On the Shores of Freedom - Mareks RadzēvičsBeautiful minds say that music is a flight of imagination, but I like to say that music is the cheapest plane ticket because when you close your eyes and just listen, you could be anywhere. When I started working on this composition, in my thoughts and feelings I was already in Malta. I could clearly remember the first time I was there – surrounded by the sea, the rocky cliffs and sandy shores, taking in all the unbelievably beautiful sunsets and magnificent views. I remember feeling this overwhelming internal and external freedom, literally giving me a jolt of energy to breath, smile, be inspired and to work and create. I wish that this can take you there and that even the smallest part of this sentiment could reach you.
The biggest thank you to Laura Krēmane, Līga Banga and Ritvars Bluka for all you do. Special thanks to Arnolds Antanāvičs from Shaft Barbershop and Jāzeps Podnieks!
DOP - Ritvars BlukaMastering by Kaspars Ansons
Brividi - Mahmood, BLANCOEver since I was a child, I have considered Italy to be the birthplace of music. A place where the greatest and strongest vocalists, instrumentalists, composers and, of course, violin makers were born. This perhaps is the reason why every now and then I get inspired to record an Italian piece. I started working on the beautiful “Brividi” arrangement after hearing it on the Eurovision song contest, it gave me chills and pulled at my heart strings. But as there were always new projects on the go, this remained half finished for a while. As the saying goes, there is right time and right place for everything and, I believe, now is the right time. And how could the beautiful lake Como not be the right place for filming this video?
Thank you for your support and sticking with me – Jānis Dunkurs, Artis Mihailovs, Laura Krēmane, Agnese Sils, Alise Mihimana, Liene Pētersone, Lāsma Znotiņa, Arvis Zēmanis, Roberts Sudrabs.
DOP - COLORTIMEMastering by Kaspars Ansons
Salt Water - Ed SheeranDelighted to share another greeting from the majestic Norway! We went on a boat ride, climbed to a snowy mountain top, while freezing ourselves and the cello, but what a fantastic adventure that was!
Thank you Laura Krēmane and Līga Banga for your incredible support!
DOP - Ritvars BlukaMastering by Kaspars Ansons
Endless Peaks - Mareks RadzēvičsEndless Peaks is the story about each of us. Ups and downs, unpredictable turns and challenges, outlasted by boring plains – such is the road to the top which almost always is out of sight for others. And when one peak has been reached new heights to be are revealed. Those are endless peaks and never-ending roads, but the view from the top makes it all worth it.
Special thanks to Laura Krēmane and Līga Banga for your support during and outside the filming, and keeping it fun throughout the trip.
DOP - Ritvars BlukaMastering by Kaspars Ansons
The Loneliest - MåneskinI feel truly honored and excited to be a part of this year’s Riga Airport holiday greeting! I got to fulfill one of my not so little dreams to once film at an empty airport and play for the planes. It was exactly and even more epic I had imagined it to be! As I am looking back, I am filled with joy and gratitude, thankful for the production team -
The biggest thank you goes to Linda Kalniņa, Edgars Vilcāns, Laura Krēmane and everyone who was involved as well as the whole Riga Airport family for the warm welcome and great collaboration!
DOP - Ritvars BlukaCamera assistant – Grigorij BakrenkoGaffer – Nikita KarpovsBest Boy – Jānis GrundānsMake Up – Maija GundareMastering by Kaspars Ansons
Mareks Radzēvičs Holiday Special with TK SpiceIt’s been almost a year since our amazing adventure with TK Spice that made this holiday special possible.
As I am looking back, I am filled with joy and gratitude, thankful for the production team -
Linda Kalniņa, Līga Zemture, Ksenija Mirošņika, Laura Krēmane, Agne Araka-Innus, Ilze Jakovļeva, Jānis Ķuņķis, Toms Rota, Germans Baumbarts, Tiešraides.lv, TK Spice and everyone involved.
Truly most amazing experience! Have a wonderful holiday season!
A Thousand Years – Christina PerriSo it happens that this song has been present in all of my significant and most beautiful life moments, which is why I was delighted to finally have a reason to make an arrangement and record it.
Happy to be able to share it with you all now! A huge thank you to Alise Kolosova, Lāsma Znotiņa, Laura Krēmane, Villa Cortina Palace Hotel Sirmione and everyone involved!
Filmed by ColortimeMastering by Kaspars Ansons
Believer - Mareks Radzēvičs & Rick Feds (Live from Krastu mačs 2021)This is what we did at this year’s Krastu mačs! Having a blast performing the cover of Imagine Dragon’s hit song „Believer”. Fantastic atmosphere and bold emotions. Thanks to Rick Feds for this powerful collaboration! And thanks to all organizers, participants, thinkers and doers for their enormous effort in creating celebration for basketball for the past 12 years!
Leave a Light On - Tom WalkerAt the end of the last year, I had a great honor to be a part of the Liepaja city Mayor's Reception for which this video was made. Specially for this program, I created an arrangement for the song “Leave a Light On” which is really a dedication to my childhood city of Liepaja. Liepaja is known as the city of wind with a fantastic beach and a large pier. Little beats against cello’s body imitates the sound waves make when hitting against the rocks on the pier. I also tried to recreate an orchestral sound by playing various cello lines as well as to reflect Liepaja’s wind and power. This arrangement is a reflection of how I remember and feel this very special windy city. Liepaja has laid the foundations for many significant things in my life, has shaped me into who I am today, and is definitely one of the reasons why I love music so much.
Filmed by RobyworksMastering by Kaspars AnsonsThe biggest thanks to Liepāja, Jānis Vilnītis, Ritvars Embrekts, Radošā apvienība Šarmants and everyone who made this happen!
I Don't Care - Ed Sheeran, Justin BieberThis has been another exciting project and I am happy to present to you my newest work - the cover for “I Don’t Care”.
Despite its name, I have never been indifferent to it, hopefully, you can hear and see it yourself.
Filmed by Ritvars BlukaMastering by Kaspars AnsonsSpecial thanks to Rīgas Brīvosta for their hospitality!
The Lost One - Mareks Radzevics & Electricano"The Lost One" is about getting lost in thought. It's about the heaviness created by disorganized, incomplete and negative thoughts.
It's about inner chaos so overwhelming that it can consume everything around us and change the course of one’s life.
This is a special collaboration that allows everyone to see something different. It could be a story about being lost. Or it could be a
story about a person finding himself through the deepest emptiness. Which story is more appealing? It is up to you to choose.
Filmed by Ritvars BlukaMusic by Electricano & Mareks RadzēvičsSpecial Effects by Side Effect & Jānis RaitumsStyle & MUA by Līga Banga
Flow - Mareks RadzevicsMareks's second original song “Flow”. It is a flow of emotions, rhythm and melody, it is the process of constant change
and movement. Just like the stream of water, life can be calm and clear, and at times wild and unpredictable.
Filmed by Ritvars BlukaMixed by Krišjānis GeidānsMastered by Kaspars Ansons
Silent NightMareks's Christmas gift to you!
On the other side of camera Ritvars Bluka. Special thanks to Wood Religion Barber Shop for their hospitality.
Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall - ColdplayThe music video for cover of “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall”, filmed in fabulous Berlin.Filmed by Ritvars BlukaStyle by Līga BangaMastering by Jānis Straume
The Tulip Song - Mareks RadzevicsMareks's first original composition The Tulip Song is about feelings, joy, deep emotions. It is about love so pure and transformative
that it can turn feelings into music. This song also is about celebrating all the good that happens and surrounds us daily .
Filmed by Ritvars BlukaDrone by Rihards KalaidaMastering by Jānis Straume
ShowreelMuch has been done already, more to come soon
Video by Ritvars Bluka
ABOUT MEMareks was born in Riga, Latvia in the summer of 1990 in a musical family. With his father being classically trained singer and his older siblings already enrolled in music schools, it was no surprise that Mareks too would be immersed in the world of classical music...
FAN LOVEFaleena Meili
“… we were walking through that street and heard your music from far away! It was amazing! It was raining and we got closer to you and couldn't help staying there and listening to all your songs. And it was so funny because it was obvious that all men envied you because of your ability to play so well with so big feelings.. I just wanted to say to you that it was an amazing evening because of your music! I got gooseflesh! I really liked chasing cars and les miserables.. So I wish you very luck and hope that you can live with your music.”Madea
“Hello, my name is Medea. This is a page of my pravite diary, the one in which I’m writing about my new life here in Sweden. This evening I was thinking about very important decision to take, and I was scared both for the yes and for the no. Then I arrived here and your music, the passion I have seen in you, made me remember that life is too short to be lazy, or to fear the change. Is been a lifetime since I had the last chance to sit and listen to such a beautiful music with all my soul and min payin’ attention. Thank you, for your treat and for being exactly where I needed you to be in this particular but happy moment of my life.” "Erik Kingissepp
Saw you behind PUB in August, and it was amazing. You bring joy to everyone who passes by. Keep up the amazing work Mareks!“Hi! My message is maybe weird, but I had to tell you: you are an incredible musician. I saw you twice in Stockholm last weekend, and I think I could've listen to you for hours and hours. Anyway, I know that sometimes this kind a career could be tough, not much compliments for all the work you should put in it, so I thought that maybe this little message could make you feel happy. So good luck for everything, keep going that way, your talent should be heard everywhere!”