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Marcus Schossow
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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."