South African DJ, producer, remixer and self confessed music lover Mark Stent’s passion for his craft is plainly evident from every energy-fuelled, funked up DJ set he delivers to his dancefloor. Hailing from the City of Gold, Mark’s love affair with house music began in his early teens and led to a still insatiable obsession with the art of mixing and blending beats. He earned his DJ stripes with an apprenticeship at Johannesburg rave institution Azzuri Lounge, before 1st place in a Black Fly’s Battle of the DJs paved the way to sets at Flyhouse, Nexus, DNA and legendary dance mega-fest H2O.
Emerging behind the decks at infamous Boksburg nightclub Sutra in 2007, what began as a once a month ‘old school’ speed garage set quickly resulted in a full blown residency as punters warmed almost instantly to Mark’s music and magnetic energy. His distinct physical appearance due to a background in competitive bodybuilding made Mark easily recognizable and led to the affectionate and enduring title, “The World’s Strongest DJ”.
Forging fearlessly into the realm of production during his sojourn from dance almost 4 years ago, Mark has since released tracks on such lauded imprints as Champion, Junky Trunk, Casual Kickback, Mizumo music, Big Poppa Records, More Music and 2008-launched, self-owned, pride and joy Flexual Records. Flexual, along with more recent tech-edged, sister label, miniFlex; showcases not only Mark’s own music, but the music of both established and up and coming artists with whom he has a special affinity.
Boasting a string of top 10, internationally charted hits and the likes of Nom De Strip, Aniki, Nick Supply, Jeff Doubleu, Kyle Watson, Geoff K, Guy Herman, Sexual Chocolate, Tom EQ, Aquilaganja, and Jay Robinson presiding over the Flexual artist roster; has raised many an eyebrow, earned widespread industry respect and earmarked the label as “One To Watch” in the world of funky, jackin fidget, tech house and electro house.
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