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Considered one of the most international Portuguese DJs, Mario Marques has been, from an early age,influenced by Disco, Funk, R&B, Jazz and Soul Music, which are the main ingredients of the music playedand produced by him. Gifted with extreme versatility, this Deck Magician works the tracks by exploring allHouse Music genres so as to give the audience pure moments of musical alchemy.Since the early days of his career, which started in 1989, Mario has held residencies at the most prestigious venues of Portugal: Locomia, Kings & Queens & Plateau and had innumerous gigs at legendary clubs such as Alcantara Mar, Kremlin, Pacha and Capitulo V, to namea few.The skillful Mr Marques was presented to the international crowd in 1994, with gigs at Ministry of Soundand Bar Rumba in London. Since then, Mario has played in several clubs around the world: at Confraria dasArtes, Nuth and Dama de Ferro (Brazil), Palace (France), Limatt (Switzerland), Moon Club (Iceland), KU andMoog (Spain), amongmany others.Along the way, Mario Marques has deejayed alongside the best and most important names in the world’selectronic music scene: Erick Morillo, Roger Sanchez, Bob Sinclar, Deep Dish, David Morales, KennyCarpenter, Tony Humphries, Frankie Knuckles, Masters at Work, etc. Besides this, he also worked the trackswith live acts by Jocelyn Brown, Barbara Tucker, India, Ultra Nate, Prodigy, Blur, Bjork, Crystal Waters andDuanne Harden.In 1997, Mario was invited by David Morales to work in the United States, where he remained for 10 years.There he performed at diverse clubs and lounges: Liquid, Pacha New York, Table 50, Centro Fly, One51,China Club, XL, 132 and Deko. Whilst in the U.S., Marques also participated as a guest DJ in radio shows forKTU NYC, Downshift Radio and WNYU on a regular basis. In May of 2007, Mario Marques returned to the Portuguese DJ circuit, where he has been playing at thetrendiest clubs in Portugal: Le Club, Sétima Onda, Buddah Lx, Silk and Rivoli. Alongs ide thes eperformances, Mario travels often to Africa to perform at Angola’s most important venues: Kopus, Lookaland Dom Q.In the latest years, Mario has devoted most of his time perfecting his skills as a Producer. Co-owner ofAfrisoul Records, Mario has worked with vocal talents such as Michelle Weeks, Nicole Mitchell, LatashaJordan, Kim Beacham and Jazmina and has seen his work released under the labels: Purple Music, CultNote, Kazukuta Records, Ibounce Records, Triori and his own label Afrisoul Records.25 years after his musical journey started, it's fair to say that the best is truly yet to come...

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