by Matt Auckland Friday 23 May 2014 0:05
The international DJ/Producer renowned for his energy filled Trance productions, and collaboration with Tiesto on the track 'Don't Ditch', amassed 13 albums and more than 30 singles during his 26 years in Trance.
Even though he loved every minute of what he described as his "extreme hobby", being away from his young family was too big a price to pay.
"Becoming a first-time father in 2011 was a turning point for me: I didn’t feel the urge anymore to constantly travel to faraway places" Marcel writes in an emotional farewell post on marcelwoods.nl.
Even though Marcel is retiring from DJing and Producing, he certainly isn't turning his back on the industry he loves so much. As well as also working on a "classics minded" concept entitled 'Bring Back The Music', Marcel is also owner of 2-Dutch, an artist agency with the likes of Showtek, Jordy Dazz, Justin Prime, and TV Noise on its books.
No doubt about it, this isn't the last we've seen of Marcel, and I'm sure he'll be rocking dance floors once again sometime in the future.