Sponsored by Magic Hat Brewing Company
w/ DJ Big Dog + Haitian + Disco Phantom
Friday, March 10, 2017
18+ $20 ADV // $25 DOS
Mark Farina has solidified himself in the world of Dance Music as a trailblazing DJ, Producer, tastemaker and bona fide House Music icon. After 3 decades crisscrossing the globe, he shows no signs of slowing down remaining innovative, humble, and firmly rooted in the underground.
“I look at my job as a ‘modern day traveling minstrel’ bringing new music to as many places as I can and exposing audiences to obscure records that otherwise might go hidden.”
As an early House Music pioneer in the late 80’s, Farina’s history includes an impressive long standing residency at Smart Bar Chicago and a job at the legendary Gramaphone Records. In the 90s, Mark pushed musical boundaries and blended genres to create “Mushroom Jazz”. Eventually, Mark made San Francisco his home as his signature sound created a strong demand for his DJ sets. The Bay Area proved to be a perfect match for Mark’s musical vision and he released a string of major mix compilations including his Mushroom Jazz series. With a tireless passion for playing extended sets, B2B shows with fellow House Music icons, or playing both of his signature styles on 2 stages on the same night, Farina continues to entertain his incredible fans all over the globe with over 100 shows per year.
Currently, Farina is the head honcho at his record label, Great Lakes Audio Recordings. Next up in 2018 are residencies at House of Yes (NY), Grasshopper Underground (MI), and Site 1A (MKE).
DJ Big Dog
DJ Big Dog, has been a record collector since the early 90’s and has been dj’ing in the music clubs and bars since 2000. Former owner of a hip hop record store call L-burners which was on Main Street in Burlington down the hall from the world famous FLEX RECORDS. He has been hosting Mi Yard Reggae Night at Nectar’s every Sunday for the last ten years.
Big Dog can also be heard on the radio and online every Saturday night on www.wruv.org 10pm-12am.
DJ Disco Phantom (Brian Nagle) comes from Burlington, Vermont and has been blowing up local venues for the past five years. Disco Phantom is one of the busiest men in Burlington’s music scene. He is the DJ for every and all indie rock events in the Burlington area and a man with undeniable style and excitement.
A master of all things disco and champion of indie remixes, Disco Phantom’s crates are deeper than deep. His sets are beyond catchy and accessible and his track record is proof enough that he is the type of DJ that surgically implants a permagrin on his audience. Every performance guarantees flawless mixing, great track selection and making people dance.