Passionardor is the production name for UK dance music journalist/ photographer/ songwriter/ producer Mark Moore. The name came from his passion for the soulful side of dance music and live instrumentation and the ardor for the enthusiasm and intensity of his creativity in the electronic field. Ardor harks back to the past and passion to the future so his productions have elements of classic and future. Over the last twelve years, Mark Moore has achieved an amazing career within the dance music industry. He has been an accomplished freelance feature writer, acclaimed record reviewer and photographer for all the major dance publications, lifestyle magazines, newspapers and websites in the UK and overseas, the linchpin for Danny Rampling’s website and promoted one-off parties and charity events. His extensive contacts within the dance music field has seen Mark travel throughout the world on tour with DJs/ producers or covering new territories’ dance scenes and recently was the only journalist/ photographer from Europe to be invited to stay with Frankie Knuckles in Chicago for Frankie Knuckles Day. He collaborated with Jocelyn Brown, Joey Negro and Danny Rampling on Il Padrinos “How Good the Love Is” on Defected Records.
Since 2004, the dance floors have had the chance to meet the by-gone songwriter Mark Moore who has a unique hands-on approach to the soulful house genre/ disco house/ funk/ jazz/ chillout and pop plus more electronic/ electro house with live instrumentation and polished electronic production. Mark Moore typically writes the lyrical content and melodic layers of organic and electronic instrumentation (often combining the two for a unique sound), arranges and produces the beats of his songs, sources musicians and singers plus plays keys.
Though his many years working as a journalist and reviewer, Mark Moore has built up a close network of industry ears who road test his creations, depending on the genre. These include Danny Rampling, Frankie Knuckles, Tedd Patterson, DJ Diesler, Dr Bob Jones, Sandy Rivera, Matthias Heilbronn, DJ Yass and Snowboy.
He has had record releases and remixes on Soulfuric, USA, Influential House Recordings, UK, Kinky Malinki, UK, Del Records, USA, Mixture Stereo, France, Miss Moneypennys Records, UK, Avioground, Italy, MAP Dance, Switzerland, 953 Recordings and Gotta Keep Faith Records, Italy, DVision, Italy and Power of Love Productions, USA. His tracks have appeared on compilations by Mn2S, UK, Loveslap, USA, Sobra Recordings, USA, Del Records, USA and Ministry of Sound, UK.
He won a nationwide remix competition on Influential House Records in 2008 and has licensed 22 releases in 2009! His remixes include Martin Solveig’s “One.2.3.Four”, Martini Brothers “Dum,” Pacific 202’s “Project 808,” with more waiting to be released. Pacific 202 got licensed to Ministry of Sound Australia.
2010 saw 12 records licensed including the Never Lose Faith EP on Power of Love and by Easter 2011, another 8 are released including the Floor Fodder EP and the Served Chilled EP on Power of Love and Insomniac’s Fantasy on Avioground which got licensed to the Human Miracle of com compilation. 2012 saw the Summer Dub EP released - three tracks on Power of Love. He also programmed fourteen hours of music for the National Football Museum which launched on 6th July 2012 in Manchester. At the end of October 2012, the Summer Dub EP was two weeks at number 1 in the house charts in Finland (meteli.net part of Basepoint Media) in the top 10 for eight weeks, number 8 in the top 100 Urban Chart and number 3 in the electronic charts. The follow up Transfiguration EP on Power of Love is currently number 6 in the house charts (7/5/13), and number 9 in the electronic charts.
18th May 2013 saw the DJ promo for the 62 minute 11 track Never Knowingly Undersouled EP on Gotta Keep Faith's sister label Sobra Recordings, then exclusively released on Traxsource 10th June 2013 before going worldwide on 22nd July 2013. A fusion of disco, live house and deep house vocals and dubs.
30th July 2013 saw the Jubilation EP (Power of Love Productions, USA) of three tracks released exclusively first on Beaport before going worldwide in August 2013.