In 1995, inspired by various rave parties in Munich, he started his DJ career within the four walls of his parental home – much to the “decibel-technical” annoyance of his parents.
Known under his pseudonym “Novus” (Latin for “new”) he rapidly cast a spell on the regional crowds with his “Hands-up-Party Trance” and generated (unknowingly during an interview at the time) the term for today’s musical style “Handz-UP”.
Friends and fans followed him on buses to his appearances and numerous bookings far beyond the borders of his home state of Bavaria soon followed.
In cooperation with his friends from Suprime Music in Ingolstadt, the project “Groove Coverage” was founded overnight by Markus (DJ Novus) and Axel Konrad (Suprime Music) in summer 2001. The debut single entered the Dance/Club charts both in Germany and abroad.
“Are u ready” should have been a sign of what was to come for DJ Novus and the entire Suprime Music team, because with the second track came the final major breakthrough and a success that nobody would have even dared to imagine.
The cover version of Mike Oldfield’s classic hit “Moonlight Shadow” climbed to Number 3 in the Media Control charts and blessed DJ Novus – by now residing in Landshut (Bavaria) – with a 14 week residence in the Top 20 of the German Singles charts and a mega success around the globe too. A Gold Disc for more than 250,000 records sold, two nominations for an “Echo” award and many other music awards and TV appearances on VIVA, MTV, ZDF, RTL, RTL2 etc. followed – a dream came true! Groove Coverage climbed to become the absolute pole position act in the dance scene. More successes were to follow, something which no one else from the scene had ever experienced before.
Concurrent with the third single, which must also be the fastest self-composed No. 1 on the German DJ Playlist (“God Is A Girl”, Media Control: #8), GC released their first album called “Cover Girl” at the end of 2002. This album is still considered today to be one of the best albums among dance fans.
Featuring the very expressive and emotional vocals of Verena and Mell, who also contributed the vocals for the first GC album, it wasn’t long before the 4th single was in the pipeline.
“The End” (Media Control Charts Number 13) didn’t mean the end, in fact it signalled the beginning of the second album.
The single “Poison” reached top chart positions simultaneously in Europe: England, Ireland, Spain, Poland, Russia and even the entire Scandinavian region.
Groove Coverage have been well received throughout the whole of Europe and particularly in the Asian region, they’re well on their way to reaching the pinnacle of success.
Yet more was to come:
The single “God Is A Girl” which had already been voted the Number 1 favourite song of the previous decade by “Sunshine Live” radio listeners’ was downloaded legally in China more than 1.5 milion times during 2007, making it by far the most successful song that year in China.
Groove Coverage was invited to appear on the Chinese “Wetten Dass?!” programme. Not only were they the first German guests, they were also some of the very few foreign international stars who had been invited on the show. DJ Novus and singer Mell played to an audience of an extraordinary 580 million (!!!) viewers who voted DJ Novus and Mell as their favourite act of recent times.
Groove Coverage toured successfully in 2007 and 2009 throughout China’s metropolises, filling venues including a sensational live show at the “Bird’s Nest” Olympia stadium in Peking.
In preparation for their 10th anniversary, the single „Innocent“ was released in summer 2010 and it shot right up to Number 3 in the German DJ charts.
In the single charts, the track entered the Top 40 confirming that the loyal Groove Coverage fanbase approved of the band’s fresh 2010 sound.
The follow-up single “Angeline” reached the Top 3 in all the German DJ, club and dance charts and also secured Number 1 for several weeks in the “Musicload Single Charts” and Number 22 in the Media Control sales charts in Germany.
„Angeline“ remained for a full 26 weeks in the Top 50 of the German single sales charts – longer than any other previous Groove Coverage song and the track also had a double entry in the official Austrian Top 30 sales charts.
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Russia, Spain, Italy, Africa, France, USA, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada, Alaska, Indonesia, Brazil, Estonia & Malta are the main countries in which DJ Novus regularly performs to the masses. These regions have therefore provided him with a demanding international DJ schedule for over 17 years now.
Groove Coverage, and in particular DJ Novus, have landed a total of 13 Media Control chart hits (7 of those in the Top 20!!!). Their great success on the international stage and their enormous and loyal fan base makes them the crème de la crème of the international dance/pop scene and it is hard to imagine the scene without them.
So it comes as no surprise that the band centered around DJ Novus landed a sensational Number 77 position in 2011 when they were officially named “Most successful German Single Act of the Last Decade”. This award covered all genres and the band was named among many other international top acts.
GROOVE COVERAGE ARE BACK ....... although they were never really ever away !!!
5th Album Release: October 2012
„God is a girl – wherever YOU are !!!“
ECHO 2003 (nominated)
ECHO 2004 (nominated)
Mc Mega Award 2003 (nominated)
New Faces Award 2003 (nominated)
BLM-Radio Galaxy Award 2003 (won)
German Dance Award 2003 (won)
Esca Radio Award 2004 (Poland) (won)
Sound Music Award 2008 (won)
Moonlight Shadow (268,000 CDs sold in Germany; August 2002)
Nina Stern “Miracle of Lyoness” (Music for Future; Summer 2010)
„Cover Girl“ (2002); CD
German Media Control Album Charts: #6
Austria Top 40 Album Charts: # 43
Polish Longplayer Charts: # 23
„7 Years and 50 Days“ (2004); CD
Media Control Album Germany: #16
Austria Top 40 Album Charts: #12
Polish Longplayer Charts: #24Indonesia:
Platinum status (Best sold long player 04/05)
“21st Century” (2006); CD
Media Control Album Charts Germany: #39
Austria Top 40: #24
“Greatest Hits” (2007); Double CD
Release worldwide !!!
“Hit me” (1999); Vinyl, German Dance Charts Top 100
“Are u Ready” (2000); Vinyl,German Dance Charts Top 10
“Moonlight Shadow/Beat just goes” (2001); CD, German Media Control: #3; Austria: 5
“God is a Girl” (2002); CD, German Media Control : #8; Austria: 5
“The End” (2003); CD, German Media Control: #13; Austria: 16
“Poison” (2003); CD, German Media Control: #7; Austria: 3; UK 32
“7 Years & 50 Days” (2004); CD, German Media Control: #16; Austria: 6
“She” (2004); CD, German Media Control: #18; Austria: 14
“Runaway” (2004); CD, German Media Control: #20; Austria: 10
“Holy Virgin” (08/2005); CD; German Media Control: #30; Austria: 12
“On the Radio” (03/2006); CD, German Media Control: #21, Austria: 23
“21 st Century Digital Girl”; CD, German Media Control: #41 Austria: 32
“Because I love you” (October 2007; German Media Control: #30)
“Innocent” (Sony; October 2010; German Media Control: #38)
“Angeline” (Sony; May 2011; Media Control: #22; Austria: 20)
“Think about the Way” (Sony; March 2012)
"Riot on the Dancefloor" (Sony; July 2012)
Chupa “Arriba” (Bigfoot; 2001)
Dj Valium “Bring the Beat back” (BMG; 2002)
X-Perience “Its a Sin” (Universal; 2002)
Special D “Come with me” (WEA; 2002)
Silicon Bros. “Million Miles from Home” (WEA; 2002)
Seven “Spaceman came travelling” (WEA; 2003)
Dj Cosmo “Lovesong” (Sony; 2003)
Sylver “Livin my life” (Universal; 2003)
Mandaryna “Here i go again” (Suprime Rec., Magic Rec.; 2004)
Sylver “Love is an Angel” (Universal; 2004)
Baracuda “Ass Up” (Suprime Records; March 2005)
Max Deejay vs. Dj Miko “Whats up” (En-De-Pendance; May 2006)
N-Euro “Lover on the line” (Warner Music, August 2006)
Melanie Flash “Halfway to Heaven” (Surprime Records; 2007)
Baracuda “La Di Da” (Suprime Records; 2007)
Punkrockerz “I wont forget you” (Dj Novus feat. Grooveriders; Mental Madness Rec.; April 2008)
Goldfinger “Love Journey” (Universal Music Austria; Klubbstyle Rec. Germany; June 2008)
Arnie B “Another Story” (Suprime Records; Germany, July 2008)
Master Blaster “Everywhere” (Zooland Records; November 2008)
Within Temptation “Sinead” (Sony Music; July 2011)
Kim Wild “Its allright” (Sony Music; September 2011)
Housekat “My Party” (Sony Music; February 2012)
Remix projects “DJ NOVUS”:
Punkrockerz “I wont forget you” (;Mental Madness Records; January 2008) ESRA "Wasted" (TBA 2012)
Buzzy “Alive” (Mental Madness Records; November 2008)
Alex Megane “Hurricane 2009” (Yawa Records; 2009)
Nina Stern “Miracle of Lyoness” (Music for Future; 2010; GOLD in Austria !!!)
Linda Teodosiu “Alive” (July 2011)
House Batze “Heute Nacht” (July 2011)
ESRA "Wasted" (TBA 2012)
Compilations incl. Dj Mix CD:
Dance Planet Compilation (Joan Records; 2007)
Bounce Vol 3 (Mental Madness Records; 2009)