MARC HUGHES

MARC HUGHES

   

United States   

Biography

Language: English

Although Marc is still only 28, his DJ career has already spanned over a decade and in that time he has established himself as one of the finest DJ’s around the world.

Marc’s DJ career took off in the mid nineties when he became resident at “The Vibe”where his crowd pleasing sets brought him to the attention of many other DJs including Jazzy M (Ministry of Sound resident at the time). Jazzy claimed “This is one of the most talented young DJ’s I’ve ever heard”, and promptly introduced him to the legendary club. After Marc’s debut in 1997, he became a regular fixture pleasing the Ministry of Sound faithful.

In 1999 Ministry of Sound were so impressed with Marc’s progress, they offered him one of the most prestigious residencies in the world, Fridays at Pacha in Ibiza. A position previously held by Erick Morillo and CJ Mackintosh: a sure testament to Marc’s talent.

It was as exclusive resident at Pacha that Marc firmly established himself as a globally recognised DJ. Week in week out, Marc played along side the biggest names in the world including Deep Dish, Masters at Work, Roger Sanchez and Derrick Carter to one of the most glamorous and knowledgeable crowds anywhere in the world. After dancing all night to one of Marc’s sets Danny Rampling was quoted as saying “It was one of the best sets I have heard in Ibiza for years”on his Radio 1 show. Marc can also often be heard playing mammoth eight hour sets in Pacha’s Global room going from the darkest deepest tribal sets alongside the likes of Mr C, Halo and Hipp-e, Ralph Lawson and Seb Fontaine. Again, testament to just how versatile Marc can be. 2003 will be Marc’s fourth year as resident at Pacha, Ibiza.

As well as Pacha, Marc has also held exclusive residencies at Ibiza’s other super club, Space on a Saturday morning for Ministry magazine, where he can be heard rocking the crowd on the famous terrace, with a mixture of funky and uplifting house.

In 2000, Marc also had the privilege of being asked to be the first ever tour resident for Ministry of Sound. A residency that has seen Marc becomes one of Ministry’s greatest exports. It is in this guise as tour resident that has seen Marc’s talents introduced to different clubs and crowds all around the world. Marc has played to thousands at festivals in Brazil and South Africa whilst also having the privilege of opening some of the best clubs in the world such as Pacha in Barcelona and performing at key dance music events such as the Millennium Dome. Marc’s busy schedule can see him travelling to different countries every weekend which has made sure the demand for him internationally is huge, with residencies in Spain, Portugal, Sweden, France and Norway to name but a few.

Marc is also resident at Ministry of Sound in London where you can catch him rocking the crowd in the main room and the bar every month at one of the best house nights in the country. A fact compounded by Muzik Magazine whose inclusion of him in their “Those who rocked it” section twice in the last four months, claiming “We are not worthy”, adding Marc to an exclusive list of the best DJ’S at the top of their game.

As well as DJing Marc has also enjoyed prolific success as a producer, most notably with East 57th Street which saw him team up with Julian Johnah (M Factor, Stella Brown) and Jazz “n” Groove on the top 20 hit “Saturday” on AM/PM. Marc has also released tracks on Ministry of Sound and its subsidiary Ride, as well as Azuli, under the pseudonyms Bush Baby, TGW, Friday Night Traffic and Escobar. Having taken a year out to fulfil his DJ commitments, Marc is now in the studio working with Justin Spier of Nocturnal and Crescendo fame. This new project is already being championed by Smokin Jo, Steve Lawler, Ricky Morrison and Jazzy M.

You can also hear Marc ruling the airwaves with his new Rulin radio show on Ministry of Sound radio every second Saturday of the month. Log on to www.ministryofsound.com to hear an archive set.

 
 
 
 
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