Mix of the Week – Mark Farina

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Shortly after Mark became friends with Derrick Carter in 1988 at a record store in Chicago, his passion for House music and sharing it with the world, exploded. Mark experimented with a deeper style, dropping De La Soul, disco classics and other sounds that simply weren’t being played in the main rooms of nightclubs.

While exploring his love for the purist forms of House Music, Mark developed his trademark style: Mushroom Jazz; acid jazz infused with the West Coast’s jazzy, organic productions combined with urban beats.

This week’s mix of the month comes from Mark Farina and is his Defected Records House Broadcasting mix from June.

1. Mik and Cody Currie – Cash
2. Demuir – Mind Body and Soul
3. Col Lawton – Sound of Music
4. Manuel Sahagun – Future on Earth
5. Kevin Yost – Jazz Space Homey
6. Black Loops feat. Cody Currie – These Changes
7. Urban Influence II – Do your Dance
8. BAM feat. Leandra Johnson – Hold On (David Harness laid back mix)
9. Larry De Cat – Escaping the Subway
10. Dave Alison – His Story (Art of Tones mix)
11. Dennis Ferrer – Church Lady (Thommy & Spen Beatz)
12. Lorca – Larry’s Bomb
13. Session Victim – Trying to Make it Home
14. Hotmood – Don’t Stop
15. Demuir – Pull Up on Meh
16. Erik Bo – Mood of The Day
17. Daniel Steinberg – The Funk Show
18. Ray-D – Natural High
19. Yan Gordo – 1980
20. Gerd – We Bring Muzik (warehouse mix)
21. Gramophonedzie – Jedan house na Brzinu
22. Homero Espinosa & Mark Farina – Loco Motion
23. Filta Freqz – Taste of Honey
24. Tony Lionni – Will I see you Again
25. Channel – Tres Acid In My Blood
26. Majestika – Mind Magic (Dub)
27. Son of Sound – Muzik is all I Know (Aroop Roy mix)
28. Currents and Jesusdapnk – Parisian Nights
29. Slow cords promo
30. Dave Alison – His Story (original mix)
31. 7 Citizens – Muse (Fluff Mix)
32. Mateo & Matos – Searching

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Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about many genres of music from Breakbeat and Drum & Bass to Techno and Electronica. A man that lives in a world of bass and beats, Ian is an obsessive collector of music and a true geek at heart, with many years spent in application design.