Jul 06, 2011
interview
Marcel Woods

Dutch tranceman Marcel Woods has been DJing since 1990, but now he’s more known than ever after recent collaboration with Tiesto Don’t Ditch. Marcel talked with us about how Don’t Ditch came about, and also shed some light on one of our favorite tracks of 2010–Tomorrow.

Tiesto & Marcel Woods - Don't Ditch (Original Mix) [Musical Freedom]
LessThan3: Tell about how you ended up collaborating with Tiësto on Don’t Ditch.
Marcel: Mr. T tweeted me to give me some congrats on one of my tracks called The Bottle. From there we start tweeting and calling back and forth, and he asked me to do this collaboration, which I couldn’t refuse, of course!
LessThan3: Your tracks often get the “remix treatment” from some of EDM’s brightest names. Is there any chance for future collaborations with EDM stars? Who would you like to work with?
Marcel: Well after Tiësto it’s only going down the ladder, isn’t it? Haha!
LessThan3: Have you ever considered producing a track alongside Michael Woods?
Marcel: Yes; I would love to make a track with Marcella Woods on vocal duty, and in a perfect world Tiger Woods would use it when he hits it for his first hole! So that will look like: Michael Woods vs. Marcel Woods feat. Marcella Woods (used by Tiger Woods).
LessThan3: Where did you draw the inspiration behind your track Tomorrow?
Marcel: The vocals came from Remko Spaaij and we re-recorded the vocals when he dropped by. The rest is just the same old diggin’ in all my synths for those tweaky sounds!
LessThan3: What do you think the future for EDM in America is? Will it finally break through to the mainstream, and if so, which subgenre will lead the charge?
Marcel: It’s finally exploding in the clubs (although it took a few years) and I think the Guetta sounds will dominate together with the catchy Afrojack tunes. Don’t see anything else on the horizon yet.
LessThan3: Define dubstep.
Marcel: Breaks, hard, big sound, HOT?
LessThan3: Have you listened to the W&W remix of your Champagne Dreams? Would you like to work with the duo for another monster track?
Marcel: Of course I listened; I love this remix! No collaboration for us, though; their music is different than mine.
LessThan3: How do you think you’ll explain your career to your grandchildren someday?
Marcel: Ì guess I will only show them my passport with all my stamps and work permits.
LessThan3: If the world were ending in LessThan3 minutes, and you had an iPod with every song ever made on it, what would you listen to?
Marcel: Wonderful World by Sam Cooke.
LessThan3: Describe your sound in LessThan3 words.
Marcel: Musical Madness!
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