Mark Farina & The Sponges
Mark Farina has solidified himself in the world of Dance Music as a trailblazing DJ, Producer, tastemaker and bona fide House Music icon. After 3 decades crisscrossing the globe, he shows no signs of slowing down remaining innovative, humble, and firmly rooted in the underground.
“I look at my job as a ‘modern day traveling minstrel’ bringing new music to as many places as I can and exposing audiences to obscure records that otherwise might go hidden.”
As an early House Music pioneer Farina’s legacy began in the late 80’s. In the 90s, Mark pushed musical boundaries and blended hip hop with downtempo grooves to create an entirely new genre, “Mushroom Jazz”. Eventually, Mark made San Francisco his home as his legendary DJ sets sparked a constant demand in clubs and festivals across the US. The Bay Area proved to be a perfect match for Mark’s musical vision and he released a string of major mix compilations including his Mushroom Jazz series. With a tireless passion for playing extended sets, B2B shows with fellow House Music icons, Farina continues to entertain his incredible fans all over the globe with over 100 shows per year.
From the deepest and darkest soul-snatching pits of the inescapable swampy hellscape known as
Florida, arose an unlikely glimmer of light... The Sponges. Blending classic scrunchy-faced funk
with next level bass house production, The Sponges have carved their own lane in electronic
music. Having gained support from artists such as GRiZ, Zeds Dead, Tchami, AC Slater, The
Floozies, Manic Focus and Jauz.
Due to their deep-rooted love for hippie fests and nightclub debauchery, the duo’s mission has
always been to blend sounds, bend bodies, and deliver the most fun and energetic listening
experiences to audiences everywhere. After FIVE #1 records on Beatport, The Sponges are well
on their way. Prepare your playlists for the dukes of disco, the future of funk, the lords of the low-end, the czars of certified bangers, the rulers of the rave, the bassline bastards, and the gods of groove as they gear up for an explosive year in 2023!