With releases on the likes of Ultra Records, Strictly Rhythm, Spinnin’ Records, Nervous Records, Toolroom and Tiesto’s AFTR:HRS, performances at Nikki Beach, Club Space and Storyland Festival, and support from dance music titans Steve Angello, Ferry
Corsten, Sunny James & Ryan Marciano, Fedde Le Grand and more, it’s safe to say Markem - previously known as Mark.M - is one of the most exciting young producer/DJs to rise through the South American ranks in a long time.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela but raised in Miami, Florida, at the tender age of just 15 Markem cut his teeth as a club promoter inside the city’s glittering nightlife. By 18, he’d progressed from the ticket office to the DJ booth, becoming one of Miami’s hottest resident DJs, including a regular slot at legendary venue Club Space where he regularly shared the decks with world-class heavyweights like Martinez Brothers, Steve Angello, Erick Morillo & Chus & Ceballos , to name just a few. Unsurprisingly, it wasn’t
long before the rising star was booked to perform further afield, with a tour diary that now takes in shows all over South America, North America and Europe.
In the studio, Markem has proved to be equally as prolific. His very first production, the 2010 hit ‘Party In Miami’, spent three weeks in the Beatport Top 3, quickly establishing him as one to watch. Collaborations with David Tort and Moska, and remixes for Erick Morillo (‘I Like To Move It’) and Cedric Gervais & Mya (‘Love Is The Answer’) showed both his versatility and his natural ability to create huge house cuts. In 2017, Dutch icon Tiesto signed Markem’s Tort collaboration ‘Strangers’ to his AFTR:HRS imprint - at the time of going to print, the single spent almost a year on the Beatport Top 100 and racked up over 10 million plays on Spotify alone.
Markem has more new music to share with his growing army of fans, much of it coming via his own label HoTL Records. A creative project set up with long-time music partner David Tort.