Marc Smith

̸

Biography

  • With a talent for insane melodies and harmonies, Auralism co-founder Marc Smith is a producer driven by a musical calling since childhood. From the life-changing moment when blues legend B.B. King pulled the 12-year-old guitar player onstage during a c..
    With a talent for insane melodies and harmonies, Auralism co-founder Marc Smith is a producer driven by a musical calling since childhood. From the life-changing moment when blues legend B.B. King pulled the 12-year-old guitar player onstage during a concert, Smith has remained committed to music-making—albeit, as it turned out, with a slant more towards Moog than Gibson. In 2003, Smith joined forces with Jason Short to form Coalition of the Killing, a project that sprang from their mutual admiration for minimal techno's first inspiring wave, but which quickly developed into a more musical, pelvis-jostling sound all their own. Now, flying solo Smith veers towards the Teutonic end of the dance-music pool, creating sexy house/disco/techno packed tightly with otherworldly subterranean groans and bright syncopated rhythms. Smith says, "What I like about playing live is that is just a little bit more carnal, you know? It's nice to have that direct connection with the crowd."