You might be surprised to learn that Mark Fanciulli only put out his first record in 2011. Such was the reaction to “The Tide, though, that it was immediately apparent dance music had a new star. Since that debut on Joris Voorn’s influential Rejected label, Mark has gone on to become a taste making talent in his own right. Humble and hard-working, his mission is to create singular sounds that stand out both on the dance floor, but also at home, and he has continued to do that across the course of an assured run of EPs.
Chief amongst those are tracks like Sacrifice on Saved Records and a first release on Carl Craig’s globally acclaimed techno label Planet E. Inhabiting a creative nether region between house and techno, they are tracks that fill rooms with physical drum lines and lithe synths and never fail to make floors move. And it’s the same when Mark DJs; whether he is playing to thousands in Buenos Aires, enchanting underground crowds at Output in New York or breaking new ground in Singapore, he is a supple selector who reacts to the moment, feeds and teases those front of him and looks outside the norm for his weaponry. Crowds at influential parties like WMC, Sonar and Ministry of Sound will all attest to that.
Alongside his passion for, and dedication to, the dance, Mark has a soft spot for radio (and will be starting a new show soon) and also takes his cues from film soundtracks. It helps to elevate his music above mere functional fodder and ensures his beats always come with a subtle sense of storytelling that really transports people somewhere else.
The Sweatbox- Long Play 24 featuring Mark Fanciulli (UK) at REN this 30 March 2019.
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