DJ, producer, and label head Marc Cotterell is a titan of the garage house scene, with roots that stretch back to the early ‘90s. His focused approach to DJing and production has earned him a reputation as one of the genre’s most respected players, a central figure within the scene known for his unwavering dedication to playing, producing and releasing true underground house and garage.
Marc’s skills behind the decks have earned invites to play in some of the world’s finest clubs and festivals. In addition to playing at Sonar, Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Plastic People, The Egg, Fabric, and The End, he’s held popular residencies in the US, UK, Spain, Canada and Bulgaria. His sets move effortlessly between the classic and the contemporary, plucking hidden gems from an extensive record collection that spans decades.
This underground icon has been pushing high-quality, exceptionally curated sounds through his own imprint Plastik People Recordings since 2012, showcasing talents such as Playin’ 4 The City, Jazz ‘N’ Groove, Industry Standard, Mike Millrain, Danny J Lewis and SE62. As a vinyl enthusiast with an in-depth knowledge of the genre, he acts as the garage A&R for essential online outlet Traxsource, helping to circulate the new and progressive sounds that often feature in his DJ sets.
Marc’s productions – both under his own name and as Tuff Vibes, alongside Dominic Balchin – have received heavy support from Jeremy “Underground Paris”, Scott Diaz, Jeremy Sylvester, Sam Dvine and Simon Dunmore. Those not released through Plastik People have caught the ear of respected imprints like Defected, UK, Simma Black, 124 Recordings and Dvine Sounds, consistently smashing vinyl and digital charts on Juno Records, Traxsource and Beatport.