Parov Stelar
Parov Stelar by Stefan Sappert
Background information
Birth name Markus Füreder
Born (1974-11-27) November 27, 1974 (age 43)
Origin Linz, Austria
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Producer, Dj
Years active 1998–present
Labels Etage Noir Recordings
Associated acts Claudia Kane

Marcus Füreder (born November 27, 1974 in Linz, Upper Austria) better known by his stage name Parov Stelar, is an Austrian musician, producer and DJ. His musical style is based in a combination of jazz, house, electro and breakbeat. He is known as one of the pioneers of electro swing.


Marcus Füreder first appeared as a DJ at nightclubs during the mid-late 1990s. He got involved in producing and publishing in 2000. Having released his first maxi singles on Bushido (still using his real name and his stage name Plasma), Füreder founded the record label Etage Noir Recordings in 2003 A year later, now with the stage name Parov Stelar, the EP Kiss Kiss was immediately picked up by the influential Austrian radio station FM4. KissKiss, soon followed by the LP Rough Cuts, provided him with a breakthrough on the international electronic music scene.