Mark Dynamix - Sydney's Plastic's new resident!
Friday, November 2, 2001
With a career spanning 10 years, MARK DYNAMIX can comfortably lay claim to being one of Australia's most talented, hard working and cutting-edge DJ's. Well respected and liked by both fans and industry alike, his modest placing within AustraliaÌs top five bracket has been earned through years of Djing, radio and live performances, 14 CD releases and a well-respected positive attitude towards the dance music industry. Name the DJs and artists Mark has headlined with over the years, and it reads like a whoÌs who in dance; ranging from international stars Judge Jules, Sonique, Paul Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyk, and Carl Cox, to genre definers Darren Emerson, Adam Freeland, Roni Size and Fatboy Slim, to local heroes B(if)tek, Pnau, sonicanimation and Infusion. The events he's DJed at is equally as impressive, try the Big Day Out, Ministry Of Sound, Gatecrasher, Perfecto, Happy Valley, Utopia and Transmission on for size. Mark currently holds four residencies, most notably at leading Sydney clubs Plastic @ Zen (Fridays) and Progress @ Gas (Saturdays). Leading the national touring list, he is a regular visitor to Perth, Melbourne, Hobart, Brisbane and Adelaide. His considerable interstate guest spot appearances and residencies, were noted in 1999 by Ministry Of Sound, detailing his tours in their Clubbers Guide To Australia CD booklet - the only DJ to be mentioned three times. It wasn't long before Ministry Of Sound asked Mark to put his own name to their local Australian release mix compilations; the first being Club Nation with fellow Sydney DJ Groove Terminator, followed by the The Summer Annual with Madison Avenue's Andy Van, and most recently Club Nation 2001 with Declan Lee and The Annual, once again with Andy Van. These nationally promoted compilations follow 10 previous releases, including the high profile Full Frequency and Peaktime releases, and Sundazed which gained the accolade of Triple J's album of the week and inclusion in 3DWorld's Top 50 Essential Dance Albums Of All Time.
Collectively, these diverse releases have racked up sales of well over 70 000 copies, proof of Mark's both broad and loyal fanbase.
With a musically open mind, Mark is consistently versatile as a DJ, seamlessly cutting and pasting layers of sound with innovative scratching and sampling. While he regularly plays to some of the largest dance floors in Australia, he refuses any notions of commercialism, preferring to offer quality deep and funky to tech-house and progressive, a working example of the sort of talent his reputation suggests. He has just received an honourable mention in the Australia Dance Music AwardÌs Best DJ category, alongside the likes of Simon Caldwell, Phil Smart, Ransom & Phil K.
With numerous appearances on national broadcaster Triple J's "Mix-Up" program, Channel V and MTV, hosting Ministry Of Sounds Radio Session broadcast on Qantas, 10 years of consistent radio broadcasts on most of Sydney's dance stations and a nationally syndicated column Tech-Logic, and a stint instructing at the DMC United DJ School, Mark's broad interests has insured his consistent prominence nationally.
Mark's current release is Ministry Of Sound's The Annual 2001 with Andy Van. He is currently touring Australia on Ministry Of Sound's National October Tour, alongside Anthony Pappa and Ferry Corsten.
CURRENT CLUB RESIDENCIES Thursdays: Fry'd Delight @ Icebox
Fridays: Plastic @ Zen
Saturdays: Progress @ Gas & Sydney/interstate guest spots
Sundays: Sounds On Sunday @ Greenwood
All albums coincided with national TV/Radio/Press advertising and included interviews and magazine articles and extensive touring.
MINISTRY OF SOUND: THE ANNUAL 2001 Released October 2001 by M Tags