Tomas Marin is a eurobeat vocalist who has always kept to himself, so not much is known about him. However, some different facts surrounding his sessions with Giancarlo Pasquini have come to light.
Tomas Marin came to record with Giancarlo Pasquini back in 1992; this is known because his first songs 'Megaton Man' (SEB 32), 'Dog Eat Dog' (Maharaja Night HI-NRG Revolution 6) and 'Take My Heart' (SEB 34) were produced in 1992, and released in early 1993. Before those releases, there is no record of any other songs in early eurobeat or Italo Disco with the name 'Tomas Marin' associated with them.
Since 1993 he's been a regular session vocalist for A-Beat C and on many of the eurobeat compellation albums. His original materials were barely noticed. The first song that won him attention, and is considered by many to be his best, was 'Seventies'. Released on Maharaja Night HI-NRG Revolution 9 originally in 1994, it has become one of the most notable eurobeat songs. Along with its aquired fame, Giancarlo Pasquini considers it to be one of his best productions. Dave Rodgers and King & Queen have both done remakes of 'Seventies' in the past.
In the beginning, Marin sang under three aliases; Mega NRG Man, Mr. Groove, and Derreck Simons (as well as guest appearances under other names on occasion - Mike Skanner, Joe Foster, Vito). As the years have passed, he is more recently singing only under his main alias Mega NRG Man. However, under the other two aliases he released several distinct tracks in the mid to late '90s.
In 1994, Mega NRG Man recorded the first song he had assisted in writing lyrics for - 'Transmission' (SEB 48, 1994). Though this song did not create as much success as the later songs he would be involved in, it led down a good path for his involvment in Rodgers' label.
During the Summer of 1996, Avex released Marin's first, and only album, Seventies! It featured all the songs he had sang under the alias of Mega NRG Man from 1993 through 1996. Not many artists in eurobeat have had a full album released, mainly restricted only to ABeatC and early Time.
As the release of SEB 100 neared, thanks to an anime (Japanese animation or cartoon) called Initial D, and the wonderful work of the ABeatC team, another song of his captured a lot of attention - "Burning Desire" (released on SEB 94 in early 1999). Since its release, much like 'Seventies', the song has appeared on several anniversary albums and other nonstop megamixes.
Keeping his consistent aggressive style, and A-Beat C gaining more and more fanbase, as SEB 100 came and went, more songs by T. Marin where released; 'Grand Prix', 'The Power Of Gasoline', 'I Can Be Your Dee Jay', 'Dance Away', 'Be My Queen', 'Video Killed The Radio'... etc.
Soon enough, the millenium approached, and SEB 110 was released. Seven songs by Tomas Marin were on the tracklist - most of the songs by him on this nonstop album are considered to be 'classics'.
Through the end of 2000, and the beginning of 2001, Tomas Marin consistently released more and more eurobeat songs, none of which caught the attention of many people. In late 2001, on SEB 119, a song by Tomas Marin was released called 'Thanks To My Fans'. Self evident, this song is a 'thanks' to all of his fans that have followed him and his work since 1993.
SEB 120 was released, and on the following SEB 121 Marin's next big hit was released: 'Express Love'. In 2003, this song began to make its name in eurobeat, and has done fairly well on request countdowns and other Avex CDs in the recent years.
Around 2003 (SEB 135), the songs he released dwindled to only a few every year. That pattern has been consistent for the last three years. In late 2003, a rumor went around that he had left ABeatC studios to pursue his career further in other areas, or I guess you could say he went 'free-agent'. Other rumors state he was taking a vacation. Some said he went to France to further his recording company. In the end, he did so to create Marin Music Publishing in Switzerland (distributed through a company called Teahouse in Germany).
In late 2004, the rumor of him leaving ABeatC was smashed when his song 'Body To Body' was released on SEB 152. One reason for his lack of songs is probably due to the other labels getting a place on compellation albums, and newer vocalists coming to ABeatC. Since he lives in Switzerland, he also would be likely to record a few songs in the studio, then return at a later date to record more.
On SEB 157, a song that had been played during the same anime show, Initial D, was released titled 'Supertonic Lady'. Created most likely in late 2004, released in 2005, with lyrics written by Sandro Oliva and Tomas Marin, this is one of his more succesful recent songs.
It has recently been revealed that Sandro Oliva and Alessandra Gatti - Domino - are no longer working with Pasquini. They have created a new label called Go Go's Music (after the 'Go Go Girls' title dearly loved by Oliva and Gatti). With them, a few A-Beat C artists have decided to be involved in this project, Tomas Marin included.
'Rock Me' by Mega NRG Man feat. Kiko Loureiro on SEB 175 was one of the first releases under this new sub-label. On SEB 176, Avex included Go Go's as its own label in the credits.
Since not much is known about Tomas Marin, there's a lot for people to speculate on. Or, there's just natural fact supported things we can assume about him and his career. One thing is that he's most likely in his mid thirties to early forties, assuming he was in his twenties in the early '90s. Some things we know for sure about him are that he was born in Spain, and currently lives in Switzerland.
In the past few years, he's been releasing New Age/Healing music at Atlantica Studio Switzerland, with the company name Marin Music Publishing - Tomas Marin as the producer. In the fifth CD's credits, it also credits Luigi Raimondi.
Another interesting fact is that several of Mega NRG Man's fans in Japan have given him the unofficial nickname 'the man of fire', since so many of his songs under the one alias have the word 'fire' in them.
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