Marko Fürstenberg was born in 1976 in Thuringia, Germany. Influenced by 80s music such as Depeche Mode, A-ha and New Order, he was attracted to electronic music from its beginning. Very early on Marko started making his own tapes as “Dolby”. In the beginning of 1995 he started DJing parties in Thuringia and was already showing a techno-orientation by playing music on labels like X-Trax, Force Inc., Klang and later Basic Channel.
A few years later he started creating his own electronic sounds with a pc and invested constantly in technical equipment. In 2000 his first project “Vertikal 23” was established, in cooperation with local musicians. The outcome was a mixture between downbeat & trip hop. Later on Marko developed his own deep sound. Providing his music on the internet, Marko got in touch with the “Thinner” net label, which published his first release under the name of “Dolby” in 2002. Further releases followed on other net labels such as Realaudio, Stadtgruen and Instabil, as well as remixes for Digitalverein, rktic, lod and Sarah Goldfarb.
The success story began: between 2003 and 2005 Marko performed at some international festivals and clubs, e.g. in Canada, Greece, Sweden, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, etc. After publishing quite a number of net releases, his first vinyl track on “Thinner Allstars pt.1” (2003) was published under the pseudonym “Surphase”. Very soon after that Marko decided to use his real name, Marko Fürstenberg, for his future work.
After moving to Leipzig in 2006, Marko approached peak level in productivity, releasing a number of songs in rapid succession with labels like a.r.t.less, tfe and rotary-cocktail. Marko’s success within the constantly changing techno scene didn’t come as a surprise. Along with diverse DJ partners as well as solo artists, Marko Fürstenberg is now performing regularly in clubs & parties all over Europe. His live sets combine classic dub-techno elements with current techno trends and are highly appreciated by his audience. With his kind of electronic music Marko is considerably involved in the development of dub- and deep-techno.