I like deep and punchy kick drums and sub-basses.” German producer Markus Swarz has established himself as an exciting, creative Melodic Techno artist in a very short space of time. With a strong back catalogue on labels such as LW, COOD and Monkey League, masterful sound design and an ear for a tune, Markus is growing his army of fans to include luminary artists such as Lonya, Jens Lissat and more.
Based near Mannheim in western Germany, he began making music 5 years ago after trying out a friend’s set up. “A friend of mine, who was producing music for several years, showed me Ableton and I was instantly hooked. I could finally start to make the music which fascinated me on the dance floor.” Influenced by artists such as Recondite, Super Flu and Stephan Bodzin and labels like Kompakt, Traum and Drumcode he quickly settled on melodic techno for his own creations.
After his first release in January 2018 with the gritty and explosive ‘Closure’ on Tech Deluxe, Markus quickly gathered pace with almost monthly releases for the rest of the year, branching out on to a number of other labels, and picking up plays and plaudits alike. Taking a brief hiatus at the start of 2019 to write more material, Markus is now signed to Gain Records, Monkey League and the impressive COOD among others. Two years into his journey Markus is still realistically ambitious: “I need to keep improving my sound,” He says, “I want to go to Time Warp and hear one of my tracks being played!”
Watch this space, Markus is a banger away from stardom.