Marcus G. Graf von Rittberg was born in Valencia, Spain and grew up in Germany. At the age of seven he started playing the piano. First, his lessons were focused mainly on classical music. As a teenager his musical focus and training shifted towards Jazz, Funk, Latin and Blues and later on Hip Hop and Electronic music. In 2004 he moved to Minneapolis and successfully obtained his associate degree in music production and audio engineering in 2006 at the Institute of Production and Recording. In 2007 Marcus' catalogue of solo music led to a publishing deal with 'Stray Dog Music Publishing' located in NYC. The mixture of different elements and the unorthodox way of weaving these together make Marcus' music style unique and exceptional in the realm of pre-existing genres. Hip Hop and Electronic rhythms often build the fundament of his music. On top of that Classical, Jazz, Folk, Funk, Afro-Cuban and many other stylistic themes are tied together creating an experimental potpourri of music. Organic and synthesized sounds are blended together in order to create an unusual listening experience. Marcus' lyrics range from humorous and light content to emotional and philosophical ideas not presented in a lecturing tone but in an entertaining manner. He composes, performs, arranges, produces, mixes & masters his music. He is committed to developing the emotional & spiritual character of music and at the same time bridging the gap between serious and popular music.
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