The soundtrack to your night life
Luno Maro, aka Kobayashy, provides the soundtrack for nightlife .With fantastic exciting sounds.He plays regularly at some great clubs and festivals
“ The basics I learned on my own.”
luno maro fell in love with music during his childhood. His favorite music? A refined selection of soul, funk, disco, Latin, world, jazz, new wave, rock, pop and hip hop
“I did it my way”
In the late 80’s, Luno Maro started playing music himself. Walter: “The basics I learned from Lefto and on my own. But after some time I started building up my experience by taking part of several workshops and master classes. Among others? The DJ-lab in Hasselt, the DJ Academy in Antwerp, and a master class with DJ Bobby Ewing.”
Belgium almost too little
Luno Maro plays regularly at some great clubs and festivals: Decadance (Ghent), Charlatan (Ghent), Brussel Bad, Rock Ternat, Jospop (Schepdaal), Dance 2 the Moon (Diest), New Moon Party(Herzele), Belga dance awards (Leuven), Pop-up Store (Ghent) and the Pop-up bar (Ghent).
Luno Maro: a huge name
Luno Maro shared the decks with big names of the dance scene, such as Buscemi, Trish, Lady Vortex, Jan Van Biesen, Jens Holmes and lots of other great DJ’s. He was a guest at the Studio Brussels program Switch and on spits FM in the program 2dance 2chill. He was also laurelled at the Gabriel Rios Remix Contest
Gabriel Rios Remix Contest 2004
Success for Luno Maro, aka …
It all started with a wild idea in the cafe, and before knew we the Remix contest was a fact. Top producer Jo Bogaert and musician Gabriel Rios asked the readers of PCM (and her sister publication Computer Magazine) to remix one of Rios’ songs.
The candidates had only five weeks time to deliver us a ready-made CD. Given the nature of the game we got almost all of the entries the last week. And how! Some wrapped made a homemade case for their CD (unfortunately they didn’t got extra points for that) and others used a paper bag from the Hema or a box off almost empty toilet rolls (to protect the CD, this also didn’t affect the jury).
Originality was the main criterion Then it was up to Mr. Rios and Bogaert to assess the remixes. Jo Bogaert and Gabriel Rios were pleasantly surprised by the level of entries. “Some of the remixes can immediately be put on record or CD”, said Jo Bogaert very soon. But the high standard of entries also ensured that all judging was very difficult. The main selection criterion? Originality. Result? Strong productions – and there were a lot of those – with a no surprising effect were not eligible for the Hall of Fame. Jo Bogaert and Gabriel Rios wanted to be surprised, and many readers were very successful in surprising them.
Walter & Jack finished sixth. The judges chose six winners from more than ninety submissions. Who was sixth? Luno Maro from the Belgian Ternat, A.K.A. Walter, with the help of Jack A.K.A Jacques Van Loock. The happy duo were very excited that they had fallen in prices: “Our formula? Mr Bogaert says A funky remix with drums and a catchy bass line running smoothly. A good vocal structure, texture and subtle dropbeats, small, well-dosed effects resulting in a sound that is good for the clubs.”
Jack & Walter used R eason 2.0 for their remix.
A promising future
And now? Walter: “Now I’m looking to make my way into the production world.” There for he travels to London to work and learn from the extremely experienced course tutor Alex Parsons in his London based 16 Steps studio and production school.
Labels - 16 steps
- 1980 Recordings