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Deadmau5 Interview 2013: 'Don't go all Mark EG on me. That guy is crazy!'
Official Allen & Heath DJ and a main player in the UK music industry for 30 years. Mark EG has transmitted his musical message many times over from the UK to Australia, transcending generations and cultures by playing countless different styles of electronic music. With a unique and anarchic approach, Mark has won many awards and accolades. From 60 bpm chill out to 200 bpm hardcore, his energy and passion for sound is quite simply, unparalleled.
Mark's stage antics are legendary. Previous shows have involved ironing boards, chainsaws, smashed decks and guitars, 12ft ladders, bags of flour. He entertains his fans like no other DJ in the world. They even have their own 'Mark EG' chant.
As a respected radio DJ, Mark runs his own national FM radio show on Megapolis 89.5FM. 'Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out' focuses on techno, electronica and more. His Megacast focuses on the harder sound.
Mark has released, remixed and mastered music under various guises on some of the worlds top labels. He runs his own Blackout Audio label (dark techno) and EG-303 (acid). His work with global equipment giants Allen & Heath has taken him around the world, officially testing and demonstrating their products at various events and conferences. He now also runs his own Music School, which enables him to give his knowledge back to those who want to get ahead in the music industry.
There have been many imitators, but there is only one Mark EG!
THE STORY:Mark's journey began in the 80's. A love for Chicago house, Detroit techno and acid house progressed into a need to spread the word of Belgium techno, hard techno and also hard trance. After DJing for the UK's biggest rave parties (Helter Skelter, Dreamscape etc) and working for a variety of prestigious techno imprints (Re:Load, GPR and Proper Records), Mark became A+R for dance music giant Bonzai Records. He also turned his hand to journalism, editing cult rave magazine Eternity, Wax Magazine and Tilllate Magazine. He now owns Core Magazine. He also ran one of the UK's biggest online music stores, Beatbucket. Mark EG's Music School is his most recent project.
Mark produces music under a range of pseudonyms but perhaps his most famous is with Chrissi Blackout under The Anxious. Releases have appeared on established labels such as Audio Assault, We Call It Hard, Yin Yang, ARMS, Compound, Planet Rhythm, Fine Audio and Submissions. Their Allen & Heath Live Set has taken them around the world to Germany, Brazil and beyond. His label Blackout Audio has seen releases from legendary producers such as Inigo Kennedy, Glenn Wilson, Patrick Skoog and Chris McCormack.
Whatever your style, whatever your sound, Mark EG is one artist you don't want to miss out on. No hype, just music.
Selected Gig Highlights:
Q Dance (Holland),
Dance Valley (Holland),
Ground Zero (Holland),
Q Base (Germany),
BPM Music Conference @ NEC (UK)
Frankfurt Musikmesse (Germany)
Boomtown Festival (UK)
Tidy Weekender (UK),
Escape In The Park (UK),
Hard Dance Awards (UK),
Warsaw Mechanism (Poland),
Techno Route (Brazil),
Hardcore Till I Die - HTID (UK, Australia, Ibiza),
Monday Bar (Sweden),
The Bulldog Bash (UK),
Run To The Sun (UK),
The World Electronic Music Festival (Canada),
Hardline 77/Technopolis (Russia),
Apokalypsa (Czech Republic),
The Big Music Festival (UK),
Techno's Finest (UK),
Club Cinema (Ukraine),
Drop Bass Network (America),
Hardcore Heaven (UK),
Ravers Are (UK),
Bass Control (Australia)
Planet Love (Ireland),
Pams House (UK),
3D/Hard Kandy (Australia),
Symmetry Festival (UK),
Country Club (UK),
Slammin Vinyl (UK),
Unity Festival (UK).
SELECTED TV ADVERTISED 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 (Luke Slater, B12, Black Dog etc)
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.
2000 onwards: Megablast! Events.
2009 onwards: Editor/Owner Core Magazine.
2013: Managing Director Beatbucket Online Store.
2015: Owner Mark EG's Music School
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 > 2005 > Schranz > 2008 Dark Techno > 2016 Everything!
@jayblades_ Unbelievable documentary. You are an inspiration.