When you put one of Trance’s elite acts into a studio with one of the genre’s most esteemed singer-songwriters of the moment, something magical is
Marlo Hoogstraten, also known under his stage name MaRLo, is a Dutch DJ, record producer and trance musician from Amsterdam. He currently resides in Australia. In 2010 he was voted Australia’s Number 2 Trance DJ and overall Number 11 in the Inthemix Top 50 DJ Poll. He started his career using hardware synthesizers (Roland JP-8000, Nord Lead, Korg Wavestation, Novation Supernova) and nowadays produces almost exclusively on his computer. Hoogstraten is known as MaRLo in the music industry (with the mid-name capitalisation due to his repeated introduction as ‘Mario’ by radio DJs). Born in the Netherlands, he currently resides in Australia. The MaRLo sound is a signature blend of hands in the air moments with tech infused beats, encompassing influences of Trance, Techno, Tech-House and a mish mash of various other chunky sounds. He is not one to be pigeon holed, and his DJ sets can only be described as the “MaRLo sound”. His studio trickery has seen him sign productions to trance super-labels such as Armada, Spinnin Records, Blackhole recordings, Flashover and others. He is married to Jano, a trance singer who is known to have collaborated with many artists such as Armin van Buuren and Andrew Rayel. The music mixed and remixed by MaRLo rely heavily on electronic sounds. The primary influences for his music include trance, techno, and house music. He has signed productions to a number of trance and house super-labels such as Spinnin’ Records, Armada, Black Hole Recordings and Flashover Recordings.