BackToMars
Netherlands
Last online: 3 years ago

Born and bread in Brazil, this Brazilian with Italian roots has made the long step of moving to Europe many years ago. Having first lived in England, where she graduated in Media Studies and Arts Management, she later moved to the ELF community in Holland in the late 90’s, where she got introduced to Psytrance.

Her first DJ performances were in 2001 at the legendary 9Lives of Hofmann parties in Amsterdam, which she also helped decorate with her dream catcher structures. Later, she went on to co-organize the Prog as a Frog and Cosmic Freak Show parties in Amsterdam.

From this underground beginning, Back to Mars grew as an international DJ, playing in major festivals like O.Z.O.R.A. Festival, MoDem Festival (Momento Demento), Psy-Fi Festival, Boom Festival, Antaris Project, Universo Paralello, Sonica Festival, Indian Rhythm, Utopia Festival, Solstice Festival and more.

Musically her taste keeps mutating and evolving. Recently her favorite styles are Forest, Dark Psy and Dark Prog which she represents well via the labels she is connected to: Sangoma Records and Electric Power Pole Records.

This diversity of musical styles created an eclectic DJ that can play from day time to power night music, from 125 all the way up to 153 BPM, or a combination of styles if she is making one of her classic transitional DJ sets.

Marcia is also part of the Amsterdam party organization Bom Voyage and she is also organizes the musical program for the Trance Orient Express of the Ruigoord and the Solstice Festival in Amsterdam.

Under Marciana, she also has a side project where she plays Deep House, Tech House, Techno and Psychedelic Techno, having performed at the alternative stage of MoDem Festival.

Beyond music she is also a writer, having written articles for The Trancer’s Guide to the Galaxy, Psytraveller, Thomas Cook Travel Magazine and promotional texts for Psytrance parties.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
O.Z.O.R.A. Festival - Hungary 2015
Momento Demento Festival - Croatia 2015
Ritual Festival - Mexico 2015
Psy-Fi Festival - Netherlands 2015, 2014
Sonica Festival - Italy 2015, 2013
Solstice Festival - Netherlands 2015, 2014, 2012
Psykult Festival - Germany 2015
The Amazons - Portugal 2015
Antaris Project - Germany 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
Funny Moon Festival - Czech Republic 2014, 2011
Universo Paralello - Brazil 2014, 2010, 2008, 2002
Boom Festival - Portugal 2008
Indian Rhythm - France 2013
Meditation Garden - Belgium 2013
People of the Butterflies - Finland 2013
Blackmoon Festival - Italy 2011
Sign Festival - France 2011
Further Festival - Spain 2011
Looney Moon - Italy 2007, 2011
Utopia after-Boom Festival - Portugal 2010
Bass Island - Austria 2008, 2010
Epidemic Trance Corporation - France 2009
Yasta Club - Spain 2009
Mystic Ballroom - Denmark 2009
Magnetika 2 Years - Portugal 2009
Samaveda - Portugal 2009
Leoncavallo - Italy 2008
The Future is Ours - Slovakia 2008
Chianti Solstice Festival - Italy 2008
Ganja Tree - Belgium 2007
Ground Zero Festival - Netherlands 2007
Q-Base Festival - Holland, Germany 2007
Existence Festival - Spain 2006
Planet Waldfrieden - Germany 2006

COUNTRIES PERFORMED: Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, India, Italy, Germany, Latvia, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

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