Nest HQ – Interview & Minimix with Mark Farina

Mark Farina is one of the most talented and tenured DJs active today. With a career spanning three decades, the Chicago-born/San Francisco-based musician has been a leading advocate for Chicago house and the underground scene while acting as a “genre-prenuer” for his signature Mushroom Jazz series, playfully blending elements of jazz, soul, hip hop, and house in a pleasant amalgam of grooving, laid-back vibes. This summer, Mark is celebrating a stunning 25 years of Mushroom Jazz with the compilation’s eighth installment (and the first since Volume 7 in 2010) along with the return of the Mushroom Jazz monthly club night at Monarch in San Francisco. Continue reading

Dancing Astronaut presents AXIS 178: Mixed by Mark Farina

Mark Farina is a bona fide house music legend. Having gotten his start in Chicago in the late ’80s and early ’90s alongside pioneers like Derrick Carter, Farina has spent over two decades championing his signature Mushroom Jazz style. The San Francisco-based DJ is currently celebrating the 8th edition of his coveted compilation series of the same name. In honor of the release of Mushroom Jazz 8, Farina joins us for the latest edition of AXIS radio. Continue reading