Marwan Sabb

Marwan Sabb was born in Troyes, France. He started playing piano at age 10 and began his music in a very classical register. He built his music culture by listening to classic music and also oriental music from his Tunisian parents roots. Marwan Sabb has always been inspired by melody and rhythm.

First time he discovered electronic music, he was a kid watching a German tv channel. He came across a band of strange guys playing on their keyboards: the group’s name was Kraftwerk. That day, he begged his parents to buy him a synthesiser and surprisingly succeed. His entire childhood was spent playing synthesiser and piano. It really helped him understand and produce music.

Years have passed and he turned 18 so he decided to join the french army elite, Mountain Troupes. he settled in his new little town Annecy and spent his first salary on his very first turntables. He has started to play in different bars on evenings and weekends at the same time as his job at the battalion.

Early 2010, he had the chance to be part of Annecy’s Electronic festival «Rave On»’s official before – where he has warmed up for the talented Nina Kraviz. This is how he met Lando (Clariss Records) who loved his music and took Marwan under his wing during few years. He booked Marwan for his events where have played artists like Mendo, Lee Van Dowski from Cadenza, Nick Curly, Oxia, Dyed Soundorom, Kiki and Timid Boy.

November 2011, Marwan Sabb was sent on a military mission to Afghanistan for 6 months where he kept playing, learning and producing music despite his duties. He progressed, refined his style and decided to move to Paris for good.

Early 2013 Marwan Sabb sent a demo to Time has Changed Label owner & Dj/Producer Timid Boy, he mentored Marwan in Paris. 3 years of experience and artistic exchanges, Marwan Sabb has found his own style. He had a terrific music identity, which was truly loved by the audience.

Timid Boy decided to collaborate with Marwan, Marwan has signed his first EP with Timid boy and his label in January 2014. His EP was supported by some big names like Richie Hawtin, Dubfire and Marco Carola.

2014 was also highlighted with his incredible set at Marvellous Island Festival in the main room “Black box” alongside Barem, Matador, Marc Houle and Matthias Tanzmann.

Marwan launch his label party « Insomnia » , so he can share his style and his music with everyone.

Marwan Sabb released his second EP in November with German Label ‘Baile Musik’ in collaboration with two of his fellow Djs & friends Illan Nicciani & Ange Siddhar, the EP became Number 3 minimal Beatport top 100 releases for 2 weeks and #2 top 100 beatport with his last EP on Time Has Changed : “Tracknard”…

2015, Marwan Sabb continues to be on the hottest Parisian and European scenes, starting from the holly place of the Parisian techno: the Rex Club, but also the Palais De Tokyo, Showcase Paris or the Zig Zag Club.

In June 2015, he catches the intention on warming up for Dubfire at The Tribes in Paris. This summer he has played at COCOON’s stage at EMF festival alongside Popof, Christian Burkhardt and more.

Amount his local gigs, he also played in Croatia, Italy, Tunisia, Belgium, Germany, UK and in Bucharest, Romania, alongside Paco Osuna at Kristal.

Today he is in charge of Yoyo – Palais de Tokyo “Insomnia party’s” artistic direction throwing a huge opening party with Fumiya Tanaka and Janina .

Marwan Sabb has drawn a special attention to his talent on the new Parisian electronic music scene above and beyond any expectation. He indeed has a very promising international career with a bright future in Minimal House scene.


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