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I was in Chicago in Grant Park one Saturday afternoon in the 90's. Literally in the middle of a drum circle surrounded by hippies at Peace Fest. Out of nowhere a guy (DJ Diciple) handed me a flyer for "Rave KrispE's" with a picture of the crereal bowl full of little E's. Of course it peaked my interest so I took it and subsequently went to the party. I instantly fell in love with what would become my scene. I left home at 16 and found my family in the underground scene. After going to parties for a few years, in 1999 I wound up at a party at the Dolton Expo Center and heard a night full of House Music that I'd never forget. Roy Davis Jr., Paul Johnson, Glenn Underground, Boo Williams. That night I fell in love with House Music and knew I wanted to be a DJ. So I hooked up with some friends who were DJs, learned everything I could and started my own night at a local Bar called Rube's. That's where I payed my dues and learned how to be a promoter, DJ and Producer. Not long after that I started playing In other states and put out thousands of mix CDs. It's also where I met Alexis Moulds whose voice I enthralled me. I knew I had to record or perform with her so we did both. We'd travel to other states and she sang live while I played records. I also met Samantha Ryan in Austin, Texas who I had a fantastic relationship with and recorded a little bit with her. I thought her voice was absolutely beautiful so we did as much recording together as we could. This was all happening while I was in College downtown Chicago. In school, I met DJ Threejay and was recruited by Undaground Elements, one of the most well respected crews in the Chicago known for the classic "Southside Chicago" and "Yoshi's World" series. In 2001 Threejay decided to pursue other projects and handed over the reigns of Undaground Elements to me. However, we continued to play tag team DJ sets across the Midwest while still returning to class during the week. I played across the country alongside a laundry list of famous DJs and Producers. There's way too many to name, but I've done shows with everybody. Then I was lucky enough to be taught how to produce music by some of the very same Chicago Producers who first inspired me. "Keep on Dancing", "Drum Major" and "Jack Yo Body" were all well received by people who liked my music. In 2006 I left the scene to pursue other business ventures. But now, in 2011 I'm back in the studio working on a new E.P. and back out in the underground rediscovering my love for being a house music Producer and DJ.

Mark One Torres Mark Torres, Chicago, United States

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    Sade - Somebody (Mark One & Samantha Ryan Remix) at 1.31
    on May 01, 2012 22:03
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    Mark One Torres - Pushing On (2011) at 0.19
    on May 01, 2012 22:02

    @Scott Reese: actually, yea i did have fun with it thx!

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    Mark One Torres - Saturday Night Live (2012) at 1.00
    on May 01, 2012 22:02

    @Scott Reese: the horns? yea i kinda love it too haha thanks man :)

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    Mark One Torres - This Is House at 8.54
    on December 08, 2011 19:54

    @djhaloeight: ha! i never saw this, mike. thanks!

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    Sade - Somebody (Mark One & Samantha Ryan Remix) at 1.15
    on October 20, 2011 21:54

    @DJ DAC: Thanks for the LOVE!

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    Love to Hate Aug 2011 at 34.35
    on August 25, 2011 21:23

    Right Here! That's when i knew for sure you were droppin' this track! Great classic Acid track !

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    AutoAxon - Day Turns Orange at 4.32
    on August 18, 2011 17:45

    I'm liking the House-y vibe in this part!

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    Mark One Torres - Keep On Dancing (2002) at 2.07
    on August 03, 2011 20:55

    @kid-trax-2: thank you. i actually remember writing the melody first.

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    Mark One Torres - Keep On Dancing (2002) at 0.21
    on August 03, 2011 20:54

    @kid-trax-2: Thanks, Jay. deep house is my shit!

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    689 (K'NEX & JOSH NASTER) "PICK YOUR POISON 2006 at 12.11
    on July 27, 2011 16:01

    Aciiiid! this track s hot, ken!

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    Dj meme feat Jasper St Company - lift every boo... at 3.58
    on July 26, 2011 15:55

    fantastic! very soulful i love it! respect from Chicago!

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    Sade - Somebody (Mark One & Samantha Ryan Remix) at 0.53
    on July 20, 2011 19:18

    @bluntchick: thank you very much! heart and soul went into this one.

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    Sade - Somebody (Mark One & Samantha Ryan Remix)
    on July 12, 2011 22:49

    @dj magpie: fantastic! thank you for that, Magpie. that really means a lot to me :)

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    Mark One Torres - Pushing On (2011) at 2.47
    on July 11, 2011 20:06

    @pink__panther: Thanks. Love to you all the way in Istanbul!

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    Mark One Torres - Pushing On (2011) at 0.50
    on July 09, 2011 22:50

    @kid-trax-2: Thanks for the LOVE, Jay!

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    Mark One Torres - Pushing On (2011) at 0.23
    on July 08, 2011 23:48

    @Rockin Rob: Thank you Rob! :)

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    Mark One Torres - Pushing On (2011) at 0.09
    on July 08, 2011 18:20

    @Brazzzero: Thank you VERY much!

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    Mark One Torres - Pushing On (2011) at 2.21
    on July 08, 2011 18:11

    @dj-skoobisnax: Thankya :)

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    Sade - Somebody (Mark One & Samantha Ryan Remix) at 3.31
    on July 04, 2011 15:14

    @J.Goza: thanks jason!

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    Sade - Somebody (Mark One & Samantha Ryan Remix)
    on July 04, 2011 15:14

    @dj magpie: thank you magpie :)

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    Chicago Jacks - I Know You (2011)
    on June 10, 2011 01:52

    @Xenosoul: Thanks, Igloo! For this one I made the beat in Ableton & chopped and arraigned it in Acid Pro.

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    Chicago Jacks - I Know You (2011) at 4.47
    on June 07, 2011 19:29

    @J.Goza: Thanks, Jason!

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    Chicago Jacks - I Know You (2011)
    on June 01, 2011 03:10

    @Carl "DJ LOS" Smith: Thanks man :) i'd like to hear it played out sometime! i thought you might like it.

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    Mark One Torres - This Is House at 56.51
    on May 31, 2011 17:54

    @sephyratigre: Thank You :)

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    Mark One Torres -Feel The Funk (2011) at 0.51
    on May 17, 2011 15:21

    @dj-skoobisnax: Thanks :) can't wait to collab soon, man.

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    Mark One Torres - This Is House
    on May 10, 2011 20:47

    @Carl "DJ LOS" Smith: thanks, Los. i think we have a lot of the same taste in music :)

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    Mark One Torres - This Is House at 23.09
    on April 11, 2011 23:11

    @ToniTorres: whythankyou. you have good taste :)

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    Mark One Torres - This Is House at 30.15
    on April 11, 2011 23:02

    @Elekid: thanks jerry. if you mean the "hey nah nah" one i like it too. if you mean the one before it, that's the spread love track i was telling you about that's mine.

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    Mark One Torres - This Is House at 30.26
    on April 09, 2011 02:01

    @DJJADE: yep me too! i put it in for toni.

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    Smokin Beats - Regulate (Nate DoGG)... Herbal E... at 2.43
    on April 02, 2011 03:42

    You did this great track justice. Brings me back to being a teenager. Much Love from Chicago!

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    Mark One Torres - Spread Love (2011)
    on March 25, 2011 15:48

    @ToniTorres: well thank you, miss toni!

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    Mark One Torres -Feel The Funk (2011) at 0.38
    on March 23, 2011 00:26

    @AutoAxon: thanks, nick! that's my daughter in the picture :)

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