From a Grammy nomination (2022) for his musical production on Marshmello x Carnage’s album ‘Shockwave’, to producing the track ‘Tie That Binds’ on Drake’s album ‘Honestly Nevermind’, and remixing the well-known song ‘Tontoron Tonton’ by El Alfa, which now receives global support from DJ Snake, Gordo, and Diplo, it’s evident that Vlado doesn’t sit still.
On the national front, Vlado has contributed to multiple hits with artists like Bizzey, Murda, Famke Louise, Bokoesam, and Jayh Jawson. In 2017, he received a Triple Platinum Award for his co-production on ‘Round & Round’ by the renowned Lil Kleine & Dyna.
Vlado, also known as Marcel Kosic, is a versatile and modest multi-talent who assumes various roles, from producer and composer to DJ. Nothing is too challenging for him, as he comes from a musical family with a father who plays the accordion, an uncle who rocks the guitar, and a mother who always turns on the radio and sings along to Andre Hazes and Cher.
Marcel’s first encounter with music-making was through the program “EJAY,” a demo version where he could only use dance or hip-hop loops. This sparked his desire for more, and since then, his interest has grown in both genres and music in general. He faced a difficult choice as he was also practicing various martial arts at the time. However, he had to choose between two passions: Vlado chose music.
Since establishing himself in the dance scene, Marcel has become an indispensable figure. He distinguishes himself through his diversity, as creativity for him is not confined to one music genre. From house to dance, hip-hop, and Latin, you can turn to him for anything.
What many people may not know about Vlado is that he takes pride in realizing a vision that has manifested. After fleeing the war in Yugoslavia, Vlado’s mother faced challenging times. Nevertheless, she was determined to ensure that Marcel would have a beautiful and easy life. Therefore, in addition to Marcel’s achievements, the most significant accomplishment is to provide his mother a good life through his career.
Vlado is a resident DJ at Give Soul and has performed at numerous esteemed venues. He has showcased his skills at Bootshaus Germany, Kingsland, and will have mainstage performances at events like Latin Village and Pure Ibiza later this year, just to name a few.
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When the Rotterdam native started playing the drums at a young age, he quickly knew that music was his greatest love and passion in its purest form. To this day, Vlado has embarked on a remarkable journey both nationally and internationally, building a track record that surely impresses.