Markus Suckut

Exciting stories without big words When you tell a story you explain something
which has engaged you, something which has moved you. Telling good stories is
certainly not easy, particularly if you don’t use words. Just like a good DJ set,
storytelling is all about creating an arc, putting listeners under a spell and giving the
feeling that this story doesn’t have to come to an end. Telling a story with these
attributes without using words? How it’s possible is demonstrated by DJ and
producer Markus Suckut.
Markus’ own musical history began in 1999, at the brink of the new millennium an
interest in electronic music was awakened in the young, Germany-based Markus. At
the time it was less about committing to one musical direction, than about the
excitement of DJing and testing sonic limits. Carried along by the excitement of these
inital impressions Markus beganto teach himself to mix and within a few short years
his first productions followed.
It’s hard to categorise someone who himself detests thinking about music in narrowminded
categories and who takes influence from many different styles of music. His
own productions are best described plainly and simply with the word techno, techno
which often and willingly becomes dub. His sets are wide reaching, and even if they
have a common basis it’s difficult to describe what exactly they have in common.
Perhaps it is soul, a bit of dreaminess and a tendency towards melancholy that best
characterise Markus and his music.
Good things take time. A good story can’t be told in passing; accordingly Markus
Suckut can be seen as one of the most vocal opponents of short sets, and of a club
culture where the next DJ jostles impatiently in the booth waiting impatiently for the
start of their own set. To play in his own style, leading the crowd and casting a spell
over it, delighting listeners with records selections that go beyond the remit of any
kind of DJ charts, this is his world. And in the company of someone who loves to
listen to elaborate stories, who detects subtlety while simultaneously appreciating
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