Birth name
Marcel Cruq
07 July 1985
Techno, Tech House, House
Years active

Marcel has a wide knowledge of music, therefore it’s no surprise that the interest in music started at a young age. Following national and international music charts from the age of 8, his love for music became obvious. Hip-Hop at first, but soon the Electronic Dance Music caught his attention.

At the age of 13 Marcel started producing on an amateur level, just for the fun of it, not with the intention to get it released on a music label. When he reached the appropriate age to go out. He started going out to some clubs and not only for the fun of it. It were the deejays that caught his attention. How do they perform? He also observed their behavior behind the decks. Besides that he was highly interested in the equipment they used. The interest in deejays never left his mind, but Marcel kept his focus on producing, mostly Hip-Hop at that time. All of this happened between the age of 19 till 22.

Then a new generation of house music made it’s appearance. Typical Dutch style, in a way the world has never heard before. A style that made M-Jay turn the tables once again.

Besides producing, Marcel started to perform as a deejay at a local bar near Amsterdam, which was his first time of performing in front of an actual crowd. It didn’t felt that way though. It felt natural. At the age of 24 he became a resident DJ at this bar. This brought more opportunities to him, like meeting new people and performing at several clubs and bars around the country and even outside the country. Collabs have led to great results and releases such as the ‘Dutch Deejays Dominate’ formula which eventually got him to Ibiza by winning Bob Sinclars remix contest. Currently Marcel is doing live performances on several radioshows such as Clubnight Essentials and of course several bookings. Producing of course is also an important factor and always will be, given the fact that some awesome releases  and collabs are coming up in different genres!


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