A quick Q and A with Mark Henning, a Berlin based London boy who has risen up as a key name on the underground circuit. His debut album was released on the prolific Soma Recordings in 2008 to a very warm response. He has since been busy djing – taking his Live PA to parties all over the world – from Australia to Japan, Russia to the USA.
Mark Henning’s pioneers a classic tech-house sound, with a splash of groove, funk, swing, deepness which still maintains his own signature sounds – he’s no stranger to setting a dance floor on fire. Mark has established his artist career not just through his productions – on labels such as Soma, Frankie, Clink, Cynosure, Hypercolour, Trapez, Freude am Tanzen and Einmaleins – but also through his worldwide performances (having been booked at clubs such as Fabric, Watergate, Privilege, Bar 25, The Egg, Panorama Bar, Space, The Arches and Harry Klein to name just a few).
His tracks have been licensed to recent BUGGED OUT, FABRIC and M-NUS compilations – and as well as achieving regular airplay on radio stations worldwide. He’s a much respected producer in the scene and his records have been supported and played out regularly over the past few years by the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano, Akufen, Steve Bug, Loco Dice and Richie Hawtin. As a remixer, he also keeps busy – having reworked tracks by artists such as Gaetano Parisio, Mr. G, Lee Jones, Tigerskin and Chris Fortier.
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 and has recently relocated to Berlin
Where do you call home?
What or who is the biggest inspiration in your life?
Who is your idol and why?
My Dad as he can build and fix anything.
One thing you hate about dance music culture…?
Staying up late….
Last club you went to party at, rather than to play?
After hours; yes or no?
If you were interviewing yourself, what question would you ask and what would the answer be…
Can you explain why most people running clubs have no idea about acoustics or how to set up a sound system properly?
That’s a damn good question but I have no idea.
What do you want to plug/promote?
My podcasts/dj mixes on my soundcloud page: http://soundcloud.com/mark-henning-1/sets/mark-henning-dj-live-sets/
You can see Mark Henning DJ at Beatfreak on Saturday 23 march 2012 at Basing House:
Time / 10:00pm – 4:00am
Venue / Basing House/ 25 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, E28AA
Cost / £8.00 (RA early birds) and £12.00 on the Door
Music / Tech House
Promoter / Beat Freak / http://www.beat-freak.co.uk/