Markus Wormstorm

Electronic musician, Musical Artist


Who is Markus Wormstorm?

Markus Wormstorm, is a South African electronic musician.

Smit moved to Cape Town at the age of 19 where he began his career on the city's electronic music circuit.

He graduated from the Pro Arte School of music, art and drama in Pretoria, where he created a number of theatrical writings and won school awards for music and literature. Wormstorm received classical piano training at the age of 12.

After moving to Cape Town, Wormstorm formed collaborations with other musicians. The earliest of these was alongside IDM producer Felix Laband. Together they created ‘Killed by Dwarf’, a series of experiments spawned from jam sessions which were never released.

In late 2001, Markus was invited by African Dope Records to submit music to their production music libraries. This resulted in a number of minor synchronisation licenses, which Markus quickly spent on hand-making copies of his “album”, which he would hand-out at gigs and to friends. This brought him to the attention of noted rapper/composer/protagonist/satirist Waddy Jones, front man of Johannesburg's then ruling hip-hop group Max Normal. When Jones disbanded Max Normal in early 2002, he and long-time DJ partner Sibot invited Markus collaborate on Waddy's ambitious The Constructus Corporation project, which resulted in the concept album / graphic novel The Ziggurat.

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Also known as
  • Wormstorm, Markus
  • South Africa

on July 23, 2013


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