...what better way to typify Marcel Woods' life? In less than two years, he managed to appear on the main stages of many major dance festivals, such as Sensations Black, Dance Valley, Trance Energy, Innercity , Antwerp is Burning and Defqon 1. Clearly, Marcel's tough 'TechTrance' appeals to a very wide audience.
Woods' first big commercial success as a producer was 'De Bom', released by Byte Records in 2001. This track not only took the European charts by storm, but was also a big hit in the USA, China, Korea, Japan, Spain and Mexico. Since then, Marcel has become an established producer who still manages to infuse his records with a strong 'underground' feeling. The fact this has not gone unnoticed is demonstrated by his presence on the playlists of top DJ's worldwide and varied remix-assignments. He has contributed to DJ Sammy's new albums, for example, and remixed 'Strange Morning In December' by Oliver Klitzing (Reeloop, Kaylab). One of Marcel's earlier remixes ended up at #6 in the U.S. BillBoard Chart. His own releases on the ID&T-label also feature many bestsellers. The last two reached the # 1 spot in The Dutch Dance Chart. His track Time's Running Out featured on the playlists of many DJ's, such as Tiesto, Marco V, Paul van Dijk, Anne Savage and DJ Luna.
His live appearances at major festivals and popular DJ sets which are distributed through the internet helped rapidly increase Woods' fame. Together with Erick Morillo, Marcel is one of the fastest movers in the Dutch DJ Awards list, in which he is currently at 28. In the leading DJMag top 250he entered at 167. Quite an achievement, especially bearing Marcel's motto in mind: I'm in it for the love of the music, not for the love of the spotlight. However, the fast growing number of overseas bookings and his stamp-filles passport make clear that Marcl Woods will remain in the spotlights for some time. In addition, Marcel runs the successful Rytmic Records label and manages various artists such as Walt & Feliz, Showtek and DJ Duro. Despite his success, Marcel Woods remains a typically level-headed Dutchman, who regards his work as an 'overgrown' hobby and remains highly critical of his own achievements: I'm always thinking I could do better... the sky is the limit!'