With DJs (MAIN ROOM): Mark Farina, Fluid, Rooz (DRUNKEN TECHNO ROOM) Michael Anthony, Seven, Ben Seagran, Bo, Tall Sasha, Mike Giannini, Ken Minn, Jonny Collective, THe Art Affect, Ali Mehkadeh. HOSTED BY: DEEP BLUE, HI-TEK SOUlL, CHRISTIAN PINEIRO, and OM RECORDS
$10 and $15 presale tickets are SOLD OUT. You can purchase $20 tickets at the door. THIS IS THE BEST PARTY IN SF TONIGHT!!! Dont miss Mark Farina's set on Mighty's new insane sound system!!!
What do you get when you bring together 3 of SF's top events promotions crews, the worlds #1 House Music label Om Records, and one of the worlds most popular house DJs Mark Farina? One insane party at Mighty, truely "a night of mayhem" and the best party to be at on the weekend after NYE. This is a HUGE party celebrating DJ Rooz's Big 30 B-day with superstar house dj MARK FARINA. Hosted by Deep Blue, Hi-Tek Soul, Christian Pineiro, and Om Records.
Mark Farina is out touring for his latest Mix Compilation on Om Records, Mushroom Jazz Vol.6. 12 years ago he released his first compilation and has been taking the house music industry by storm since then. 14 Mix compilations later Mark Farina has been recognized as one of the most popular house music djs in the world. Not to mention Mix compilations on some of the worlds most popular labels like Ministry Of Sound and Fabric.
“Every once in a while, an entire genre of music can be defined by the tastes and technique of the selector who somehow understands it better than anyone else. Such is the sort of success that San Francisco – based DJ/producer Mark Farina has achieved for himself since starting off as a record collector and dedicated beatfreak in the house mecca of Chicago.” – DJ TIMES
“For many downtempo fans, Mushroom Jazz is where it all began.” –BPM
“BEST DANCE DJ” – URB
“ 1 DJ” – SF WEEKLY & NITEVIBE.COM
“MARK FARINA IS A DANCE MUSIC HEAVYWEIGHT” – BPM
Mark developed his musical tastes in Chicago listening to house music on the radio, living in one of the country's most primordial breeding grounds for house. Around '88, while record shopping at Imports, Etc., he met Derrick Carter and a friendship began. "I just ended up there between classes, I ended up buying his picks. He steered me toward the cutting edge House producers of the time."
"I started playing when I lived with my parents and didn't have any bills to pay so I could just buy records. My intentions were never to just make money, it's nice, but it's kind of turned into a job by accident - it was a hobby that turned into a job."
When Farina first started wandering from his passion for the purist forms of House into what grew into one of his trademark styles, Mushroom Jazz, he was playing the main room in a club in Chicago and got demoted to the B-room after playing too many Martin Luther King Jr. samples. Mark experimented with a deeper style, dropping De La Soul, disco classics and other stuff that wasn't being played in the main room. However, in 1992, Mark found a welcome place for his collection of downtempo tunes accompanied by a small run of mix tapes entitled "Mushroom Jazz".
Originally launched as a cassette series, the Mushroom Jazz tapes grew from the first Chicago run of 50 copies eachon to the next stage, where 500 copies of several volumes were easily distributed and sought after.
As the Acid Jazz boom began, he perfected his sound and fused the newest tracks from the West Coast's jazzy, organic producers with the more urban sounds he had championed in Chicago. While the predominant musical force in SF was still dark, dubby House and Wicked-style Breaks, the city embraced the downtempo movement with a healthy bunch of live bands and DJs generating the tunes.
Mark Farina, along with Patty Ryan-Smith, created the now legendary weekly Mushroom Jazz club night in San Francisco in 1992. Every Monday night the crowd slowly germinated from 100 for the first few months to 600-700 two years later. As time passed, Farina and Patty put their energies into another project, the first Mushroom Jazz interactive CD-ROM for Om Records. After a three year run, where the club had established a fanatical, cult-like following for Farina and the Mushroom Jazz sound, the club closed its doors and transformed into a CD series and accompanying tours.
Since 1989, Mark Farina has been traveling the globe performing at literally hundreds of shows a year, sometimes DJing both of his preferred styles in two different rooms at the same party. At other events, he's been known to play extended sets that lasted over eight hours. In his House sets, Mark is known for his uniquely effortless journeys on the jazzy side of Chicago House, mixed up San Fran style.
This wandering record minstrel has played to incredible crowds all over the globe. Consistently drawing new fans to his style of chunky-funky rhythms and deep underground house, Mark plays upwards of 200 shows to over one million (1,000,000) club goers per year. Voted in the top DJ's in the world by URB, MUZIK and BPM Magazine, his taste making skills continue to turn the heads of seasoned veterans as well as youngsters just getting into the music.
On CD, Mark has recorded both of his dominant musical personalities. His first mix, 'Mushroom Jazz' on Om Records, is defined by a hip-hop sub-groove with jazzy, dubby elements in the downtempo range. It was followed by 'Seasons', a critically acclaimed House mix. An Imperial Dub mixed CD, a guest slot in the pedigreed 'United DJs of America' series, 'Mushroom Jazz 2' (Om Records), 'San Francisco Sessions, Vol. I' (Om Records) and Mushroom Jazz 3 (Om Records), 'Connect' (Om Records), 'Mushroom Jazz 4', and his critically acclaimed debu artist album "Air Farina' (Om Records). Recently, Mark Farina has released a double LIVE mixed cd "Live at Om" w/ Derrick Carter (Om Records), and the long awaited 'Mushroom Jazz 5'