Marvin & Guy: Desert Island Kit

We spoke to the Italian duo about their love for the legendary Roland Juno-106 and why it is made its method into virtually all of their tracks.

"The piece we select is the Roland Juno-106, which is clearly probably the most well-known synthesizers because it got here out in 1984. This is the primary piece we purchased collectively once we began this venture and we had been fortunate sufficient to seek out it cheaper than normal.

Marvin & Guy: Desert Island Kit

"It sounds actually bizarre however we obtained it from a church in a small city in Italy known as Alfonsine, near Ravenna. The organist wished to promote it as a result of the sounds of the organ had been too aggressive on the Juno, it was a extremely comic story. That was round 2012, roughly. 

"The Juno-106 is the primary MIDI outfitted Juno and this is among the the reason why it’s fairly good. The synth options an onboard analogue stereo refrain impact which was additionally a reasonably distinctive facet of the instrument's sound. Its refrain was based mostly on a set of bucket brigade delay (BBD) strains just like different Roland merchandise of the time together with guitar pedals. Also, the bass on it's actually thick and very easy to mix it in a mixture. In some methods, we used it in virtually each monitor we made, primarily for basses and pads.

"The most evident ones are 'Egoista' and 'Cancion' from our document on Hivern Discs again in 2015. The fundamental attribute of each tracks is the bassline and it comes precisely from the Juno-106."

Marvin & Guy's new 'Solar Warriors' EP is out now. Listen right here.