Spinning in the name of Mark Greene
From a studio in Dunboyne, Co. Meath, tracks have made their way into the playlists of Carl Cox amongst others. Hot Press caught up with Mark Greene to discuss.
What have you been up to for the past 12 months?
I have been really focusing on my monthly radio show ‘Progress Radio’. The show is now broadcast on over 30 stations in countries like Argentina, Germany and Russia. On the gig front, last year I got to play in Poland for the first time which was amazing and a cool festival in Germany called Ruhr In Love.
What releases did you put out last year?
I had releases on Spektre’s Respekt Recordings, both of A.Paul’s labels; Naked Lunch and sublabel Onh.Cet. Later in the year I had a slightly harder release on Techburst Records and an original track on the Renesanz Records. I always like to give away some free tracks every now and again and my recent track ‘Rattle’ was featured on XLR8R and Dancing Astronaut.
What do you have coming out in 2017?
In March I have a four-track EP coming out on Steve Mulder’s Amsterdam-based label Orange Recordings. I usually send any tracks I make to Carl Cox the minute I have them mastered. This release in particular really seemed to hit a chord with him as he played three of the four tracks for a number of weeks in his final season at Space Ibiza. I have two tracks coming out on Serbian label Tauten with a remix from Jonno Brien in April and then a three-track EP signed to Oscar Aguilera’s HE-ART Recordings for release in May.
What gigs do you have coming up?
In March I am off to Graz in Austria to play in a cool looking club called ‘Bunker’ for a promoter called Atomic. Then later in August, I am booked to play at Kontrast Festival in Borken, Germany alongside the likes of Slam, Gary Beck, Karotte and Felix Kröcher. I love Germany and the guys at Akzent Bookings who are bringing me over are a great laugh so I am really looking forward to that one.
Whats your current studio set up?
My current set up is very basic. I use Logic Pro, Native Instruments Maschine and a newly acquired Roland TR-8 all running through the Focusrite Safire audio interface.