"Musical Madness…" …what better way to typify Marcel Woods
his life? In less than two years, he managed to appear on the main stages of many major dance festivals, such as Sensation Black, Dance Valley, Trance Energy, MayDay, Innercity , Antwerp is Burning and Defqon 1. Clearly, Marcel's tough `TechTrance' style appeals to a very wide audience all over the world.
Woods' first big commercial success as a producer was `De Bom' in 2001. This track not only took the European charts by storm, but was also a big hit in the USA, China, Korea, Japan, Spain and Mexico. Since then, Marcel has become an established producer who still manages to infuse his records with a strong `underground' feeling. The fact this has not gone unnoticed is demonstrated by his presence on the play lists of various top DJ's worldwide, also varied remix-assignments started to drop in since then. For instance he remixed tracks for the "Top 40 act" DJ Sammy, but also for underground guys such as Oliver Klitzing
"Strange Morning In December' (Reeloop, Kaylab) and he even remixed the well known Sensation Anthem for 2002. One of his latest remix assignments is the all-time classic Greece 2000 by Three Drives On A vinyl. Marcel's own latest releases on the ID&T label reach the # 1 spot in The Dutch Dance Chart. And since early 2005 Woods will release his productions on "Be Your Self Music" among a small selected group of DJ/Producers such as: Marco V
, Rank I, Ronald Van Gelderen, Paul Van Dyk
(Benelux only), Svenson and Benjamin Bates.
His DJ sets (which are distributed through the internet) helped rapidly increase Woods' fame all over the world. Together with Erick Morillo
Marcel is one of the fastest movers in the Dutch DJ Awards list, in which he is currently at # 28. In the leading DJMag top 250 he entered at #167. Quite an achievement, especially bearing Marcel's motto in mind: "I'm in it for the love of the music, not for the love of the spotlight". However, the fast growing number of overseas bookings and his stamp-filled passport make clear that Marcel Woods
will remain in the spotlights for some time. In addition, Marcel runs the successful Rytmic Records label and manages various artists such as Walt & Feliz, Showtek and DJ Duro. Despite his success, Marcel Woods
remains a typically level-headed Dutchman, who regards his work as an `overgrown' hobby and remains highly critical of his own achievements.
And therefore you could easily say it looks like the Sky is the limit for Marcel Woods
in a world he describes as a world full of Musical Madness.