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Dazed Mix: MarcelDune

The Greek experimental electronic artist shares a club-ready mix that perfectly encompasses the euphoria and community of the dancefloor

For regular club-goers, the dance floor is a space for community; it’s where friendships are forged and memories are made. Reflecting on these escapist and cherished moments is Greek experimental electronic artist MarcelDune, whose debut EP Sunday People is a celebration of inner-city club culture. “Sunday in my mind was always the last chance to be a little more free,” she explains. “The intensity of living in busy capitals surrounded by all sorts of moods and vibes for me was always an inspiration, especially when society is constantly seeking release from oppression, frustration, and societal norms.”

The London-based musician is a regular fixture on the European circuit, drawing inspiration from underground culture and the eclectic cast of characters that inhabit it. Combining modular synthesisers with analogue and digital effects, her music is charged with the sort of liberatory, club-ready moments that people in big cities gravitate towards to escape and decompress from the weekly grind: a hectic 4-4 dance-floor assault of hard-edged, speedy techno, woozy synths and playful vocal hooks. 

For her exclusive Dazed mix, MarcelDune shares a one-hour mix that best flexes her hard-hitting sonics – listen below.

Congrats on Sunday People! Can you speak a little about the EP, what are some of the main inspirations behind it?

MarcelDune: Sunday People is dedicated to this nostalgia that people in big cities apparently have only the weekend to escape and decompress from all the week’s obligations.

What would you say are some of your most formative musical experiences? Have they influenced your sound at all?

MarcelDune: Growing up in Athens has been formative. As a teen facing the intensity of this city and the constant need of young people to demonstrate against the austerity measures, as well as the ridiculously conservative government, I felt influenced to express my frustration through art and music. Some of my most formative musical experiences undoubtedly were my classical and jazz studies, which play a very important role in my productions.

What’s the worst advice you’ve ever been given?

MarcelDune: I can’t really think of any, to be honest, I don’t give a fuck about bad advice, I do me. And this is my advice to other artists: critique is acceptable and can make you grow, but bad advice can go to the bin. 

And the best advice?

MarcelDune: Be patient, be consistent, and stop comparing yourself to others. We all have unique and different paths to follow until the moment that our dreams become reality.

What are you listening to at the moment? 

MarcelDune: At the moment I am listening to a mix of things, it depends on the mood I am in. Last week, I was again obsessed with Ella Fitzgerald. This week, I was in my US post-punk era listening to Suicide. I also listen to loads of electronic mixes, or new experimental and techno releases from upcoming underground labels.

Tell us about your Dazed Mix.

MarcelDune: It’s just a cute mix that you should all listen to!


  1. “Tell Me Who Are They” [forthcoming] – MarcelDune
  2. “Azealia is So Fierce” – Yazzus
  3. “Mecurabe” – Venez
  4. “The Heath” – Surgeon
  5. “can't teach an old dog new tricks” – heistself
  6. “Refactor” – Znzl
  7. “Rotary Freeman” – 713
  8. “Volle Auto” – Chris Flannigan
  9. “Dub Manifest” – Lewis Legacy
  10. “NY Tunnel” – Mike Inzinger
  11. “All My Girls Are On The Floor” – Jon10
  12. “Do It Again” – Valerie Ace
  13. “Horny Toad” – Glow Flow presented by High Future
  14. “To Be Free” – Monophonik & Riva
  15. “Mist” – Sidewinder presented by D.Dan
  16. “admin” – scarecrow
  17. “Final Loose” – MarcelDune
  18. “It’s Hard to Kill a Weed” – Céilí
  19. “Swarm Unit” – 3Ddancer
  20. “I Am Looking For Date Ideas” – MarcelDune
  21. “Take It All Back” – Soraya

Pre-order Sunday People here via Bandcamp

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