’s finest House, Electro, Progressive and Trance DJs and Producers who have been behind some epic events in Sydney the past few years including hosting the Trance stage at the inaugural Electric Gardens festival. Their tightly programmed and produced radio show Digitize on Bondi Beach Radio complements the crews unique live event style, bringing a quality mix and a range of guests through the prime Saturday night party starter slot of 8pm-10pm. BBR catches up with Sydney House DJ Steve Marx in advance of the SOUND by BBR showcase event at World Bar this Saturday 16th July.


1. When did you start DJing – and what or who were your early passions and influences?

Being the old geezer that I am, it was centuries ago hahahaha.I have been DJing for the best part of 20 years. In terms of influences for me musically there are 5 DJ’s that I have pretty much followed to the ends of our wonderful planet to see play,  they are John Digweed, Sasha, Nick Warren, Hernan Catteneo and Dave Seaman and they all still remain influential today. I have also been very fortunate  to have been on the same line ups as them all over there year too.

2. What do you personally consider to be the incisive moments in your artistic career?

hmmm good question. I not sure they has been just one as I have had many fantastic moments over the years that have kept my passion alive and made me the DJ that I am today. But a favourite that comes to mind, is smashing The Cave @Laundry to pieces a few years ago, such a good room to play in.

3. What are currently your main challenges as a DJ? What is it about DJing, compared to, say, producing your own music, that makes it interesting for you? 

It is really interesting you know as having played abroad a lot I thoughts that it was going to be easy to slot straight back into regular gigs when I moved back from London a few years go which wasn’t to be case. I had a 2 year hiatus away from DJing and have only just this year started to get more regular bookings.

I have also started up our new Jigsaw night with Ed Wells, Neil Smith and Kate Bailey which has been a big step in things moving  in the right direction.

4. What do you usually start with when preparing for a set? 
I always make sure I have the right tunes to match the set time I have been booked for.
5. What makes you decide to play a particular record during one of your sets? Is there a criteria other than pure subjectivity, for selecting what to play at a gig?
Its always down to what the crowd on the dance floor is doing, if its really packed I try and play something makes the crowd move together if its not, I may play something a bit looser and send it sideways.
6. How are you enjoying being involved with a growing digital broadcaster like BBR?
I absolutely love it, I am so grateful to be able to be involved in such this wonderful radio station, its my other family 🙂

7. What are your favourite music festivals? 
So many to choose from 

Exit in Serbia
Balaton Sound in Hungary,
Glastonbury in the UK,

Woodstock in The Netherlands

Since moving back to Australia – I have been to Electric Gardens and Return to Rio, both are amazing.
8. What are your favourites venues in Sydney?

Tea Room in The World Bar is great, its small but my goodness that room can absolutely go off and the sound system is large.

I am also really excited to see what the relaunched Good Bar will be like. I am sure it will be an amazing venue.

9. What can people expect from SOUND by BBR
You’ll have to come down next Saturday and see.

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