Mark Farina interview: 5 minutes with the deep-house legend
|Farina in his record room|
A chill dude with a quiet demeanor, Mark and Gimme Noise had a quick conversation before his headlining set at Bassgasm, the ravetastic City Pages-sponsored party on its 5th incarnation.
What's the future of Mushroom Jazz? What approach did you take for finding the tracks for this latest release?
It's ever changing, we'll see when we get there. For MJ7, I got in touch with producers to get the latest promo stuff they thought had the MJ vibe. I'm always searching for future classics.
Minneapolis loves your visits, so conversely, I'm wondering what you like about visiting our city.
As someone who's a purveyor of soulful music, I've got to ask your take on dubstep (which one could argue is not soulful at all but still very popular). Like or dislike?
What is one thing you most certainly want to accomplish as a musician and have not yet?
I remember you being a bit of a sports fan - what teams are you watching this year?
Arsenal - EPL
Barcelona - SPL
*I have DIRECTV Sunday ticket and soccer package, so I don't miss many games.
Where are the most lively EDM scenes in the world right now, from your touring experience?
You can purchase Mushroom Jazz 7 through Mark's website.
Read about another Bassgasm 5 headliner, DJ Shortee.
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