Mark Farina’s presence in the pantheon of the Underground scene is undeniable; voted as one of the top DJs in the world by URB, MUZIK & BPM, Farina has thrilled crowds with his unique take on house music. His vision of reconstructing house music with hues of jazz, downtempo, and hiphop was a revolutionary concept in the late 80s and early 90s, transforming the club world and styles of Chicago and San Francisco. He was able to build a cult like following for the sound, dubbed ‘Mushroom Jazz’, through his club night in the San Francisco Bay area.
Farina now returns with the 8th installment of one of electronic music’s longest running compilations, Mushroom Jazz, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the series. Showcasing some familiar artists as well as some new discoveries, ‘Mushroom Jazz 8′ features more abstract composure filled with dubby, jazzy & styled beats accented by Mark’s signature vocal samples weaved into a downtempo musical landscape. Part introspective, part nature based, this latest installment will give diehard and new fans alike insight into Mark, the genre and his musical message.
Twenty five years and eight compilations later, the sound is alive and well, undoubtedly providing the foundation and inspiration for the amalgamation of hip hop and electronica through the decades.
‘Mushroom Jazz 8’ is already available in stores.
Crawfish & Chips | QSTN
Best Believe | Emapea
Duke | DJ Spinna
Rain Drops | Freddie Joachim
Hear It From You | Freddie Joachim feat. Lauren Santiago
Strictly Business | The Slipmat Brothers
You Dig | Jenova 7
Chalkboard | Jazzual Suspects
Ride | Freddie Joachim
Night Light | PH-Wert
Focus Point | Fredfades & Eikrem
Lil Boy | Riccio
Orange | Emapea
Bright Lights (Instrumental) | George Kelly Feat. Andre Espeut & BnC
Economy of Movement | The Slipmat Brothers
Body Boogie | Sunner Soul
Real Fungi | Colossus
Quiet Blues | PH-Wert
Basement Jazz | Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee
Blue (Extended) | The Deli
Slow It Down | Colossus
I Still Don’t (Pt. II) | Larry de Kat