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Interview

A Quick Chat with Mark E

22/01/15

Mark E has continued to push things forward and remained as one of Futureboogie’s artist with a consistent stream of quality records coming out. His music is overwhelmingly deliberate and in that sense it’s quintessential house, mechanistic, and intoxicatingly simple. He’ll be bringing his infectious groove, flow and rhythm to The Laundry on the last Saturday of the month.

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Hi Mark, thank you for taking the time to chat to us! What have you been up to lately?
No problem, generally trying to get motivated for the new year. The grey days of late are a bit depressing, so trying to use the time constructively finishing music, or starting new projects. I’ve had an album in progress for over a year now, really got to knuckle down and get it done.

The last year must have been exciting for you with the Activity EP release on Futureboogie. Can you tell us a little bit about how did this cooperation come about?
I’ve always had a good relationship with the Futureboogie guys, they have always supported me by booking me for festivals or playing my music so it just seemed like a really good idea to do something home grown for a change rather than sending all the good stuff to America or Europe, ☺

Can you tell us something about your plans for the upcoming year? What are you looking forward to the most at the moment?
Gig wise, the Croatia double header of Garden Festival & Electric Elephant immediately springs to mind, also got plans to head back to America and maybe Japan.
Describe your best performing experience that you had to date.
There have been some great ones, but again the one that I think of immediately was the LEFTFOOT boat party with Gilles Peterson, that was special.

How does your working day in the studio look like?
It looks awful at the moment, im in a temporary set up until I get a man shed built in the garden. Today proving un-productive, just picked up my korg poly 800 from the repairers, answering interview questions 😉 printing, signing & scanning remix contracts then it’ll be time to collect the children from school make them tea, then I’ll watch broadchurch or something on the telly and then bed.

What are your main influences?
A lot of music that comes from cities like Chicago Detroit New York San Francisco, be it House Disco or Techno, that’s being very general I could be more specific and go through artists but its very widespread, and equally friends, artists and people and cities closer to home.

Is there another kind of music you listen besides electronic music?
I’ve been listening to Morning Phase by Beck recently, its probably my fav album of last year.

We can’t wait to see you at our Futureboogie night in the end of this month – can you tell our fans what they can expect from you at the Laundry?
Well, it’s hard to say until the night itself, but its safe to say that my bag will be tightly packed full of bangers!

Tune into Mark’s latest mix for LWE: 

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