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DUFFLEBAG PRESENTS 7TH ANNUAL "THE BEATDOWN" FEAT MARK FARINA, DJ DIZ, WALLY CALLERIO, DJ COCOE, JOSH ONE, SCOTTY COATS
MARK FARINA BIO:
Shortly after Mark befriended Derrick Carter in 1988 at a record store in Chicago, his passion for House music, and sharing it with the world, exploded. Mark experimented with a deeper style, dropping De La Soul, disco classics and other stuff that wasn’t being played in the main rooms of nightclubs. While exploring his love for the purist forms of House Music, Mark developed his trademark style: Mushroom Jazz; acid jazz infused with the West Coast’s jazzy, organic productions along with urban beats. Fans embraced Mark’s downtempo style so much that he started a weekly Mushroom Jazz club night in San Francisco with Patty Ryan. In 3 short years, the club established a fanatical, cult-like following for Farina and the Mushroom Jazz sound. When the doors closed, Farina continued the tradition by releasing a series of Cds, “Mushroom Jazz”. Since then, Mark has been traveling the globe performing 100s of shows, to over one million club goers, a year. His House sets take fans on journeys to the jazzy side of Chicago House mixed San Fran style. Some of these sets have been known to last up to 8 hours. And sometimes you’ll find Mark playing in two different rooms at the same party, showcasing his range of rocking the big room sound to the uber-chill. Farina’s taste making skills continue to turn the heads of crowds worldwide and consistently draw new fans to his style of chunky–funky rhythms and deep underground house. URB, MUZIK and BPM Magazines have all had him on their Top DJ’s In The World lists.
ICON LA ULTRA LOUNGE
Located in the heart of Downtown LA directly across the street from Staples Center, Icon LA is a new sophisticated venue infusing world-class talent and entertainment into Downtown LA. With two (2) levels; Icon LA provides the high-energy atmosphere with striking decor and ambiance, but with the balance and comfort of Downtown nightlife. With its exquisite views of LA from its Rooftop Lounge, Icon LA is committed to providing high-end entertainment and service, Setting the standard of quality in LA.
Icon LA Ultra Lounge
General Information: 213-867-6000
VIP/Bottle Service: 213-867-6000
Mark Farina / Wally Callerio