Manchester’s Mark Torkington has been a firm pillar in the UK music scene since the late 90s, where in his early days he worked at the legendary Fatcity Records. It was here he cut his teeth and got well and truly hooked on the musical mix of hiphop and perhaps more importantly it’s influences.
Mark since contributed to a number of Fat City’s Mystic Brew compliation series, held down a residency at the infamously eclectic Friends and Family parties, plus guest DJ spots in and around the UK and Europe. Alongside this Mark also worked on his own club night Searchin’ based around funk and soul music, C’mon Feet focusing more on hip hop, as well promoting a series of charity fundraiser festivals for the Mine Action Group working to eradicate landmines.
We’re big fans of Mark and his music and we’re blessed to have him featured. As well as his DJ mixes you can also catch him on Instagram where he regularly highlights rare and sometimes obscure 45s. Give him a follow, trust us, you’ll not be disappointed - @markt45
In his own words:
"it starts off pretty normal with the slow soul that I love, but then goes a bit freestyle with hip hop, french, Brazilian and salsa bits thrown in. Like most of my mixes its very laidback but hopefully provides a smooth journey across the genres and highlights some of the music I'm currently collecting. Although I did DJ in the past, I'm much more of a digger / collector these days and DJing and social media to me is about showcasing the music and pushing the lesser known gems to the listener".