Marco V (NL)

Inside the ranks of DJ MAG Top100 for 10 consecutive years, Marco V’s indisputable position at the helm of the techier side of Dutch dance music continues to soar, inspiring the most innovative and diverse electronic artists of the decade. Exploding across the burgeoning scene on both homeland and international levels, back in the day Marco’s Southside Spinners project - together with Benjamin Bates - propelled the successfully acquired taste of ‘Luvstruck’ onto the radars of those who mattered, sparking a wave of interest surrounding his name. This, and later releases like ‘Simulated’ and ‘Godd’ were a pinpoint commission that led to inspire a new generation of DJ/Producer’s which include Fedde le Grand, Sander van Doorn and Hardwell. More recent tracks like ‘Africa’, ‘My Trip’ and ‘Thumbleweed’ (with his son Thomas Newson) have also been picked up by a host of today’s frontline DJs. As a remixer in constant demand, he has reworked music from some of the biggest names in the music industry; artists that include Madonna, Nicole Scherzinger, 50 Cent, James Blunt, as well as rising stars like Galantis. Releasing music on his own In Charge imprint as well as some of the industry’s most prestigious and go-to labels including Revealed, Spinnin’, Pinkstar and Flamingo Recordings, Marco’s festival history proves equally as impressive as he ticks off Mysteryland, Tomorrowland, Global Gathering, Sensation, Creamfields, Dance Valley, Mayday, Global Gathering, Kazantip and Ultra Music Festival Miami to his endless and impressive achievements. The turn of 2014 saw Marco release the hotly anticipated ‘Waiting (for the end)’ featuring Sony Music signed vocalist Maruja Retana. The release’s video was directed by industry veteran and go-to A-list director Hasraf ‘Haz’ Dulull, the man responsible for special effects across Hollywood Blockbusters such as The Dark Knight, Prince of Persia and Narnia, as well as directing Katy Perry’s ‘Unconditionally’ music video. In this project Dulull manages to create a fitting environment of industrial, futuristic dystopia that sets off Marco’s big-room sound, with a contrasting vision of creativity. Ever the innovator, Marco V continues to aspire to take his sound into new realms. Thanks to his boundary pushing capabilities, his pioneering status amongst the scene’s elite is forever solidified.
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