A star on the rise is how many have described Mark Junior. Those who know the Dutchman personally, know this can be accreditted to his ‘nonconformity’ and ‘hard work’. Those values have been the foundation of the young talent’s quick establishment in an already saturated electronic dance music market. A multifaceted talent, his productions have been released on labels such as Stealth and Armada and gathered the support of the industry’s largest names. Starting off in a small town near Amsterdam, Mark developed a fascination for music at age 7 when he discovered his grandparents’ record collection. In his early teens, he was drawn in by house culture and quickly purchased his first set of decks. Inspired by house legends such as Carl Cox and Jeff Mills, Mark was soon performing frequently in local clubs and started music production as further means of artistic expression. Today, Mark is solidifying his reputation as a performer. His live repertoire largely consisting of his own tracks, classified as stylish yet flirty, he has played almost every major club in The Netherlands and in over 7 countries internationally. Also a resident at Young Gunz, he has headlined amongst Zedd, Anger Dimmas, Mikael Weermets, Firebeatz and many others. As avid a producer as performer, his original productions are gathering support from the biggest in the scene. His recent releases came out on labels such as Stealth, Armada, Joia and Essentials, often hitting Beatport and UK DMC charts. A particular fan of collaborations, his track with Andy Callister ‘2GETHER’ has gathered major support on Dutch radio and by Erick Morillo and Tiesto. More recently, the result of a team-up with Alistair Albrecht ‘Mrs. Jones’ released on Stealth Recordings, charting on Beatport for two weeks. More motivated than ever, Mark Junior is producing club bangers at an impressive rate. In December, his much anticipated ‘Circle Of Trust’ EP is dropping and confirmed for January is an original release at Hotfingers Recordings (Alex Kenji, Manuel De La Mare). Also, he will be putting out remixes for Danish electro prodigy Marwo and Dutch duo Ducked Ape. Mark Junior his story has only just begun. Keep an eye out for this young talent.
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