Based in Stockholm since the late 1990s, British-born Mark Seven began his obsession with the dance on the lengendary dancefloors of London clubland...
Based in Stockholm since the late 1990s, British-born Mark Seven began his obsession with the dance on the lengendary dancefloors of London clubland. As Acid House took root in the capital Mark was a regular at the similarly hallowed Future and Shoom and started organizing his own events. His passion for discovery led him to journey across the U.S. and Europe to source vinyl, and has resulted in his own store, Juswax. In Stockholm Mark set up the Black Lodge all-nighters, mix-tapes from which helped to alert the outside world to his knowledge and ability.
Producing since 1991 and running labels since 1992, Mark`s current project, Parkway, is inspired by the sounds he first fell in love with: the explosion of creativity that occurred post-Disco, when electronics became more affordable and the music moved back underground. Names like Paul Simpson, Winston Jones and Boyd Jarvis, Emergency, Streetwise, and Easy Street. Records with Herb “The Pump” Powers etched in the runout and segues of exclusive edits / remixes of unknown-to-all-but-a-few Black music releases of the 1980s. Unsung tracks that fed into a sound that became House. A history, that without people like Mark, would have already been forgotten.
Selected discography Mark Seven
Travelogue E.P. / 12 Inches Of Delight
Pillow Talk / Endless Flight
My Caesar / People Must Jam
Al Usher / Lullaby For Robert / Internasjonal
Max Essa / Uptown Vibration / Is It Balearic?
Mind Fair Presents Sundown Drive / Give It Up / Rogue Cat Sounds
DJ Duke presents Freedom / Closer / Local Talk
Parkway & Parkwest /
Parkway Rhythm / Working Girl / Parkway
Parkway Rhythm / Midnite Special / Parkway
T-Kut / Let Me Take U / Parkway
The Fyre Krew / Hard Times (Break Free) / Parkway
Parkway Rhythm / The Answer / Parkway
Librah / 2BWU / Parkwest
Apartment 4/4 / The Isms / Parkwest
Salute To The Men Of Vauxhall / LN-CC
Originals Volume Two / Claremont 56