- 1. Prince Dread ft. Bunny Sigler - Freak Like Me (Mörk Remix) by Mörk x NBD Music Co. 7.33 398 plays
- 2. Midnight Magic - Beam Me Up (Mörk Remix)*Free Download* by Mörk x NBD Music Co. 6.45 3951 plays
- 3. Speck Mountain - Badwater (Mörk's Extended Disco Mix) by Mörk x NBD Music Co. 7.40 2603 plays
- 4. The New Division - Pride (Mörk & Kalas Get By Qvikk Remix) by Mörk x NBD Music Co. 7.00 2737 plays
- 5. Youth Lagoon - Daydream (Mörk's Epic Snares Remix) by Mörk x NBD Music Co. 8.04 30374 plays 120.0 BPM
- 6. Inner City - Good Life (Mörk Remix) by Mörk x NBD Music Co. 5.27 6099 plays
- 7. Shuteye - Going Away (Mörk's 1988 Remix) by Mörk x NBD Music Co. 6.31 1910 plays
- 8. Cece Peniston - Finally (Mörk Remix) by Mörk x NBD Music Co. 5.34 3008 plays
- 9. OUT NOW - RSTRCTD - Roots (Mörk Remix) by Mörk x NBD Music Co. 8.26 345 plays
- 10. Goldroom - Fifteen (Paradise & Mörk Remix) by Mörk x NBD Music Co. 6.08 688 plays 110.0 BPM
- 11. OUT NOW! Change Request - After All (Mörk Remix) [112k] by Mörk x NBD Music Co. 7.18 1407 plays
- 12. RSTRCTD - Roots (John Mörks Cloud 9 remix) (SC Preview) by PlusPlusRec 2.24 5833 plays
- 13. Marko Militano - Turning Leaves (Mörk Remix) by Mörk x NBD Music Co. 5.59 479 plays 115.0 BPM
- 1. Mörk - Chains Feat. Bella Canto & Marcus DeLain 6.49 1224 plays
- 2. Mörk - Outtaluv [NBD FREE 005] 6.41 11005 plays
- 3. Midnight Magic - Beam Me Up (Mörk Remix)*Free Download* 6.45 3951 plays
- 4. Asher Diamonds - Got to Know [NBD Music Co.] 7.31 11093 plays
- 5. EchoDroides - When We Were Young [NBD Music Co.] 5.01 8286 plays
- 6. Alinka - Something New [NBD Music Co.] 6.25 3719 plays
- 7. Mörk - D.N.O.T feat. Lailah Reich [NBD Music Co.] 6.41 3272 plays 110.0 BPM
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- 2. Sigma-5 : Nü World Order Mixtape Series Vol 23 by Trancid 1.01.24 560 plays
- 3. Nü World Order Mixtape Series Vol 22 JEFF CRAVEN by Mörk x NBD Music Co. 57.34 995 plays
- 4. Nü World Order Mixtape Series Vol 21: Marty Mars by Mörk x NBD Music Co. 1.02.26 478 plays
- 5. Nü World Order Mixtape Series Vol 20: Ghosts Of Venice by Mörk x NBD Music Co. 45.00 1985 plays
- 6. Nü World Order Mixtape Series Vol 19: ALKALINO by Mörk x NBD Music Co. 2.26.45 1654 plays
- 7. Nü World Order Mixtape Series Vol 18: Mr. Timms by Mörk x NBD Music Co. 1.03.07 1865 plays
- 8. MÖRK - Nü World Order Mixtape Series Vol 16: Don't Be Mad by Mörk x NBD Music Co. 1.08.55 4759 plays
- 9. Nü World Order Mixtape Series Vol 15: Lukewarm by Mörk x NBD Music Co. 1.08.36 2625 plays
- 10. Nü World Order Mixtape Series 014 : Chris Grant by chrisgrant 54.28 974 plays
- 11. Nebula - Nü World Order Mixtape Series Vol 13 by Trancid 1.08.47 1277 plays
- 12. Asher Diamonds: Nü World Order Mixtape Series VOL 12 by Mörk x NBD Music Co. 48.24 1385 plays
- 13. Aaron Dae: Nü World Order Mixtape Series Vol. 011 by Mörk x NBD Music Co. 52.17 2630 plays
- 14. Mörk: Nü World Order Mixtape Series 010, July 2013 by Mörk x NBD Music Co. 1.13.26 1347 plays
- 15. Nü World Order Mixtape Series 009 by chrisgrant 57.11 726 plays
- 16. Nü World Order Mixtapes Series: Volume 8, Sleazy McQueen by SleazyMcQueen 1.14.38 2770 plays
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- 18. Polaris - Nü World Order Mixtape Series #06 (05.22.13) by Trancid 1.05.08 962 plays
- 19. Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee ★ NÜ World Order Mix Tape Vol.5 ★ by Dave Allison 1.04.34 4080 plays
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- 21. Chris Grant - Nü World Order Mixtape by chrisgrant 58.58 693 plays
[NBD Music Co, Nujax]
SHORT BIO (by Aranya Tomseth):
Producer/DJ/Promoter/Graphic Designer John Mork has navigated and survived more weirdness than most people experience in one lifetime. The Chicago native evolved from rave kid to house music celebrity, to reclusive band dude, to his current incarnation as a guy who simply derives great joy from playing and producing music that moves him.
It was a little over a decade ago that Mork teamed up with drum n’ bass producer Frankie J to form the seminal house collaboration The Sound Republic. The duo exploded onto the scene in 2005 following releases on Dae Recordings, Guesthouse Music and Guess Who?, and their signature driving sound went on to play a crucial role in shaping the future path of the house genre. Four years of prolific production, playing and partying ensued, but in 2009 Mork decided it was time to remove himself from the madness.
Thankfully, it turns out John Mork just can’t quit house music. In 2013 he and fellow Chicago veterans Trancid, Alinka, Chris Grant and Karl Almaria launched “Nü: The Outer Space Disco Dancing Society of Chicago,” a monthly party at infamous goth club, Neo, and in January 2014, Mork and Almaria launched a second monthly called “HOOYAIS!” at Primary Nightclub.
Mork has also produced remixes for Midnight Magic, The New Division, Speck Mountain, Change Request and Goldroom, and has released music on Nu Jax Music, Seasons Recordings, Plus Plus and his own label NBD Music Company. This onslaught is merely the beginning, though, as he has plans to unleash a flood of new music in the year ahead.
LONG BIO: (also by Aranya)
“Yesterday’s weirdness is tomorrow’s reason why.”
Wise words from the late, great Hunter S. Thompson that apply quite aptly to the trajectory of producer/DJ/promoter/graphic designer John Mork. Over the course of the last two decades, the Chicago native has navigated and survived more weirdness than most people experience in one lifetime—evolving from rave kid to house music celebrity, to reclusive band dude, and eventually arriving at a zen, grown-up amalgamation of all three personas. It was a wild, tumultuous ride riddled with spectacular highs and lows, but ultimately, all that weirdness served a purpose: it helped lead Mork to his current, most fulfilling, incarnation as a guy who simply derives great joy from playing and producing music that moves him.
“I'm working my ass off over here trying to consistently make just Damned Good Music,” he says. “Sometimes it's house, sometimes it's slower—so, then maybe it's indie dance or nu disco. Sometimes it's whatever. I guess it’s just Mörk music.”
It was a little over a decade ago in 2003 that Mork teamed up with drum n’ bass producer Frankie J to form the seminal house collaboration The Sound Republic. The two originally met while attending school at Illinois State in 1998. Both had cut their teeth on Chicago’s thriving rave scene, and each brought specific individual skills to the table. The fusion of Mork’s driving, funk-based new-school sound with Frankie’s engineering and drum programming prowess resulted in a musical style that was not only The Sound Republic’s signature sound, but which also played a crucial role in shaping the overall future path of the house genre.
In 2005 The Sound Republic put out their first record on Dae Recordings, Aaron Dae’s precursor label to his current imprints Razor-n-Tape and Deep & Disco. A second release on Oakland, Calif.-based underground label Guesthouse Music soon followed. However, it was The Sound Republic’s release of “Just a Little Oven” and “Uncle Freak” under their bootleg monikers Johnny Drama and Francis Jilla on Guess Who? Recordings that officially put the duo on the map. The EP made waves at the 2005 Winter Music Conference in Miami, and suddenly—for better and for worse—The Sound Republic found themselves in the house spotlight.
What followed was a heady whirlwind of prolific production, playing and partying. Between 2005 and 2009 The Sound Republic churned out some 35 original tracks and remixes on choice labels like Drop Music, Aroma Recordings, Tango, Jackin’ Tracks, Blackcherry, LowDown, Dae, Guesthouse, Control, .dotbleep and Sound Republic’s own label, SpatulaCity. The duo also launched “Grizzled,” a monthly party in Chicago that regularly featured such high-caliber talent as Mes, Raoule Belmans, Traxx and Justin Martin, to name a few.
“The Sound Republic was a little bit like house music college for me,” Mork recalls. “I learned a lot about the business, made some pals, had tons of crazy, ridiculous experiences on the road, acted the fool and, most importantly, learned what not to do in the music business.”
All of that crazy, ridiculous life-learning came to a head in 2009. Realizing he had gone too far down the rabbit hole, Mork made the executive decision to pull himself out while he still could—and to do so permanently.
“I sort of dropped off the face of the planet for a little while,” he says. “I stopped going out, swore off dance music for life and started a band.”
But, as it turns out, John Mork just can’t quit house music—and that’s a good thing for everyone involved. His return to the scene started subtly… a remix here, a track purchased there, a grooving nu disco mix quietly posted on Soundcloud in the fall of 2012. Without even realizing it was happening, Mork once again found himself firmly ensconced in dance music. He began making tracks and releasing records, and crazier still, he found himself out and about, and behind the decks. And despite proclaiming that first gig to be “just the one time,” Mork was soon playing at various local nights on a regular basis.
Never one to half-ass anything, Mork partnered up with friends and fellow Chicago talents, Trancid, Alinka, Chris Grant and Karl Almaria in January 2013 and launched a monthly of his own: Nü: The Outer Space Disco Dancing Society of Chicago. Held at Chicago’s infamous filthy goth club Neo on the first Friday of every month, Nü has been an unmitigated success and has featured a slew of house and nu-disco talent, including Midnight Magic, Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee (Dave Allison), Alkalino, Asher Diamonds, Aaron Dae, Sleazy McQueen, Ghosts of Venice, DJ Mes, Shaun J Wright, Tim Zawada, Kid Color, and many more.
“So much for quitting,” Mork says with a laugh. “I mean, I truly believed I was done. Apparently, I was wrong.”
These days, Mork is a happy man. In addition to putting on Nü, he and longtime friend Karl Almaria launched another monthly party in January 2014 called “HOOYAIS!” at Primary Nightclub. Joshua Iz and Asher Diamonds helped kick off the night’s debut, and house legend Joey Negro headlined in March. In addition, Mork has also been busy in the studio, producing remixes for Midnight Magic, The New Division, Speck Mountain, Change Request and Goldroom. He has also released music on Nu Jax Music, Seasons Recordings, Plus Plus and his own new label NBD Music Company. But this onslaught of creativity is merely the beginning for Mork, who plans to unleash a flood of new music in the year ahead.
“My entire approach is different this time around, and it just feels right and good to me,” he says. “I got bit by the bug again and it felt how it did for me when I first discovered house music—open, free, inspiring, fun, nothing but possibility—and, I just understood it. I changed up my approach to production and have really been working in a completely different way than I did when I was in The Sound Republic. I honestly feel like I'm making the best music of my life, and it just keeps getting better.”
Let’s give it up for yesterday’s weirdness.
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