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Mark Otten

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While most dance-producers start their careers as dj’s, Mark comes from a musician’s side. Both parents were involved in making music, which always meant plenty of instruments at hand as well as lots of positive stimulation. Born in The Netherlands in 1978, multi-instrumentalist Mark started out as a drummer and quickly expanded his interests to other more melodic instruments, such as percussion, (bass-) guitars and keyboards.

From an early age on Mark practiced and performed with various bands and workshops. House music captured his attention from the start and a synthesizer allowed him the chance to start recording songs. Soon after, he found new possibilities using the computer for producing and quickly became an expert in this field as well. His first break-through took place at a high-school gig where he was discovered by a Sony producer. This quickly lead to several early releases with a techno edge.

He rapidly got ready to conquer the scene with his first love: melodic and emotional music, this time in the form of trance with a progressive drive. His creativity and talent were immediately noticed, as the internationally acclaimed dj Armin van Buuren started spinning his instant classic, ‘Mushroom Therapy’. Furthermore, ‘Mushroom Therapy’ was signed to Armin’s personal label, Armada’s Armind imprint. And, as if this wasn’t enough, dj Tiesto’s label Black Hole became involved by releasing the massive ‘Inner Warmth’ under Mark’s ‘Lightscape’ guise.

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  • Axwait

    Mushroom Therapy (Lightscape Mix) ingenious track!

    7 Nov 2012 Reply
  • LtRawks

    lSoooo good! Been harsh addicted to Hyperfocus

    13 Mar 2012 Reply
  • DJGabster

    Hyperfocus, Original mix & Wezz Devall's are both awesome!

    2 Mar 2012 Reply
  • LittleGirlXtina

    Hyperfocus (Wezz Devall Remix) <3

    14 Feb 2012 Reply
  • ufukbasceyhan

    Certainty (Mark Otten Vocal Remix) Nice Thnxs Mark Otten...

    29 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Predator-Wolf

    Mushroom Therapy (Lightscape Remix) <3 many times (2)

    4 Oct 2011 Reply
  • KcLKcL

    Great producer! [2]

    2 Apr 2011 Reply
  • DJGabster

    great producer!

    18 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Matchless2

    Libertine - The Best ;)

    17 Mar 2011 Reply
  • LastBanshi

    Mushroom Therapy (Lightscape Remix) <3 many times

    15 Jan 2011 Reply
  • tron1c

    Agreed, defenitely underrated! All his tunez are goin' deep under your skin! Great work here!

    16 Sep 2010 Reply
  • LilTheater

    Very underrated, his singles are amongst the best on Armind. Glad he's still producing at least... but seems like it's only to make a name for Julian Vincent :/

    17 May 2010 Reply
  • JuHiZ-

    very good tracks, Mark is underrated imo.

    23 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Danski_Speed

    For yet another a state of trance radio show listener yeah, Mark Otten is not a big name, but for those who's been involved in trance since early 2000's, tracks like 'Mushroom Therapy' and 'Tranquility' mean a lot. Both were presented as an amazing intros for Essential Mix by van Buuren in 2003 and ASOT2004, from these two astonishing tracks my love to 4/4 EDM has begun.

    21 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Shponglation

    @Lazyrussian,hahaha,your funny,but he is pretty good,hahaha,it's all good dude,explore your trance world.

    1 Mar 2009 Reply
  • kontralucid

    absolutely beautiful tracks! we want more, Mark!

    29 Mar 2008 Reply
  • nrdcp

    The original mix of So Serene is one of my biggest favourites

    26 Sep 2007 Reply
  • 0ut0fspace

    Join in new Group DILLIGAF

    3 Aug 2006 Reply
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