Becko and Prymus partner up once again for a stunning re-imagining of Lil Peep and Lil Tracy’s Witchblades. Transforming the low-key rap approach of the original into harsh vocals backed by heavy guitar riffs, this version of Witchblades perfectly represents Becko’s creative blend while paying homage to a modern classic. Rising from the ashes of post hardcore band Hopes Die Last, Italian multi-genre producer, musician and vocalist Marco Calanca created Becko as a solo project. Uniting influences of EDM, Hip-Hop, Industrial and Emo-Rock, affectionately calling his sound anime-core / trap-metal. With previous releases under his belt with labels ranging from Warner Italy and Universal Italy, to Monstercat, Lowly Palace, and Smash the House since 2014.
Interview Meikee Magnetic
Where were you born and where are you now?
My name is Marco, I was born and live in Rome, Italy, near Vatican City.
What would you say inspires you to be a music artist?
Like a lot of children here in Italy my first dream was to be a soccer player, then my father bought me a bass guitar. It was love at first sight! I discovered that playing and creating music was more interesting than other things I was doing and this was the first step that started my musical journey of self-expression.
What have been some of the difficulties for you during the 2020 Pandemic?
I’m a producer, so being stuck at home is a pretty normal thing so I was prepared for the situation. The only thing I’m missing is playing live and going outside of my country to travel. I was organizing a gig in Tokyo one week before the pandemic started and it was cancelled! I hope to be there soon though.
How did you start working with FiXT Records?
I started playing rock and metal with some bands in the past, then with my solo project I switched to electronic music. There was a need to come back to the roots and that lead me to start searching for a home for my new music, a sort of “electronic-metal” style. I wrote to FiXT and sent them some of my new material and they liked it so much they signed me.
Any future releases we can look forward to?
I just did a release on December 30th, it’s a collaboration with an artist that I love so much – Marry Me, Bellamy. It’s a hybrid of metal and edm. I’m starting work on my second new album with FiXT that will be released in 2021.
What do you wish for most in this world?
I wanna make music and travel the world.
What does Dark Beauty mean to you?
Dark Beauty is the perfect choice if you dig the dark-alternative world. If you are interested in fashion and innovative stuff, this is for you.