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DJ Promoter of Back In The Dark. Bournemouth
Back in the Dark is the creation of the “DeepBlue Sessions” organisation, one of the South coasts longest running Deep House collectives.
Based at Bournemouth’s only true Underground club “The Winchester” since 2010, BITD has seen the likes of Andre Lodermann, Craig Smith of 6th Borough Project, Sam Hardaker from ZERO 7, Jimpster Matt Masters Norn de Plume of Freerange Records and Milton Jackson grace the “DEEPBLUE HIFI”, our custom built Kv2 Soundsystem that was obtained to give the djs and punters alike an unrivalled Audio experience at the BITD parties
A Northerner by heart, a Northerner by nature, DJ Mark J oozes friendliness like he’s just been smacked round the face with it. “I’m a very friendly guy, a lot of DJs have big egos. I don’t.” And with this friendly nature comes the kind of ‘go easiness’ that we all could do with a little more of. “My prerogative is, I play cool music, to cool people. And if they like it, then that’s cool too!” Mark J’s definition of cool music is deep , funky, soulful house,
Originating from Hull, Mark J quickly familiarised himself with this kind of music in the early eighties,soul, disco travelling to the big Northern cities where “good all-nighters” were the place to be. “I fell in love with the music, the lifestyle and the people so I wanted to bring a little of it back home.” Dipping into his pockets to fund a hobby, Mark J purchased a set of DJ decks and started his journey. Playing soul funk n disco i soon fell into the early house groove. Playing at Welly Club Hull, then various warehouse parties in and around Yorkshire. “It was all about house music for me. ” I love all styles of house as long as its got a fat bass line and nice vocals. Soho resident 4 years, Deep Blue fm. Bar So, Westleigh Hotel Parties, Endorset Festival, Beatwinus Radio, Afrodisiac Radio, The Winchester. Vocal Booth Spain 2012, 2013. Bump & Hustle.
QUICK FIRE FIVE:
Best thing about being DJ:
When people run up to me and ask what that tune was.
Worst thing about being a DJ?
The Politics behind the club scene.
You in 3 words:
Enthusiastic. Motivated. Passionate
Best artist/group of all time:
Masters at Work.
MARK J’s tracks