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Marcus Schossow
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Position: 
96

Questions Top100 DJs 2010 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:28

Style: 
Schossow style. Swedish techno grooves mixed with big room trance & house
Best known for: 
My sound that sticks out
Tune of the year: 
Marcus Schossow 'Alright'
Gig of 2010: 
Together As One in Los Angeles for 90,000 people
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010: 
Producers; Nifra, Sebastian Brandt, Mike Hawkins & Paul Ercossa
Best new club visited this year: 
Can't even remember! But I loved playing at Privilege (Ibiza), such an amazing club
Favourite non-dance album of 2010: 
The two Jonsi albums were amazing!
Essential three suitcase tour items: 
Passport, boxers and headphones
Which actor would play you in a film of your life: 
Rocco Siffredi
Best thing about being a DJ: 
All the amazing moments you get the chance to experience
Best end-of-the-night tune: 
Marcus Schossow 'Strings'

2009 was a big year for Sweden's Marcus Schossow, with highlights that saw him release his debut album 'Outside the Box', win the title of the official Most Popular Nordic DJ and enter the DJmag Top 100 poll for the first time. After creating some initial notoriety involving a Deadmau5 send-up, Schossow's self-declared mission "to reinvent dance music" saw him mix-up techno, house and trance elements in the 2007 track 'Mr White'. Subsequently his releases such as 'Hypnotizer' and 'Crepusculo' in tandem with fellow producer Thomas Sagstad caused the likes of Axwell, Steve Lawler and, perhaps most importantly, Tiësto to become strong supporters. The latter went on to include Schossow's 'Chase My Rabbit' on his mix album 'In Search of Sunrise 6'. Still only 25-years-old, Schossow already has some impressive DJ appearances under his belt, including Dance Valley, Godskitchen, Sunrise Festival, Escape Into the Park and Zurich's Street Parade. He also has a realistically modern view of the relationship between making music and DJing. "It goes hand in hand," he says, "you can't be a superstar DJ without producing these days, unless your name is Halliwell." When asked if there is a distinctive 'Nordic' style, Schossow's opinion of the impact his part of the world is having on the international dance scene is nothing short of bullish: "Well, we pretty much own the producing market these days," he reckons, "on everything from house to trance via techno."

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