In honor of #TranceGiving, aka Dreamstate SoCal 2016, we want attendees to have the opportunity to get to know the talent who will be our “Trancegiving Tour Guides”. Each week, we will feature bio’s of four Dreamstate DJ’s as well as a set from one of their latest events or some recent releases so you can get to know them better. Next in our series is…MaRLo!
Marlo Hoogstraten, better known as MaRLo, is a Dutch-born Austalian-based DJ and producer who is arguably the #1 trance artist in Australia. MaRLo’s music is inspired by a breath of genres including trance, techno, tech-trance and big room; this keeps his sets dynamic and full of surprises! When Armin van Buuren played his track, “Boom” in Mexico, MaRLo and his distinctive sound were thrust into the spotlight. From there he’s produced numerous hits including “Visions,” “Barracuda,” “Haunted,” and “Dreamer;” the last two include the vocals of wife and manager, Janette Bishara.
MaRLo has released tracks through super-labels such as Armada, Spinnin Records, Blackhole Recordings and Flashover Recordings. MaRLo also produces quality remixes and has provided remixes for heavy-hitters in trance including Armin van Buuren, and Ferry Corsten. In August of 2016 he embarked on his sold-out Australian-based tour and is currently burning up the charts with his latests tracks, “Darkside” and “You and Me” featuring Chloe.
Stream MaRLo’s “Darkside” via YouTube:
MaRLo’s fans have dubbed his unique style as “MaRLo Sound” as he effortlessly blends trance and tech while keeping fans enthralled and dancing hard into the night. He has the ability to both straddle the line between uplifting and vocals trance and smoothly transition and include the hard pumping deep and dark techno sounds.
Tech Energy is what I’ve called my sets that are mixed with a combination of Hard Trance, Tech Trance, Hardstyle, and energetic uplifting trance. It’s basically not sticking to any rules
and going as hard as I want without limiting myself to one style. It’s bpm ranges from 138-155bpm. – MaRLo
I was properly introduced to MarLo’s sound while watching Gareth Emery’s broadcast from Stereosonic in Sydney. MaRLo burst onto the stage and brought an incredible amount of energy to his set. He began with David Gravell’s The Last of Us (Alexander Popov Remix) and never lost that enthusiasm. During Ultra Miami 2016 I was finally given the chance to see his set live. ! I danced my heart out during his one hour set and bonded with strangers as we belted out the lyrics of “Dreamers.” It was hands down one of my favorite experiences from the entire weekend. I’m looking forward to having this experience again soon! I will definitely be present during MaRLo’s Dreamstate set to give him a warm welcome to the Dreamstate family!
Stream MaRLo’s Ultra Music Festival Miami set via SoundCloud:
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