M A R K 7
5158 Records Australia
Mark Liddell (Adelaide, Australia) lives and breathes the drum’n’bass culture. 1994/95 Mark7 commenced his career in dnb, initially as a bedroom dj, playing early breakbeat, rave, hiphop, jungle (and dnb). Mark7 entered and won a nation wide dj competition on Triple J's Saturday Night National Mixup program (http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/) and the following year as part of the Australian Loud Festival, played on nation-wide radio also streamed live across the globe via the j's website – his first gig. He was soon asked back for an encore performance on Triple J in 99 and since 2008 has hosted Rollerz Fresh Fm 92.7 (www.fresh927.com.au) and recently Auzcast (www.facebook.com/auzcast).
In 2000 Mark7 set up an independent local record label - 5158 Records - which has released 13 local compilation cd's, with over 35 artists producing over 160 tracks since conception. It was in that year that Mark7 was also nominated in the Lemon Ruski National Dance Music Awards as "Australia's best new dj". Since then he has dj'ed at regular club nights and big rave parties along side the greats in drum'n'bass such as AndyC, Teebee, Calyx, Break, Bad Company, Shock One, Pendulum along with the majority of dnb acts touring Australia. Mark has also played several domestic Gig's including Madhatters in Perth (and several others), Stepp Inn Brisbane (and others) as well as Revolver in Melbourne. In 2010 Mark7 played his first international gig at HEAVY in Hong Kong!
In 2005 Mark7’s 5158 Records was awarded with Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) prestigious "Encouragement Award" and was also awarded with 5158's "Most popular local label" at the South Australian Dance Music Awards. Over the 14 years has carried nominations in the most popular dnb dj, most popular local label, most popular local producer and such categories but his real accomplishments for Mark include his co-lab with E-theory, Djon & Skyver remixed & globablly released on the Technique Recordings E.P. "Street Technique" Radio One in the Uk have rinsed out "Gimme Sumthin" on several programs and it is one of the featured tunes on "Street Technique CD" along with tracks from Simon Bassline Smith, Drumsound, Roni Size, J-Magic & Fresh to name but a few.
The South Coast Vinyl Doulbe EP on 5158 Records came out in recent years and can be heard on his mark7dnb youtube account and available online distributed via LOAD Media. In recent times Mark7 has performed a Kongkrete Bass Kongkast (Kongkast #126 free download via iTunes).Mark7 has had some huge international acts come through on Rollerz including DLR & Octane, Kenny Kenn, Audio, Icicle, Evol Intent, Shapeshifter, Matrix & Futurebound plus a stack of local and interstate producers and Dj's. Big things lay ahead for Mark7 and Auzcast so stay tuned! Auzcast has featured acts Greg Packer, Phetsta, Centaspike & Inbound - up and coming shows include Safire, Basscreepz, DelaHaye, Patch & Meldown plus many more... links can be found on www.facebook.com/auzcast