During the ’90s, Marco Carola defined the Neapolitan techno sound with his lean, rolling releases on his Design Music and 1000 imprints, helping to set the benchmark for hard-edged techno. Coupled with his three-deck sets, these key releases led to Carola becoming one of the world's most in-demand underground DJs.
As the noughties appeared, Carola’s love of stripped-back club music morphed towards minimal house, a move that culminated in the 'Play It Loud!' album, issued on Richie Hawtin's Minus label. Carola’s embrace of minimal also saw his profile rise, and he became a regular feature at Sven Vath's Cocoon nights in Ibiza before he launched his own hugely popular Music On parties. After seven years at Amnesia, Carola moved Music On to Pacha on Wednesdays for this year’s Ibiza season, featuring guests like Carl Cox and Paco Osuna.