Rocky Marsiano is the instrumental/beats project of the Portuguese old school producer/MC/DJ D-Mars. "The Pyramid Sessions", its criticaly highly acclaimed debut album (Loop:Recordings) from 2005, with a strong jazz influence, opened doors for the projecy to start performing live. With the releases of its 2nd album (Outside the Pyramid) and 3rd albums (Back To The Pyramid) D-Mars further explored jazz fusion by adding elements of soul/funk and Brazilian music (his mother was raised in Rio). The fourth album "Back To The Pyramid" was entirely produced in Amsterdam, where D-Mars is now living, and is a tribute to his mother's Brazilian records. The album was released on vinyl only as a way to show his respect to that format and culture.
The latest release "Meu Kamba" brings a very new element to Rocky's production: music from Angola, Cabo Verde and Mozambique. Receiving a lot of international praise, "Meu Kamba" is a colourful journey through the great rhythms from these three african countires.
Rocky Marsiano has performed at all the main venues and festivals in Portugal, (p.e., Lux Frágil, Mexe Fest, Gulbenkian, Lisbon Casino) and was selected by BBC1's DJ and music ambassador Gilles Peterson as part of his night at Casa da Música (Porto). He also DJs regularly at some of Lisbon's main clubs (Radio-Hotel, Music Box, etc.)