Mark stumbled into Djing aged 23 spending the mid/late 90s flying the flag for techno, house and electronica, playing alongside alongside such luminaries as Aphex Twin, Jeff Mills, Andrew Weatherall. Autechre, Surgeon, Carl Craig, Dave Clarke, Marshall Jefferson etc.
As well as being resident DJ for seminal Sheffield night Remedy and a founder of Sheffield’s Curfew Sound system (holders of many Yorkshire/Derbsyhire free parties) he also played at various places including Sankeys Soap, Turnmills, Sheffield’s Republic/Bed and Arches, NY Sushi, Scuba and Headcharge* (*in a backroom capacity!).
Much as how prior to DJing Mark played in bands, these last 21 years have also been peppered with musical projects playing with (ex-Cabaret Voltaire, Hula) Nort’s band Yonni and more recently Meat for a Dark Day with Mark Hudson of Fat Truckers.
MfaDD’s double B side single having a side each produced by Sheffield production legends Ross Orton (MIA, Arctice Monkeys, Drenge) and Dean Honer (I Monster, Eccentronic Research Council), boasts the dubious honour of being the first release on Sheffield Phonographic that Steve Lamaq DIDN’T play.
More recently he’s been collaborating with BAFTA nominated film-maker Annie Scott on films for writer Stephen Scott’s short stories and playing an eclectic ‘audio obstacle’ course show on Sheffield Live radio spanning Krautrock to afrobeat, garage rock to electronica, as well, of course as the slightly-rarer- than-they- used-to- be DJ sets.