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Johannesburg, South Africa Progressive House Tech House House +2

Marc Paynter, also known as TradeMarc, is a self-taught South African DJ who has been DJing for 10 years, 2 years professionally. He is a lover of all genres of music, and has incorporated his passion for all sounds into his live performances. His main genres are Funky House/Tech House & Progressive/Big Room House, although he can play everything from Dubstep to Commercial when needed. He does not stick to one specific genre, but responds to the crowd’s wants & needs as he strives to keep everybody on the dance floor at any kind of event.

TradeMarc has played at some of South Africa’s biggest events & festivals, including various H2O events, G&G 4URage Festival, Ultrafestival, Energy Festival, Cultureclash, Groovebar Street Parties, The Joburg Experience, Hard Kandy Festival + Many more!

He has also built up an impressive list of clubs to his name, including The Origin (Durban), Sasha (Durban), Truth, Nicci Beach, Sugar, Various FTV’s, Groovebar, JET, Tokyo Sky, Voodoo Lounge, Ruby Blue, Cedar Lodge + Many more!

DJ’s played alongside include Avicii (SWE), Deadmau5 (CAN), Gareth Emery (UK), Dash Berlin (NED), Aly & Fila (Egypt), Marcel Woods (NED), Paul Mendez (USA), Stupid Fresh (UK), Roger Goode (5FM), Fresh (5FM), Euphonik (5FM), Erica Elle (5FM), Gareth Cliff (5FM), Pascal & Pearce, Crazy White Boy, Goldfish, Locnville + Many more!

Marc has also just started to take small steps in the path towards the music production industry, with upcoming releases to be released soon on various worldwide labels. Marc already has a long list of achievements to his name in this short space of time. These include winning the DNP & Voodoo Lounge Battle of the DJ competitions in 2011, as well as placing 2nd overall in the countrywide 5FM Ultimix @ 6 DJ search. As a result Marc was rewarded with a month-long residency on the 5FM Fresh Drive Radio show, and he failed to disappoint showing every listener around the world what he was capable of doing with his music and his mixing. Be sure to read his full list of achievements, artists played alongside, clubs played at, events played at and contact information under the "description" tab on his Facebook Fanpage (

Marc is currently pursuing a career in the Music Industry, studying a BSc in Sound Engineering at the Academy of Sound Engineering. He is a passionate collector of all genres of music, including Hip-Hop and Rock, as well as live music DVD's & concerts. He also plays a variety of musical instruments, including the drums & piano. His life is surrounded by music, with his father already a well-known and respected Music Publisher in the South African Music Industry for over 30 years. Marc believes this is where his passion lies. Keep an eye out and an ear open for this young sensation.

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