Labels : DRUMCODE | COCOON REC. | ELEVATE
Scene: UK. Time: Early 90s.Mark Reeve, 12 years old, gets infected with the electronic virus. UK is in Techno-Rave fever with breaks, beats and bass. Mark concentrates on the harder Techno sound of London’s funky vibes, then develops his own style. At the age of 16, he starts to play regularly as a club DJ. His passion for juicy electric sound then knew no borders.
Middle of the 90s:
The Reeves move to Germany – a new start for the young DJ. Mark starts to visit clubs like The Omen and extends his horizon by the sound played in Frankfurt (Germany) by Sven Väth, Ricardo Villalobos and others. His homebase sound remains tech house and techno with groovy rhythms and bang out beats and most importantly, that hip swinging touch.
In 2011 “the big year” Mark releases his first EP on Cocoon Recordings and “Daybreak On Mars” gets its first spin by Cocoon boss himself Sven Väth. Not only the leading track had heavy support from Väth and others but also “Lichtkleid” got its heavy plays by non other than Minus icon Richie Hawtin.
2012, Mark teamed up with Pig & Dan, which has proved to be an amazing partnership. Soma Records was the first label to finish the final step and release the first EP, which is available now. Mark will also be releasing his “Dice” EP on Soma Records in May which makes everything complete. In addition to his EP on Soma Records Mark will also be releasing on one of the biggest techno labels that has been around for more than 16 years Adam Beyer´s Drumcode. His Debut single on Drumcode is planed for the 8th of October 2012 and is called „Drumatics“. Also closely followed in November 2012 with his second EP called „With Us“ for Sven Väth´s Cocoon Recordings.
2015, The year that changed everything. After his First Hit „Drumatics“ On Drumcode a Number one Hit Followed At The end of The year ! His Second EP On Adam Beyer’s Drumcode made it to The number one Spot On Beatport. Not only „Run Back“ But also „Exposure“ Made it to second Position which made this EP Probably the best Mark Has ever Done.
Not only can his original tracks be heard, but also remix projects have been started and finished from Extrawelt,Dusty Kid, Sian, Justin Berkovi, Marco Bailey, Dosem, Gary Beck, Arnaud Le Texier and Moonbeam – just to name a few.
Mark is known as a non stop DJ. As an artist, he has now had his most important releases on cult label, Cocoon Recordings, Drumcode, Soma, Bek Audio, Traumschallplatten, Trapez, Herzblut and Bedrock. His tracks are always a mixture between dancefloor moovers – including groovy rhythms – and big basslines.
Hello mate! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
Hi Guys Just in the studio right now working on a release for Drumcode.
Please tell us a bit about your latest releases!
The biggest release was “run back” without a doubt being number 1 for 2,5 months but not only that the second track on there “exposure” was also number 2
Which release was the one who gave you the most attention so far?
As mentioned “Run back” has to be the hottest so far !
Tell us a bit about your upcoming releases! Is there anything special planned in 2016?
Yes I will be releasing with drumcode again in late summer with “Let go” the release date is still open because im working on another track for the EP
As you are touring a lot, please tell us something about your experience around the globe. What is your favourite city or country and why?
It has to be Holland and im really looking forward to be playing at Awakenings ADE on the Drumcode Stage.
What was your funniest or craziest experience while touring?
Funiest has to be loosing my baggage at the airport but playing with a usb stick i had left in my jeans pocket… Panic to the last minute but so funny…
What were your TOP 5 gigs so far?
Dont have a top 5 every gig has been special in a different special way.
What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
Pig & Dan – Ukraine
Mark Reeve – Run Back
Dubspeeka – DC156 the whole EP is cool
Mark Reeve – Let go
Konstantin Sibold – Mutter
Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Interview by Lars
Waveshape- The Concept
Mark Reeve – New Path
Luca Gaeta – Line
Mark Reeve – Run Back
Dj Tonio – The King (Pig & Dan Remix)
Mark Reeve – Exposure
Boris – Language (Carlo Lio Remix)
Emmanuel – Entroterra
Mark Reeve – Exodus
Ben Sims – Rock your Body
Margot – Er Suonone