Von Marlon, real name Axel Bagenal, is a 25 year old producer born in Whitechapel of Persian/Irish heritage. Forming his alias in June 2017 after a life change that birthed his new solo project; a separate personal and musical split in quick succession.
Based around London, within just 6 months Von Marlon has run live & DJ nights at venues such as The Montague Arms, Peckham Pelican, The Prince Of Peckham and The Nines as well as playing more well established London venues such as Club 229 and The Water Rats.
Having spent the last 18 months between Germany and England, his musical influences are moulded by both capital Cities.
The name ‘Von Marlon’ derives from a Mike Skinner lyric – a nod toward growing up with UK urban and dance artists like The Streets, Wiley, Radiohead and Massive Attack to successful local contemporaries such as The XX, Mount Kimbie, James Blake and Sampha. This, partnered with his more recent discovery of Berlins electronic underground scene (e.g. Laing, Max Graef, DVS1 and Rin) helped mould the ideas for his first self-produced record – releasing in early February along with a headline launch night at The Shoreditch Lighthouse on 3rd February.
Recent live and studio collaborations include artists such as Radio 1’s hotly tipped house duo Catchment (MTA Records) and Jack Hawitt (Fine Management). The lead single, ‘Closer’ will be released via Youtube, iTunes Music, Soundcloud, Bandcamp and Spotify on February 5th.