Born H.A. Der-Hovagimian in Toronto (Canada) of Armenian decent. He signed his first recording contract with newly-found Hi-Bias Records Inc.
at age 17. At 19, Billboard Magazine named him one of the top remixers from Canada. For years, his main focus was the Temperance
project. Starting out as a solo techno project, and later crossing over with its commercial pop dance sound, the group (which consisted of Mark and schoolmate Lorraine Reid
) won numerous top ten hits and licenses worldwide, and peaked with its cover version of the 1980's hit "Forever Young". Mark left the group in 1997 and launched his own studio focussing on producing and/or remixing other local artists such as Mia Minx
, Bran Van 3000
, and many more.
In 2002 Mark launched his second studio in Yerevan (Armenia).