Welcome to the new series of DanceDP Radio, the monthly two-hour show brought to you by the spanish trio D-Mark, G-Sus and Raul CC! You can also search and join us on Facebook and interact on the show.
Show subsections: The top one, the classic of the month, regular guest-mixes.
Show's website: http://www.dancedp.com/radio
DJ info (D-Mark)
Marcos Ligero, born 7 July 1984 in Sabadell, Spain, and better known as D-Mark, is a Spanish Electronic Dance Music DJ, musician and producer. Starting with music as a hobby in the late 90's, and at the early age of 13 he became an enthusiast of the dance music genre of the moment, and passed from being a mere follower, to becoming a producer even before starting his career as a DJ.
D-Mark begun in the field of the music production, using tracker production software, which was available at that moment, for his pretty old computer. He liked this so much, that it drove him to lead a now defunct project called Vanian-UT. His only aim was to spread all of these tracks, made with that software, across all the Spanish territory. What started to be a project fully charged with illusion, soon would become, in a truth, something that exceeded all his expectations. In 2002, Vanian-UT was finally known in Spain as a young producers’ collective, with a lot of talent, which also began to be focused on DJing, something that caught the attention of D-Mark as well. This year, Vanian-UT released with D-Mark, a mix set of CDs, for the now defunct magazine 'Solo Tuning'.
Focusin on his DJ side, and with the Vanian-UT project running at its peak, the collective begun to perform their music at several clubs and events in the region, like regular parties at Future Club in Barcelona, or the event 'Trancenight Summer Party' at Girona in 2004.
2005 was a year of changes. As new systems and computer production software became more affordable to everyone, and the record deals were increasing to its members, Vanian-UT was about to close. This lead D-Mark to initiate and lead a new record label project called 'DanceDP Recordings' This idea was set up during this year, but it would not come to light until the end of 2006. Meanwhile, D-Mark made his first appearance outside the zone of Catalunya, Spain, and moved to Madrid to perform a gig alongside DJ Precision and Menno de Jong, together with his friends and artists Shammu, DJ Row and the resident DJ at Future Club in Barcelona Pllo Future.
2006 and 2007 were, without a doubt, the most active for the DJ and musical career of D-Mark. During this time, he carried his music through all the Spanish territory in the cities of Ibiza, Barcelona, Madrid or Valladolid, and the countries of Norway, England and Slovenia, and performed together with some of the most influenced DJs of the dance scene at this time. DJ's like like Above & Beyond, Lemon & Einar K or Inkfish. In 2006 he performed his first debut abroad, at a Ministry of Sound event at Sentrum Scene, in the city of Oslo, Norway.
These years were also when D-Mark set the opening of his new record label project 'DanceDP Recordings'. The first release of the record label, and the first appearance of D-Mark in the music industry as well, 'Travelling EP' became an unexpected success: 10 weeks in a row at the top positions of the Technics/IDP/DMC Dutch Dance Charts, and full reviews on the Spanish magazines Deejay and DJ1. That finally ended with the DJ Oner award #1 Spanish Trance release, and the appearance of Project Norway on the album of Dave Pearce Delirium, on the label Ministry of Sound.
In 2007 and 2008 D-Mark teamed up with, who would now be his best friend in the music field, and his studio and DJ partner G-Sus. The two together released several remixes for artists like, Tragida and Der Mystik, and their hit 'La Lamida del Gato Negro' produced in 2008 and released in 2009, got the unexpected support of the world's top DJ Paul van Dyk.
2008 was also the starting year of D-Mark's monthly radio/podcast project DanceDP Radio. The project began with the appearances and the support of Raúl CC and David Amante during the first year, until David left his music career. G-Sus joined the team in 2010, where he is currently an active part of the show.
2009 and 2010 were two difficult years to the personal life of D-Mark. This forced him to stop the recording of his already announced album debut , 'Driving Nowhere', and to leave momentarily his musical activity, which also affected his record label. The album was finally discarded due to the crisis that is passing through the music industry, especially in Spain, and the world's economy. However, this did not stop D-Mark and G-Sus in 2009 organising and performing at a special event in Pineda de Mar, Spain. This was the one which had the biggest attendance numbers of all the time in Spain, 5,500 attendees.
2011 is the year, as they say, of the come back, with a new EP release, and an amateur official video clip made, for what is his favourite city, Barcelona.