Dutch DJ/producer Marlo Hoogstraten, otherwise known as MaRLo, has been known to make music that relies heavily on electronic sounds. This is largely due to the fact that his style is heavily influenced by his love for techno, house, as well as trance.

Evidently, it caught the attention of trance celestial being Armin van Buuren as MaRLo has now signed his productions to trance juggernaut Armada Music.

MaRLo with Andrew Rayel & Armin van Buuren (Source: ASOT's official Twitter account)
MaRLo with Andrew Rayel & Armin van Buuren (Source: ASOT’s official Twitter account)

In 2010 he was voted Australia’s #2 Trance DJ (he currently resides in Australia) and overall #11 in the Inthemix top 50 DJ Poll. While he once used hardware synthesizers (e.g. Roland JP-8000, Nord Lead, Korg Wavestation, Novation Supernova, etc.) MaRLo now produces music almost exclusively on his computer.


Yes, on his computer. Believe it or not!


Following a swathe of chart climbers on ASOT, MaRLo makes a storming return onto Armind with his debut original on the label – “Hold It Together”. Making an impressive joint venture with British singing sensation Christina Novelli (of “Concrete Angel” fame), this duo have created the complete trance package filled with ethereal vocals and chords to tug at those fragile heart-strings.

Watch the official music video here:

As if that wasn’t enough, MaRLo’s very own Tech Energy Remix provides the listener with a much darker, up-tempo take on an already brilliant release. Listen to the tracks via Spotify here.

For more information, visit his website or Facebook page.

(Featured image from USATranceMovement)

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