The natural progression of any spiritual journey takes you to a higher plane. DJ/Producer/Remixer and Writer Mark Picchiotti pilots that plane.
Mark’s “fuel” is his symbiotic relationship with the decks, now passing the 20 year mark. During that time, he has held residencies at many of Chicago’s hottest clubs like SHELTER, SMART BAR, SOUNDBAR, BERLIN, and CROBAR and he travels the globe spinning his signature sound everywhere from MINISTRY OF SOUND (UK), PACHA (Portugal), to EL DIVINO (Ibiza) and various CROBAR locations just to name a few. As an added kudos, his solid DJ reputation was highlighted with a request from JANET JACKSON to DJ her private launch party for the album Janet. And just recently Mark was asked to be the official DJ of the multi-city, winner’s tour for the RuPAUL reality TV show Drag Race.
Mark was recently voted one of the 40 most influential remixers of all time. With over 200+ remixes to his credit his discography runs the gamut of international music superstardom. Having remixed everyone from the PRODIGY to MADONNA and recently, THE KILLERS and BEYONCE (all #1 Billboard Dance Records) be on the lookout for his latest touch on AC/DC and the DOORS.
Mark’s production career started 19 years ago with the LaTOUR album, which spawned the top 40 hit People Are Still Having Sex and Blue which became the signature track from the movie Basic Instinct used during the steamy club scenes. As a much sought after producer Mark deftly moves between the underground scene and the pop world, exemplified by his underground classic hit The Return of Nothing by SANDSTORM (30m comp sales) to producing and co-writing Give It To Me and Butterfly for KYLIE MINOGUE from her 8x Platinum album Fever. Additionally, he is the mastermind behind the underground act BASSTOY which spawned the hit Runnin, a top 10 pop hit in the UK and the follow up Turn it Up in 2008. Both went to #1 on the US and UK Dance Charts. A force to be reckoned with, Mark has contributed many classic hits to the club world over the last 19 years.
As if that were not enough Mark single handedly brought the Gospel House genre to a new level and redefined it with his vanguard act The Absolute. BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong, a big Picchiotti supporter, repeatedly chose the first two Absolute singles as his coveted Essential Tune. Not surprisingly, those singles continued on to reach #1 on virtually every industry chart!
Mark’s productions and remixes have been supported by most every big name DJ in the business. Carl Cox, Deep Dish, Danny Tenaglia Seb Fontaine, Roger Sanchez and many others are Picchiotti fans.
Until cloning is perfected Mark is selective about devoting time to his many loves, though DJing is, and always will be, his first. It is the engine that drives his multi-faceted, ever expanding career.