10.31.13 // 9PM // 21+ w/ Valid ID
His background is shrouded in mystery, his powers are supernatural and his reputation is whispered about among men. He goes by different names, but folks just call him The Magician.
One night not so long ago, he appeared from a place between space and time. The Magician stepped into this world, materializing in a cloud of crystal stars and soft pink smoke. Some say he is the guardian angel of all resident DJ’s, others claim he’s a former airline pilot who crashed an afterparty – some say it’s just an illusion, a well performed hoax. But is it really?
Everywhere The Magician goes, there’s music in the air. People come under his spell and dance like there’s no tomorrow. Lost in a purple haze, transfixed in a flurry of white doves. He makes clubbers float through disco heaven and takes them around the house on a magic carpet ride. Behind his green translucent eyes, there’s an unlimited knowledge of the musical past, present and future.
The Magician shifts shapes in a heartbeat and appears all throughout the world. One moment he’s sprinkling space dust on the Balearic isles, next he’s performing his rhythmic hocus pocus between the smoke and mirrors of a glitzy nightclub in Santiago or Moscow. When he vanishes, the only proof of his existence The Magician leaves are his ‘magic tapes’, a sample of his magnetising skills.
No magic wand or top hat needed, it’s all in his wizardly mind and flexible fingertips. The Magician has more than one trick up his sleeve though; word has it that the mystery man is working on a special formula to transform the musical workings of others – and don’t be amazed if, one day, he perfects his craft and creates his very own brand of spectral sounds.
Forget that Potter kid, Gandalf or Merlin, and get ready for a new chapter in the world of wonder and bewitchment. Get ready for The Magician.
You know how sometimes an artist comes along and you just know that you’re in for the time of your life? That’s what happens when you hear a truly great Tensnake record – and right now there are already a dozen of them spinning out there in the disco hemisphere.
Remember the first time you heard the dreamy, (new) romantic synths of ‘Congolal’ or the impossibly yearning ‘In The End (I Want You To Cry)’? Or the feeling you felt in your feet when the supernatural melody from ‘Coma Cat’ first drifted into earshot? With only a handful of releases and remixes to his name, it’s still early days for the man known to his nearest and dearest as Marco Niemerski.
But let’s get one question answered straight away: what exactly is a Tensnake and is there any way to avoid being bitten by one right now? “Actually, it was a random word creation and now it’s something people remember,” laughs Marco, who lives and makes music at his home in Hamburg, Germany. “I was searching for something unique – for example, in Google, you immediately find me and it looks good, iconic even. I seem to remember seeing the words written on my desk”.
As well as having had the support of Resident Advisor and Mixmag alike, Marco’s also had particularly vocal support from the likes of Tim Sweeney and Bill Brewster, particularly after his killer EP for Gerd Janson’s Running Back label. With remixes and productions aplenty incoming for Azari and III, ATrak and Prins Thomas and liveset that showcases his broad individual talent and a record collection that Andy Weatherall or Harvey would be proud of, it comes as no surprise that Marco is already appearing as a live artist on party flyers from Frankfurt’s legendary Robert Johnson club to London’s Fabric and Corsica Studios.