Friday, 8 April 2011
This may seem a bit strange to hardcore F1 followers but MYNC have played a massive part in the grooming of F1. Long nights of hard dancing, pulling shapes and just pure enjoyment watching these guys at the legendary night in coalville 'Passion'. MYNC have gone off the scale and hit it big time....
MYNC Project is Mark Brown and Nick Corelli. The duo have been DJing together; rocking dance floors (and dressing in bikinis - more on that later) for the last six years with their own brand of quality underground house; from dirty, partywise, jackin' tracks to electronic influenced house. Known for their standard 4 decks/2 mixer shows and innumerable effects units, they take DJing beyond simply playing other people's music into the realms of musical creation and live performance, twisting pre-recorded sounds into new and original dancing spells.
MYNC started djing at Passion in 1999 in the Redroom, in Coalville. Danny Rampling was first to be blown away by the MYNC Project, comparing them to the fabled us DJs the 'Constipated Monkeys'. An accolade enough on its own, he also invited them onto his Radio 1 Show 'The Love Groove Dance Party' for their first national radio mix. In 1999 Erick Morillo made his debut at Redroom and soon invited them to make their first appearance at Ministry Of Sound for his Subliminal night
In 2003 MYNC launched the 'Redroom Sessions' moving the house sounds of Passion's Backroom to the Mainroom and inviting some of the worlds biggest DJs to the Emporium. Needless to say the night went from strength to strength, featuring the likes of Sneak, Steve Lawler, Pete Tong, Derrick Carter, X-Press 2, Jon Carter, Danny Howells, Yousef and Lottie amongst many more. The boys finished their residency early 2004: "We left Redroom (Sessions) as we felt we had taken it as far as we could go, the club owners wanted to take the night in another direction and we didn't agree, so decided to part company. We launched MYNC Sessions at Leicester Uni on September 18th 2004, the full line-up was Erick Morillo, Deep Dish, Justin Robertson, Yousef and Lottie.
On the production tip, MYNC remixed one of Credence's biggest 12s - Loverush's 'Sam Ol' Thing' in 2001, James Holden's 'Nothing' in 2003 (on Loaded). They also remixed Harry 'Choo Choo' Romero's club monster 'What Happened?' for the mighty Subliminal and Slip N Slide in 2004.
MYNC Project released their first single in 2004 called 'The Session', which was loved by DJs and clubbers alike. They are currently in the studio working on the long awaited follow up to 'Edge of Seventeen' and have remixed 'Bush II Bush's 'That Piano Track'. August 2004 also saw the lads remix Danny Howell's massive Cr2 hit 'Duck Till Dawn'.
Outside of DJing and producing both are heavy hands within the music industry. Until it's closure, Mark was A&R for Credence records (started in 2000) and was responsible for signing releases from some of the world's top producers - including Dirty Vegas, Part-T-One, Sneak, Alan Braxe, Green Velvet, Skylark, Lee-Cabrera, Rune RK, Eric Prydz and more. He signed only the best in house music and knocked-up over 25 top 40 UK singles – in a time when most house records are lucky to get into the top 100. Mark now runs his Cr2 label with the help of his DJ partner Nick.
Nick used to run Variation Records alongside ex. Rhythm Master Steve Mac. Variation began in November 2003, the first release being Drum Bums 'Circus Parade' – a collaboration between Yousef and Steve Mac. The second release came from The Show with a huge dirty club track called 'The Party'.
MYNC Project have also hit up the radio waves with appearances on various shows and stations including a Radio 1 Essential Mix in July 2002, a live mix from Creamfields (Radio 1 stage) on Seb Fontaine's old show and a live set from Ibiza on Pete Tong's show last summer. Guesting on Ali B's show on Capital as well as presenting their own shows on various Midlands based stations. Not content with just radio presenting, the boys headed a TV show called 'The Zone' in 2001 which saw them covering clubbing globally, from Miami to London and interviewing the likes of Paul Oakenfold, Mousse T, Erick Morillo and Seb Fontaine.
MYNC mixed DJ mag's 'Credence Club Hits' covermount CD back in 2001. They debuted at number 86 in DJ mag's top 100 DJs list. M8 voted them as one of their 'Future Heroes for 2002'. They've DJed all over the world in locations such as Zouk in Singapore, Subliminal sessions in NYC, gigs in Las Vegas, Atlanta, Miami, Kuala Lumpur, Italy, all over the UK, Ibiza on the Space terrace, Amnesia Terrace and for Ministry at Pacha as well as a fortnightly residency at Coastline in 2004. They've DJed at Kylie Minogue's album launch party and the Kill Bill 2 afterparty, at the (what was) prestigious Muzik Awards AND… they've run around Ibiza dressed in bikinis after a particularly 'fun' session at their Cream @ Amnesia Ibiza residency in the summer of 2003. MYNC also held down a monthly residency for TYPE at the Cross in 2003/4.
2004 saw the boys return to the Cream Terrace for a 6-date residency sponsored by Blaupunkt, the press was all over the lads and they featured in FHM, Max Power, (the formerly) Klub Knowledge and too many more to mention.
So onto 2005 and the duo have an all new bi-monthly residency at London's swanky west London venue Neighbourhood as well as four gigs booked with the mighty Gods Kitchen at Air, Birmingham.
Note worthy gigs in the last few months have been Zouk in Kuala Lumpa, Ministry of Sound in Taiwan, Gods global gathering, Club Lipa Slovenia, M2 Seoul, South Korea, Madeira, Portugal.
As if that's not enough the boys have launched their own compilation series called 'United Nations of House' which was released to celebrate Cr2's 1st Birthday. The concept behind the series is simple but the results are outstanding! Invite the most exciting producers on the scene to contribute hand picked tracks, put them all together and you get two hours of current, future and past classics mixed together perfectly. It contains the work of Erick Morillo, Steve Angello and many more; a journey through the landscape of house encompassing everything from vocal uplifting tracks to techy dark room monsters.
The lads have also released a compilation through Incentive Music's respected offshoot Art & Craft. A double CD called 'thisismyhouse' that really is something special! This is a new series and it's a nod to MYNC's firm standing that they have been chosen to compile and mix its first instalment.
Believe it or not there is still more to come from MYNC Project so keep 'em peeled!
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Garden (MYNC Keep On Diggin Mix)
Goodwill, MYNC - Special Brew (Original Mix) (BacauHouseMafia.Ro)