Tour Guide – Mark Reeve picks his 5 best gigs from 2018

Anyone serious about their techno will certainly have come across the name Mark Reeve. Moving to Germany from England 15 years ago in search of an inspirational scene that embraced his tough uncompromising sound. First discovered by Sven Väth Mark has since gone on to establish a reputation totally respected by his peers through groundbreaking productions on iconic labels such as Cocoon, Drumcode, Soma, Second State, Bedrock, ELEVATE, Intec, Bek Audio and many more. Fully established on the scene Mark has helped push electronic music forwards as a solo artist, while working with true heavyweights like Adam Beyer and Pig&Dan

Equally at home behind the decks and a mixer live as he is in the studio, Mark’s DJ sets have been been receiving fantastic feedback, with his talent and artistic vision taking listeners on a thrilling journey full of hard driving beats and intense melodies at dance floors around the globe such as Awakenings Gashouder, Space Ibiza, Fabrik Madrid or Rex Club. As an essential step in his evolution, Mark was to set up a record label in the form of the excellent SubVision.

Now, to talk us through his 5 best gigs of 2018 we will let Mark take it from here.

Drumcode Festival
Tt Neveritaweg, 1033 WB Amsterdam, Netherlands.

This must be one of my highlights of 2018. After my number 1 hit single ‘Far Away’ it was a pleasure for me to play at this years Drumcode Festival. I have been releasing and playing for the label for 5 years now and being invited was a honour. Seeing all my Drumcode buddies and taking part of this fantastic event which had such a big line-up including Adam Beyer, Nicole Moudaber, Joseph Capriati, it was amazing. Hope to be a part of next years festival in Amsterdam again in 2019.

Drumcode X at Bikini Toulouse
Rue Théodore Monod, Ramonville-Saint-Agne, Midi-Pyrenees, France.

Always a pleasure being in France. This event was in a cool club in Toulouse called ‘le bikini’ there I was alongside Enrico Sangiuliano and Bart Skils spreading the Drumcode vibe. I started after Bart Skils and the club was packed. I cannot think of an event with more people with their hands in the air to ‘Far Away’ then at this club. Hope to see you guys in Toulouse again very soon!

Club del sol sunshine
Av. Campus del Mar, Parcela 1, Concón, Chile.

Heading over to South America is for every DJ something very special. The people and clubs are out of this world. Such a good atmosphere regardless of being in Argentina or Chile. This time it was time for me to do a 3 gig tour in Santiago, Concepcion and Vina del Mar. I have chosen Club del sol sunshine for my highlight it was a fantastic night with so many highlights the vibe was unbelievable. I had such a great time, the Sound System and lights plus all the people that showed up were ready for action. But also the other clubs where awesome and I hope to be back there very soon!

Electroziles Festival
Domaine des Iles, Sion, Switzerland.

When it comes down to being part of something you always look closer and focus more on things. I have been part of this festival now for 3 years and am now doing the Artist Booking. This festival is awesome right in the middle of the mountains with a lake in the middle. An excellent spot for all ravers to feel nature and be free. I normally play a double set both Fridays and Saturdays. This year we had the cocoon crew with Extrawelt and Popof on the Friday and Josh Wink on the Saturday. Both days where packed out and I really had a fantastic time. I am sure next year will be even better.

Mayday Dortmund
Strobelallee 45, Dortmund.

This festival or event goes down in Techno history books. It was an honour for me to play at this years Mayday Dortmund alongside Sven Väth, Adam Beyer and Charlotte De Witte. The event is held at the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund and is one of the biggest indoor parties I have ever seen. So it was obviously an amazing experience to be there. Also all the mayday crew and everyone that worked there was really professional. All in all a big highlight in my career and made my 2018 complete.

Daz Pearson
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UK based former DJ and promoter, co-owner, director, writer & creative at Decoded Magazine. Studied at the University of Wolverhampton graduating in Graphic Communication & Typography (BA Hons). In house video editor and avid MMA follower with a keen ear for dark, twisted, hypnotic, tribal progressive house and techno.