Mark Farina (Mushroom Jazz / Great Lakes Audio)
3 HOUR SET = 5pm-8pm
Kidjack (Lille, France)
James Barnsley (Safari Nemerique / murmur / Get Physical)
Alcatraz Harry (Love not Money / Idiosync)
Ali Scott (Love not Money / Idiosync)
Malcolm WeLove (Afro Coalition)
Euan Mitchell (Afro Coalition)
Mundros (Diatonic Wave)
Inenco (Intuito Records)
Mark Crumbs (Freaky Behaviour
We are very happy to announce Chicago / San Fran legend Mark Farina will be joining us for an all day courtyard party at the end of July and we'd like to give you the chance to DJ at this event too!
Mark will be playing a 3 hour set starting off with his Mushroom Jazz sound and moving onto house throughout the afternoon, this is definately one not to be missed
Shortly after Mark befriended Derrick Carter in 1988 at a record store in Chicago, his passion for House music, and sharing it with the world, exploded. Mark experimented with a deeper style, dropping De La Soul, disco classics and other stuff that wasn’t being played in the main rooms of nightclubs. While exploring his love for the purist forms of House Music, Mark developed his trademark style: Mushroom Jazz; acid jazz infused with the West Coast’s jazzy, organic productions along with urban beats. Fans embraced Mark’s downtempo style so much that he started a weekly Mushroom Jazz club night in San Francisco with Patty Ryan. In 3 short years, the club established a fanatical, cult-like following for Farina and the Mushroom Jazz sound. When the doors closed, Farina continued the tradition by releasing a series of Cds, “Mushroom Jazz”. Since then, Mark has been traveling the globe performing 100s of shows, to over one million club goers, a year. His House sets take fans on journeys to the jazzy side of Chicago House mixed San Fran style. Some of these sets have been known to last up to 8 hours. And sometimes you’ll find Mark playing in two different rooms at the same party, showcasing his range of rocking the big room sound to the uber-chill. Farina’s taste making skills continue to turn the heads of crowds worldwide and consistently draw new fans to his style of chunky–funky rhythms and deep underground house. URB, MUZIK and BPM Magazines have all had him on their Top DJ’s In The World lists.
We asked Mark if he'd like to do us a laid back Mushroom Jazz mix ahead of his appearance on Sat 28th July for our second podcast and here we go! Hope you enjoy
DJ COMP WINNER
After listening to all your mixes got to say wasn't expecting this many and really appreciate everyone who has put so much time into it but the winner has to be Valérian Fedorow aka KIDJACK from Lille, France. Congratulations to you, i'm sure you will smash it after Farina, see you on the 28th July!
Big shouts also go to the following Leon Busta Johnson Walters, Euan Mitchell, Tin Tin, Mundia Miles, David Moran, David pegg Katherine Lacey, Brad Schkeke, Dan Eisenhour, Dave Waterson, Mark Crummay and more. really enjoyed these too. too many to mention!!
You can listen to the winning mix here
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