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PRESS RELEASE

TO: MEDIA

FROM: G Dehnert

DATE: OCT 22, Fri 2010 (Pipeline:Oahu) & OCT23 SAT (Maui),2010

RE: www.MushroomMusicFestival.com feat: Mark Farina
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Double-O-Spot presents
www.MushroomMusicFestival.com feat: Mark Farina
Friday October 22, 2010: Oahu
Pipeline, 10p-4a, 16+

Saturday October 23, 2010: Maui
Timba, 9p-2a, 21+

OAHU Presale:
$15 Limited Presale Available at: ButiGroove, UH Campus Center, Hungry Ear, Linea, Stylus, All Military Outlets, Hawaii’s Natural High, All LocalMotion Outlets, www.groovetickets.com, 1-877-87-GROOVE
Maui: $20. Available online & TollFree: www.groovetickets.com, 1-877-87-GROOVE

FOR MORE INFORMATION: WWW.OOSPOT.COM, 591-3500

With DJs: G-Spot & Daniel J + More.
With Hip Hop, and 80’s area.

For more info on Mark Farina contact:
Gunnar Hissam, ph: 415.904.1812, em: gunnar@om-records.com
www.om-records.com , www.mushroomjazz.net

Mark Farina:
New York - Ministry Of Sound proudly presents Sessions - Mark Farina’s first ever mix album for the pioneering UK label. Mark Farina is yet another renowned figure of inspiration for the acclaimed Sessions series which has seen releases from Josh Wink, Steve Angello and DJ Sneak earlier this year. One of America’s most revered DJs, Mark has pulled all the stops out for this one with nearly 40 tracks of absolute jackin’ house madness!

Mark Farina has been a figurehead of the US house scene for over 15 years, first cutting his teeth in the now legendary Chicago/Detroit scene in the late eighties. Working closely with such luminaries as Derrick Carter, Kevin Saunderson and Chris Nazuka, Mark utilized his tight connections and signed to KMS Records in ’89 under the Symbols & Instruments moniker and produced a landmark track called ‘Mood’ – the first ambient house track ever made. From there he went on to pioneer the Mushroom Jazz genre in San Francisco, championing a more mellow style of jazzy house and early hip-hop that soon became an international sensation. In 2003, with 4 Mushroom Jazz and 4 Chicago house DJ mixed compilations along with numerous singles already under his belt, Mark released his debut artist album Air Farina to widespread critical acclaim.  Mark's remix skills are also highly in demand from top labels such as Verve and Classic. Farina has now sold well over 100,000 albums worldwide.

For the Sessions series Mark decided to show his full range of jackin’ beats and the result is a master class in mixing, seamlessly taking the mix up and down, combining deep vocals with rolling drum rhythms and upfront electronics, but maintaining a classic house backbone.

Mark will be doing a full world-tour to promote this release, which sees him stopping off in Europe, Australia, Asia and of course America.

For more information on Mark Farina’s Session album please contact Justin and Nate at rephlektor on 646 383 8827 / justin@rephlektorink.com

Mark Farina:

Known around the world for performing his two legendary DJ styles: instrumental hip-hop mixed with jazzy soul known as Mushroom Jazz and chunky funky Chicago-style house sets. Mark Farina has been voted in the “Top DJ’s in the World” by BPM and DJ magazines and most recently been nominated for the Dancestar Award for Best New Artist Album (AIR FARINA) and California Music Award for Best DJ Talent. Consistently touring year round playing to over 300,000 club goers a year including a standout performance at Coachella 04 and Bonnaroo 03, Mark consistently brings home the goods and then some, and the “LIVE AT OM” album is his brightest release yet!

TIMELINE – MARK STORY

Summer of '88 – Mark worked at Imports Etc. (a record store located in Chicago's South Loop area, near Columbia College where M was attending school) .

'89 - '92 – Mark starts recording with Chris Nazuka as "Symbols and Instruments" on KMS records in Detroit.

'90-'95 - Mark eventually joins the Gramaphone staff along with other dj's such as Sneak, Ralphie Rosario, Derrick Carter, & DJ Heather.

'89-'94 - Mark starts throwing parties.

'89 -'93/94 - Mark does guest mixes at Northwestern University's college radio station, WNUR. The mixes were broadcast Thursday and Friday night on the "Street Beat" show.

'89 -'95 - Mark moves in to the infamous "Red Nail" loft with Derrick Carter, Chris Nazuka and G-Most.

'92 – Mark plays in Bari, Italy, a week later played at Gilligan's Island 2 outside of LA. First exposure to West coast dj's and the idea of being a travelling dj.

'96/'97 - Mark moves to SF and finally out of Red Nail after having 2 homes for a couple of years in both locations.

IN THE NOW - Mark become a huge sought after dj' in US. Many requests to play back to back sets or tag team sets all across the country and the world

RECENT NEWS OF NOTE


● Mark Farina “Dream Machine” - #1 Most Requested Song on KCRW

● Mark Farina “Air Farina” - #1 Most Requested Album on KCRW

● Mark Farina “Air Farina” - Nominated for 2004 DanceStar Award “Best New Artist Album”

● Mark Farina - Nominated for 2004 California Music Award “Best DJ”

● Mark Farina - Featured on the Cover of iDJ Magazine June 2004 Issue

● Mark Farina - Voted in the Top 10 DJ’s in the World by BPM & DJ MAGAZINE

For All Press/Radio/Marketing Inquiries for Mark Farina & Derrick Carter Please Contact:
Gunnar Hissam/Om Records, tel: 415 904-1807 / email: gunnar@om-records.com
www.om-records.com / 665 3rd St. Suite 425, San Francisco, CA 94107

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10/22/2010 (Oahu), 10/23/2010(Maui) - Mushroom Music Festival with Mark Farina (Oahu-Maui) - 10pm - 4am


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