Tonka and Trevino January 08, 2016 15:27

I flew to whichever country Trevino was in the other day to sit down and talk with him about tomorrow night’s guest slot at Scuba’s 12 Weeks of Techno residency at XOYO. We met in a beautiful little café on the Southside of town, overlooking the river, the hustling, bustling high street and the nearby broken down church. We chatted for at least five minutes. Then, I flew back to London to write it all up. It’s great being me.


Here’s the transcript:


Q. Is your real name Trevor?

A. No, but you can call me Trev if you like….

Q. For anyone unfamiliar with the name Trevino, could you tell them who you are, what you do and why you do it?

A. I am Marcus, a drum & bass DJ that likes to masquerade as a house/techno DJ under the name, Trevino. I do it because I get bored playing drum & bass all the time, so it’s kind of like my hobby to do something a little slower.

Q. Have you decided on what you’re wearing for your gig at the 12 Weeks of Techno thing with Scuba at XOYO (tickets available here) tomorrow night yet?

A. T-shirt and jeans. Probably all black as that’s techno de rigueur. Also maybe a jumper and a rain jacket for the journey as I hear the UK is a little cold (it’s freezing – Tonka) and wet right now. Will I need wellies? (Yes – Tonka)

Q. You’re playing all night tomorrow. What kinds of tunes can the punters expect to hear if they stick with you for the full seven hours?

A. Seven?? I thought it was six. I’m only contracted to do six so there could be an hour of silence at the end, actually maybe in the middle; I could stop and have a lunch break??? Anyway, I guess some new techno stuff, some old techno stuff and some houseier stuff, perhaps…all reasonably deep; nothing too poncy and absolutely nothing cheesy. Also, maybe an hour or so of ambient shit at the beginning to keep it chilled.

Q. How did this gig come about for you? Was playing all night your suggestion, Scuba’s or was it something that XOYO wanted to programme as a good series opener?

A. Scuba asked, I said yes and now I am totally regretting it.

Q. Do you know what your opening and closing tracks of the night are yet?

A. No idea, but as previously mentioned the first tune will more than likely have no beats. The last one might have lots of ‘em and be really fast like drum & bass or something…all depends on how it goes.

Q. Have you made any New Year resolutions that you’re willing to tell us about?

A. I don’t make them anymore because I know that I will fail to keep to it. Also, my memory is so shit these days I’ll probably forget I made them.

Q. Who’s the best, Marcus Intalex or Trevino?

A. It changes per gig; it sort of depends on the last one. I am always great, without doubt I’m totally the best at everything, but sadly sometimes I get a shit crowd. Then, I feel like it was my fault for a minute or two, so by default the other alias will take the crown until the next gig…


What a lovely young man! Please join me in wishing Trevino all the very best with his future endeavours, and hope that he delivers a successful seven, I mean six, hours of great music to everyone who clatters about Room 2 at XOYO tomorrow night.