An up and coming house DJ, recently relocated from NYC & starting to make his mark as an established resident in DC. With infusions of trance, tribal, tech-house, popular techno remixes, & vocal dance hits, DJ Smark keeps the dance floor riding waves of energy throughout the night wherever he plays, from small private parties to large scale entertainment events.
A fan of music from an early age, DJ Smark was born in Canada & moved to the US when he was very young. In the summer of 2005, at the age of 20, he took the plunge into professional DJing... the rest is now history. At first using just a computer and headphones, DJ Smark started out at local & college parties where he learned to work crowds into a frenzy while undercutting the entire Boston DJ market to gain amazing exposure with such little experience. He touched turntables for the first time in January 2006, where in addition to his local party gigs he tried a few radio DJ stints for WMBR 88.1 FM. At the same time he began working as a local club promoter in Boston to lay the seeds for what would be a successful club DJ entrance in 2007 into Boston's reputable club scene.
In the summer of 2006 while living in Paris, France, DJ Smark managed to secure a special DJ appearance for a private event at a Paris lounge, La Taverne de Nesle. His European debut was so successful that his beats were pumped throughout both floors of the establishment for much of the night, and helped him secure several smaller gigs in Paris during his time abroad. It was during these months in Europe that his passion for house & dance music flourished. Upon his return to the US in August, DJ Smark finally began training on his own new tables. With the exception of a few lessons in the early months of 2006, nearly all of his talent on tables to this day is self taught, partially as a result of the timeless hours spent in the fall of 2006, and partially as a result of the talent hidden for so long in his musical soul.
Starting in August 2006, DJ Smark secured some of the largest events of his pre-club career. After DJing 10 large-scale college events in a period of 12 days at the end of August and early September, his notoriety began to spread throughout Boston. By winter of 2006, he had entered into discussions to begin his club career. January 2007 saw the transformation of DJ Smark from the college party world onto the renowned Boston club stage, opening at Shine Lounge in Cambridge for NYC DJ Gaurav. He followed this performance with his debut at one of Boston's most notorious nightclubs, Rumor. Following these two debut performances, DJ Smark was featured opening and headlining at venues such as Mantra, Vinalia, Aria, & Lounge 33. On the eve of his relocation to NYC, DJ Smark kicked off what became one of Boston's hottest summer night-spots, 711 Lounge @ 711 Boystlon.
In NYC, DJ Smark amazed NYC music lovers with his house & dance prowess following his debut at the renown Le Souk in East Village. He landed his first internet radio residency in 2009 with Miamibeatz Internet Radio, based out of Miami, FL, where he held a weekly show for a year and a half. Other notable appearances in NYC include Guesthouse, Glass, Moomia, Empire Rooftop, Boucarou, as well as residencies in CT at Lush, Hot Shots, and Streets. During this time he also established himself in Raleigh, NC at places such as Ess Lounge and Cashmere. Following his residency with Miamibeatz, DJ Smark started a regular release of his Unwound Radio mix-set series.
DJ Smark relocated to D.C. in 2013, and is starting to make his mark on D.C. with established residencies in Maryland and brand new residencies in Virginia and Washington DC being announced soon!
Globally he continues to expand his network to places such as Miami, Toronto, Seattle, Dublin, and even Sao Paulo (where he has an open invite to DJ during his next visit). He is also beginning to delve into his own track, remix, & beat production. Several new sets of Unwound Radio are on the way... Stay tuned here for his next releases and future appearances!
Selected discography DJ Smark
Miamibeatz Radio Shows, Feb 2009 to May 2010