He used this technique until the noises of the recorded tapes were starting to annoy him. In 1994 he created his first own tracks and performed his first live gigs in his hometown Bremen and other places in Northern Germany. Then he got invited to a test gig at the legendary "Tunnel" in Hamburg, Germany. A major step for Marlon, because the crowd went crazy, although it did not know any of Marlon tracks.
Tunnelboss, Georg Roll, saw the potential and offered him a record deal. So he started producing his tracks for Tunnel Records along-side Timo Maas, Thomas Schumacher, Gary D who became some of the most famous DJs in the world. In 1996 Marlon set a first mile stone in trance history: his "In the Mix"-Maxi-CD "HIGHTECHFLASH" including the floor-burner with the same name sold a lot of copies, but still remained unique. The maxi included three tracks, that were mixed together in one single track. One of the longest tracks ever, with almost 20 minutes. Many releases and numerous live gigs (e.g.
at Loveparade (Berlin), Sundowner Open Air Festival, Official G-Move Afterparty Time Tunnel (Hamburg), Freudenhaus as well as other events and clubs all over Germany) followed. Well-known tracks from that time are "MILLENIUM BUG" one of the first songs ever that became underground-hits based on the fact that people were spreading an MP3 around the world - and of course "LET YOUR MIND FLY", Marlon's first major-deal for Sony Music. The title was released under the name of TUNNEL ALLSTARS PRESENT ACCUFACE and entered all dance charts in Europe. More gigs followed, including a live performance at the world´s largest Club - the Privilege at Ibiza (Spain). Meanwhile Marlon was looking for new challenges and initiated his new project AEON, aiming at a calmer more melodic path.
The track "MASTERPIECE OF EMOTION" got published at the Hamburg label Pias Recordings, in 2001. Success was overwhelming. Without any marketing the track almost distributed itself by MP3s through the internet. It reached number one in the legendary European M's Magnificent Top 100 of "Dance Paradise" and stayed there for almost 16 weeks.
It was on air all over the world and Paul van Dyk and Talla 2XLC included it in their playlists. Germany's best known trance duo Blank & Jones were also overwhelmed by Accuface as well as AEON tracks, resulting in an Accuface-Remix of one of the most successful B&J-Songs "DESIRE". More remixes followed, one of them for the rave icon Mental Theo. Other Accuface tracks that were published at that time are "JOURNEY INTO SOUND" including a DJs@Work -Mix , "RED SKY" and "JETLAG". Meanwhile lot's of fans in Canada and USA requested to see him live so one of his primary tasks in early 2004 was to tour Canada and the USA.
As DJ but also as live-act he played for instance in New York City, Montréal and Toronto. Back in Germany another dream came true: Marlon played his first live-gig in his huge hometown-stadium "Weserstadion" in front of a large crowd. In summer he played at the Privilege in Ibiza for the fourth time. In September he released his very successful tune "YOUR DESTINATION". This song was a cooperation between Marlon and the well-known songwriter Alexander Perls from New York City.
Marlon wrote the song back in 2002 when it was released as an exclusive track on the compilation "Tunnel Goes Ibiza 2002", Alexander Perls wrote vocals for this former instrumental track. With a great remix by Alex Megane the song climbed all European dancecharts and also became a huge success in Japan, USA and Canada. The track entered all European Dance Charts at very high positions and climbed even higher. It was Number 1 for 4 weeks at the well-known seller's charts of www.djshop.de. Now, ten years after the first Accuface-vinyl Marlon prepared a gift for all of his very loyal fans. Due to the fact that a lot of them were asking for original full length versions of many Accuface-tunes (they collected all the exclusive Tunnel Trance Force-Tracks most of which were only released shortened, high-pitched and in-the-mix) Marlon releases the album "10 - MOST WANTED".
The name speaks for itself: It celebrates 10 years of Accuface and consists of 10 tracks in very special rare versions. And the best is that it includes the original version of the tracks from Marlons first live-act in Hamburg back in 1995: "ON YOUR OWN" - also Accuface's first vinyl release. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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