He’s DJ’d at many of the worlds most prominent GLBTI events & venues and now Party welcomes Mark Picchiotti for the very first time.
American DJ, Producer, Remixer Mark Picchiotti has been a staple of the club/dance/electronic music scene for over 25 years. Hailing from Chicago, and considered one of the true pioneers of the early house music scene which grew from Chicago, Mark has held DJ residencies at many of the US’s hottest clubs and has traveled the globe taking his sound to clubbers worldwide. He’s DJ’d at many of the worlds most prominent GLBTI events & venues including Fire Island, International Mr Leather, Fireball (Chicago with 5 appearances], Heaven [UK], Ministry Of Sound UK [residency in 1997 – 1998] among others.
With over 30 Million albums sales to his credit, Mark’s production career kicked off with a bang 25 years ago with the LaTOUR album spawning the top 40 hit, “People Are Still Having Sex” and from the same album “Blue” which was featured in the movie “Basic Instinct”.
Mark has a long standing working relationship with KYLIE MINOGUE, being the only out-of-house producer/remixer to work with Kylie over several eras of her career. Mark produced and co-wrote the song “Give It To Me” for her 8x platinum Fever album, as well as produced the club and fan favourite “Butterfly” from the Light Years album. Mark also produced remixes of “All I See” for the US market [from the “X” album], and most recently provided mixes of the underground club hit “Skirt”, marking another US #1 club milestone.
Mark was voted one of the 40 most influential remixers of all time (Blues and Soul Magazine UK). With over 23 number one Billboard Chart toppers, his production & remix discography reads like a who’s who of international pop superstardom including RIHANNA, BEYONCE, KATY PERRY, KYLIE MINOGUE, MADONNA, MARIAH CAREY, MICHAEL JACKSON, PET SHOP BOYS, LISA STANSFIELD, ERASURE, TONI BRAXTON and MARY J. BLIGE. In 2014 his remixes for DAFT PUNK’s “Get Lucky”, ENRIQUE IGLESIAS’ “Turn The Night Up”, KATY PERRY’s “Birthday “ & HAVANA BROWN’s “We Run The Night” reached #1 in the US as well. Mark’s remix sound can also be found on alternative darlings such as SIA, THE KILLERS, FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE, PASSION PIT & BETH DITTO, confirming Mark’s stature of bonafide versatile hit maker.
The heart and soul of Mark’s production talents lie in his love of DJing. His ability to connect with a crowd and take them on a compelling musical venture is his greatest asset. A versatile DJ, Mark can spin a sexy after-hours set, a morning-music groove or an uplifting, feel-good, house/beach party hands in the air vibe. For Main-room events, Mark takes the dance floor on a seamless journey from soulful house to progressive house, and a few other “houses” in between.
In the past few years, Mark has re-newed his focus on producing, writing and A&R’ing an exciting new roster of talent and releases, including remixes/productions/collaborations with established artists such as Katherine Ellis [forthcoming new single], Mary Wilson [The Supremes], Flaunt, Tempory Hero [with out & proud entertainer Jason Walker], brand new talent along with 2016 mixes of the BASSTOY smash “Runnin”.
Mark Picchiotti is without doubt one of the pioneers and innovators of the dance and club community. In an industry where many of his peers have since retired or faded into obscurity, Mark continues to push his art across production, remixing, DJ’ing and A&R’ing
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