Marc Benjamin Latupapua (born 16 January 1990 in Heemstede), better known under his stage name Marc Benjamin, is a Dutch DJ and music producer. He is known for his remix work and collaborations with Benny Benassi, Laidback Luke, and Zedd, and his releases on Spinnin' Records, Ultra Records, Size Records, Protocol Recordings, Revealed Recordings, Heldeep Records and Wall Recordings.[1]

Marc Benjamin
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Marc Benjamin in 2013
Background information
Birth nameMarc Benjamin Latupapua
Born (1990-01-16) 16 January 1990 (age 30)
Heemstede, Netherlands
OriginNetherlands
GenresElectro house, progressive house, electronic dance music
Occupation(s)DJ, record producer
InstrumentsAbleton Live
Years active2007-present
LabelsSpinnin' Records, Ultra Records, Size Records, Revealed Recordings, BMG, Protocol Recordings, Heldeep Records
Associated actsBenny Benassi, Laidback Luke
Websitemarc-benjamin.com

In 2014, he performed at Ministry of Sound London[2] and made his Tomorrowland debut on the second mainstage.[3][1] Tomorrowland Belgium is marked as one of the biggest electronic music festivals in the world.

Musical careerEdit

Coming from a musical family, with his sister also being a DJ, Marc Benjamin has been working with music since a child.[4] The Dutch DJ achieved his first residency at the age of 16 years old, where he gained experience in the European club scene. At the age of 17 years old, Marc Benjamin was performing internationally, across Europe and soon later around the world.[1][5]

Marc Benjamin's first big release occurred on the 30th of December 2013 when his single "Riser"[6][1] on Afrojack’s Wall Recordings achieved a top ten slot in Beatport’s top 100 chart.[1][7] This track gained him international exposure. Amongst other releases, Marc Benjamin signed a record deal with Mixmash Records and collaborated with Laidback Luke, which led to the release of We're Forever.[8][1] Marc then followed up with three singles on Hardwell's record label Revealed Recordings, "The Center", "Lights Camera Action" and "Galactic".[9][10] As a result, Marc performed at Ministry of Sound London, followed by a showcase at Tomorrowland, Belgium.[11]

Between 2011 and 2016 Marc Benjamin was the resident DJ for Thursday nights in Amsterdam’s nightclub Escape[12] and is still producing tracks and remixes.[11] Marc was requested twice to remix work of the Grammy Award-winning producer, Zedd, which led to Marc’s remix of Zedd's 2014 single, "Find You" and to Marc's rendition for Zedd and Selena Gomez's "I Want You To Know".[11][9] Later, Marc joined Zedd's True Colors tour.[13][11]

In July 2015, Marc Benjamin collaborated with Benny Benassi on "Who I Am" featuring Christian Burns, which was released on Ultra Music.[14] Furthermore, Marc Benjamin teamed up with Laidback Luke to work on their follow up single "Tell Me That You Love Me" which was released on Luke's album Focus.[15] In December 2016, Marc performed at Southeast Asia's largest dance festival, D.W.P. (Djakarta Warehouse Project) in Indonesia.[16]

In 2017, Marc teamed up with Tomorrowland resident DJ Yves V and released their single "Blow" on Spinnin' Records.[17] Following this, Marc released his single "Thunder" on Steve Angello’s label Size Records.[18] In September 2017, Marc played the closing slot as headliner on the Ultra Music Festival in Bali, Indonesia.[19]

In 2018, Marc released three singles on Nicky Romero's label Protocol Recordings, "Devil In Disguise"[20], "Blaster"[21] and "Unbreakable Hearts"[22] which was used as the official anthem for the DWP Festival 2017 aftermovie. Marc also remixed two of Zedd's 2018 singles, "The Middle"[23] and "Happy Now".[24] Later in 2019, Marc joined Zedd's Orbit Tour.[25]

In 2019, Marc released four singles on Protocol Recordings "Fall For You"[26], "Hooked".[27], "Show You".[28] and "My Swag".[29] and two singles on Spinnin' Records "Pop N Rewind"[30]& "All The Time".[31]

In 2020, Marc also remixed Zedd & Kehlani's 2019 single, "Good Thing" released on Interscope.[32] and released his single "Wild Bill"[33] on Heldeep Records owned by Oliver Heldens.

Marc Benjamin has gained support from Tiesto, Steve Angello, Martin Garrix, Hardwell, David Guetta, Showtek, Zedd, Alan Walker, Avicii, R3hab and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.[11]

DiscographyEdit

ReleasesEdit

  • 2020: Marc Benjamin - Wild Bill (Heldeep Records)[34]
  • 2019: Marc Benjamin - All the Time (Spinnin' Records)[35]
  • 2019: Marc Benjamin and RayRay - My Swag (Protocol Recordings)[36]
  • 2019: Marc Benjamin and RayRay - Pop N Rewind (Spinnin' Records)[37]
  • 2019: Marc Benjamin and JPB featuring Jorik Burema - Dead Ends (Tribal Trap)[38]
  • 2019: Marc Benjamin - Off Road (Skink)[39]
  • 2019: Marc Benjamin - Show You (Protocol Recordings)[40]
  • 2019: Marc Benjamin and Dnmkg featuring F51 - Hooked (Protocol Recordings)[41]
  • 2019: Marc Benjamin - Fall For You (Protocol Recordings)[42]
  • 2019: Marc Benjamin - Out Of Touch (Tipsy Records)[43]
  • 2018: Marc Benjamin - Blaster (Protocol Recordings)[44]
  • 2018: Marc Benjamin and N3on - Unbreakable Hearts featuring Shanee (Protocol Recordings)
  • 2018: Marc Benjamin and Jpb - Devil In Disguise featuring Syon and Yung Fusion (Protocol Recordings)
  • 2018: Marc Benjamin and Eric Lumiere - One Chance (Playground Music Scandinavia)
  • 2017: Marc Benjamin and Regilio - Thunder (Size Records)
  • 2017: Yves V and Marc Benjamin - Blow (Spinnin' Records)
  • 2016: Marc Benjamin and Dnmkg featuring Jaicko Lawrence - Reflection (This Time) (Powerhouse Music)
  • 2015: Laidback Luke and Marc Benjamin - Tell Me That You Love Me (Mixmash Records)
  • 2015: Benny Benassi and Marc Benjamin featuring Christian Burns - Who I Am (Back to the Future Mix) (Ultra Records)
  • 2015: Benny Benassi and Marc Benjamin featuring Christian Burns - Who I Am (Ultra Records)
  • 2015: Marc Benjamin - Galactic (Revealed Recordings)
  • 2015: Marc Benjamin and Revero - Lights Camera Action (Revealed Recordings)
  • 2014: Marc Benjamin - The Center (Revealed Recordings)
  • 2014: Marc Benjamin - City Lights (Mixmash Records)
  • 2014: Marc Benjamin - Phantom (Mixmash Records)
  • 2014: Laidback Luke and Marc Benjamin - We're Forever (Mixmash Records)
  • 2014: Marc Benjamin - Rocket Science (Ultra Records)
  • 2013: Marc Benjamin - Wall (Wall Recordings)
  • 2013: Marc Benjamin - Break it down (OTW Mixmash Records)
  • 2013: Marc Benjamin - The Crash (OTW Mixmash Records)
  • 2013: Marc Benjamin - Soldier (OTW Mixmash Records)
  • 2013: Marc Benjamin - Last Night (Dim Mak Records)
  • 2013: Marc Benjamin - Surrender (Mixmash Records)
  • 2013: Marc Benjamin - Superstuff (Mixmash Records)
  • 2012: Marc Benjamin - Games (Dim Mak Records)
  • 2011: Marc Benjamin - Just Relax (Bedroom Muzik)
  • 2011: Marc Benjamin - Loose Cannon (Caballero Recordings)
  • 2011: Marc Benjamin - Tuesday (Caballero Recordings)
  • 2011: Marc Benjamin and Remaniax - Dancing in the dark (Vendetta Records)
  • 2011: Marc Benjamin - So Damn Baby (Soulman Music)
  • 2010: Marc Benjamin - Members Only (Bedroom Muzik)
  • 2010: Marc Benjamin - Roadtrip (Mixmash Records)
  • 2010: Marc Benjamin, Remaniax and Skitzofrenix - Activate My Love (Spinnin Records)
  • 2010: Marc Benjamin, Remaniax and Skitzofrenix - Is That You (Spinnin Records)
  • 2010: Marc Benjamin - Trick (Sneakerz Muzik)
  • 2010: Marc Benjamin - Nimsay (Sneakerz Muzik)
  • 2009: Marc Benjamin - Trick (Sneakerz Muzik)
  • 2009: Marc Benjamin - Nimsay (Sneakerz Muzik)
  • 2009: Marc Benjamin - On the Boxes (Sneakerz Muzik)
  • 2009: Marc Benjamin and Remaniax - Blazin (Audiodamage Records)

RemixesEdit

CompilationsEdit

  • 2011: Nope Is Dope Vol.10 (Mixed by Marc Benjamin) (Rodeo Media)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f The DJ List, Marc Benjamin Biography
  2. ^ Ministry of Sound, Marc Benjamin at Saturday Sessions The Box
  3. ^ Your EDM, Marc Benjamin at Tomorrowland 2014
  4. ^ Festivalling, Marc Benjamin Interview
  5. ^ Partyflock, Marc Benjamin History
  6. ^ Dancingastronaut, Marc Benjamin - Riser
  7. ^ Beatport, Top Tracker
  8. ^ The DJ List, Laidback Luke & Marc Benjamin - We're Forever
  9. ^ a b Numano Media, Marc Benjamin Discography
  10. ^ Beatport Music, Profile
  11. ^ a b c d e DJ Guide, Marc Benjamin Biography
  12. ^ Festivalling, Escape Amsterdam Residency
  13. ^ Melkweg, Zedd True Colors Tour
  14. ^ Your EDM, Benny Benassi & Marc Benjamin ft Christian Burns - Who i am
  15. ^ iHeart News, Laidback Luke & Marc Benjamin - Tell me that you love me
  16. ^ Powerhouse, Marc Benjamin Interview
  17. ^ Dance Rebels, Yves V & Marc Benjamin - Blow
  18. ^ The Groove Cartel, Marc Benjamin & Regilio - Thunder
  19. ^ 1001 Tracklists, Marc Benjamin - Live at Ultra Music Festival Bali Indonesia
  20. ^ Protocol Recordings, Marc Benjamin & JPB - Devil In Disguise ft Syon & Yung Fusion
  21. ^ Caldognetto, Nicola (26 November 2018). "Marc Benjamin returns on Protocol with electro-house smasher 'Blaster'". The Groove Cartel. Archived from the original on 29 November 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  22. ^ EDM Sauce, Marc Benjamin & N3ON - Unbreakable Hearts ft Shanee
  23. ^ We Rave You, Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey - The Middle (Marc Benjamin Remix)
  24. ^ Your EDM, Zedd & Elley Duhé - Happy Now (Marc Benjamin Remix)
  25. ^ "Zedd Orbit Tour - Melkweg". Melkweg. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  26. ^ "Fall for You - Single by Marc Benjamin on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  27. ^ "Hooked - Single by Marc Benjamin & DNMKG on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  28. ^ "Show You - Single by Marc Benjamin on Vents Magazine". Vents Magazine. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  29. ^ "My Swag - Single by Marc Benjamin & RayRay on Vents Magazine". Vents Magazine. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  30. ^ "Pop N Rewind - Single by Marc Benjamin on Mixmag Asia". Mixmag Asia. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  31. ^ "All The Time - Single by Marc Benjamin on EDM Sauce". EDM Sauce. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  32. ^ [https://music.apple.com/us/album/good-thing-remixes-feat-kehlani-ep/1492736924 iTunes, Zedd & Kehlani - Good Thing (Marc Benjamin Remix)
  33. ^ "Wild Bill - Single by Marc Benjamin on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  34. ^ "Wild Bill - Single by Marc Benjamin on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  35. ^ "All the Time - Single by Marc Benjamin on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  36. ^ "My Swag - Single by Marc Benjamin & RayRay on Protocol Recordings". iTunes Store. Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  37. ^ "Pop N Rewind - Single by Marc Benjamin & RayRay on Spinnin Records". Mixmag Asia. Retrieved 4 Nov 2019.
  38. ^ "Dead Ends ft Jorik Burema - Single by Marc Benjamin on Tribal Trap". FRK Music. Retrieved 4 Oct 2019.
  39. ^ "Off Road - Single by Marc Benjamin on 2 Dutch". 2 Dutch. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  40. ^ "Show You - Single by Marc Benjamin on Vents Magazine". Vents Magazine. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  41. ^ "Hooked - Single by Marc Benjamin & DNMKG on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  42. ^ "Fall for You - Single by Marc Benjamin on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  43. ^ EDM Tunes, Marc Benjamin - Out Of Touch
  44. ^ Caldognetto, Nicola (26 November 2018). "Marc Benjamin returns on Protocol with electro-house smasher 'Blaster'". The Groove Cartel. Archived from the original on 29 November 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  45. ^ [https://music.apple.com/us/album/good-thing-remixes-feat-kehlani-ep/1492736924 iTunes, Zedd & Kehlani - Good Thing (Marc Benjamin Remix)
  46. ^ [http://classic.beatport.com/track/what-you-need-marc-benjamin-remix-feat-qntn-original-mix/12820495 Beatport, AY AY - what you need ft. QNTN (Marc Benjamin Remix)
  47. ^ EDM Full, The Chainsmokers - Who Do You Love (Marc Benjamin Remix
  48. ^ The Noise Gate, Weslee - Sweat Dreams (Marc Benjamin & DNMKG Remix)