Marcus Layton is a multi talented and million streamed music-artist based in Berlin, Germany. The producer, songwriter, remixer and DJ is well known for his own style of written songs like Cold in California, Color, Love You Right, For You, You Got Me, Wrap me in Plastic and remixes or remakes like White Tiger, La Libertad, Sweet Dreams, Fairytale Gone Bad...
So, what's the story about Marcus Layton?
Question: does electronic music contain emotional and soulful elements? Far beyond
'all-faders-to-the-max' mentality and highly endorphine driven 'hands-in-the-air’ tracks?
Easy answer: Sure thing.
Emotion and soul are real must-haves featured in all his earcandy-productions.
Since he started his career this notorious sound researcher turned out to be a real DIY professional taking control of every detail of his extraordinary work. Marcus knows best how electronic and dance music sounds and how to achieve it in the studio: a pure vision of infectious electronic music he continues to create to this day.
Writing and producing deep and emotional tracks is not enough for this Berlin based musician, producer and songwriter. Marcus loves to mix different contrasts and styles in order to re-invent his immediately recognisable signature sound. He combines the best of many worlds: The missing link between the deephouse/house and mainstream sounds. Testing all
boundaries with his extremely emotional Electro-meets-pop-hybrid.
Marcus is a fearless dare devil delivering an exciting opposite to today´s predictable radio dullness.
He is out to break up styles and shift sounds in order to create his very own music: charismatic happy sad dance music inspired by the creative chaos on the buzzing streets of his Berlin-Kreuzberg homebase and studio, a multi cultural hotspot for every kind of artist, outlaw and hedonist striving for new creative challenges.
Marcus Layton invites his listeners on a fascinating trip; no matter if they be in bigger clubs, at festivals, even listening on headphones or surfing thru the pepths of the social media world. High energy, pure emotion and ear-catching lines co-join to create an amazingly adventure of music.
After playing a lot of shows and festivals around the globe, Marcus returns back in the studio as often as he can to make sure that every little detail is made by himself and on the highest level. He co-produced many tracks for other famous artists (ghost) and focused on his own musical career. The single "color" was co-written by Kygo's female singer/writer Valerie Broussard and is a perfect example for creating a uplifting club track with a lot of soul, happy-sadness and cinematic atmosphere. Marcus met Valerie in Los Angeles where he lives frequently.
With million monthly listeners on Spotify, cover-playlists picked by the editors worldwide he proved his success in the top chartlists as well and several times. The Music is his best way to express all the good vibes in his mind.
With "Wrap Me In Plastic" performance by his alter ego CHROMANCE he dominates the Asien Shazam Charts. (#01 in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam...) His written song was one of the biggest grower in Asia and reached over 1.4 billion streams alone in the 'sleeping giant' China (highest chart climber from an international non-Asien artist).
With millions of videos created by users on Youtube and TikTok, his songs also explored by the top-notch influencer league (Bella Poarch, Mian Twins, Jason Derulo Addison Rae, Avani and many more). As one of the representatives let's name Charil D'Amelio (USA) and one of her posts with featured music by Marcus Layton. With more than 150 million views and 15 million likes/comments in less than 48 hours, this was Charli's most successful post in 2020 and her 130 million follower-community loved it.
End of 2020 Billboard and Google published the top 100 most hummed songs worldwide. Next to top acts like Imagine Dragons, Lewis Capaldi or Billie Eilish, Marcus Layton ranked on #84.
With a small break to breathe in 2021 Marcus Layton can't wait to come back because there is so much more to come - in January 2022 the phenomenal adventure will continue.