Mark Henning [ Soma | Cynosure | Foundsound ] (Berlin)
Hodge LoRez [ Morris Audio | Shva ], Ben Parkinson [ BOE | Elevate ], Alex Rajkovic [MassTransit]
Saturday 15 March @ Russian Bar, 267 Kingsland Road
10pm - 5am
£5 before 12, £7 thereafter
MassTransit are incredibly excited to welcome London's Mark-Henning for our 2nd party of 2008. Mark has risen up as one of the international underground's true players - recording for a volley of acclaimed European labels by night and slaving as a corporate whore by day. But now Mark has freed himself from the 9 to 5 shackles and slog of the city to concentrate on his passion for music full time - ROCK N'ROLL!
Born in 1977 to English and German parents, he has spent most of his life in England, though has never forgotten his German techno roots. Inspired by a whole range of music (from Dan Bell to Dinosaur Jr. to Ed Rush & Optical), Mark-Henning's sound sits somewhere between house and techno, with a healthy dose of futuristic bleeps, funk, darkness, groove and deepness.
Mark has established himself as a player in the scene over the last couple of years, not just through his productions (on labels such as Cynosure, Trapez, Freude am Tanzen, Foundsound, Einmaleins, Frankie, Morris Audio, Safari Electronique, Mo's Ferry, Milnor Modern), but also through his European-wide performances - mixing up his own clever style of deep, yet jackin' house and techno to get the dancefloor kicking up a sweat.
His releases have found their way into the record boxes of the likes of Craig Richards, Brett Johnson, Akufen, Fumiya Tanaka, Ricardo Villalobos and Richie Hawtin to name just a few. Additionally his tracks have been included in compilations such as MANDY's latest Fabric mix and Magda's Minus mix - as well as acheiving airplay on BBC Radio 1's late night underground shows. Watch out for his debut album on Soma in the summer of 2008 plus more remixes and EPs.. stay tuned!