Ace Marino hails from sunny Southern California, though he has only been spotted in daylight at topless pool parties. He prefers to crawl the LA City streets after midnight, cruising Ventura blvd, drifting the curves of Mulholland or racing exotic cars on the 101.
Ace’s musical roots lie in heavy metal where he’s toured in bands as a guitarist playing venues like LA’s famed Viper Room and Whisky A Go Go. A wild night out on the Sunset Strip with Tommy Wiseau inspired Marino to wear sunglasses full time, grow his mullet and pursue his passion for big hair, big snares and sexy synths, now joining forces with retro sub-label FiXT Neon to bring his unique style to the eager masses.
“Ace Marino’s dedication to the heart of synthwave music and his skillful implementation of the style is a welcome contribution to a scene that has increasingly lost touch with its roots, and the result is a piece of ‘80s-infused synth nostalgia that can be enjoyed and revisited numerous times.”
—Iron Skullet (Cocaine Flamingo Review)