Mark Sixma joined us at the Bowers and Wilkins pop-up studio at Nexus Lounge Amsterdam. The Dutch artist has become a bastion of electronic music, with his tracks being played worldwide.
He has collaborated with some of the greatest trance artists in the genre’s history, including Armin Van Buuren, who featured Sixma on his A State Of Trance music compilations for three years. In our interview, we discuss his upcoming projects, his appreciation of the piano, and how he wants his fans to interact with his music.
Not only has Mark Sixma exceeded himself by getting the #1 and #2 spot in Beatports’ trance charts, but he has also brought his high-octane DJ sets to festivals worldwide. These include – but are not limited to – Tomorrowland, A State Of Trance Festival, and Creamfields. In the DJ world, he is highly respected.
Not long into the interview, Mark Sixma provided an insightful response when asked what he wants fans to experience when listening to his music:
Sixma also explains his current workings. “I just released a track on Armind, which is Armin Van Buuren’s label at Armada, together with A and G, two amazing producers from Mexico,” he says. In addition, he describes his upcoming work with Timmy Trumpet and his massive success in Thailand’s festival market.
When asked which instrument he would master magically, Sixma chose the piano. “I used to play a lot, but obviously now I don’t have a lot of time to practice anymore”, he says. “I would love to be good at that because it’s the instrument perfect for a producer because you can play both melody, bass, and quarts in one.” He also cites moving to Portugal for three months after the COVID pandemic as the most random thing he has done.
The Take-5 quickfire question round put Sixma on the spot to address his fans on Nexus Radio. “Thanks for all the support, all my music, also thanks to Nexus Radio; I’m grateful for you guys playing a lot of my music,” he says. “It means a lot to me.”
You can listen to the interview in its entirety here: