Archive for July, 2009

It all began back in 2003 with a great gig of Marko at MusiCafé while studying in Leuven. Later on I discovered his "Marko on Sundays" compilations released under the N.E.W.S. Records label. These little gems of progressive house music convinced me to create a new mix of only the most funky, dirty and deep underground tunes. The last compilation already dates from 2005, but still it sounds like it could have been released yesterday. This proves the timelessness of Marko’s musical flavour as both a DJ and artist.
 
His biography only confirms what has been stated before:
 
For the past 14 years Marko has been the resident DJ for the legendary "La Rocca on Sunday" nights at La Rocca Ballroom in Lier which is a quite remarkable achievement. He has been called a specialist by some and ‘middle of the road’ by others, but everyone agrees: Marko has got real talent and he is a true professional. For years his name appeared in the Belgian top 10 DJ’s readers poll of dance music magazine "Outsoon". In 2004 he was also voted "Best Belgian Progressive DJ". His main source of energy comes directly from the dance floor. Its feedback drives him on. He’s a master in picking up its vibe and guiding it into his sets. An amazing collection of vinyl helps him to create an incredible atmosphere among the party crowd.
 
The following tracks were carefully selected and mixed:
 
La Rocca "Marko on Sundays 2001"
  1.  The Base Boys – The Base 80’s  

La Rocca "Marko on Sundays 2002"

  1. Drumguru – Jaguar Car
  2. The Sanctuary – Ilk
  3. Alexander Church – Welcome to my world (Mark Wheawill Remix) 
La Rocca "Marko on Sundays 2003"
  1. Bombdogs – I can’t explain
  2. Pashka – Life is hard
  3. Sodex – Move me (Roman Salzger Night Liner Remix)
  4. Kwirky – Jesus or The Devil (Freeloader Mix)
  5. DJ Linus – Temper
  6. Parisi & Delvino – Sonic Fuel (Nico Parisi Remix)  
La Rocca "Marko on Sundays 2004"
  1. Only Freak – Tiny Forces (Jimpster’s House Dub)
  2. Habersham & Numinous – Leaving Tifton (Original Mix)
  3. Phunk Electric feat. P.T. – Red Hot (Elettro Mix)
  4. TDR – Plique  
La Rocca "Marko on Sundays 2005" 
  1. Ty Tek – Dirty Fusion
  2. Marc O’ Tool – Gear 3
  3. Les Schmitz & Oliver Schmitz feat. Rookstar – Let’s bring it back (3PM Mix)
  4. Criss Source – Hugs ‘n’ Kisses
    DJ Rooster & Sammy Peralta – Bass in your face (Robbie Rivera’s Acapella)
  5. Mooncat feat. Azeem – U got me (Dragon Dub)
  6. Wharehouse – Music Muscle
This is the complete playlist of my I love Marko on Sundays set:
  1. The Base Boys – The Base 80’s
  2. The Sanctuary – Ilk
  3. Sodex – Move me (Roman Salzger Night Liner Remix)
  4. Alexander Church – Welcome to my world (Mark Wheawill Remix)
  5. DJ Linus – Temper
  6. Drumguru – Jaguar Car
  7. Bombdogs – I can’t explain
  8. Only Freak – Tiny Forces (Jimpster’s House Dub)
  9. Kwirky – Jesus or The Devil (Freeloader Mix)
  10. Habersham & Numinous – Leaving Tifton (Original Mix)
  11. Pashka – Life is hard
  12. TDR – Plique
  13. Parisi & Delvino – Sonic Fuel (Nico Parisi Remix)
  14. Phunk Electric feat. P.T. – Red Hot (Elettro Mix)
  15. Les Schmitz & Oliver Schmitz feat. Rookstar – Let’s bring it back (3PM Mix)
  16. Marc O’ Tool – Gear 3
  17. Criss Source – Hugs ‘n’ Kisses
    DJ Rooster & Sammy Peralta – Bass in your face (Robbie Rivera’s Acapella)
  18. Mooncat feat. Azeem – U got me (Dragon Dub)
  19. Ty Tek – Dirty Fusion
  20. Wharehouse – Music Muscle
If you’re not convinced by now, then you should visit La Rocca on a Sunday night when Marko spins the decks and you’ll know what I mean. In the meanwhile you can always download my set and have an early experience with your own ears. I’m sure you’ll want to get out and party all night long after listening to these progressive sounds. Don’t say that I haven’t warned you!
 
   
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