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Mark Broom

Since the start of 90s, East London born Mark Broom has always been a name that is synonymous with the UK electronic music scene. A truly prolific artist, he has a myriad of production credits to his name having worked with world renowned labels such as Mo-Wax, Warp, R&S, Soma, Ifach, Plink Plonk, GPR, Ferox, & Bpitch Control amongst others. It all started in the summer of 89 when he landed in Tenerife on vacation and stumbled across the delights of the emerging sounds of Chicago & Acid House. Returning to the UK, he immediately went in search of this new found music a pair of turntables were bought and with it, a musical career was born. A regular customer at Londons Fatcat record store, Mark found himself at the epicentre of a burgeoning scene. In 92, a certain Pete Baby Ford was on the scout for Djs to play at his new Club Night, Nude. When a mix tape was put directly in to his hands, Marks turntable skills were soon in demand. A short time afterwards, he found himself in being introduced to Ed Handley and Andy Turner from the infamous Black Dog Productions. The meeting brought about the foundations of a solid studio partnership, with the trio putting together a string of releases for the seminal General Productions Records, all recorded at UXB studios. Run by a certain Dave Hill, after two years of coming and going to his east London hideout, Dave approached Mark about making some music together. From there, a longstanding partnership was spawned with the founding of Pure Plastic Recordings in 1994. With the label having played host to some of Marks finest work, the release of the classic Angie is a shoplifter Lp in 1996 cemented his reputation as a leader in the scene. In 2001, further notable success was scored with the writing of Rue Easts Indoor Culture Lp alongside Dave Hill. An album which brought about the massive techno classic, Birmingham . Marks services as a Dj and re-mixer have also been in high demand over the past two decades having played around the globe at some of the worlds best clubs: from Fuse to Fabric, to La real and, he has also had the pleasure of reworking material from artists such as Steve Rachmad, Ken Ishi, The Advent, Charles Webster, Eddie Flashin Fowlkes ,Ben Sims and Samuel L. Session to name but a few. With his recent signing to Ellen Alliens Bpitch Control, partnering with old co-hort Chris Baker under the guise of King Pin Cartel and the founding of a band project under the guise of 5 Mic Cluster. Expect to hear much, much more from Mark in 06. With 5 Mics first demo already snapped up by Trevor Jacksons Output Recordings for an 8 track LP. He also has a string of first class releases and re-mixes lined up for the first half of the year. On this form, Broom may well be planning to take everyone to the cleaners in the not too distant future.

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