Marcello a.k.a Marcel Bakker has put a lot of Dutch clubs on the international dance map. His claim to fame came with the dawning of rave culture in 1990 when he started his legendary Sunday residency at the iT club in Amsterdam. He transformed this Top40’s oriented place into Holland’s premier house temple for which punters from all over Europe would queue up to visit.
Marcello unleashed Chemistry on the Amsterdam night life in March 1995. Without making concessions, house music became accessible to a larger audience than ever before, mainly because of Marcello’s open approach to music. Chemistry was the first club where house and techno fused together into what we now call Tech-House. Chemistry was also famous for its original artwork and marketing approach which helped creating a larger than life image for the company.
Chemistry was nominated ‘Best Dutch Club Event’ seven years in a row and won six times, Marcello was nominated ‘Best Dutch Club DJ’ three years in a row and won twice. Marcello was given the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at LSDA 2002 and the Lifetime Achievement Award of FRESH FM in 2014. In more recent years, besides dj-ing , Marcel has taken more time out for developing projects that have to do with nightlife or marketing or a combination of the two.