MEAT KATIE

MEAT KATIE

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Biog: South west londoner Mark Pember (AKA Meat Katie) has had a long history in Dance music. In his time he has recorded for such prestigious labels such as Wall of Soun... read more
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Biography

Location: London, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Real Name: MARK PEMBER
Genre: Breaks
Labels: lot49, Moist Music, SAW Recordings, Thrust Recordings, U&A Recordings

Biog:

South west londoner Mark Pember (AKA Meat Katie) has had a long

history in Dance music. In his time he has recorded for such

prestigious labels such as Wall of Sound, R&S Records , Kingsize,

Bedrock, Perfecto, Great Stuff, Renaissance, Saw not to mention his

first record deal, signed to Iggy pops Kill City Records (as a bass

player in 3 piece skate punk band Sandladder). Pember has also

remixed for / collaborated with Arthur Baker, U.N.K.L.E, Boy George,

Deep Dish, D.Ramirez, Peace Division, Chicken Lips, Robbie Rivera &

James Zabelia, to name but a few.

To date Pember has released three Meat Katie artist albums, Off the

bone (1998), Long to belong (2000) & Vibrator (2006), all diverse in

style and vibe but glued together by his techy and lo-fi feel’, he

has worked with such vocalist as Kurt wagner from Nashville indie/

country band Lambchop, garage/trash vocalist Holly Golightly, new

york house legend Roland Clark and UK Diva Katherine Ellis, in 2000

mark also made a one off alternative album ‘Never The Less’ under the

name Avenue A, a collaborative project with Jason o’ Bryan co-

producuer with the Dub pistols, it was this project that lead Mark to

score the music for film adaptation of martin amis’ ‘Dead Babies’,

an art house production by Gruber films (Shooting fish, waking ned),

starring Paul Bettany.

Arguably its Marks work as a DJ that has really seen him shine, a

world class performer with excellent technical ability and a great

understanding of the dance-floor, he has built a reputation

worldwide. Those who have seen him play will know that it is his

diversity and energy that has earned him such respect, his toughTechy

style, has seen him play across the globe alongside an eclectic group

of DJs from Digitalism, Justice and Simian mobile disco, Soulwax and

Erol Alkan, to Deep Dish, Steve Lawler, James Zabiela, Sasha &

Digweed, Carl Cox, even Armand van buren & Marco V, and not

forgetting some of the world’s top Breaks acts including, Plump DJ’s,

Stanton Warriors. He’’s supported live acts such as Chemical

brothers, Pendulum, Basement Jaxx, Represent, and Infusion, and He

even recently played on the Valve Soundsystem as one of the only non-

Drum ’n Bass DJs ever to do so.

It is these djing skills that have led him to compile and mix

compilations for such land mark series such as, Bedrock breaks,

Fabric live & most recently Sessions’ for Ministry of Sound, a very

unique dj, over the years he has perfected a cross over of techno

electro with a subtle break beat feel (better know as tech funk) in

recent interviews mark described his own playing, when pressed about

pigeon holing himself genre wise he replied “The only thing pigeon

holes are good for…. is pigeons”, mark is living proof that taste

is more important than simply following the crowd and bandwagon jumping.

Mark has also been working on an audio visual show along side VJ

Anyone (currently rated No. 3 in the World) together they have taken

their unique show to clubs such as `Fabric, Urban Gorilla, Technique

and Festivals such as Glastonbury, Glade, and many more.

Not satisfied with being a world class dj producer the self confessed

workaholic also found time to set up and run his own highly influence

LOT49 imprint (with Dylan Rhymes, whom he also shares a studio with

in south west London under the same name).

Lot 49 has without a doubt maintained a reputation as being a taste-

making label, never shy to experiment with multi genres and with over

50 releases under its belt featuring artists such as, Dubfire ,

Audiojack, D Ramirez, Elite Force, Dexter, Phil Kieran, Lee Coombs,

Robbie Rivera, Marco Bailey, James Talk, Alex Metric, Lutzenkirchen,

Evil 9 and obviously Meat Katie & Dylan Rhymes, the Lot49

steamroller shows no sign of slowing down, it will celebrate its 5

year anniversary later this year with an exclusive label compilation

CD/ with a an exclusive DVD documentary about the label and artists.

Music

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