Mark Summers

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Mark Summers
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Engineer - producer - electronic artist - label owner - Sample Replay Producer

He owns Scorccio Sample Replays and record label.
London, 1992; Mark Summers worked as a sound engineer in the studios of Air/Chrysalis Music, owned by The Beatles producer Sir George Martin. He also DJ'd in various clubs in London, and soon achieved his first UK national chart hit with "Summers Magic", on Island Records. Mark then went on to work with Malcolm McLaren, Jocelyn Brown, Aphex Twin, Joey Negro, Mica Paris and Kylie Minogue, amongst many others.

Inspired by 70's disco, 80's Hip Hop and 90's House, Mark had success in 1996 with the disco rapped "Inferno", under his pseudonym of Souvlaki. "Inferno" was the first release on Mark's own label Scorccio Records, and reached top 20 in the UK national chart. It also appeared on the 1.5 million selling Ministry Of Sound "Annual 2" album mixed by Boy George, and went on to become a worldwide hit.

The name "Scorccio" (pronounced "Scor-chi-o") was derived from the popular BBC TV comedy "The Fast Show". A catch phrase meaning "scorching" or "very hot" which also described the "fired up" disco sound Mark was releasing on his label. Mark's mixing skills pushed JT Playaz up to the UK number 1 dance chart with "Just Playin", soon followed by "Let's Get Down Tonight".

Since 1996, Mark has been well-regarded by major / independent music labels and world-wide DJ-Producers for his work in providing replayed samples. Clients include Ministry of Sound, Defected, Universal, Sony-BMG, The Prodigy, Bob Sinclar, Fatboy Slim... and many more.

2004 - The Shapeshifters got to number 1 on the UK national chart with "Lola's Theme" - with the main sample replayed by Mark. This was followed by Michael Gray's global hit "The Weekend", which featured a Scorccio replay production.

2009 - Scorccio replayed "Street Player" (originally by Chicago) for the U.S. Billboard #2 hit "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" by Pitbull. Another successful sample recreation in September 2010 was produced by Summers for the U.S. Hot Dance 100 #1 artist Duck Sauce, with "Barbra Streisand" featuring a Scorccio sample replay of the 1979 Boney M song "Gotta Go Home". The song reached #1 in dance charts world-wide.

2013 - DJ Hardwell became the latest Scorccio client, along with Riva Starr, Tommy Trash, Pitbull featuring TJR, and the Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation.

There have been over 800 Scorccio sample replays produced by Mark Summers to date (April 2014).
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Singles & EPs

SMR 001 X Mark Summers - Melt Your Body album art Mark Summers Melt Your Body SMR House SMR 001 X UK 1989 Sell This Version
BRW 205, 878 666-7 Mark Summers - Summers Magic album art Mark Summers Summers Magic (Single, Maxi) 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway BRW 205, 878 666-7 UK 1990 Sell This Version
BRW 177 Mark Summers - Party Children / Wicked In Mombassa album art Mark Summers Party Children / Wicked In Mombassa 4th & Broadway BRW 177 UK 1990 Sell This Version
none Mark Summers - 5p Like A Micro - Happy Larry's Electrostatic Bonus  album art Mark Summers 5p Like A Micro - Happy Larry's Electrostatic Bonus (Acetate, 12", S/Sided) Not On Label none UK 1990 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

TOCP-64106 Mark Summers - Dancemania Presents Scorccio Super Hit Mix album art Mark Summers Aka Scorccio Mark Summers Aka Scorccio - Dancemania Presents Scorccio Super Hit Mix(CD, Comp, Mixed) Intercord Japan TOCP-64106 Japan 2001 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Mark Summers - Party Children / Drive Me Crazy (Warriors Dance Remix) album art Mark Summers Party Children / Drive Me Crazy (Warriors Dance Remix)(Acetate) not on label none UK 1990 Sell This Version

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February 3, 2019
This was in with my copy of "Summers Magic":

MARK SUMMERS:
With the rave scene currently dominating the charts Fourth & Broadway are about to introduce a future star of the scence, Mark Summers.

Mark has been DJing since he was 14 years old and has over 10 years experience on the decks. His 1st 'remixing' experience was with a very lubricated pause button on a sophisticated Japanese tape recorder. Mark soon moved on to remixing records on rudimentary Roland synthesizers and drum machines, pretty soon he was making his songs and remixing them specially for clubs.

After much experimenting on basic equipment, where Mark learned the fundamentals of recording, he purchased his own home 8 track studio equipment including a keyboard sampler and sequencer.

In March of '89 Mark released his 1st product which took a mere 3 hours. It was called 'Meltdown' and although it was credited to 'Quartz', Mark did most of the work. The track quickly went on to become one of the years biggest warehouse rave hits.

In order to gain personal recognition, Mark later went to create, 'Melt Your Body', released in limied quantities to 3,000 copies throughout the UK. In Feb of this year House Nation Records of the USA picked it up and it went to no. 3 in the US dance charts.

While 'Melt Your Body' was dominating the rave scene Mark was out on the road promoting the record doing numerous PA's and started to work in a record shop in Southend, Essex.

Mark has also been busy DJing at various raves and at a few pirate radio stations under various psedonyms. To keep himself busy around the clock he's also been working with an underground dance outfit called, '50k' who have a track entitled, 'The Force' which proved to be popular around the clubs.

His 1st single "Party Children" was released in June last year and on Jan 14th 1991, Fourth & Broadway release more plastic insanity called, "Summers Magic".

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