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A main player in the music industry for almost 25 years, Mark EG has transmitted his musical message across the globe many times over, reaching several different generations with countless different styles of electronic music. He has achieved this with a unique and anarchic approach to music that have won him many awards and accolades. His energy and passion for sound is quite simply unparalleled.
As a performing DJ his musical skill is unquestionable and his stage antics are legendary. You never quite know what he's going to play, or do. Previous shows have involved chainsaws, smashed decks, 12ft ladders, bags of flour and surprising looks from event security personnel. His fans even have their own 'Mark EG' chant - which booms out like thunder from the moment he steps up to the decks.
Mark's most recent weekly radio show takes place every Wednesday on Megapolis 89.5FM. 'Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out' focuses on the wonderful world of techno, electronica and more. It's one you certainly don't want to miss.
A devoted music producer and mastering engineer, Mark spends the week in his Leeds based studio remixing and releasing music on some of the worlds top record labels under various different pseudonyms. He owns several record labels of his own including Blackout Audio and EG-303.
But as a champion of modern digital world, Mark also runs the Beatbucket Digital Music Store, Core Magazine and of course Mark EG's infamous Music School - enabling him to give invaluable tips and tricks to those who want to get ahead in the music industry.
There have been many imitators, but there is only one Mark EG!
Mark’s rise to fame began in the early 90’s after his love for Chicago house, Detroit techno and acid house progressed into an unequivocal need to spread the word of Belgium techno, hard techno and also hard trance. After DJing for the UK’s biggest rave parties of the time (Helter Skelter, Dreamscape etc) as well as working as PR for Re:Load, GPR and Proper Records, Mark became A+R for dance music giant Bonzai Records. He also turned his skills to journalism, editing the techno section for cult rave magazine Eternity. He soon became Assistant Editor for Wax Magazine and to this day writes record reviews for Tilllate Magazine and now owns Core Magazine (www.coremagonline.com) as well as Digital Online Music Store, Beatbucket (www.beatbucket.net).
Over the years, he’s played in nearly every continent as well as some of the biggest and best parties the dance scene has to offer. Circuito (Brazil), Q Dance (Holland), Dance Valley (Holland), Q Base (Germany), Slinky (UK), Tidy Trax (UK), Planet Love (Ireland), The World Electronic Music Festival (Canada), Glastonbury (UK), Hardline 77 (Russia), Apokalypsa (Czech Republic), Club Cinema (Ukraine), HTID (UK and Australia), Fantazia (Scotland), Ground Zero (Holland), Frantic (UK), 3D/Hard Kandy (Australia), Drop Bass Network (America), Paradog (Slovakia), Technofest (Crimea), Country Club (UK), Slammin Vinyl (UK) it’s an endless list that sees him playing an average of two to four gigs per weekend.
Mark produces music under various names (many of which are anonymous) but perhaps his most famous is with his partner Chrissi under The Anxious. With releases on established labels such as Audio Assault, ARMS, Compound, Planet Rhythm, Fine Audio and Submissions, their Live PA for Circuito in Brazil became on of the most downloaded hard techno sets of all time.
Then there’s his own techno record label Blackout Audio. With a release schedule that’s seen releases from countless legendary techno producers including Inigo Kennedy, Glenn Wilson, Patrick Skoog and Chris McCormack, it’s hardly surprising that the label website now boasts an online techno community of nearly 20,000 members.
Whatever your style, whatever your sound, Mark EG is one artist you don’t want to miss out on. No hype, no bullshit, just music.
Selected DJ Mix Albums: Techno Transmissions (RUMOUR) Shout! The Future Tribe (ACV) Brainstorm (REACT) Music For A Harder Generation (TIDY) This is Techno (BEECHWOOD) Absolute Hardcore (BEECHWOOD) Club Experiments (RUMOUR) Hard, Fast and Furious (RESIST) Harder, Louder, Faster (TOTAL) Other Music-Related Stuff: 1992-1998: Assistant Editor, Eternity Magazine. 1992-1994: Purist Techno Promotions, Managing Director. 1994-1996: Press Officer, GPR Recordings. 1998-2000: Assistant Editor, Wax Magazine. 1998-2003: Techno Reviewer, Mixmag USA (Mixer). 2000-2004: A+R, Bonzai Records. 1998 onwards: Record Reviewer, M8 Magazine. 2009 onwards: Editor/Owner Core Magazine. 2013: Managing Director Beatbucket Online Store Musical Progression: 1983 Electro > 1985 Chicago House/Detroit Techno > 1988 Acid House > 1989 Belgian Techno > 1992 Electronica/Minimal Techno > 1992 Trance/ Hard Trance > 2000 Hard Techno > 2002 Hardstyle > 2013 Everything