Mark Seven – Unearthed: Stopdontstop Mix
In honour of him gracing these shores this Friday @ Big Wave we're making today Mark Seven Mix Day on the site.
To celebrate Mark's gifted us 3, yes 3 whole mixes… which you'll be able to hear all through today.
The first one StopDon'tStopMix – the one you have in your ears right here – recorded almost 10 years ago for a long defunct podcast website, it has gained legendary status amongst heads and diggers, as Mark switches effortlessly between styles and introduces us to gems Javaroo ‘Breaking In’, Black Gold ‘C’mon Stop’ and Nora’s Italo version of ‘Dancing In The Dark’.
Mark's very kindly allowed us to dust it off and can share it you again… so here it is, in all its glory!
Producing and running labels since the early 90's, the now Stockholm based Mark Seven has been releasing some rather fine records on his Parkway imprint of late. Parkway is a label inspired by the sounds Mark first fell in love with that emerged from the explosion of creativity that occurred post-Disco, when electronics became more affordable and when the music moved back underground, with names like Paul Simpson, Winston Jones and Boyd Jarvis, Emergency, Streetwise and Easy Street. Records with Herb "The Pump" Powers and exclusive edits and remixes of rare Black music releases of the 1980's. Unsung tracks that fed into a sound that became House. A history that, without people like Mark, would have already been forgotten.
His stand-out contribution to the Claremont 56 Records 'Originals' series demonstrates in fine style his knowledge of house and disco is deeper than the Baltic Sea.
But DJing is what makes Mark really tick. His sets at Horse Meat Disco have been immortalised in the 'Salute to the Men of Vauxhall' mix series and he is also responsible for some of the most pivotal mixes to grace our ears in the last 10 years, unearthing and breaking huge records such as Javaroo along the way.
Read and interview with Mark on the site from last year here.
Catch Mark Seven at Big Wave this Friday. More Info here