The former owner of Chicago's famed (and sadly defunct) Mr. Peabody Records, Grusane has just about every soul, funk, house and disco record worth having.
BBE Records, Chicago
Not only a favourite at Spun, Mark Grusane is known as a DJ’s favourite amongst his peers, such as Theo Parish, Rahaan, Sadar Bahar. Incredibly gifted on and off the tables. Mark has recently released his first solo compilation on BBE Records, The real sound of Mark Grusane, which has been a huge success and is selling fast. He also co-compiled two albums, The Real Sound of Chicago and The Real Sound of Chicago and Beyond for BBE. It doesn’t end here, Mark produces and edits for various labels including his own MGM (Mark Grusane Music). Last year alone saw productions on Magicwire and edits on Spacedust in 2016.
When it comes to DJ’ing he is by far one of the best out there. Bringing you his extensive knowledge and character he really knows how to programme the night and create an atmosphere.
“1st it’s the People, 2nd it’s the Atmosphere, 3rd it’s the Music, and lastly it’s Presentation.” Mark Grusane is a favourite among crowds with eclectic musical taste that party long and hard.
Former co-owner of Mr Peabody Records in Chicago, DJ Mark Grusane has a strong history and knowledge of DJing and Dancefloor culture while being an important goto-guy for selections amongst a vast pool of international DJ’s, Compilers, and Record Labels. Just a little research will instantly show you his influence on DJ Culture, Record Collecting & Digging.
Growing up in Chicago during the early 80’s, Mark - with the help of his older brother - started collecting records and DJing from his pre-teens. During high school he listened to WBMX radio mixes and was producing house tracks inside empty classrooms with his friends during lunch period. By the time Mark was a young adult having music everyone knew and liked was not good enough anymore and so he entered the endless world of searching and seeking music he had yet to discover and his music habits soon reached a level deemed as obsessive. To balance his spending habit, he found himself selling music to older peers, stores and DJs in order to afford more records for himself. This finally lead him into founding Mr. Peabody Records with Mike Cole a fellow fanatic, in 2004, aiming to become a world class resource for all genres of obscure music and indeed Mr. Peabody Records became a destination point for many DJ’s and Music Lovers. Sadly, the brick and mortar store closed shop in 2012. However we’re lucky Mark still collects and continues to play music to dancers and clubbers around the world.
His style is derived from his unique persona, many years of collecting dance music and knowing how to move people with it. Although totally capable, Mark isn’t your typical cookie cutter style DJ. He has his own signature way of presenting records with a focus to play quality, obscure, heart pounding, “Make You Get Up And Move” music.
Alongside Mark Grusane the party starts off with our residents, Cem Ceylan and Jamie Heath. We will be preparing you with underground disco, rare-groove and house classics all on vinyl pumped through our trusty ARS rotary mixer and of course The Horse and & Grooms renowned sound system.
We look forward to seeing you there early, party starts at 9pm and goes on to the early hours.
For advance early bird tickets go to our resident advisor page.