Biography of Mark Jackus
|Moniker(s) / ||Dj aMaZe|
"Music is my life and music is art, my religion!"
Mark Jackus started beeing a DJ while he was 14.
Born and raised in Dortmund – one of the most popular Towns for Graffitti in Europe – he was part of the big Hip Hop and Breakdance scene.
Here he gets in touch with his first Acid House Vinyls like „Turn up the Bass“ ( Tyree Cooper), „Black out“ (Lil Louis) or „Let´s Go“ (Fast Eddie) and found his passion for House Music.
He bought himself 2 Turntables and from now he was DJ.
Mark Jackus aka aMaZe became famous after his first gig´s in 1994, in the best Clubs in Germany like Unit Club, Planet, Baikonur, Phuture Club, Distellery, Butan, Studio and Playground. At this time he was 15 years old! Mark cancelled his career as Football Player in the highest german junior league at the age of seventeen and decide for a Life behind the desks.
Already in the early beginnings of hip&acid house and later techno and house music he was inspired by the hall of fame of the DJ Champions – Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Jeff Mills, DJ Pierre and Sven Väth.
With all his experiences and his music soul Mark Jackus doin a journey through all the different electronic styles!
His "wildstyle-mind" created an innovating project called CusCus.
It includes a cooperation with the WWF (worldwide wildlife foundation) and presents highlights of the electronic dance music.
With this project he even took part at the Loveparade 2008 in his hometown Dortmund with an own float and received an award from the UNESCO in 2009.
Since 2007 a lot of his Tracks or under Jackus&Santucci get a lot of support from international DJs like Axwell, Richie Hawtin, Martin Eyerer, Satoshi Tomiie, Erick Morillo, Tom Hades and many others.
Now he is DJ for more than 18 years and he already played with an incredible list of national & international DJs. His absolute highlights had been playing with Jeff Mills all night long and the "back to back" set with M.A.N.D.Y/Phillip.
For 2011 he takes time for his 1st SOLO Release "Papua New Guinea" (out on freitag ltd. sept 2011) and a lot of new Productions and Remixes for Labels like GON, RRYGULAR, Insert Coin ... !
The first Release in 2012 "Exit the Void" is supported by SHLOMI ABER - Beatport Charts february
and Steve Parker (ovum/sci-tec) on no#4 in his March TopTen.
International top DJs like support: