Alien in a human Space Suit

Visionary Sound Facilitator

Alien in a human space suit Markus Mars is a psychedelic world fusion live-looping experience, visionary sound creator, and conscious dance ceremony facilitator, gently influenced by inspiring artists such as Jean-Luc Ponty, Andrew Bird, Johann Sebastian Bach, Steve Reich, Shpongle, Jimi Hendrix, and Miles Davis.

Biography

Markus started his human journey in the Austria Alps. After being trained in classical music for over 15 years, composing for and touring with several Symphonic Orchestras and Chamber Orchestras, he started playing the drums and electric violin in rock, blues, world music, and fusion bands. He soon discovered his love for electronic music making and began performing and touring internationally. 

In 2008, he formed the EDM duo Fatmagic in San Francisco together with Radina Veliova. The band released three albums and multiple music videos in collaboration with Grammy winners Evren Göknar (Capitol Records, Los Angeles) and Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray). Fatmagic received numerous awards, including the Hollywood Music in Media Award for best album and best song. Songs like "Get Down" and "Darkness" made it to the Top 10 iTunes charts in several countries. 

During a one year deep inner soul work period in Puna, Hawai'i, Markus composed, produced, and released the album "Interdimensional" under his DJ name Son of Mars. In this musical offering, electronic world music meets synthesizers and live instruments. His iconic live DJ sets include the Australian-built telescopic Didjeribone as well as his beloved custom white CR-5 electric violin by NS Design. The Son of Mars got signed by the Australian label Merkaba Music.

After sharing his talent in 30 countries with more than 60 bands and orchestras and playing over 3,000 shows, plant-based food enthusiast Markus Mars moved to Hawai'i, where he found a volcanic foundation for his new endeavors. His present manifestation is an immersive Space to Earth live-looping ceremony and interdimensional performance series created with a live-looping a 5-string electric violin, a telescopic didgeridoo, percussion, and alien-like vocals. He composes entire concerts in front of the audience from scratch. He makes each performance a unique experience by picking up present vibrations of the space, implementing elements of his transformational musical journey, and transforming them into an audible superfood.

Markus Mars playing his Didjeribone

(Photo credit: Steve Roby)