DJ style: “Trance.”
Best known for: “Altitude shows.”
Fave tune of 2018: “Avao ‘Activate’.”
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2018: “Avao.”
Australia has long nurtured plenty of international DJ talent, but few are more wellknown than Dutch-born trance superstar MaRLo, who just capped off another huge year. And while 2018 highlights included the launch of his label, Reaching Altitude, and the release of hits like ‘Enough Eco’, Marlo Hoogstraten says the year was big for another reason. “I finally found that important balance between touring, family and producing music,” he says. Which is impressive, considering MaRLo’s life is split between touring his own sell-out Altitude events, nurturing new talent like Avao on his label, and playing festivals like Tomorrowland, A State Of Trance, Ultra Music Festival, EDC, Creamfields, Transmission and many more.
But balance doesn’t necessarily mean he’s slowing down, and MaRLo says he can’t wait to bring his own Altitude concert shows to more cities worldwide. He also has a message for all his fans: “I love you all so much, and couldn’t do what I love without you.”
Words: CHANDLER SHORTLIDGE