Mark Farina

with Cris Herrera and Arielle Z b2b Eric Medina

Fri Jun 1

Mark Farina

with Cris Herrera and Arielle Z b2b Eric Medina

Doors: 8:00 pm
Start: 9:00 pm
Age: Ages 21+ Only
Price:$22-$41.98

In 2016 DJ / Producer Mark Farina earned his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums with Mushroom Jazz Eight, and has toured with national acts such as Grammatik and Thievery Corporation.

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In 2016 DJ / Producer Mark Farina earned his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums with Mushroom Jazz Eight, and  has toured with national acts such as Grammatik and Thievery Corporation.


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Genre: House Music / EDM


Ticket Price: $22 advanced / $25 day of show


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Mark Farina

Mark Farina has solidified himself in the pantheon of Dance Music as a trailblazing DJ, Producer, tastemaker and bona fide House Music icon. After 3 decades criss-crossing the globe, he shows no signs of slowing down and remains innovative, humble, and firmly rooted in the underground.

“I look at my job as a ‘modern day traveling minstrel’. To bring new music to as many places as I can and expose obscure records that otherwise might go hidden.”

At 16 years old, in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois, Mark discovered the ‘80s underage club mecca, Medusa’s.  While record shopping at Import’s Etc. in 1988, Farina met fellow innovator, Derrick Carter, who steered him towards ground breaking House Music Producers of the time.  Later that year, Farina cut his teeth with an impressive residency at Chicago’s legendary live music venue, Smart Bar.  In 1989, Mark and Chris Nazuka (aka Symbols and Instruments) signed with Kevin Sanderson’s KMS records and released “Mood" which sold over 35,000 copies and is credited as the first “Ambient House” track.

Farina then pushed musical boundaries even further when he experimented with a deeper style of music that wasn’t being played in the main rooms of nightclubs. Combining the likes of De La Soul with disco classics and Martin Luther King samples, he seamlessly blended West Coast jazzy beats, acid jazz grooves, the Chicago House sound of his youth and some ‘90s New York Hip-Hop.  The result: Mushroom Jazz. The birth of this new sound cemented Farina’s musical versatility. He recorded limited-edition cassette tapes that would sell out in minutes at Chicago’s Gramophone Records, the store Mark worked at in the early 90’s. 

In 1992, Farina relocated to San Francisco, California, where he started co-hosting a weekly Mushroom Jazz club night on Wednesdays. At the same time, OM Records released Volume 1 of Farina’s groundbreaking Compilation CD series. In a testament to the series’ continued impact on the culture of Dance Music, in 2016, Mark dropped Mushroom Jazz Eight which not only celebrated its 25th Anniversary but also debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Album Chart.

Cris Herrera

Soulonbeat has been providing quality events in the southern California and Mexico. With a focus on Deep and Tech House we have had the pleasure of bringing world class talent to Southern California for the last 13 Years under Soulonbeat or our Sister Company Lifted ent. We focus on the quality of our events not only through sound and world class artist but also strive to create a positive vibe and family like environment at our events. We are grateful for the ongoing support and look to keep moving forward in the electronic music scene in southern California.