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Biography —

The music of Mark E is overwhelmingly deliberate, and in that sense it’s quintessential house—unswerving, mechanistic, intoxicatingly simple. And life imitates art: the Wolverhampton-reared, Birmingham-based DJ/producer has had a slow, steady ascension to his status as one of the genre’s most natural talents.

Mark E’s love affair with electronic dance music began began early, as an adolescent, when Manchester was Madchester and the irreverent attitude of rave culture swept through England. His first record? Bizarre Inc’s exuberant, piano-loaded “Playing With Knives,” a fortuitous introduction to the hypnotizing powers of house. As Mark got older, he dove headfirst into the surprisingly fertile Wolverhampton scene, tasting house at the hands of legends like John Kelly and Frankie Knuckles before a move to Birmingham for University also installed him in a larger club scene.

Mark’s first forays into production were, naturally, edits—warm, understated, and interestingly mellow, with tempos hovering somewhere between 105 and 115 BPM. (Or thereabouts.) Once “Scared,” a ten-minute rework of Womack & Womack’s “Baby, I’m Scared Of You,” found the ears of influential selector (and, more importantly, BBC radio DJ) Giles Peterson, it was on, and a solid string of memorable, vinyl-only releases introduced the world at large to this humble,…

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The music of Mark E is overwhelmingly deliberate, and in that sense it’s quintessential house—unswerving, mechanistic, intoxicatingly simple. And life imitates art: the Wolverhampton-reared, Birmingham-based DJ/producer has had a slow, steady ascension to his status as one of the genre’s most natural talents.

Mark E’s love affair with electronic dance music began began early, as an adolescent, when Manchester was Madchester and the irreverent attitude of rave culture swept through England. His first record? Bizarre Inc’s exuberant, piano-loaded “Playing With Knives,” a fortuitous introduction to the hypnotizing powers of house. As Mark got older, he dove headfirst into the surprisingly fertile Wolverhampton scene, tasting house at the hands of legends like John Kelly and Frankie Knuckles before a move to Birmingham for University also installed him in a larger club scene.

Mark’s first forays into production were, naturally, edits—warm, understated, and interestingly mellow, with tempos hovering somewhere between 105 and 115 BPM. (Or thereabouts.) Once “Scared,” a ten-minute rework of Womack & Womack’s “Baby, I’m Scared Of You,” found the ears of influential selector (and, more importantly, BBC radio DJ) Giles Peterson, it was on, and a solid string of memorable, vinyl-only releases introduced the world at large to this humble, devoted househead. Slowly (again), Mark went beyond edits and into original production, starting his own label, MERC, and honing a sound that was uniquely blue collar and utilitarian—classic, almost industrial house, with a tinge of disco warmth.

A stellar remix for Matthew Dear’s “Little People (Black City)” introduced him to the Ghostly/Spectral fold, who are now releasing his first artist album, Stone Breaker. It’s as defining as anything he’s done, a symbol of his unique spot in the global club music landscape, sounding simultaneously familiar and unique like few others can.

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Dates —

17th October 2014
Canal Mills, Leeds (UK)

1st November 2014
Mansion, York (UK)

7th November 2014
diagonal disco club, Forte Dei Marmi (Italy)

8th November 2014
Tipografia, Pescara (Italy)

29th November 2014
Motion, Bristol (UK)

13th December 2014
Bussey Building, London (UK)


News —

FACT mix 401: Mark E —

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Birmingham’s Mark E is one of FACT Magazine’s favourite DJs around, and his FACT Mix is long overdue. No one does chugging house quite like this guy.

For stream and free download at this link here

Source: FACT Mag 23rd September 2013

Mark E – HAHA Mini Mix —

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Catch the Mark E – HAHA Mini Mix on soundcloud now here

Source: Soundcloud 24th June 2013

GREAT ESCAPE – THE DJ SESSIONS —

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ANNOUNCEMENT: ELASTIC ARTISTS x THE GREAT ESCAPE – THE DJ SESSIONS

Date: Saturday 18th May 2013
Venue: Life, Brighton UK
Doors: 23:00 – 05:00

Featuring. Trevino , Mark E , Endian , Voyeur , Moxie &…

Source: Facebook Event 16th April 2013

Spring – Summer DJ Mix —

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Here’s a little selection of recent DJ mixes from artists on the Elastic Artists roster, represented by Ali & Ollie : Fort RomeauDauwdMark EBobby Champs

Source: SoundCloud 4th April 2013

Mark E Podcast | XLR8R —

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Check out Mark E‘s podcast for XLR8R

Source: XLR8R 26th March 2013
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