Mark Seven – THE RANSOM NOTE MIX
Stockholm based Mark Seven has been releasing some rather fine records on his Parkway imprint of late. He is also probably one of the best selectors around and is making a journey over here next month for EXCURSIONS. With that in min we thought it high time we asked him to formulate a mix for the R$N series.
Producing since 1991 and running labels since 1992, Mark's current project Parkway is inspired by the sounds he first fell in love with. These sounds 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.
British-born Mark Seven began his obsession with the dance at now vaunted London parties such as Delirium, to a soundtrack of Soul, Funk, and Hip Hop. As Acid House took root in the capital Mark became a regular at the similarly hallowed Future and Shoom and started organizing his own events. His passion for discovery led him to journey to the U.S. and Europe to source vinyl, and has resulted in his own on-line store, JusWax. In Stockholm Mark set up the Black Lodge all-nighters, mix-tapes from which helped to alert the outside world to his knowledge and ability.
Anyway… let's get the rather fine mix on shall we.
?Mark Seven plays Amp + Deck present EXCURSIONS Party 01
Mark Seven, Amp + Deck