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Hailing from Vienna, Mark Michael is making a name for himself as a breakout techno newcomer.

Multiple appearances in Beatport’s Top 10 and ongoing support by the biggest names of the industry, prove the quality of his productions.

With the release of ‘Solar Storm’ in early 2020, Mark Michael landed his first hit that catapulted his name into the limelight of the international techno scene. The track climbed to the top of the techno charts and stayed there for several weeks. At the end of the year, ‘Solar Storm’ was ranked number 19 in Beatport’s Best Selling Techno Tracks of 2020.

Soon after, techno pioneer Monika Kruse discovered Mark’s talent and took him under contract with her iconic imprint, Terminal M. In November 2020, Mark made his debut on the label as one of the youngest artists in Terminal M’s history.

The success of his productions has quickly built Mark’s reputation as an established producer and earned him a place among the 40 Best Selling Techno artists on Beatport in 2020.

With much to come, Mark Michael should definitely be on your watchlist as he continues to bring his stirring sound to the global dance floors.

Today, he joins the NUDE Techno podcast, with an hour of Techno. Listen to it below on SoundCloud & Mixcloud. If you are feeling this series, then please consider supporting it on Mixcloud Select.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words
A 60 minutes long musical journey with sounds I love. 

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Tough to say, as I like all tracks. However, I will go for my last release „Blackout“. It’s a collab between Ignacio Arfeli and me, that came out 3 weeks ago. We spent so much time working on it, that it has a special meaning to me. It took almost 6 months in the making. 

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
I think it’s something that I do in most of my sets, which is combining deep melodic vibes with pumping basses. I like to take the listeners on a journey with my sets. I want them to experience different emotional stages, as if they were in a theatre. 

Tell us about your next EP?
I am currently working on it. 2 tracks are finished already. Right now I am putting the final touches on the third one. I can’t tell when it is coming out yet. What I can tell is, that I tried out something new and that I am really excited about it. 

What have you got coming up?
There is a lot of new music ready, that I’ve been working on during the last months. Another collab, a remix and loads of new originals from myself. So definitely lookout for some new music. Besides that, I am happy to be back behind the decks. In July, I am going to play some locals shows at Grelle Forelle and Pratersauna here in Vienna. I also hope to be back on the road again soon. We are already scheduling the first shows abroad.  

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
A big thanks to everyone for tuning in. I hope everyone enjoys the set and I hope to see all of you on a dance floor somewhere very soon!

Tracklist:
Ignacio Arfeli – ID
Mattia Saviolo – Memento
Layton Giordani – Hyper World
Transcode – ID
Mark Michael, Ignacio Arfeli – Anima
The YellowHeads – Experimental Evidence
Mark Michael – Solar Storm
Mark Michael, Ignacio Arfeli – Blackout
Zafer Atabey – Brontide
Mark Michael – Aurora
Steve Parker – Trip To Saturn

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