JESSE MARCO'S INTRODUCTION TO V WAS IN RUSSIA, WHERE HE DJED VISIONAIRE'S LARGER THAN LIFE PARTY, UNDER A RECORD-BREAKING GIANT MIRROR BALL. OF COURSE WE FELL FOR HIS FASHION-FRIENDLY BEATS AND ASKED IF HE'D MAKE A MIX JUST FOR US. HIS RESPONSE IS THE POWERFULLY POPPY TRACK BELOW
AND AS ALWAYS, WE ASKED ABOUT THE DJ'S ROOTS. CLICK THROUGH THE VIDEOS TO HEARS HIS ANSWERS
What track first made you want to DJ?
"The Champ" by The Mohawks
Best music video of all time?
If you don't say Michael Jackson’s "Thriller," you should quit life. It had everything; it created the blueprint for what music videos are today, it's timeless. If I had to pick a close runner up that wasn't so obvious I'd pick Prodigy's "Smack My Bitch Up" video. That did it for me.
What would you play if you were to DJ a runway show—and which designer would you want it to be?
Well, I have done some runway stuff. One year I did something for Vivienne Westwood. I'd like to work with someone young and fun. I like working with Alex Wang on his Fashion Week parties in New York and London so he'd be my choice, and I'd play timeless hip hop, especially from the early 2000s and probably whatever I was feeling like at the moment that went with what he wanted to do with the clothes. I don't discriminate by genre—If a song is good, it's good.
If you had to pick a dance song from the 70s
Led Zeppelin, "When The Levee Breaks"
Talking Heads, "Once In A Lifetime"
Nirvana, "Rape Me"
Jay-Z "Public Service Annoucement"
Where did you grow up?
New York City
Where do you live now?
Brooklyn and LA
Where is the best place to play music?
New York is still the best for me. The best places are where the you have the best crowds. I think people in Japan and Miami are really knowledgeable about music and that’s exciting, but some of my most memorable nights in the last year have come in unexpected places like Rotterdam and Newfoundland.
1. Oliver - Night is on my mind (Jesse Marco VMIX INTRO VIP EDIT)
2. Diplo ft Lazerdisk Party Sex - Set it Off
3. Plastic Plates - Things I Didn't Know I Loved ft. Simon lord 4. Bag Raiders - Not Over
5. Lifelike ft A-trak - Don't Stop
6. Jesse Marco - Superstar
7. L - VIS 1990 - A1 - Circuits
8. Bondax - You're So
9. Kendrick Lamar - Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe (Star Slinger Remix)
10. Disclosure ft. AlunaGeorge - White Noise
11. Moonbootica - Tonight
12. Justin Timberlake - Like I Love You (Motez Edit)
13. Jesse Marco - Turn the Snake Drum (Cassian vs. Russ Chimes vs. Autoerotique)
14. Ayklogic - Shine
15. Jesse Marco and Chuck Inglish - Truth
16. SBTRKT X IGGYAZALEA - Fire Pussy
17. Baauer - Harlem Shake
18. Jesse Marco - Higher than Higher Ground (TNGHT x Baauer x Just Blaze)
19. Fleetwood Mac - The Chain