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Saturday, November 4th, 2017

This Saturday! Massive! They Have Dominated The Music We Love, House Music For Decades! Icon's Mark Farina and Derrick Carter DJ at The Mid 306 N. Halsted! Text Icons to 312 925 0377 to Get on The Guest List

The Mid and React present....

Mark Farina

Mark Farina has solidified himself in the pantheon of Dance Music as a trailblazing DJ, Producer, tastemaker and bona fide House Music icon. After 3 decades criss-crossing the globe, he shows no signs of slowing down and remains innovative, humble, and firmly rooted in the underground.

“I look at my job as a ‘modern day traveling minstrel’. To bring new music to as many places as I can and expose obscure records that otherwise might go hidden.”

At 16 years old, in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois, Mark discovered the ‘80s underage club mecca, Medusa’s. While record shopping at Import’s Etc. in 1988, Farina met fellow innovator, Derrick Carter, who steered him towards ground breaking House Music Producers of the time. Later that year, Farina cut his teeth with an impressive residency at Chicago’s legendary live music venue, Smart Bar. In 1989, Mark and Chris Nazuka (aka Symbols and Instruments) signed with Kevin Sanderson’s KMS records and released “Mood" which sold over 35,000 copies and is credited as the first “Ambient House” track.

Farina then pushed musical boundaries even further when he experimented with a deeper style of music that wasn’t being played in the main rooms of nightclubs. Combining the likes of De La Soul with disco classics and Martin Luther King samples, he seamlessly blended West Coast jazzy beats, acid jazz grooves, the Chicago House sound of his youth and some ‘90s New York Hip-Hop. The result: Mushroom Jazz. The birth of this new sound cemented Farina’s musical versatility. He recorded limited-edition cassette tapes that would sell out in minutes at Chicago’s Gramophone Records, the store Mark worked at in the early 90’s.

In 1992, Farina relocated to San Francisco, California, where he started co-hosting a weekly Mushroom Jazz club night on Wednesdays. At the same time, OM Records released Volume 1 of Farina’s groundbreaking Compilation CD series. In a testament to the series’ continued impact on the culture of Dance Music, in 2016, Mark dropped Mushroom Jazz Eight which not only celebrated its 25th Anniversary but also debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Album Chart.

San Francisco continued to inspire Mark throughout the millennium. During this era of mix CD’s, Farina released more than a dozen compilations on various labels including United DJ’s of America Vol. 9 (DMC), Air Farina (OM) (featuring his smash single, “Dream Machine” [feat. Sean Hayes]), Live in Tokyo (OM) and Fabric 40 (Fabric). Mark Farina’s impressive discography is a true education in House Music history.

With a passion for playing extended sets lasting well over 8 hours, B2B & B2B2B shows with fellow icons, or playing both of his signature styles on 2 stages on the same night, Farina continues to tirelessly entertain his incredible fans all over the globe with over 100 shows per year.

Currently, Farina is the head honcho at his record label, Great Lakes Audio, where he actively fans the flames of House Music in it’s purest form.

Derrick Carter

Although I'm married to Chicago, I do like to sleep around."

Derrick has been widely acknowledged as one of the better DJs of the world. With innovative productions, consummate technical skills and an effortlessly joyful attitude of rocking a crowd, his impact has infiltrated throughout the spectrum of dance music.
Although known as one of the key players of Chicago's '90s house music wave, he actually began DJ'ing at the age of nine, spinning disco, funk and blues records at family reunions. So naturally, he often travels outside standard club tastes, incorporating bits of disco, soul, jazz, new wave, and whatever else catches his fancy.
When asked to describe himself and his influences he answers, "They come from many places. Basically all kinds of stuff. Including, but not limited to, everything that currently exists. Really though? I'm just a guy that plays music sometimes, makes music sometimes, and has a bunch of dogs that keep the stress away. Also, I like to keep myself pretty invisible. You may think I'm somewhere, but I've already left."

Iz and Diz

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306 N Halsted
Chicago, IL. 60661
10pm-am | 21+
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