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– MARK FARINA –
Modern day record minstrel, Mark Farina, has thrilled crowds globally, entertaining over 1 million fans per year. As one of the most ubiquitous DJs in Dance Music, Farina’s known for both his unique style of mixing Jazz, Downtempo and House Music as well as being the creator of Mushroom Jazz: West Coast jazzy, organic productions combined with East Coast Hip-Hop, Urban beats.
Drawing from his vibrant youth, which included being a trumpet player in marching band, a drummer in a nu wave cover band and a guest DJ, Friday nights on WNUR (Chicago), Mark found his passion for the luscious world of vinyl, turntables and nightclubs. At 16, Farina began his DJ career as a resident at Chicago’s underage mecca, Medusa’s. At the same time Mark joined forces with emerging DJs Derrick Carter and Chris Nazuka then moved into a loft space called Rednail.
Rednail became infamous not only for raucous parties but also as the home to the trio’s first productions under the moniker, Symbols & Instruments. Their release,”MOOD,” sold 35,000 copies in the US & UK and is credited as “the first ambient house track.”
Farina relocated to San Francisco in 1992. Fans embraced Mark’s downtempo style and he started co-hosting a weekly Mushroom Jazz club night in ʻ93. In 3 short years, Farina established a fanatical, cult-like following for his Mushroom Jazz sound and in 1996, OM Records released the first mixed comp CD, simply
titled, Mushroom Jazz. Since then, Mark has released 7 volumes of Mushroom Jazz with 2013 marking the 20th anniversary of the series. Other notable releases include OMʼs Seasons, San Francisco Sessions Vol. 1, Connect, House of Om, Live in Tokyo, and Fabric 40.
When Mark’s not touring the world, headlining festivals including Harbourlife (Sydney), Southport Weekender (UK), DEMF (Detroit), Coachella (CA) and T in the Park (Scotland), you’re likely to find him in his studio working on new releases or podcasts for his label, Great Lakes Audio. On days off he’ll be cruising his ’68 Toronado with his son, Dylan (aka “little peanut”), and his Yorkie, Pumpkin.
Voted as one of the top DJ’s in the world by URB, MUZIK and BPM magazines, Mark Farina’s taste making skills continue to turn the heads of seasoned Dance Music veterans as well as newcomers to the scene.
– BRIAN KRAMER –
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1987, Brian migrated to Colorado in 2006 to attend the University of Colorado; it was here his love for electronic music blossomed. Starting out with college friends on CDJ 400s and a DJM 400, learning the ropes of DJing and production came with much trial and error.
House parties, birthday parties, and anywhere that allowed speakers is where Brian was drawn to in the beginning. After eventually being booked at the top clubs in southern Colorado, he moved north into Denver and Fort Collins, playing multiple shows at respected venues such as Beta Nightclub, ranked #1 dance club in North America in 2011 (DJMag.com), and Ram Stock Music Festival in Fo Co.
After bringing his edits, mashups and productions he performs live to individual recordings and remixes, the blogosphere quickly took notice of Brian’s ear for the latest and greatest and began spreading the word. Two of the most loyal and consistent blogs supporting Brian’s music are Fresh New Tracks out of Los Angeles, and Techibeats of San Francisco.
The future looks bright for this producer as he is taking a brief hiatus from live performances to dedicate his time and efforts to the studio to release his first all-original EP come Spring of 2013. Stay tuned…
– BEAK NASTY –
19 year old multi-instrumentalist/producer, Beaker (a.k.a. Beak Nasty), has been surrounded by music his entire life. He grew up in a small town in northern Wisconsin and started playing drums and piano at a young age. He quickly picked up the guitar, and naturally developed an interest in production and recording. By his junior year in high school, he was making beats 24/7 and decided to move to Saint Paul, MN to start his career.
Since then, he has opened for acts such as Flux Pavilion, Excision, Foreign Beggars, Dead Prez, MartyParty, and DJ Abilities and his debut electronic/hip hop album “When it Rains, it Pours” was released in September 2011.
His second project “The Expanding Universe” is out now (as of May 13th, 2012) on Wreckshop Records and is available for purchase or free download at www.beaknasty.com.
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