Following Orlando Voorn’s ADE Special we now welcome Mark Broom’ssuperb closing set from this summer’s EPM/Phonomonkey hosted Robert Hood album launch party during Sonar. With a blistering mix ranging from hot new techno productions to stone cold rave classics, Mark Broom’s Nitsa closing set brings together minimal, acid, techno and rave into a fluid, majestic DJ mix. Once again, the Broom sweeps up!
Since the start of the 90s, former East Londoner now Norfolk based Mark Broom has always been a name that is synonymous with the UK electronic music scene. A truly prolific artist, he has a myriad of production credits to his name having worked with world renowned labels such as Mo-Wax, Warp, R&S, Soma, Ifach (with Baby Ford), Bpitch Control, Platzhirsch, Rotary Cocktail, Material and more recently 2020 Vision, Saved and Blueprint.
It all started in the summer of 89 when he landed in Tenerife on vacation and stumbled across the delights of the emerging sounds of Chicago & Acid House. Returning to the UK, he immediately went in search of this new found music, a pair of turntables were bought and with it, a musical career was born. A regular customer at London’s Fatcat record store, Mark found himself at the epicenter of a burgeoning scene. In 92, a certain Peter ‘Baby’ Ford was on the scout for DJs to play at his new Club Night, Nude. When a mix tape was put directly in to his hands, Marks turntable skills were soon in demand. A short time afterwards, he found himself being introduced to Ed Handley and Andy Turner from the infamous Black Dog Productions and now of Plaid fame. The meeting brought about the foundations of a solid studio partnership, with the trio putting together a string of releases for the seminal General Productions Records, all recorded at UXB studios, run by a certain Dave Hill.
After two years of coming and going to his east London hideout, Dave approached Mark about making some music together. From there, a longstanding partnership was spawned with the founding of Pure Plastic Recordings in 1994. With the label having played host to some of Mark’s finest work, the release of the classic ‘Angie is a Shoplifter’ LP in 1996 cemented his reputation as a leader in the scene. In 2001, further notable success was scored with the writing of Rue East’s Indoor Culture LP alongside Dave Hill. An album which brought about the massive techno classic, "Birmingham". Marks services as a Dj and re-mixer have also been in high demand over the past two decades having played around the globe at some of the worlds best clubs: from Fuse to Fabric, to La Real and Florida 135 and, he has also had the pleasure of reworking material from artists such as Dubfire, Edit Select, Deepgroove, Dj 3000 and Wally Lopez.
Mark has had a string of high class releases over the last 12 months - highlights being the acclaimed ‘Meltin Pot’ EP and album ‘Acid House’ on Saved, the now infamous ‘Mind/Feelin’ on Platzhirch and further releases on Edit Select, Material and a collaboration with James Ruskin on Blueprint which has so far spawned two EPs with more releases planned for 2011.
Not forgetting Mark’s releases on his own Beardman imprint, which will drop digitally via EPM very soon…