Maarcos

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Maarcos
Birth nameMark Kwong
OriginMelbourne, Australia
GenresProgressive house
Occupation(s)DJ, remixer, record producer
InstrumentsMusic sequencer, synthesizers
Years active2004–present
LabelsPhazing (2011–present)
Fuze Records (2014-present)
Associated actsDirty South, Those Usual Suspects, Bob Sinclar, Africanism All Stars
Websitemaarcos.com
fuzerecords.tv

Mark Kwong, better known under his stage name Maarcos, is an Australian DJ, remixer, record producer and record label owner. He was formerly a founding member of the group Those Usual Suspects.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Maarcos was born in Malaysia and moved to Australia when he was a child. He studied at Melbourne private school Scotch College before attending Swinburne University of Technology.[1] He played his first club show at 19[2] and currently resides in New York.[3]

Career[edit]

In 2004, Maarcos released his first work, a remix for Inaya Day’s track Nasty Girl. The track went on to become #1 in the ARIA Club Charts and #18 in the overall ARIA Charts.[4]

He then formed the group Those Usual Suspects with fellow band-members Wei-Shen Mak and Atridge D’Costa. Their first single ‘Dakka’ was released on Bob Sinclars Yellow Productions and the group became a member of the Africanism All Stars. Their following single ‘Shadows’ peaked at #17 on the Billboard Dance Airplay charts.[5]

As part of Those Usual Suspects, Maarcos also released ‘Walking Alone’, a collaboration with fellow Australian Dirty South on Phazing Records. This track was made ‘Essential New Tune’ by the Swedish House Mafia on their BBC Radio 1 takeover.[6]

As of June 2013, Maarcos had left the group Those Usual Suspects[7] to produce and perform solo. His first single was ‘Blaze’, again on Phazing Records.[8]

On Friday, 11 July 2014 Maarcos announced his new record label Fuze Records. This is a joint venture between Maarcos and Sony Music Australia EDM Director Jon Hanlon.[9] The first single was called ‘Pyro’ and the label will have Maarcos’ releases as well as other artists.

Discography[edit]

as Maarcos[edit]

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Original releases[edit]

Remixes[edit]

as Those Usual Suspects[edit]

Original releases[edit]

Remixes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mark Kwong : Music Boss at Fuze Records". Linkedin.com. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Interview: Ten For The Road With Maarcos". EDM America TV. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  3. ^ "elektro exclusive interview with Mark of Those Usual Suspects + "Blaze" Trailer - Elektro". Elektro Daily. Archived from the original on 10 September 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  4. ^ "INAYA DAY - NASTY GIRL (SONG)". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Those Usual Suspects". Billboard.com. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  6. ^ "BBC Radio 1 - Pete Tong, Swedish House Mafia sit in for Pete". BBC. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  7. ^ "** ANNOUNCEMENT - THREE BECOME TWO **... - Those Usual Suspects - Facebook". Facebook.com. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Maarcos – Blaze (Dirty South Edit)". DJ Mag Canada. Archived from the original on 20 August 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  9. ^ "DJ/producer Maarcos and Sony EDM Director launch Fuze Records". Music Week. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Maarcos : Credits". Discogs.com. Retrieved 25 November 2014.