Mark Sixma Interview Hollywood Palladium Hollywood, California RobRoy – Raver Magazine   Mark Sixma, the Dutchman signed to some of electronic music’s elite record labels such as Armada Music, Armind Records and Revealed Recordings, is making massive headlines in the world of dance music. He has produced vocal tracks with some of electronics’ most notable vocalists such as Emma Hewitt. Recently, Mark Sixma worked with Jonathan Mendelsohn to produce “Way to Happiness”. That is only the beginning of what he has in store for 2016. Raver Magazine caught up with Mark Sixma at Cosmic Gate’s Wake Your Mind Radio 100th episode celebration at the legendary Hollywood Palladium.   Mark, you just got off the stage here at the Palladium. How was your set? The LA crowd is always energetic and very receptive, especially in the Trance scene. I played some new productions tonight to test out and also some to debut. I was very happy with the response I received from the audience. I’m thrilled to be able to play at Cosmic Gate’s 100th radio episode celebration. mark-sixma-hollywood-palladium-picture How has 2015 leading into 2016 been for you so far? I spent the end of 2015 in the studio working on the productions I have coming out in 2016. I really didn’t tour much because I was so intent on making sure all of the tracks I had set for 2016 were completed before the new year. It was a great plan and I’m happy to be out on the road touring again, especially here in the States. I have played up and down California and scheduled to do more so I’m happy about that; I love being in California anytime I get the chance. Are you working on any productions at the moment? Well, I’ve been working on a lot of productions and also a lot of side projects. One of my latest productions was Cosmic Gate’s “Exploration in Space.” I also have a track just released with Jonathan Mendelsohn called “Way to Happiness” which I also played tonight. I’m happy to have Jonathan on the vocals. Also, I am working on a remake of one of my previous productions. I can’t say too much about it, but it is going to be massive when it does come out.   RaverMag_marksixma_hollywoodpalladium What are some of the things you try to enjoy while being on tour? It’s very rare, but sometimes I’m able to go out and enjoy the sights of the cities and countries that I’ am visiting, but when I do have that option I try to see the sights as much as possible. Here in LA, I was able to go out and catch the beach at the Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sun. In Holland, we don’t have California weather. Overall I like taking in as much as possible from every place I visit. While growing up, what or who inspired you to start producing dance music? In the early days, Justo influenced me; we are from the same hometown of Breda. Hardwell is from Breda as well and also one of the guys from W&W is also from Breda so I feel proud that I am also able to represent my city and my fans from all over the world. How do you feel about the worldwide Trance Family and how receptive are they to the artists they enjoy including you? How do you feel about the overall Trance scene at the moment? I am grateful for the all the fans that support us. They are dedicated to the sound of Trance and also the scene where they show the love back to the producer. It’s an amazing vibe if you can mix in the classics that new followers of Trance can vibe to as well as the veterans that have been following the music for years. One of the beautiful things about Trance is that you don’t see fights breaking out, or people arguing. I feel it is because Trance Music unites them together and for that I am grateful. Is there any message you would like to share with your fans? I want to thank everyone who has been supporting me over the years, thank you for coming to my shows and for always showing me love. It’s been an amazing year so far and I can wait to show you what I have in store for 2016. I hope to see you Raver Magazine once again somewhere around the world.   Get Social ]]>