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DJ Mark Farina returns with "Mushroom Jazz 7"
On November 9, Mark Farina
releases Mushroom Jazz 7 -- the latest installment in the
groundbreaking compilation series. Mushroom Jazz 7 features Farina's
signature hip-hop, jazz-infused, downtempo, dance floor friendly beats.
This time around, he deftly mixes and arranges tracks by some of the
world's most dynamic artists including Andy Caldwell, Billa Qause,
Colossus, Dave Allison, Derek Dunbar, The Hue, Giano & Michael
Knight, Jazz Spastiks, Joshua Heath, Lurob, Slakah the Beatchild, Tommy
Largo and Uneaq.
The result: a
seamless, crisp, hypnotic and sublime journey true to the easygoing
essence that is Mushroom Jazz. Mark Farina developed his musical tastes
in Chicago listening to house music on the radio while living in one of
the country's most primordial breeding grounds for the genre.
Farina first started wandering from his passion for the purist forms of
House, which grew into his trademark down tempo style - Mushroom Jazz,
when he was DJing in both the main and the side rooms at Chicago
nightclubs in the same night.
Mark experimented with a slower style, dropping De La Soul, Herbie
Hancock, funk classics and other stuff that wasn't being played in the
main room. This resulted in a small run of mix tapes entitled "Mushroom
Jazz" which Mark released featuring his jazzy down tempo style. The
Mushroom Jazz tapes grew from the first run of 50 copies to the next
run at 500 copies. Today, these early releases are highly sought after
items around the globe.
In 1992, Mark Farina, along with Patty Ryan, created the legendary
weekly Jazid Up club night in San Francisco. There, Mark honed his
signature style and established a fanatical, cult-like following for
himself and the "Mushroom Jazz"sound. Finally, after five years, the
club closed its doors and Mark and Patty teamed up with Om Records to
release the Mushroom Jazz CD series... And the rest is history.
Now, after six volumes and extensive worldwide tours, Mark Farina
brings you MJ7 - Farina's most ambitious release to date, showcasing
the evolution of decades of mastery in defining the genre he's credited
with creating. Make sure you check out Mark Farina on the road this
fall when the Mushroom Jazz World Tour hits a city near you. Mushroom
Jazz 7 is available through a special pre-order in several different
formats: Collector’s Edition, CD + Digital Download Package and CD
Package only. Free music is delivered immediately upon Pre-Order. Those
interested in purchasing the Limited Edition Collector’s Edition can do
so from djmarkfarina.net.
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