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Markus Saarländer

Founder & Resident DJ

Markus is the founder of Berlin-Brighton, a Berlin style underground club night that has been making waves for the last 8 years. With queues down the street and full venues for every party, Berlin has established itself as one Brighton’s most popular underground music events bringing some of the biggest names in electronic music to the city. The night has been forward thinking in terms of events, with a residency at the Green Door Store for 5 years before moving to a new club, CHALK, in February 2020. Berlin has also held alternative parties such as pioneering the infamous beach terrace parties at the Tempest, various Pride events, pop-up parties, studio parties and collaborations with many other venues in the city and Ibiza.


Berlin has enjoyed a successful radio show on Codesouth.FM for the whole of 2016 before moving over to Trickstar Radio in January 2017. In July 2020 the show moved to the popular and much loved station 1BTN. Markus also has a monthly show called Rainbow Frequencies on NYC station Frisky Radio, which airs every second Monday of the month at 9pm UK time.


Background Spending his early DJ years in the North West of England playing Progressive House and House in and around Manchester, Markus extended his portfolio with gigs elsewhere in the UK and Europe, including slots at well known beach bars in Ibiza. Moving to Brighton in 2011, Markus quickly got onto the circuit with a residency for Zoo at Hed Kandi and has now played at every well-known club and bar venue in the city. Markus has been featured in multiple magazines and articles such as Decoded Magazine, DJ Mag, Frisky Radio, BN1, XYZ, Native FM and After Dark with numerous guest mixes including Pioneer DJ Radio and a recent appearance on Berlin's Radio Fritz.


Other highlights have included support at the Arch for Groove Armada, Booka Shade and John 00 Fleming's JOOF Editions shows. In addition, Markus has shared the stage and warmed up for some of the biggest names in the business such as John Digweed, Timo Maas, Tiefschwarz, Leftfield, Danny Rampling, Einmusik, Rebekah, Juliet Fox, Dave Seaman, Thomas Schumacher, Emanuel Satie, Jonas Saalbach and many more.

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