Marko De La Rocca
MARKO DE LA ROCCA
For the past 19 years MARKO has been the resident DJ for the legendary “La Rocca on Sunday “nights, a quite remarkable achievement.
He’s been called a specialist but everyone agrees: this guy’s got real talent and is a true professional. For years his name has appeared in the top 10 of the Best Belgian DJ’s, and in 2004 he was also voted Best Belgian Progressive DJ .
In 2010, he takes part of the Radio FG’s World Top DJ’s Contest and reached the position 21 of the ranking.
Marko’s career begins in the late eighties, his reputation grows and he soon becomes established as an important figure in the vibrant Belgian music scene.
The legendary Belgian club “La Rocca” ask him to take-over their important Sunday night slot in 1992.
There are many world-class guest DJ’s that have appeared alongside Marko on these Sunday nights, such as : Michel De Hey, Blake Baxter, Andre Nalin, Trevor Rockcliffe, Sander Kleinenberg, David Morales, Oliver Moldan, Marcello, David Guetta, Felix Da Housecat, Sasha, Criss Source, 16 Bit lolitas, Dave Seaman, Dr Kucho, Tiestö and many more – besides all the top DJ’s from the Belgian scene .
With his obviously natural ability to DJ, Marko became greatly respected as a DJ by professionals.
Residencies at top clubs such as “At The Villa“(94-96) and “The Fuse“(96-97), Tour & Taxi in Brussels (1998-2000) made Marko a ‘ major player ‘ in Belgium’s clubbing scene. Along the way he’s DJ’d at many massive events such as I Love Techno, Impulz, Extrema, besides playing regularly at the major Belgian Clubs (Versuz, Café d'Anvers, Extrême,…).
Since 2000 he’s played gigs all over the European continent including the Folies Pigalles, Red Light, the 287 and Montana Club in France; the very first Creamfields on the Baltic coast and SQ Klub in Poland; Pacha and K5 in Ibiza; Le Petit Prince and Nature One (Gremany); the Solar Festival, Chemistry and the Heineken Dance Parade in The Netherlands, Carl Cox at Warsaw (Poland 2002).
Back in Belgium, since 2001, Marko has often featured in important line-ups at gigs such as the House Torhout, the Dance-a-Delic festival, 10 Days Off, the huge City Parade (more than 180,000 dance fanatics).
He headlined the first White Sensation event at Antwerp in April 2005 with Armin Van Büren and Junior Jack; but also the Tomorrowland Festival in 2006 and on the main stage in 2007 ! During 2009, Marko have a new residency at Noxx Club in Antwerp, where he was honoured to share the turntables with Faithless, John Digweed, Sasha and Felix Da Housecat right after their gigs.
In terms of releases, Marko has put together many compilations (La Rocca) and releases on diverse labels for labels such as: NEWS, Mackenzie, Bonzai,Tripomatic , Enterprise Records and Massive Drive Recordings.
He worked with Pole Folder on several remixes including “Inner Turmoil“(released by Bedrock Records). In 2008, he composed “Cult of Sunday” with Elektrokid then; a following tune appears on Banshee Worx in 2009 trough a stupendous association with Laurent Veronnez (Airwave): “Blues Diamond”.
In 2011, he created “Balkan Brothers” with Barry Fore on Versuz Essentials, a project with a mainroom house smasher : “Hypnotika Mandolina”.
Website : http://www.djmarko.net
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