First Listen! Mario Marques feat. CT Martin – Caught Up (Djeff Afrozila Vocal Remix) (Quantize Recordings)
I think I’ll have to consider about asking to get some commission from Quantize label head DJ Spen for all the time I’ve been spending highlighting the continuous quality of his releases.
The last one in the list comes courtesy of Portuguese producer Mario Marques. Singer CT Martin delivering a vibrant performance.
In charge of the remix duties, Djeff Afrozila seems like havin’ reached another step with this atmospheric blend bringin’ the whole to a rare emotional level.
‘Caught Up’ is definitely how one gets when listening to this gem…
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One of the most influential Portuguese Producers and DJs, Mario Marques has been early captured by the rhythms of Disco, Funk, R&B, Jazz and Soul Music. The latter being the main ingredients of the music he plays and produces.
Gifted with extreme versatility, one can often find him behind the decks exploring all House Music genres with the aim to give the audience pure moments of musical alchemy.
From his very first steps in the music industry in 1989, Mario has held residencies at the most prestigious venues of Portugal. He started getting abroad in 1994, with gigs at Ministry of Sound and Bar Rumba in London. Since then, he has played in several clubs around the world.
In 1997, David Morales invited him to work in the United States where he remained for 10 years. There he performed at diverse clubs and lounges: Liquid, Pacha New York, Centro Fly… And he also participated as a guest DJ to various radio shows on a regular basis.
Marques returned to the Portuguese DJ circuit back in May 2007, playing at the trendiest clubs. In addition, he often travels to Africa to perform in Angola’s biggest venues.
In the latest years, Mario Marques has devoted most of his time perfecting his skills as a Producer. Co-owner of Afrisoul Records, he has worked with vocal talents such as Michelle Weeks, Mi Casa, Troy Denari, and CT Martin among others. Meanwhile, he would relase music on labels such as Purple Music, Quantize Recordings and Kazukuta Records.
Over 25 years after his musical journey started, it’s fair to say that the best is truly yet to come…