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DJ Name: DJs From Mars
The DJs From Mars bring the mashup attitude into electrohouse! They started off remixing big pop hits for artists like Bimbo Jones, Sean Paul, Pitbull, Yves Larock, Sophie Ellis Bextor Fragma, Ciara, Cascada, Coolio, Ennio Morricone, and many more for their gigs in 2004, just for fun. Their bootlegs were soon getting noticed by record labels around the globe. In a just couple of years they’ve become recognized as one of the biggest names in the mashup scene. How recognizable? Their YouTube videos grab over 40 million views, for starters.
In the US they started working with Jason Nevins, who got them working on remixes for major acts, along with a monthly residency in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel (in cooperation with At Large Entertainment). Their tracks are constantly being added to playlists and are supported by the top DJs in the world: David Guetta, Chuckie, Carl Cox, Bob Sinclar, just to name a few.
Touring around the world, the DJs From Mars cartoon box heads have rocked shows in Australia, China, France, Sweden, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, South America, Japan, etc. In 2013 Djs From Mars became one of the most popular acts worldwide, getting their own spot in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs list. In 2015 they wee featured as main characters in the Gillette advertising campaign “Shave Forth.” The commercial reached 18 million views on YouTube in a couple of weeks.
DJs From Mars have toured nonstop for the past 6 years, traveling across 5 continents. The Martians recently toured the United States, Canada, Brazil, China, India, Australia, Japan, Mexico, and basically every country in Europe has received a Martian visit so far. With a tour schedule of at least 120 shows yearly in the last 5 years, they’re one of the most booked acts in the entire DJ scene. For the past 2 years DJs From Mars has enjoyed a residency at the Flamingo Pool in Las Vegas.
2016 proved to be the year the Martians would travel in a new musical direction: after focusing on remixes and bootlegs for several years, DJs From Mars started releasing original tracks, one of which was released on Pandafunk. The Martians are constantly featured on Beatport’s Electro House Top 100. More original releases are planned for 2017, so a new era has just begun. The Martians’ cult-like following shouldn’t come as any surprise – the DJS From Mars goal is to conquer the planet, after all.
When did you join the SKAM Artist roster? What did it feel like to join SKAM?
It’s about 2 years that we‘ve been with SKAM, and we really enjoy it. We had a couple of partyies with other DJs from the company and it’s like a big family.
What genres of music are your specialties?
We are into Mashups and Bootlegs (usually we play only our tracks in our sets). But in our private life we listen to every kind of music in the world, from rock to hip hop to reggae to classical music!
What’s something you’re known for as DJs From Mars?
In 2013 we were in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs chart, mainly because of our bootlegs. We have more than 300 'unofficial' remixes on our YouTube channels, so probably that’s the main reason people got to know DJs From Mars.
Please list some of your favorite recent gigs, and why they were favorites.
We usually have more than 100 gigs every year, so it's very difficult to name the best one, but we can say that we love to be in Las Vegas for the residency we have in the summer at Flamingo Pool, and another gig we can say was one of the best of the year was the Red Valley Festival on the 14th of August in Italy with other big DJs such as Vinai.
We also love to play in Spain. This year we played for the first time at Privilege in Ibiza and at Pacha in Tarragona, two of the coolest venues in Europe. It was amazing.
Besides DJing, what other projects are you currently working on?
We try to spend most of our time in the studio working on new tracks. That's our regular job from Monday to Friday. Then we go out for the weekend's shows.
When performing, what types of bar and nightlife venues do you prefer?
We prefer the club, but also like festivals. In the clubs you can really feel how the crowd reacts, so you give some energy and you get it back. Sometimes it's just perfect.
What is your adult beverage of choice?
This is a really hard question… Sometimes, we can party (not too many times) so we can ask for vodka and lemon juice. But most of the time, we land, we play, we sleep two hours, and we take off again, so water is a must!
What advice would you give someone who wants to get noticed by SKAM Artist?
Being original could be the best solution. We try to be different every time we make a track. That forces people to follow your new releases; they never know what to expect!
What’s the biggest challenge you face as DJs?
In 2017 we’ll try to be focused on original tracks besides the bootlegs. It's a new direction for us, and the challenge has just begun!
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