Swedish EDM DJ Producer Marcus Schossow
Swedish EDM DJ Producer Marcus Schossow was born in Helsingborg, Sweden on October 28, 1985. His aliases include 1985, Oliver Englafjord, Progresia, Sokaya, Sunglider, and Tone Diary. He and his alter egos have been making music since he was five years old!
The Disruption of EDM 2007
Marcus released ‘Mr. White’ on Coldharbour Recordings Red in 2007. ‘Mr. White’ was a fusion of futuristic techno, filthy house, and trance. Its sound was intended to reinvent electronic dance music. It automatically became appealing to a whole host of DJs and music fans alike. Marcus was part of a hot, new, elite set of young DJs and producers with dance floors around the world clamoring for his infectious presence and prodigious mixing.
Progresia and Tone Diary established the ‘Schossow Sound’ while his work with fellow producer Thomas Sagstad has seen Tiesto, Axwell, and Steve Lawler snapping up tracks like ‘Hypnotizer’ and ‘Crepusculo.’ World-renowned label Spinnin’ Records gave Marcus their full backing when they signed him after his 22nd birthday. This signing made him their youngest to date.
At only 22, Marcus became a force in the dance music realm. Further support came from the A-list of DJ Producers including Pete Tong, Armin Van Buuren, Steve Angelo, and Sander van Doorn. These endorsements underlined Marcus’s increasing influence in the world of dance.
With Tone Diary, Marcus’ acclaimed radio show; the sound of Schossow travels even further. Setting the airwaves ablaze, he reaches those not lucky enough to have caught him live yet and reminds those who have of why they’ll have to check him out again!
And it’s not just his ability as a producer that screams ‘watch this person.’ Schossow is in demand around the world! He’s spun in major cities in the United States such as Los Angeles and Miami. He joined Andy Moor for his WMC 2010 event, Andy Moor and Friends. He’s in constant demand across Europe, the Far East and beyond are all calling out for gaps in his diary. In the short time, Marcus has been around; he’s already clocked up some of the biggest gigs in the calendar: Dance Valley, Godskitchen, Sunrise Festival, Escape Into the Park, Zurich’s Street Parade and the Colours Festival are just some!
Marcus possesses a résumé packed to the brim with releases on major labels. They include Size Records, Axtone Records, Revealed Recordings, Big Beat (Atlantic Records), and Spinnin’ Records. He also injected new life into his Code Red imprint with the banger, ‘Rumble.’ Marcus also serves as an outstanding mentor to young artists. He uses his status as a veteran in the scene when working along names like Corey James, NEW_ID and more.
Code Red Music
If you want to do something good, you have to do it yourself.
It was that belief that led Marcus Schossow to begin the Code Red Music project in 2015. The basic concept is to find, recruit, and mentor talented artists. The label’s core values as both an institution and record company were quickly acclaimed by many.
In Marcus’s words,
we wanted to create a place where our musical dreams can run wild
A core value of this belief is to
speak to each other daily, seeking to help and assist wherever possible
Not in the form of a constitution or set of rules, but in creative freedom.
Code Red Music’s focus is the musical journey and experience. Charts are valued just as much as discovery. At the core of this mission is interaction. Through the shared vision of Marcus, the artists, and their fans, they aspire to expand the quest for musical freedom and friendship.
Friendship is an important construct, and this involves everyone. Through interviews, tutorials and feedback sessions, the Code Red team wants to hear everyone’s thoughts and help improve the music. They want everyone to become part of this shared belief, and
have the options to create what we want to do, without anyone telling us how