Mario Marques


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 played and produced by him. Gifted with extreme versatility, this Deck Magician works the tracks by exploring all House 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 and Plateau and had innumerous gigs at legendary clubs such as Alcantara Mar, Kremlin, Pacha and Capitulo V, to name a few.

The skillful Mr Marques was presented to the international crowd in 1994, with gigs at Ministry of Sound and Bar Rumba in London. Since then, Mario has played in several clubs around the world: at Confraria das Artes, Nuth and Dama de Ferro (Brazil), Palace (France), Limatt (Switzerland), Moon Club (Iceland), KU and Moog (Spain), among
many others.

Along the way, Mario Marques has deejayed alongside the best and most important names in the world’s electronic music scene: Erick Morillo, Roger Sanchez, Bob Sinclar, Deep Dish, David Morales, Kenny Carpenter, Tony Humphries, Frankie Knuckles, Masters at Work, etc. Besides this, he also worked the tracks with live acts by Jocelyn Brown, Barbara Tucker, India, Ultra Nate, Prodigy, Blur, Bjork, Crystal Waters and Duanne 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 for KTU 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 the trendiest clubs in Portugal: Le Club, Sétima Onda, Dot, Silk and Rivoli. Alongside these performances, Mario travels often to Africa to perform at Angola’s most important venues: Kopus, Lookal and Dom Q.

In the latest years, Mario has devoted most of his time perfecting his skills as a Producer under his own name and the moniker The Soul Club. Co-owner of Afrisoul Records, Mario has worked with vocal talents such as Michelle Weeks, Nicole Mitchell, Latasha Jordan, Troy Denari, CT Martin, Kim Beacham and Jazmina and has seen his work released under the labels: Purple Music, Cult Note, Kazukuta Records, Rude Fish, 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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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 played and produced by him. Gifted with extreme versatility, this Deck Magician works the tracks by exploring all House 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 and Plateau and had innumerous gigs at legendary clubs such as Alcantara Mar, Kremlin, Pacha and Capitulo V, to name a few.

The skillful Mr Marques was presented to the international crowd in 1994, with gigs at Ministry of Sound and Bar Rumba in London. Since then, Mario has played in several clubs around the world: at Confraria das Artes, Nuth and Dama de Ferro (Brazil), Palace (France), Limatt (Switzerland), Moon Club (Iceland), KU and Moog (Spain), among
many others.

Along the way, Mario Marques has deejayed alongside the best and most important names in the world’s electronic music scene: Erick Morillo, Roger Sanchez, Bob Sinclar, Deep Dish, David Morales, Kenny Carpenter, Tony Humphries, Frankie Knuckles, Masters at Work, etc. Besides this, he also worked the tracks with live acts by Jocelyn Brown, Barbara Tucker, India, Ultra Nate, Prodigy, Blur, Bjork, Crystal Waters and Duanne 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 for KTU 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 the trendiest clubs in Portugal: Le Club, Sétima Onda, Dot, Silk and Rivoli. Alongside these performances, Mario travels often to Africa to perform at Angola’s most important venues: Kopus, Lookal and Dom Q.

In the latest years, Mario has devoted most of his time perfecting his skills as a Producer under his own name and the moniker The Soul Club. Co-owner of Afrisoul Records, Mario has worked with vocal talents such as Michelle Weeks, Nicole Mitchell, Latasha Jordan, Troy Denari, CT Martin, Kim Beacham and Jazmina and has seen his work released under the labels: Purple Music, Cult Note, Kazukuta Records, Rude Fish, 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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