Accuface

Latest Release: Accuface pres.Vortex - My Command 1996 (Anniversary Remaster)


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Biography:

Music producer, live act, DJ, label founder, studio owner and mastering engineer – Marlon Jürs, known as Accuface since the mid-1990s, is a multi-talented head within the electronic music scene. Started as an artist and live act, he has grown into the diverse challenges of the music industries.

Inspired by early electronic music bands like Depeche Mode, New Order, Front 242, Nitzer Ebb and A Split Second, Marlon made his first musical experience by using a cheap mixer, a small cheap keyboard and two tape decks. In 1994, he created his first own tracks and performed his first live gigs, including a test gig at the legendary "Tunnel" in Hamburg, where the crowd went crazy without knowing any of his tracks. Tunnel Records offered him a record deal, which took Accuface into one line with well-known artists like Timo Maas, Thomas Schumacher and Gary D. 

In 1996, Marlon set a first mile stone in trance history: his unique "In the Mix"-Maxi-CD "HIGHTECHFLASH" which included three tracks mixed together in one single track with almost 20 minutes – the longest single-track CD worldwide so far. Many releases and numerous live gigs followed (e.g. at Loveparade (Berlin), Open Air Festivals and numerous Club- and Rave-Gigs all over Germany). Well-known tracks from that time were "MILLENIUM BUG", one of the first underground hits based on worldwide MP3 dissemination - and of course "LET YOUR MIND FLY", Marlon's first major-deal with Sony Music, which entered all dance charts in Europe under the alias TUNNEL ALLSTARS PRESENT ACCUFACE. More gigs followed, including a live performance at the world´s largest Club - the Privilege at Ibiza (Spain).

Meanwhile Marlon was looking for new challenges and initiated his new project AEON, aiming at a calmer more melodic path. The track "MASTERPIECE OF EMOTION" got published by Pias Recordings in 2001. Success was overwhelming: number one in the legendary European M's Magnificent Top 100 of "Dance Paradise" for almost 16 weeks, support by world-known DJ such as Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk or Talla 2XLC, and remix requests e.g. by Germany's best known trance duo Blank & Jones for their hit "DESIRE". This was followed by a live act and DJ tour through Canada and the USA, another gig at Privilege Ibiza, and a live gig in Marlon huge hometown-stadium "Weserstadion".

The next step, requested by many fans, was an Accuface album. Over the years, the discography of Accuface had become huge, as many releases were exclusively released on Tunnel Trance Force compilations. Therefore, Marlon released the album "10 - MOST WANTED" – 10 years of Accuface, 10 tracks in very special rare versions.

Another USA/Canada tour brought Marlon to the famous “World Electronic Music Festival” as the only german Trance-act and at “Evolution Radar One” Festival in Canada. Inspired by this tour, the single release “Pure Energy” was produced in 2005, co-written by top songwriter Alexander Perls, including remixes by Alex Megane and Trooper. At the end of 2006 it was time for a second Accuface album: “Timeless Tunes” included remastered versions of tracks like „See The Light“, „Is There Live On Mars“ and „Echoes Of Eternity“.

In May 2007, Marlon went to New York City again to meet Nektarios and the famous singers Kirsty Hawkshaw and Jan Johnston (well-known as the singers and songwriters of Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk). The result of this collaboration “Invisible Walls” should have more relevance to his career than he thought back in 2007.In summer 2008, Marlon collaborated with Brooklyn Bounce with an Accuface remix for the remake of the legendary worldwide-hit record "Get ready to Bounce" from 1997.

In early summer 2009, he finally released a new vinyl "How can I save you" with the B-Side "See the Light" and a remix by Marlon's buddy and another legend from the nineties: DJ Gollum, who finally converted a remix-exchange from 1997 - 12 years before! Also in 2009, Marlon started his Megasonic project as an opportunity to produce cover versions of the biggest Rave and Hardtrance tracks from the 90s, which he refused to do as Accuface. The debut was "Emotion 2009" - a new edition of the oldschool classic from Ramon Zenker's (Hardfloor, Bellini, Interactive, Paffendorf...) project Mega lo Mania. In this oldschool mood, Marlon could delight his fans in the UK , Germany (Time Tunnel) and Switzerland with special oldschool live performances

Marlon decided to re-release his classic "Your Destination" with his special new High Energy sound in 2010. He also released a Megasonic follow-up: "Experience (follow me)" by RMB. Both tracks made its way onto top positions in the dance charts and were featured on numerous big compilations such as "Future Trance". But the main focus 2010 was the release of his long-awaited third album "Lost & Found" which is part three of the 'Best of Accuface'-Trilogy. Marlon spent a long time for remastering selected old classics (some of them he even had to recover from crashed hard drives!). 

From 2010, and even more from 2011, Marlon has built his profile as multi-talent with the foundation of a label family with his label partner Johannes Ripken, including the Hardtrance label Metrophonic Resistance and Trance label Pure Energy Records. By gathering talented artists such as Kirsty Hawkshaw, Jan Johnston and Trance Arts for Pure Energy and Thomas Petersen, Gainworx, Dizmaster, Kimura, Concept Art and Skyrosphere for Metrophonic Resistance, his labels have become established brands. Numerous features on compilations such as Future Trance, Dream Dance, Tunnel Trance Force and more confirm the labels’ relevance in the scene.

Next to the label activities, which he pursues with high diligence including co-production and mastering support, Marlon has released more songs in the past years. The highlights have been “Pure Energy 2k12”, the high energy remake of his 2006 classic, and another Megasonic single with a remake of the legendary Rave and Hardtrance track “Outside World” by Sunbeam.

Since December 2016, he has started celebrating his 21st Anniversary as an artist with the anniversary remaster releases of "On Your Own" and "My Command 1996".

 

 

Discography (on Metrophonic Resistance):

Thomas Petersen pres. Zylone - Vampires
Release: tba2013 

Thomas Petersen pres. Zylone - Fallen Angel
Release: 06.07.2012 

Thomas Petersen pres. Zylone - Motion
Release: 29.08.2011 

 

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