Submitted by admin on Tue, 2015-06-30 17:08
Tech trance/tech house
Best known for:
Tune of the year:
Michael Woods 'Oyster'
Gig of 2010:
TAO release party Holland
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010:
Best new club visited this year:
Not new, but new for me: Exit Lithuania
Favourite non-dance album of 2010:
'Sleep Mountain' from The Kissaway Trail
Essential three suitcase tour items:
Laptop, blank CDs and last but not least, a... Snickers bar!
Which actor would play you in a film of your life:
Best thing about being a DJ:
Doing the thing you like most, meeting lots of new people and the chance to see the world
Best end-of-the-night tune:
Fonzerelli 'Moonlight Party'
"It has been a very exciting year for me," says trance king Marco V. "I started a new platform called T.A.O. This stands for The Art Of. It is a multi-purpose platform that allows me to communicate with my fans on a deeper and more elaborate level, pushing myself to give the people, the fans and house music aficionados the best I have to offer." This innovation is only the latest in a litany of unpredictable and astute moves by the shape-shifting, diverse Dutch DJ, who in 2010 further sharpened his taut take on tech house-marinated trance beats. Moving closer to the mid ground between genres so successfully occupied by acts like Swedish House Mafia, he's seen his productions played by DJs from outside of trance for the first time. His new track 'Reaver', the debut release on his T.A.O Recordings, was leapt upon by all the biggest wigs in the business, and he hopes that 2011 will only capitalise upon the strong foundations its wrought. "We are putting together a bespoke T.A.O. night, where we offer a full energy packed event with a well-coordinated all night show, to promoters across the globe. I will be travelling with my own production team. We are developing a great cutting-edge show, both musically and technically. This will give the fans and party crowd the best value for money and completely allows me to do my thing. I will play an all-night set where possible, and look forward to visiting the clubs, festivals and other venues with my T.A.O. night. We are also looking to release loads of great music on T.A.O. Recordings, so keep an eye out, peeps!"