Sweet, soulful melodies and a profound, jazzy vibe are what you can expect from internationally acclaimed DJ Kervyn Mark. After 30 years of devotion to the underground music industry, he has carved his niche as a renaissance man who has done it all. The boundlessness of his skills does not go unnoticed in his hometown of New York City where he is labeled “the world’s busiest DJ”. In terms of his music library in term of deep soulful house and perhaps dance music as a whole, few DJ’s have number of songs that Mr. Mark has…PERIOD!!!
He is a gate keeper New York’s soulful dance music. He has produced some of the best outdoor festival events through is Melting Pot Global brand that was started in 2004. He has produced the largest events at the famed Coney Island Boardwalk where is had guests ranging from Louie Vega, John “Jellybean” Benitez, Tony Humphries, DJ Spinna, Ian Friday to the You tube famed event with Sting International that drew over 5000 revelers. He was one of the resident DJs for Jellybean’s “Ain’t Nothin’ But A House Party” for 3 years. When it comes to the soulful house scene he is the only DJ/Promoter to have created and done successful event at public parks such as Battery Park, Empire Fulton State Park, Riverbank State Park and the Frying Pan. No has been able to duplicate that. Through Melting Pot Global djs such as The Martinez Brothers got the necessary venue and press to give their careers the impetus to superstardom.
But there’s more.
He is a film maker and historian. Kervyn is the Associate Producer, Historian and Co-writer of the movie “Maestro-Documentary”; a film which explores the history, the roots, and the spirit of New York House Music. He is presently a producer of another film “Hands To The Sky” documentary turns a lens on deejays, musicians, fans and feelings inspired by outdoor soulful and deep house music dance parties. As an activist he initiated and created the “HOUSE COALITION” float that participates and is the main staple of the NYC DANCE PARADE. Starting in 2009 he engineered and created the now wildly successful “Official Paradise Garage Reunion” that draws 2000 devotees every year to hear the 2 remaining residents of the fabled club
The challenge of never knowing what to expect from a crowd is what drives Kervyn Mark to consistently provide a solid groove and more importantly a spiritual musical experience. And the world is unanimous: Kervyn has been booked for high profile events presented by Body and Soul NY (5 times) Roots NYC, FUNKBOX NYC, 718 Sessions, PS 1, Festivus, Soul Summit @ Fort Greene, Sundae Sermon, and the list goes on. He has played at events attended and/or hosted by Madonna. Yet Kervyn maintains his street credibility by jacking bodies both at high society gigs for places like Brooklyn Terrace(NYC) and at underground grass roots parties like Roots NYC and Funkbox. He has shared the deck with heavyweights and legends DJs Francois K, Danny Krivit, Osunlade, The Martinez Brothers, Louie Vega, Kenny Dope’ Gonzalez, Tony Humphries, Rich Medina and veritable who’s who.
The reason for Kervyn’s success is a simple ricochet effect: the love and support he receives keeps him going strong and his love of the music and the positive effect is has on all races and creeds keeps the vibe alive with determination, passion, and the upstanding mission to touch the heart of the ones who love music as much as he does.
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