Mark Farina has been a figurehead of the US house scene for over 15 years, first cutting his teeth in the now legendary Chicago/Detroit scene in the late eighties. Working closely with such luminaries as Derrick Carter, Kevin Saunderson and Chris Nazuka, Mark utilized his tight connections and signed to KMS Records in '89 under the Symbols & Instruments moniker and produced a landmark track called 'Mood' - the first ambient house track ever made. From there he went on to pioneer the Mushroom Jazz genre in San Francisco, championing a more mellow style of jazzy house and early hip-hop that soon became an international sensation. In 2003, with 4 Mushroom Jazz and 4 Chicago house DJ mixed compilations along with numerous singles already under his belt, Mark released his debut artist album Air Farina to widespread critical acclaim. Mark's remix skills are also highly in demand from top labels such as Verve and Classic. Farina has now sold well over 100,000 albums worldwide.
Mark is doing a full world-tour to promote this release, which sees him stopping off in Europe, Australia, Asia and of course America.
June 23 SF @ Mezzanine [OM]
June 24 LA [San Bernadino] @ Electric Daisy
July 1 Philadelphia @ BANG Shampoo
July 21 SF @ Mezzanine [OM/Massive Selector]
July 22 LA [downtown] @ Giant Village
July 28 Houston @ M Bar
July 29 Dallas @ Seven