Submitted by Clubsguide on April 12th 2006
With 14 years experience in Australia's music industry, Mark certainly knows how to rock a crowd. He travels far and wide each weekend to an exhaustive schedule, dishing out solid DJ sets for masses of clubbers around the country. Sometimes tagged "Ministry's boy down under", other times "Australia's hardest working DJ"; whatever the case, with a massive twenty one high profile mix CDs under his belt since 1994 with twelve of them being for Ministry Of Sound, he sure has been busy.
Mark describes his style as a fusion of electro-house and tech-house. In reality the possibilities are far greater than that - anyone who has been a fan of Mark's knows that his sets are always varied and feature new and interesting combinations of styles, alongside innovative sampling and scratching.
He is a prominent headline act at all of Sydney's big dance festivals including Two Tribes, Homebake, Gatecrasher Sound System, Transmission, Utopia, Slinky, God's Kitchen, & Ministry Of Sound. His residencies have included Sublime, Home, Gas, Yu, Icebox, Plastic, Sounds On Sunday & Sweet Chilli, including regular guest appearances throughout Australia/Asia/New Zealand at clubs and events such as Family (Brisbane), Heaven (Adelaide), Metro City (Perth), Seven (Melbourne), Academy (Canberra), Syrup (Hobart), Discovery (Darwin), plus countless regional events. 2003 saw Mark take on his third Big Day Out festival, playing to a 10,000 strong crowd in the Boiler Room in Sydney and sub-sequentially touring the rest of Australia with Underworld and Kraftwerk.
He is regarded as Sydney's no.1 support DJ for touring international artists and has played alongside Basement Jaxx, Carl Cox, Sasha, Ferry Corsten, Paul Van Dyk, Dave Clarke, Nick Warren, Way Out West, Hybrid, Humate, Green Velvet, Ritchie Hawtin, Satoshi Tomiie, Moguai, Wally Lopez, Stacey Pullen, Taucher, Darren Emerson, Paul Oakenfold, Fat Boy Slim, Tall Paul, Lottie, Chicane, Seb Fontaine, Danny Howells, Pete Heller, John Creamer, Underworld, Kraftwerk, Mario Piu and Mauro Picotto.
As his website continues to grow in membership, it shows that Mark is appealing to an even wider audience. His site has almost reached one million hits since it's inception in 2001 and holds the record for the largest forum database for an Australian DJ with almost one thousand members.
Recent Awards include:
Number 2 DJ Aust. Technics InTheMix Awards 2004 Number 2 DJ Aust. Technics InTheMix Awards 2003 Nomination Best DJ Australia DMA 2003 Nomination Best DJ People's Choice NSW DMA 2003 Number 1 DJ 3D World Magazine 2002 Number 2 DJ 3D World Magazine 2001
InTheMix forums have also recently shown an overwhelming 42 per cent of the public voted for Mark as Australia's DJ of the year for 2003, whilst Sounds On Sunday conducted a poll for best house DJ of which Mark came out on top.
Internationally, Mark has travelling to many parts of Asia and Europe, playing in:
U.K (Tangled, Manchester)
India (Elevate, Delhi)
France (State Of Emergency, The Louvre, Paris)
Malaysia (Bali Club)
Papua New Guinea (Lamana Club)
Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland & Hamilton, New Zealand (many venues).
You can check out Mark on his weekly radio show on FBI 94.5FM in Sydney, every Thursday night from 6-8pm; where he plays new releases and has interviewed artists such as Depeche Mode, Basement Jaxx, Dave Clarke, The Youngsters, Mo' Horizons, Steve Gerrard & James Holden.
His first mix cd for 2004 titled "The Annual 2004" has become Ministry Australia's strongest selling compilation to date. The second mix cd for 2004 "Sessions" also hit the number 1 album spot in many compilation and dance charts around the country. Combined sales of Mark Dynamix mixed compilations now total approximately a quarter of a million units worldwide.
Mark has spent much of 2004 working on original material, and has included one of his tracks on "The Annual 2005". Some of his other work is available from his website www.markdynamix.com. He has just completed a national tour during July & August to coincide with the release of his "Sessions One" compilation and looks forward to another tour around the country to coincide with the release of "The Annual 2005". Look out for a single release early 2005 and a remix or two to be released at the end of the year.
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