Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy has become one of Sydney’s leading djs, groundbreaking in his party promotions and even more so with his barrier-breaking musical style. He was at the forefront of the electro explosion and has championed the revival of the 303 and the burgeoning rave-influenced sounds coming out of Europe.

Mark Murphy’s first gig was a residency at the now infamous Ffierce parties at Club 77, the Roof (Palladium) and Arq. He then went on to play at nearly every major party and club in Sydney.

Highlights have been many including Mardi Gras 2001, Sleaze Ball 2000 & 2002, Inquisition IX at the Hordern, Earthdance, Field Day 2005 & 2006, The Big Day Out 2004, 2005, 2006 and Australia wide Tour 2007, We Love Sydney at Luna Park, Tiga at Home 2005 and he has supported a swag of internationals including playing after Carl Cox last year and alongside Richie Hawtin, Thomas Schumacher, Michael Mayer, Sasha, Digweed, 2Many DJs, Tiefschwarz, The Glimmers, Ewan Pearson and the list goes on and on.

His style of music has progressed from acid trance to tribal techno to electro, German tech to acid, electro & tech house. Now being championed for his rave electro sound, a sound which has seen him play at the legendary Honkytonks and Seven in Melbourne as well as regularly being booked to play other leading underground club nights through out Australia.

Marks party promotions are note-able to say the least, He put on 2000’s New Year’s Eve’s Screw2000 @ the Metro with UK’s Max Alien headlining. He was also involved in putting on the Sleaze 1998 recovery Woof @ 77 and the Bombed parties which had residencies at the Icebox, 77, and Blackmarket. He also collaborated on a party called Maggot at Angel Place which featured UK DJ RR Fierce.

His Strudel night, which began in 2002 with the help of best friend, Fraulein Juleigh, was the first to incorporate the look and feel of electro and has now become legendary in Sydney nightclub history, even getting a nod from dance magazine 3D as runner-up club night of the year in 2003. The party was first held at the Phoenix Bar and moved on to Club 77 where it played host to its second birthday as well as a special live performance from French electro wiz Vitalic and a seminal dj set from German label Get Physical’s head honcho, Dj T. He also collaborated on the 2004 New Year’s Eve party featuring Miss Kittin and Dj T at Gas and Bohem. His acid house night Flipper was a huge success and his recent night Dyscopath played to a packed house at the Civic and looks set to continue into 2006.

He started producing music and collaborated with fellow djs Lanny K and Miss Yetti on a track called ‘Maggot’ for their local label Ear Pimp Music. A second track, ‘Rubber’, was released earlier in the year. The first was featured on the compilation ‘Ah-Tchoo’.

He has produced his own radio show called Techno Slut with a friend for the now defunct Rhythm FM and has also appeared on 2SER, DEX FM, Free Fm, Wild FM, Out FM, FBI & Triple J. He also writes a column for Sydney dance newspaper 3D called Hottie.

Mark now co-owns one of the leading record stores in Sydney called Spank Records in Surry Hills and previously managed Sydney’s most respected underground dance music store, Reachin Records.

Mark is one of the most booked ‘in Sydney today he plays an array of leading venues and parties from Sweetchilli, Sounds, Kink, The Laundry, Porno Combo, Home nightclub, Electric Disco , YU, Havana and Fuzzy’s Killer nights. Mark has just released his first mix CD alongside Freeform Five, The compilation ‘Killer’ is available Australia wide from all good music vendors.

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