~ Mark Pharoah ~

Mark Pharoah, A DJ whom over a number of years has entertained a variety of crowds and lovers of house music throughout the UK.His energetic sets are heavily influenced from the Detroit Black Music movement as well as the balearic summer of love which has led him to play alongside a number of esteemed DJ's such as Chateau Flight, Tornado Wallace, Mark E, The Revenge, Greg Wilson, Psychemagik and the Trojan Sound System to name but a few. As a respected member of the Sub Terrania family his emphasis is on providing deep sounds for a deep generation, able to take crowds on long and winding journeys but also not forgetting to make them dance. If you prefer your house deep and melodic but also packs a punch, then you won't go far wrong here.

With many years of dj'ing experience you could certainly say he knows his music. From back in the early days growing up listening to his parents collection of Northern Soul and Tamla Motown records, he was captivated by soulful vocal tracks that had a strong positive message. Soon after he discovered Disco and as a 10 year old boy in the mid 1980's in his parents record collection you would find him at the weekend flea markets buying old disco records with his pocket money. As electronic music expanded in the 80's and electrofunk came onto the scene as the Street dance and Breakdance phenomena exploded, he was drawn to new electronic sounds and discovering the energy they produced. Influenced by pioneers such as Afrika Bambaata electronic dance music was paving the way for the House music revolution in the late 1980's. As his record collection grew he started to create mixtape's for himself and his friends, which he sold on the school playground.

But it wasn't till he was 18 years old after his first independent holiday abroad to the balearic island of Ibiza in 93' that he was convinced to buy his first pair of Technic 1210's. Having watched the likes of David Morales, Graham Park, Sven Vath, Carl Cox switch from record to record seamlessly playing to the huge crowds on the white isle. Practising and honing his skills within the confines of his bedroom, his passion for House music was increasing at an alarming rate. He was now getting the chance to play out at local parties, introducing many people to a new sound which allowed them to dance and express themselves. As word spread around he was asked to DJ at the most popular clubs at that time in his area. As his name was becoming more popular he was asked to DJ where for him it all started in Ibiza. DJ'ing at beach parties and after parties alongside some of his heros.

After a hectic period DJ'ing in the mid to late 90s...the local scene died down and other commitments in his life took over. It wasn't until he moved to London 3 years ago and he started his Super Soul Fried Disco radio show which convinced him to start playing out again. It wasn't long before gigs were coming in, guesting at Fabric, Cable, EGG and Pacha. His residencies with Sub Terrania and Discovery allowed him to play his unique style joining the dots from disco to deep techno. It's now 2013, who knows what the future holds for this veteran DJ, but be best assured, expect nothing but a groove.

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