Following Space DJz stunning classic techno mix we now find ourselves on the other side of the Atlantic as EPM team up with Detroit’s Alter Ego Management to bring you a mix that could only have emanated from the Motor City. This time UR man Mark Flash takes us on Night Ride Thru Babylon with future beats thrown down by the likes of Aux 88, Model 500, Mad Mike, Ice-T, DJ Assault, Dopplefeffekt, Chaos, Cybotron and of course Kraftwerk. Straight from the D!
Mark Flash always knew where he needed to be. When other kids were running the streets, he was trying to figure out how to get into the clubs. There were DJs in the neighbourhood who would let the younger kids who knew what was up hang out with them, watch them practice spinning at home. And, from time to time, some DJs would let Marcus handle their records and carry them into the clubs. Eventually the world saw the debut of…DJ Marc Love. Later he was reborn as DJ Mirage, after his promotion company, and, for a number of reasons, he evolved into who we all know as Mark Flash. Why? For one, the way he dressed.
Even when he was casual, he’d stand out, not as a gimmick, but because it was who he was. Second, due to the work required in promotions, he was a busy man. He seemed to be everywhere at once, yet extremely hard to find. Mark Flash was a not a name he chose, but one that was given to him by fans, and it stuck.
With underground parties and raves, the word began to spread that Mark Flash was a name to be loved if you were a party or club goer. Thanks to a tip from a longtime friend, DJ Rolando of the techno terrorists, Underground Resistance, Flash began flexing his musicianship as a behind the scenes producer for the house music label, Soul City. Merging house, techno, and funk, Mark Flash stands as one of the few DJ/producers who can legitimately play an instrument and read music. He’s not looking to bore you with psuedo-intellectualism. He wants to make you move. He defines his production style as “…loud and funky. I want listeners to say, ‘DAMN!!”‘
Mark Flash has since joined forces with Gerald Mitchell and Ray 7 which make up, Los Hermanos. Travelling internationally, he has shown the world that there’s more to him than just the typical DJ. With skills in keyboards and percussion, Mark Flash puts on a unique show utilizing his talents to form a musical hybrid. As a member of Underground Resistance [UR-078], Flash has taken on multiple projects, from remixes, new releases, mix CDs, collaborations with other producers, performing at loca l/ international events as well as charity benefits…just to name a few.
Paying more “dues” than most, Mark Flash is not to be played with. After all he’s been through, he’s not about to back down from the musical game. “Some folks think I’m new, but I’m not. I don’t care what your name is, you coming on after me, you better be ready. I get up there, ignite it, and let it burn.”
Tracklist EPM Podcast 39 – Alter Ego presents Mark Flash
Mark Flash - Intro
Garrett's Crew "Nasty Rock"
Cybertron "Alleys Of Your Mind"
Cyborg Unknown "Year 2001"
Chaos & Dopplereffekt "Afrogermanic & Cellular"
Aux 88 "Clones"
Dj Assault "Shake It Baby"
Mad Mike "X2 Electric Soul"
Body Mechanic "Peaceofmine"
Mr De' "Whonleeone"
Aux 88 "Tom Tom Beats"
Model 500 "Nightdrive"
Aux 88 "We Make Beats"
Model 500 "Future"
Channel One "Technicolor"
Aux 88 "Posatronix" (Side A)
Kraftwerk "Tour De France"
Aux 88 "Posatronix" (Side B)
Interstellar Fugitives "Babylons Gift"
Ice-T, Glove & Dave Storrs "Reckless"
Cybotron "Cosmic Cars"
Kraftwerk "Numbers (Remix)"
B.O.S.E "Don't Knock It Till You Try It"
Planet Detroit "Invasion From Planet Detroit" (Outro)
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