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Biography

“Iris, sparks and stars.
I am not only colour.
Let us guide you to the fire.”

 

A Friend of Marcus made an impressive launch on the scene in 2017 with his debut track “She who annihilates” featuring on Henry Saiz’s Balance presents Natura Sonoris compilation; many calling it a stand out track of the first disc. Released on Natura Sonoris in March 2018 with a Petar Dundov remix, it saw support from Sasha, Henry Saiz, Hernan Cattaneo, Guy Mantzur, Eagles & Butterflies & more.

His second release – a remix of Depaart’s “Blowing Smoke” was released on Sasha’s famous Last Night on Earth with support from Sasha, John Digweed, Guy J, Joris Voorn, Tiefschwarz, Fideles and many more. Then came “The Distant Water Beyond” on Booka Shade’s Blaufield, getting plays from Joseph Capriati, Lane 8, John Digweed, Paco Osuna, Nick Warren, Hernan Cattaneo and more.

November 2019 saw “Multiple Rays” as his second compilation listing, this time with Balance presents Vivrant with Jeremy Olander, featuring at the peak of the highly acclaimed double disc journey. Support from John Digweed, Henry Saiz, Eelke Kleijn, Nick Warren and more. This was followed by “Suspension Point”, his second release on Natura Sonoris which came out March 2020 with two originals – “Ellipsis” and “Falling Short” – along with a killer techno remix from Blacktik.

After a quick release hiatus due to the pandemic, he returned in 2021 with his most successful work to date – Cepish – released on the seminal UK label Renaissance as part of their Merin Vol 2. VA EP. This garnered amazing feedback from Laurent Garnier, Max Cooper, Nic Fanciulli, Eelke Kleijn, and many more; reaching #12 on the electronica chart and #6 on the curated Best New Melodic House and Techno chart on Beatport.

As a DJ, A.F.O.M picked up a residency for Balance music’s global events, playing in Jakarta, Singapore and Noumea playing with Scuba, Apparat and Guy Mantzur. He’s also supported the likes of Solomun, Dixon and Guy Gerber in Melbourne, Shanghai & Mar del Plata along with playing the mighty Epizode Festival in Vietnam and legendary D-Edge in Sao Paulo. He’s performed in Asia at VENT and Womb in Tokyo, Iron Fairies in KL and Celia in Shanghai, as well as supporting Jamie Jones for two shows in Melbourne with Untitled Group including the infamous Wool Store. He is set to make his debut for Tronic in the next Ibiza season, and has upcoming shows at Vision in Tokyo along with a tour of India. His “I am not only colour” mixes continue to receive a ton of love online and his music and guest mixes have featured on Radio 3, John Digweed’s Transitions, Triple J Mix Up, Decoded Magazine, Proton Radio and more.

A Friend of Marcus sets are full of exclusive tracks, unreleased edits and upfront promos along with his own works. The dedication to his art is evident in every set; each paced, structured and with a purpose. Always searching for new and unique sounds, his rich tapestry of grinding beats, spacey techno and mechanical bliss is subtly transformed into one sculptured journey of deep grooves and contagious energy.

An evocative description…

A sound, live and breathed by A Friend of Marcus.

 

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