Working together with singer/songwriter and Miley Cyrus sideman Mike Schmid, Mark Norman forges ahead with his solo career and releases his new gem "Locked Inside".
Award winning Dutch DJ/Producer Mark Norman collaborated with Mike Schmid for his new single "Locked inside". Mike is the permanent keyboardist for Miley Cyrus and as a singer/songwriter, he recently won the famous USA Songwriting Competition. Mark Norman, discovered by Tiësto, has been around for years in the international EDM scene.
For this special collaboration, both Mark Norman and Mike Schmid stayed true to their own sound and to give their single an energetic spin. The Dutch DJ is known for his uplifting big room sound; Schmid's characteristic is that he combines his unique voice with sincere passion. Black Hole Recordings has brought these two musicians in contact with each other.
Mike Schmid (33) has successfully completed the famous Berklee music college. Recently he won the USA Songwriting Award and as permanent keyboardist for Miley Cyrus he has toured for years with her around the world - he also travels the world as a solo artist. Meanwhile he has six solo albums to his credit and his music featured in various popular TV series like CSI Miami and Jersey Shore. The USA Songwriting Awards is an annual contest where songwriters from around the world submit their songs. The importance of the contest is shown by the fact that the previous winners by now have several Billboard hits to their credit.
"Locked Inside" is also the first solo single by Norman Lenden (36) under the stage name Mark Norman. After a number of successful years with Mark de Jong, both gentlemen have decided to end their joint activities. Norman Lenden will continue under the name Mark Norman and already slated a number of new singles for this year. Mark Norman has two artists albums, three mix compilations and several singles to his name. In addition, he has remixed for Paul Oakenfold, Tiësto, BT, ATB, Tarkan and many others. As a DJ Mark Norman played several leading events such as Mysteryland, Tomorrowland, Dancevalley, Trance Energy, Amnesia, Godskitchen and Nikki Beach.
The pulsating arrangement of "Locked Inside" seems to be taylor made for Mike Schmid's vocals. Spiraling, far away synths and deep instrumentation combine perfectly within the track's spell and sport the perfect elements of a late night track that rules a tight and intimate DJ set.
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