ATQPOD024 || A Friend Of Marcus

Updated: Dec 21, 2020

By day, Tony Plowman, a proficient business man who is the brains behind TigerStyle touring agency, responsible for the incredible Solomun, Jamie Jones, Sven Vath, Apparat shows, to name a few.

By night, A Friend Of Marcus, one of Sydney's hottest artists in electronic music, with releases on Balance Music, Natura Sonoris and Last Night On Earth, among the likes of legends Henry Saiz and Petar Dundov.

The relationship between this incredible multi-faceted, creative business titan and Arteq started in early 2017. Since the glory days of our first Raxon show, we have built a beautiful bond, and we are honoured beyond words to present to you all, the 24th Arteq podcast by A Friend Of Marcus.

Listening to this mix upon submission, we were blown away. Tony, thank you so much for creating our final podcast for 2020. You sure have closed it off better than we could have ever imagined. We look forward to bringing you down from your home town Sydney soon, and watching you show our community who you are, and what you're about.

Arteq family, enjoy this masterpiece, and Happy Holidays :-) <3

More from Arteq and A Friend Of Marcus below.

What direction did you take on the podcast? Why did you decide to go this way?

I didn't want to go down a typical "club mix" route. I wanted to put together a mix that people can enjoy listening to over the holidays, whether they're celebrating with friends, preparing a meal, traveling, or just chilling at home alone.

When I was told I could make this as long as I wanted, I went down a bit of a rabbit hole as there are some tracks from the last couple of months I've been wanting to play, and I also had time to dig out a few older tracks too which add some nice contrast to the mix. I've included recent releases from Re.You, Adriatique, Agents of Time, Mind Against, Butch, Alex Banks, Nandu as well as some unreleased stuff, and some older tracks like Ed Davenport - Kuromaku and Hunter/Game - Dial which never seem to leave my record box. As you'd expect from me, there's a few twists and turns so strap yourself in!

Describe A Friend of Marcus in 5 words.


What’s in the pipeline with your production?

Since covid hit, I've actually been holding back a lot of music. I felt that with the lack of shows, the releases aren't getting as much attention as they usually would, and I wanted to focus more on developing my sound. I've actually got around 2 hrs of originals that I'll start sending out to labels in the new year, so watch this space...

There’s 10 minutes left before the world self destructs, what song do you put on?

It would have to be M83 - Gone. One of my all time favourites, and has a nice "euphoric apocalypse" kinda vibe, it's a great end of the world song. ;)

How have you been during the turbulent year of 2020?

I'm not going to lie... it's been a tough year. I own TigerStyle touring agency and it was soul destroying to face the tidal wave of show cancelations due to covid-19; after a summer of bushfire cancelations, it was a real kick in the guts. Even worse, I was announced to play Tronic in Ibiza in May, which would have been my fir