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Mushroom Jazz Eight

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On July 22, 2016, Mark Farina returns with the 8th installment of one of electronic music’s longest running compilations, Mushroom Jazz, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the series.

Showcasing some familiar artists as well as some new discoveries, Mushroom Jazz 8 features more abstract composure filled with dubby, jazzy & styled beats accented by Mark’s signature vocal samples weaved into a downtempo musical landscape. Part introspective, part nature based, this latest installment will give diehard and new fans alike insight into Mark, the genre and his musical message.

For the dedicated Mark Farina / Mushroom Jazz fans, we’re proud to offer Autographed, Limited Edition items and exclusive updates about the project.

Tracklist:

Crawfish & Chips | QSTN
Best Believe | Emapea
Duke | DJ Spinna
Rain Drops | Freddie Joachim
Hear It From You | Freddie Joachim feat. Lauren Santiago
Strictly Business | The Slipmat Brothers
You Dig | Jenova 7
Chalkboard | Jazzual Suspects
Ride | Freddie Joachim
Night Light | PH-Wert
Focus Point | Fredfades & Eikrem
Lil Boy | Riccio
Orange | Emapea
Bright Lights (Instrumental) | George Kelly Feat. Andre Espeut & BnC
Economy of Movement | The Slipmat Brothers
Body Boogie | Sunner Soul
Real Fungi | Colossus
Quiet Blues | PH-Wert
Basement Jazz | Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee
Blue (Extended) | The Deli
Slow It Down | Colossus
I Still Don’t (Pt. II) | Larry de Kat

2016 Tour Dates:

06.02 – Toronto @ Power Plant
06.03 – Washington DC @ U Street Music Hall
06.04 – NYC @ High Tides A Summer Sunset
06.10 – Fresno @ Strummer’s
06.15 – San Francisco @ Monarch
06.17 – San Diego @ Oysterfest w/ Thievery Corporation
06.18 – Rye @ Sonic Bloom Festival
06.19 – Las Vegas @ Electric Daisy Carnival
06.24 – Rothbury @ Electric Forest Festival
06.30 – Edmonton @ The Bower
07.02 – Santa Barbara @ EOS
07.08 – Silverado @ Woogie Weekend
07.08 – Chicago @ WESTfest
07.14 – Pemberton @ Pemberton Music Festival
07.15 – Seattle @ Neumos
07.20 – San Francisco @ Monarch
07.22 – Reno @ 1up
08.04 – Cluj-Napoca @ Untold Festival
08.07 – London @ 51st State Festival
08.13 – Toronto @ TBA
08.17 – San Francisco @ Monarch
08.19 – Santa Fe @ Meow Wolf
08.20 – Los Angeles @ Sound Nightclub
09.21 – San Francisco @ Monarch
09.30 – Denver @ Ophelias
10.08 – Joshua Tree @ Joshua Tree Music Festival
10.14 – Vancouver @ The Imperial Theatre
10.19 – San Francisco @ Monarch
10.29 – Los Angeles @ Los Angeles Theatre
11.16 – San Francisco @ Monarch
12.21 – San Francisco @ Monarch

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Instagram – http://bit.ly/FarinaInstagram

Soundcloud – http://bit.ly/FarinaSoundcloud

Management – http://bit.ly/FarinaManagement

Press Inquiries – http://bit.ly/PressInquiries

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About Kii Arens:

Kii Monroe Arens was born in St. Paul, Minnesota to parents Robert and LaVae Arens. He has two brothers and one sister. From an early age, Arens had an affinity for morning cartoons, notably Sid and Marty Krofft. The show, coupled with his interest in fonts, colors, spacing and layout, set in motion a growing fascination with art and design. His early passion for music was also strong, augmented by growing up in a musically inclined family. By the mid to late 1980s, Arens was DJ’ing around the Twin Cities, and had a brief stint in Rap music, under the alias ‘2 Percent’, opening for Gang Starr, EPMD, DJ Quik, amongst others.

Arens’ early immersion in the Twin Cities music scene exposed him to many elements of what would become important features of his graphic art, including: album art work, package layout, photography, poster design, creative direction, music video direction, merchandise design/creation and music production.
Although Arens created artwork continuously growing up, his career as an artist was substantively set in motion with a design gig for the Woodstock ’94 festival. Originally brought on as a hotel coordinator, he was invited to attend meetings about the festival’s design direction, and raised concerns with what he saw as an overly nostalgic festival look (one that recalled too closely the Woodstock ’69 festival).

After returning to the Twin Cities, he started working for Niceman Merchandising.

Arens’ album design/layout career continues to this day, and has featured many projects, including: Dolly Parton’s Backwoods Barbie and latest, Blue Smoke,Eagles of Death Metal’s Heart On, Ziggy Marley’s Wild and Free , Glen Campbell’s Ghost on the Canvas, Pete Yorn’s Back and Forth, and, most recently, LA musician/producer Jonathan Wilson’s Fanfare.

In 1994, Arens joined his brother, Brynn Arens (Obsession/Fun House/Oddfathers), in the rock band Flipp, active from 1994–2003. He assumed guitar and backup vocal duties. The band had a penchant for cartoonish stage presentations and costuming, and embraced the Glam-rock genre reminiscent of the early 1970s, even amidst its decline as a result of bands such as Nirvana and Kurt Cobain. Their Hollywood Records debut, Flipp (1997), saw them opening for bands such as Oasis, The Ramones and Cheap Trick. They released two follow-up albums, Blow it out your Ass (2000) and Volume (2002). Although Flipp has never officially disbanded, they have not performed live since 2003.

A visit to Los Angeles in 2003 prompted Arens’ move to his current location on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood, California. As his work in album art and band merchandising continued, he began creating unique, non-music associated art pieces. His pieces soon appeared in many galleries around Los Angeles, notably: M Modern, Subliminal Projects, Gallery 1988, and his own gallery, La-La Land Gallery, which opened in 2004.

Arens has exhibited in many shows, notably: Happy War… It’s the bomb, the first official show at La-La Land, which featured the work of Arens and many local pop-artists, including: Shepard Fairey, Chris Reccardi, Gary Baseman, Niagara, and many others. Art in the Dark, another show, was an exhibition of Arens’ own pieces, images created using black light reactive paints and lighting rigs, which concealed hidden content that could be revealed upon the flip of a switch. In 2005, he traveled back to the Twin Cities, to exhibit a gallery show at Ox-Op gallery. The show was based around Spin-o-Paint/Paint-by-numbers/Oil paint. Later that year, lalalandgallery.com was created, an online venue for a series of customized lightboxes created by Arens. The lightboxes were also exhibited at La-La Land, and featured in a story by the Los Angeles Times. His “Hot Lunch Artshow” followed in Oct. 2005, and featured classic tin lunch boxes customized with local Pop art. By 2008, Arens found himself as curator of an art show based on the concerts at the Hollywood Bowl. It included pieces for artists such as Liza Minnelli, Grace Jones, and Femi Kuti. His first major concert poster was completed that year as well, for a Beck/Spoon/MGMT show at the Hollywood Bowl.

This has spurred a career in concert print creation that continues to present, with over 250 pieces created for artists such as Radiohead, Queens of the Stone Age, Dolly Parton, Stevie Wonder, The Weeknd, Sonic Youth, The Who, Queens of the Stone Age, Devo, Diana Ross, Divine Fits, The Pixies, Tony Bennett,Glen Campbell, Bruno Mars, Tame Impala, The Beach Boys and many others. He also created posters for various All Tomorrow’s Parties events, as well as Goldenvoice’s Coachella. In 2010, Arens created a print for Radiohead’s Haiti benefit concert in Los Aangeles. Two editions of 250 prints were sold, and helped add to a grand total of $572,754 raised by the band during the event.
Arens’ co-direction of the music video, What We Do, for the band Devo (2011), began to broaden his creative endeavors. The video centers the viewer in a full 360-degree scene, allowing them to choose to participate in many different interactive visual aspects.

In November 2011, his second co-directed video, Ghost on the Canvas, was done for country musician Glen Campbell. It features Paul Westerberg of theReplacements, who also penned the track. Arens’ admiration for Campbell lead him to co-direct two more videos for the artist. A Better Place (2012), featuring Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age,and Hey Little One (2013), a tribute to Glen’s wife, Kimberly “Kim” Woollen, who helped Campbell in his battle with Alzheimer’s. Most recently, Arens co-directed the video for Vampyre of Time and Memory, a track from Queens of the Stone Age’s sixth album, …Like Clockwork (2013). The video featured three separate rooms that the viewer can navigate, creating a unique viewing experience.

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You and a friend get a ticket each to any Nightclub performance during 2016-2017.

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Pick any show from the MJ 25th Anniversary Tour in US or Canada.
Dates listed at: djmarkfarina.net

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Festivals do not apply.
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Original artwork by Mark Farina: “Bahia Glare”

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Signed MJ8 SOL Republic Headphones

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Remix Your Track

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Mark Farina will remix your track.

Conditions:

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2. Mark will create a remix.
3. Pledger responsible for all mixing, mastering and all applicable costs.
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Private Set At Your Home

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Mark will play at 3 hour set at your home.

Offer available to US & Canada residents only

Conditions:

1. Must be in USA or Canada.
2. Must coincide with tour routing unless pre-approved. We’ll make this happen within the year.
3. Host may not sell tickets or advertise the event.
4. Host must provide all sound requirements.
5. Host must provide approved accommodations.
6. Host must provide approved ground transportation.

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