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Mark Pihlar is a young and talented DJ/Producer from Slovenia, currently based in Ljubljana. At 20 years old, he’s already making waves in the local techno scene and is quickly rising to prominence. 

Mark has graced the decks of renowned venues such as Club K4, L56, Gospodarsko Razstavišče, and many more in Slovenia, leaving an indelible mark on the local scene. He’s also been a standout act at festivals like Croatia’s Forestland Festival and major big events including Possession in Ljubljana.

In addition to his DJ career, he also took on the role of a promoter with his own events Project Slovenia. He was also part of the team at UbiEvents and Fracture and hosted raves with many famous DJs such as 999999999, Lilly Palmer, Will Clarke, Sara Landry, Shlomo, I Hate Models, Parfait and Alignment.

Mark Pihlar’s sets are a testament to his signature style, marked by deep, resonating kicks, relentless driving drums, and intricate melodic elements. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Charlotte de Witte, UMEK, and AKKi, Mark crafts performances that are nothing short of enthralling and exuberantly energetic.

As a producer, Mark sets himself apart through his exceptional command of bass, crafting infectious grooves that seamlessly meld with euphoric melodies, creating a truly unique sonic signature that he passionately strives to promote within the techno world.

With a multitude of unreleased tracks waiting in the wings and an unyielding commitment to pushing artistic boundaries, Mark Pihlar is unquestionably an artist on the ascent. His innovative style, fueled by an unbridled passion for music, cements his status as an artist to keep a close eye on, as his name continues to shine brightly within the techno community.

Today, he joins the NUDE Techno podcast, with an hour of Techno. Listen to it below on SoundCloud & Mixcloud. If you are feeling this series, then please consider supporting it on Mixcloud Select.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…

Exciting techno journey with driving basslines and euphoric melodies

What’s your personal favourite track on it?

My personal favourite is ‘Choir of Spirits.’ The track’s euphoric and happy melody, a brilliant collaboration by MIKE PUSH and Joyhauser, has a profound impact on me, making it an amazing track.

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?

The secret ingredient in this mix is the power of the TRANS effect. I love experimenting with it to infuse a signature rhythm into the tracks, providing a unique and enthralling experience for the listeners. It’s the special touch that elevates the overall journey.

Tell us about your next EP?

I have two EPs and a single on the horizon, awaiting release dates. Anticipate a mix of driving techno with trance elements. My focus on dynamic baselines and diverse instrumentals ensures each track is a unique. I steer clear of monotony by crafting music that evolves.

What have you got coming up? 

I’ve dedicated my summer and autumn to music production, completing over 20 tracks in the past few months. I aim to release a minimum of 12 tracks this year. We will see.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?

Embrace the rhythm of life! Follow your passion, dance to your own tune, and let the music of your soul inspire the world around you. 

TRACKLIST:

  1. Enrico Sangiuliano, Charlotte de Witte – Reflection (Intro Mix)
  2. Ramon Tapia & Kai Tracid – 303 State
  3. Lautaro Ibañez, Agustina Aliaga – Go Together
  4. Mark Pihlar – Into Unknown (UNRELEASED)
  5. Tinlicker – You Take My Hand (Reinier Zonneveld Remix)
  6. Kaufmann (DE) – Say Yaah
  7. Benefice, Advokate – All Eyes on Me
  8. Joyhauser – Wasted (Extended Mix)
  9. PUSH – Strange World (Mark Pihlar Remix)
  10. The Blacked Eyed Peas – Meet Me Halfway (RotorMotor Remix)
  11. Mark Pihlar – All Day
  12. RanchaTek, phased. – Is This A Dream 
  13. Mark Pihlar – Desire
  14. Push, Joyhauser – Choir Of Spirits
  15. Jens Lissat – You Got the Love
  16. Jacidorex – Got To Love
  17. Mark Pihlar – Got Me In Rhythm (UNRELEASED)
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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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