References: Beardman, Blueprint Rec, London
Since the start of ‘90s, Former East Londoner now Norfolk based Mark Broom has always been a name that is synonymous with the UK electronic music scene. A truly prolific artist, he has a myriad of production credits to his name having worked with world renowned labels such as Mo-Wax, Warp, R&S, Soma, Ifach (with Baby Ford ) Bpitch Control, Platzhirsch,Rotary Cocktail, Material and more recently 2020 vision.
It all started in the summer of 89 when he landed in Tenerife on vacation and stumbled across the delights of the emerging sounds of Chicago & Acid House. Returning to the UK, he immediately went in search of this new found music a pair of turntables were bought and with it, a musical career was born. A regular customer at London’s Fatcat record store, Mark found himself at the epicentre of a burgeoning scene. In 92, a certain Pete Baby Ford was on the scout for dj’s to play at his new Club Night, Nude. When a mix tape was put directly in to his hands, Marks turntable skills were soon in demand.
A short time afterwards, he found himself in being introduced to Ed Handley and Andy Turner from the infamous Black Dog Productions. The meeting brought about the foundations of a solid studio partnership, with the trio putting together a string of releases for the seminal General Productions Records, all recorded at UXB studios. Run by a certain Dave Hill, after two years of coming and going to his east London hideout, Dave approached Mark about making some music together. From there, a longstanding partnership was spawned with the founding of Pure Plastic Recordings in 1994.
With the label having played host to some of Marks finest work, the release of the classic ‘Angie is a shoplifter’ LP in 1996 cemented his reputation as a leader in the scene. In 2001, further notable success was scored with the writing of Rue East’s ‘Indoor Culture’ LP alongside Dave Hill, an album which brought about the massive techno classic, Birmingham.
Marks services as a Dj and re-mixer have also been in high demand over the past two decades having played around the globe at some of the world’s best clubs: from Fuse to Fabric, to La real and Florida 135 and, he has also had the pleasure of reworking material from artists such as Steve Rachmad, Ken Ishi, The Advent, Eddie Flashin Fowlkes, Ben Sims and more recently Mason on Great stuff.
In recent years Mark signed to 2020 vision for 3 ep's and remixes of his Bpitch Control release ‘Twenty Nine’ were released on Memo next to remixes for Dubfire, Fuse, ...
He also collaborated with Two Emm from Berlin, Dustin Zahn and Safras on the Material label.